Dear Nurse Leaders,
The June edition of JONA features some articles that are addressing issues we are encountering in various work settings.
One article to highlight in this edition is "Enhancing Role Clarity for the Practical Nurse: A Leadership Imperative". In this article the authors report a study designed to determine factors to role confusion among practical nurses. Results revealed confusion regarding scope of practice and overlap of roles.
Carol Boston-Fleischhauer presents a department column challenging us to make space and a case for innovation among our nursing peers. Carol describes characteristics of innovative leaders and relates style to disruptive practice innovations.
Dr. Mary Krugman and Dr. Carolyn Sanders report a project from the University of Colorado Medical Center related to the development of unit-based nurse manager profiles. These profiles were developed for both the nurse leader as well as the CNO to monitor performance and areas of opportunity and to provide consistency in the reporting. Examples of the metrics are presented to the readers.
Clavelle, Porter-O'Grady, Weston and Verran present a new evolving concept of Professional Governance. Built on the original framework of Shared Governance, the authors discuss the concepts of professional governance to include: accountability, professional obligation, collateral relationships, and effective decision-making.
Thank you for the many emails I receive with an interest in publishing in JONA. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org for email inquiries about topics and potential articles. Please refer to the Guidelines for Authors located at www.jonajournal.com for guidance about manuscript development and citation information.
Thanks to each of you for your continued support of JONA and for the important work you each do to support patient care and administrative leadership.
Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
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