Editor-in-Chief: Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
ISSN: 0002-0443
Online ISSN: 1539-0721
Frequency: 11 issues / year
Ranking: Nursing 20/101
Impact Factor: 1.373
From the Editor

Dear Fellow Nurse Leaders,

The articles in the September edition represent a wide variety of research and evidence-based practice articles. The readers of JONA are practicing in nursing administrative roles in diverse settings. For this reason, I select topics that are presenting outcomes that are applicable healthcare leadership across entities and roles.  

Two of the selections in September are focused on different aspects of Patient-Centered Care. One of the studies was conducted in a pediatric hospital with the other conducted across a large acute care organization. Both of the writing teams identify implications for nurse leaders from their findings.  

In addition, an article by Dr. Klotzbaugh and his writing team provide insight into the beliefs and sensitivity of nurse leaders in relation to the healthcare of the LGBT population. The findings will provide context for future exploration of this important issue in providing high quality wellness services for all.

Registration is open for the 2014 National Magnet Conference. JONA will again have a presence at the conference through the 6th annual Magnet Supplement and distribution of our October edition to all attendees.

Registration is also open for the 2014 International Nursing Administration Research Conference (INARC) sponsored by CGEAN. The conference will be held in Dallas during November 12-15th. CEGEAN members have been good partners to JONA in supporting the dissemination of nursing administrative research.

I am always happy to respond to emails of inquiry or ideas regarding future manuscripts at jonaeditor@gmail.com. If you have a project to be developed into a manuscript or a study to profile, I will discuss on email, the possible application to JONA. Thank you for your support of and interest in JONA.







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Coming in our October Edition
  • The Benefits of Integrating a Statistician into a Nursing Research Department
  • Analyzing Staffing Trade-Offs on Acute Care Hospital Units
  • Reducing Patient Suffering through Compassionate Connected Care
  • Effects of a National Safe Patient Handling Program on Nursing Injury Incidence Rates
  • Virtual Education: Is It Effective for Preparing Nurses for a Hospital Move?
  • Bedside Shift Report: What Does the Evidence Say?
  • Experienced Nurses' Level of Engagement: Priority Areas for Nurse Executives



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News and Notes

Registration is now open for the 2014 Magnet Conference to be held in Dallas, TX.

The conference will be held October 8-10, 2014.

Registration information is available at www.nursecredentialing.org 

Registration is also open for the INARC meeting to be held in Dallas, TX.

Dates are November 12-15 and registration information can be found at