June 2017 - Volume 47 - Issue 6

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

The June issue of JONA is a great example of the diversity of research, projects and articles provided in JONA each month. In this issue we have topics ranging from decreasing PICC utilization to a study about the effects of age and experience on transformational leadership practices. I believe all nurses have some aspects of leadership in their practice and the articles in JONA each month appeal to so many because of this.

Anne C. Boatright, MSN, RN, SANE, the recipient of the 2016 National Magnet Nurse of the Year for Transformational Leadership, is the author of the Magnet Perspectives column. Through Anne's leadership, Methodist Hospital in Omaha now provides 24/7 coverage of SANE nurses at 2 locations and not only cares for victims of sexual assualt but for victims of other forms of abuse. Her journey is compelling and inspirational.

Susan Herman, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP and her co-authors present "Effects of RN Age and Experience on Transformational Leadership Practices". The study in this article reports that transformational leadership practices advance for the most part through years of experience however, they peak in the decade of 60-69. Transformational leadership competency scores were signficantly higher in nurse leaders with more than 30 years experience.

Sarah Lackey, DNP, APRN, CCNS presents a department column, "DNP Preparation in Supporting Critical Skills for Magnet Program Directors". In this article, Dr. Lackey establishes a case for the skills of a DNP prepared Magnet Project Director being beneficial for the support of clinical scholarship and the adoption of evidence-based practice, two essential characteristics of Magnet environments.

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

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




Please see our new JONA collection on Patient Safety in the Collections tab above. http://journals.lww.com/jonajournal/Pages/collections.aspx?Collection=Topical

Magnet® Culture and Leadership: Research and Empirical Outcomes Developed in partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program®
Published October 2016




  • How Information Drives Complexity
  • Magnet Perspectives: An Innovative Transitional Care Program Improves Community Health
  • DNP-Prepared Nurse Leaders: Part of the Solution to the Growing Faculty Shortage
  • The Case for Focusing on Millennial Retention
  • Leader Influence, the Professional Practice Environment and Nurse Engagement in Essential Nursing Practice
  • An Innovative Academic/Service Partnership to Increase BSN Prepared RNs in a Rural Hospital
  • Return on Investment: Evaluating the Financial Outcomes Regarding Workplace Wellness Programs
  • Longitudinal Outcomes of an Institutionally Developed Nurse Residency Program
  • Decreasing Stress and Burnout in Nurses: Efficacy of Blended Learning with Stress Management and Resilience Training Program
  • System-Level Shared Governance Structures and Processes in Healthcare Systems with Magnet-Designated Hospitals: A Descriptive Study
  • Cross Continuum Care Continuity: Achieving Seamless Care and Managing Co-Morbidities
  • Associations of Organizational Safety Practices and Culture with Physical Workload, Perceptions about Work, and Work-Related Injury and Symptoms among Hospital Nurses