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: 1.373
From the Editor

Dear Fellow Nurse Leaders,

In the October edition of JONA, researchers published their new model of Compassionate Connected Care. The research is focused on expanding our knowledge of both anticipated and unanticipated suffering and using this knowledge to educate staff to improve the patient experience. The article "Reducing Patient Suffering Through Compassionate Connected Care" will be offered free to the readers of JONA though the month of November. The article can be accessed here.

In the November edition of JONA, researchers Marlene Kramer, PhD, RN, FAAN and Barbara Brewer, PhD, RN and their team of researchers have presented new data supporting the updated nursing practice assessment instrument, Essential Professional Nursing Practices. This new instrument can be used to support a gap analysis or to provide baseline data for nursing strategic planning.

The November issue of JONA has a wide variety of topics presented. Projects range from new case management delivery models to the application of Lean in Emergency Services. John Welton, PhD, RN, is the guest editor and presents information about the new mandatory staffing laws in Massachusetts. 

The 2014 Magnet supplement is a compilation of reprinted articles focused on different aspects of patient safety. These articles were selected by Linda Lewis, MSN, RN and her leadership team at ANCC to profile outcomes based work supporting patient safety and nursing excellence.

I appreciate the positive feedback about the quality of the articles in JONA. My goal is to provide data based information to support administrative practice in a variety of settings. As always, I am happy to answer questions about prospective topics to jonaeditor@gmail.com.








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Coming in our December Edition
  • Leading Nursing Through Influence and Structure: The System Nurse Executive Role
  • Occupational Stressors, Stress Perception Levels, and Coping Styles of Medical Surgical RNs: A Generational Perspective
  • Evaluation of a Tool Kit to Assist with Implementation of the "80/20" Recommendation
  • Clinical Ethics Residency for Nurses: An Education Model to Decrease Moral Distress and Strengthen Nurse Retention in Acute Care
  • New Graduate Transition Programs and Clinical Leadership Skills in Novice RNs
  • Postgraduate Nurse Practitioner Training: What Nurse Executives Need to Know
  • Supporting a Healthy Culture: Results of the Practice Environment Scale, Australia in a Magnet Designated Hospital
  • Nursing Executive Leadership Education: An Innovative Solution





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News and Notes

During a recent "Meet the Editor" session at the 2014 national Magnet conference, there were a couple of frequent questions I thought I would answer in this column.

1. Do I have to submit my project to an IRB to have it published?

It is strongly recommended that an IRB at least determine that a project is exempt and this should be noted in the manuscript. The review of an IRB is recommended for any data presented outside your institution and definitely includes data that is published.

2. How do I know if my manuscript is a good fit for a journal?

I would start with a review of the journals you like to read. What journals are focused on your areas of interest? Determine the targeted read for the journal you are exploring and identify if your topic is something these readers will find interesting. Review the "Guidelines for Authors" usually found on most journal websites. Email the Editor to gain a perspective on interest in your topic. For JONA, query emails to me at jonaeditor@gmail.com.