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,

One of my goals in selecting manuscripts for publication in JONA is to identify research and evidence-based practice content that will influence nursing administrative practice and leadership in today's complex environment. The July/August edition is an excellent example of this goal in the range and applicability of findings. 

Dr. George Velianoff, RN presents an overview of the challenges confronting nurse executives in leading population health models and the need for information technology solutions that meet the needs of patients and care providers in a variety of settings. This article is a good overview of the components of population health as it is unfolding for nurse leaders.

Articles addressing open visitation and the impact on patient experience, care re-design in acute care, the impact of flexible work arrangements and a discussion of barriers to adherence of central venous catheter guidelines are just some of the topics in this edition.

Registration is now open for the 2014 National Magnet Conference. JONA will again have a presence at the conference through the annual Magnet Supplement and distribution of our October edition to all attendees.

Registration is also open for the 2014 International Nursing Administration Research Conference (INARC) sponsored by CGEAN. The conference will be held in Dallas during November 12-15th. CEGEAN members have been good partners to JONA in supporting the dissemination of nursing administrative research.

I am always happy to respond to emails of inquiry or ideas regarding future manuscripts at jonaeditor@gmail.com. If you have a project to be developed into a manuscript or a study to profile, I will discuss on email, the possible application to JONA or suggestions of other journals to pursue for your target audience. Thank you for your support of and interest in JONA.







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Coming in our October Edition
  • Designing Tomorrow from the Other Side of the Bed
  • Patient-Centered Care and Engagement: Nurse Leaders' Imperative for Health Reform
  • An Integrative Review: Fatigue Among Nurses in Acute Care Settings
  • Magnet Nurse Administrator Attitudes and Opportunities: Improving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender Healthcare
  • Hourly Rounding to Improve Nursing Responsiveness: A Systematic Review
  • The Productive Ward Program: A Longitudinal Multilevel Study of Nurse Perceived Practice Environment, Burnout, and Nurse-Reported Quality of Care and Job Outcomes
  • Patient- and Family-Centered Care: A Call to Action for New Knowledge and Innovation
  • Nurses Leading the Way: A Holistic View of Excellence
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives Care Innovation and Transformation Program: Improving Care and Practice Environments




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October 2012
Leadership and Organizational Outcomes:
State of the Science

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

October 2010
Nursing Certification: State of the Science

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The Evidence for Magnet Status

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News and Notes

Registration is now open for the 2014 Magnet Conference to be held in Dallas, TX.

The conference will be held October 8-10, 2014.

Registration information is available at www.nursecredentialing.org 

Registration is also open for the INARC meeting to be held in Dallas, TX.

Dates are November 12-15 and registration information can be found at