September 2017 - Volume 47 - Issue 9

  • Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
  • 0002-0443
  • 1539-0721
  • 11 issues / year
  • 1.386
​Dear Nurse Leaders,

The September issue of JONA focuses on current issues from addressing occupational fatigue to exploring safety cultures related to incident reporting. Nurse leaders in Iowa  report on a state-wide task force and their efforts to break down barriers to advanced practice.  

In assessing the incidence of occupational fatigue among nurses, Dr. Linsey Steege and her co-authors identify that although most organizations have strategies to address fatigue among nurses, many did not have a formal fatigue risk management system in place. In Part 2 in the October edition of JONA, the researchers provide a framework to implement such a system.

Dr. Moon Sook Yoo, RN and Dr. Kyoung Ja Kim, RN, report their study exploring the influence of nurse work environments and patient safety culture on attitudes related to incident reporting. The study reports that nurses' perception of incident reporting was positively influenced by both work environment and safety culture.

Members of the Advanced Practice Task Force of Iowa report on their successes in eliminating or minimizing barriers to practice in their state. This effort grew from the Campaign for Action based on the RWJ/IOM report released in 2010. Authors addressed issues including reimbursement inequities and titling.

Melora Ferren, MSN, RN-BC, the Social Media Coordinator for JONA is posts a topic weekly on Twitter highlighting a topic from the journal. The Twitter address for JONA is #JONANurseLeader.  

Thanks for the emails I receive exploring interest in a topic for possible submission. You can reach me at Please refer to the Guidelines for Authors located at for guidance about manuscript development and citation information.




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  • Variability in Acuity in Acute Care
  • Addressing Occupational Fatigue in Nurses: Current State of Fatigue Risk Management in Hospitals Part 2
  • Loss of Magnet Designation and Changes in RN Work Engagement: A Report on How 1 Hospital's Culture Changed Over Time
  • Effect of the Salary Model on Sustainability of a Professional Practice Environment
  • The Relationship Between the Factors Influencing Staff Nurses' Perceptions of Nurse Manager Caring and Exposure to Workplace Bullying in Multiple Healthcare Settings
  • Newly Licensed RN Retention: Hospital and Nurse Characteristics
  • Development, Validation, and Implementation of a Clinic Nurse Staffing Guideline
  • Factors Facilitating Publication by Clinical Nurses in a Magnet Hospital
  • Guest Editorial:     Measuring Patient Acuity: Implications for Nurse Staffing and Assignment
  • Meet ANCC's new Executive Leaders
  • Enhanced Influence Through Advancing Scope of Practice Policy Research: An Interview with Alex Hoyt
  • Also coming in October: Annual Magnet Supplement in Partnership with ANCC  "Magnet, The Role of the Nurse Manager: Pivotal to Nursing Excellence