May 2017 - Volume 47 - Issue 5

  • Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
  • 0002-0443
  • 1539-0721
  • 11 issues / year
  • 1.140
Dear Nurse Leaders,

The April 2017 edition of JONA begins with a thought provoking Guest Editorial by Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP, FAAN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nurse for Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ives Erickson remtinds us how much medicine and nursing have benefited from diversity and the strength of our global health community.

Members of the American Nurses Credentialing Center Research Council present a study, "Building Research Infrastructure in Magnet Hospitals". The findings include that resources dedicated to research were difficult to clarify from those supporting evidence-based practice. A continual challenge identified in the study is the support for clinical nurses to be away from the bedside to participate in research initiatives. It is reported that 40% of the clinical nurses who participate in research in hospitals, do so on their own time.

In "Nursing Interruptions in a Trauma Intensive Care Unit: A Prospective Observational Study" Dr. Priti Parikh and co-authors present a study identifying the sources of interruptions for nurses and the duration of these situations. The authors report that the interruptions from physicians were longer in duration but the most frequent interruptions were from nurse co-workers.

In the May edition, we will present our annual JONA "Special Issue Devoted to Research in Nursing Administration". I continue to receive feedback from readers that although each edition of JONA contains multiple research articles, this annual edition is a welcome collection of studies supporting nursing executive practice.

It was a pleasure to meet many of you at the 2017 AONE meeting in Baltimore. Thanks to Maureen Swick, CEO of AONE and Joan Clark, President, for the support of JONA. Each attendee received a copy of the March edition in their conference bag. I was able to respond to questions about publishing in JONA at a "Meet the Editors" session in collaboration with Rose Sherman, Editor of Nurse Leader.

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 Please refer to the Guidelines for Authors located at for guidance about manuscript development and citation information.




Please see our new JONA collection on Patient Safety in the Collections tab above.

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




  • The Relationship Between Specialty Certification of Individual Nurses and Outcomes: Developing a Standardized Taxonomy for Research
  • The Impact of Nursing Leader's Behavioral Integrity and Intragroup Relationship Conflict on Staff Nurses' Intention to Remain
  • Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Professional Practice Work Environment Inventory
  • Clarifying the Conundrum: Evidence-Based Practice, Quality Improvement or Research? The Clinical Scholarship Continuum
  • Nursing Informatics Competency Assessment for the Nurse Leader: Instrument Refinement, Validation, and Psychometric Analysis
  • The Baptist Health Nurse Retention Questionnaire: A Methodological Study, Part 1
  • Exploring the Best Practices of Nursing Research Councils in Magnet Organizations: Findings from a Qualitative Research Study
  • Impact of Professional Nursing Practices on Patient/Nurse Outcomes: Testing the Essential Professional Nursing Practices Instrument
  • Are Nurse Leaders Prepared to Lead Across the Continuum of Care in the New Paradigm?
  • Examining the Eductional Experiences and Outcomes of the American Organization of Nurse Executives Nurse Manager Fellowship Program: A Multiclass Study