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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN