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: 1.273
From the Editor


Dear Fellow Nurse Leaders,

The  September issue of JONA has some creative projects profiled that are applicable to many care settings. The topics presented such as palliative care, population health and the application of LEAN principles in healthcare are emerging evidence-based initiatives that can be replicated or add to the body of new knowledge.

Authors from Cincinnati Children's Hospital profile a project that is timely in the face of the 2015 National Magnet Conference.  Nursing leaders at the hospital developed a structure to increase the value and outcomes of content presented to meeting attendees in supporting practice improvements at home. Components of the program include pre-conference planning meetings, assignment and identification of break-out sessions to ensure application to practice opportunities, formal networking during the conference and presentation of information at Magnet nurse champion meetings upon returning home. There will be thousands of nurses and teams attending the Magnet conference in Atlanta in October and this article would be timely reading prior to that trip.  

Another children's hospital, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at New York Presbyterian Hospital reports a nurse-driven pediatric palliative care program. Like other programs focused on adult populations, the data from this article provides more support for a multi-disciplinary team focusing on comprehensive care across the continuum.

Nurse authors from a state-wide collaborative in Kentucky report findings from their study assessing the education status and aims of nurses in achieving advanced educational levels. Findings indicate that a gap exists between national goals and current reality. Nurse executives will need to initiate interventions to accelerate progress if we are to achieve the 80% levels we have been challenged with.

You can reach me at jonaeditor@gmail.com for email inquiries about topics and potential articles. I hope to see many of you at the 2015 National Magnet Meeting in Atlanta in October.









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Coming in our October Edition



  • Models of Discharge Care in Magnet Hospitals
  • Interactive Care Model: A Framework for More Fully Engaging People in their Healthcare
  • Simulation-Based Mastery Learning Improves Central Line Maintenance Skills of ICU Nurses
  • Certification as a Quality Initiative
  • U.S. Nurses' Perceptions Regarding Caring for Suspected, Probable, and Confirmed Ebola Virus Disease Patients
  • Design and Outcome of a Certification Preparation Program for Outpatient Nurses
  • Major Predictors of Inpatient Falls: A Multisite Study
  • A Phenomenological Study of Nurse Manager Interventions Related to Workplace Bullying
  • Disruptive Innovation: Latest Buzzword or New Reality?
  • Findings from the 2015 National Forum of State Nursing Workforce Centers
  • Creating Supportive Environments and Thriving in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous World






Official Leadership Journal of the Magnet Recognition Program®

JONA is a benefit of full individual
membership in CGEAN


October 2013
Demonstrating the Value of Magnet®

Developed in Partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's
Magnet Recognition Program®

October 2012
Leadership and Organizational Outcomes:
State of the Science

Developed in Partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's
Magnet Recognition Program®

July/August 2011
Positive Practice Environments and Outcomes: State of the Science

October 2010
Nursing Certification: State of the Science

News and Notes

Watch for the October 2015 JONA Magnet Supplement: Nursing Workforce and Implications for Nurse Executives which was developed in partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

This edition is highlighting numerous articles focused on different aspects of the nursing workforce and roles and interventions that nurse executives can adopt to promote a high performing practices.