Dear Fellow Nurse Leaders,
The December edition of JONA focuses on aspects of education important for nurse executives. The complex nature of nursing administrative practice provides challenges for each of us to provide leadership in both practice and professional development.
Beth Brooks, PhD, RN, FACHE, and her colleagues present an innovative program in graduate nursing administrative education which was developed in a similar format to an executive MBA program. "Nursing Leadership Education: An Innovative Solution" discusses the rationale for development of the program and the response and interest of the initial 21 students.
Pamela J. Grace, PhD, RN, FAAN and fellow researchers present "Clinical Ethics Residency for Nurses: An Education Model to Decrease Moral Distress and Strengthen Nurse Retention in Acute Care". This article describes an innovative grant-funded model education program targeted to increase ethics competence and thus patient care.
Carol Bradley, MSN, RN describes the work of AONE in providing support for nurse executives working at the system level. The article "Leading Nursing Through Influence and Structure: The System Nurse Executive Role" describes the characteristics of system nurse executive roles and the increasing prevalence as they develop. AONE has collected data regarding the new roles and competencies of these nurse leaders and is providing a community of support for these complex roles.
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. Nurse executives are reporting challenging balances in providing resources for ratios, certification and education levels. This article will be offered free through the JONA website for the month 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 email@example.com.
Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN