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 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 jonaeditor@gmail.com 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. 








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Coming in our July/August Edition



  • Maximizing Opportunities in Your Career: Lessons from a Magnet Nurse of the Year
  • Medical Observation Unit and Emergency Department Collaboration: Improving Emergency Department Throughput
  • The Impact of an Integrated Electronic Health Record Adoption on Nursing Care Quality
  • Part 1: Measuring Nurse Leaders' and Direct Care Nurses' Perceptions of a Healthy Work Environment in an Acute Care Setting: A Pilot Study
  • Survey of Managers regarding Nurses' Performance of Non-Nursing Duties
  • Responding to Emotional Stress in Pediatric Hospitals: Results from a National Survey of Chief Nursing Officers
  • Using Breakthrough Thinking to Better Understand Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing
  • Diffusion of a Nurse-led Healthcare Innovation: Describing Certified Clinical Nurse Leader™ Integration into Care Delivery
  • Caregiver Fatigue: Implications for Patient and Staff Safety- Part 2
  • Providing Professionally Meaningful Recognition  to Enhance Frontline Engagement









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October 2015

Nursing Workforce: Implications for Nurse Executives

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October 2014

Magnet®:In Support of Patient Safety

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October 2013
Demonstrating the Value of Magnet®

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October 2012
Leadership and Organizational Outcomes: State of the Science

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Magnet Recognition Program®

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

October 2010
Nursing Certification: State of Science


News and Notes


The International Nursing Administration and Research Conference will be held in Orlando, FL November 9-12, 2016. Details are available at www.cgean.org.

Registration is now open for the 2016 national Magnet Conference. The meeting will be held in Orlando, FL on October 5-7, 2016. You can access registration at: www.nursecredentialing.org