Dear Fellow Nurse Leaders,
2015 will be a good year for JONA. We have excellent manuscripts being submitted and I look forward to a year of excellent scholarly work supporting administrative practice.
In the January 2015 edition of JONA we have articles profiling studies on issues that have continued to need development and attention from nurse executives. Studies on open visitation policies across care settings, using teach-back to prevent readmissions and innovation in the care of the behaviorally challenging acute care patient are presented.
We also have our first open access article authored by Agnes T. Black, MPH, RN and colleagues. This study presents the outcomes of an intervention on the knowledge and ability of clinical bedside nurses towards research and evidence-based practice.
I would challenge all nurse leaders to read my editorial in February on predatory publishing. This editorial is a cooperative effort with the INANE (The International Academy of Nursing Editors) to inform nurse authors and faculty members about a very serious and recent concern with publications.
In the October edition of JONA, researchers from the Nurse Executive Center published their findings on staffing tradeoffs that they have encountered across the country. This article will be available for free through the JONA website until the end of December at this link
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Best wishes for a safe and happy 2015!
Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN