Dear Nurse Leaders,
The May edition of JONA is our annual edition dedicated to Research in Nursing Administration.
One article to highlight in this edition is one authored by three colleagues from CGEAN (Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing). In "Nursing Administration Research Priorities: Findings from a Dephi Study" the authors report data from a study conducted at their 2013 international meeting (INARC). Eight categories of nursing administrative research were prioritized and are reported in this article.
An example of the scholarship conducted by nurse administrative researchers is reported in "Initial Psychometric Evaluation of the Staff Perception of the Disruptive Patient Behavior Scale". In this article, the authors report the development and testing of a new instrument to measure the perceptions of disruptive patient behaviors. The study demonstrated high internal consistency and reliability. One of the benefits of consistently using data and articles like this from the literature is to help others who would like to collaborate with you on similar issues and sharing information to help address clinical and administrative concerns. Supporting staff and patient safety are and continue to be priorities for all practice settings. Basing our assessment and interventions on tested instruments such as this one will lead to consistent standards in the future.
Congratulations to Dr. Maureen Swick as the incoming CEO for AONE. As I reported in April, Maureen is a long time reviewer for JONA as well as the system chief nurse for Inova Health System and we look forward to her leadership and the continued good partnership with AONE.
At this time of the year, many nurses are completing degree programs and wish to publish their work. I like to recommend that novice authors solicit support from someone with publishing experience to review any submissions to any journal prior to uploading. Typically journals, including JONA, want concise but thorough abstracts, text without extra words and descriptors and enough references to substantiate an issue but not to overload the word limit. Always refer to the Guidelines for Authors for formatting tips. Ours can be found at www.jonajournal.com.
Thank you for the many emails I receive with an interest in publishing in JONA. You can reach me at email@example.com for email inquiries about topics and potential articles.
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