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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: 1.329
From the Editor

Dear Fellow Nurse Leaders,

Happy Spring! None of us ever thought it would get here!

Following up on the Part 1 article from March, Gail Wolf, PhD, RN, FAAN and her team present Part 2 ("The Developmental Levels in Achieving Magnet Designation, Part 2") in April which describes a 5-step process and leadership strategies to move units forward to excellence and high performance. Part 2 describes metrics for unit assessment as well as recommended frequencies of measurement and calculation guidelines.

Design of a unit can influence patient and nurse satisfaction. Christopher Friese PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN and other authors present a study of pod nursing on a medical/surgical unit. In the study, a centralized nurses station was replaced with 4 satellite pods and supplies were re-located next to patient rooms. Several patient satisfaction indicators improved however, as with good research, other questions for future study are presented.  

Culture continues to be a focus in several articles, as I discussed last month. Cheryl Dellasega, PhD, CRNP and her team explore relational aggression in the nursing workplace. In this study, nurses identified with victim behaviors however, the researchers report overlap in roles and behaviors.

Thanks to the leaders and board members of AONE for recognizing Suzanne P. Smith, EdD, RN, FAAN, Editor Emerita of JONA with a Lifetime Achievement award at the 2014 AONE National meeting in Orlando in March. During her long career as a nursing editor (greater than 30 years!), Dr. Smith processed over 11,000 submissions. At the time of her death in September 2013, Dr. Smith was the Editor-in-Chief of Nurse Educator. The publishers at LWW, her son and daughter, and her many friends appreciate this kind recognition of a great and influential nurse leader.

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 May Annual Research Edition
  • The Baptist Health High Risk Falls Assessment: A Methodological Study
  • Measuring Direct Nursing Cost Per Patient in the Acute Care Setting
  • The Affordable Health Care Act Annual Wellness Visits: The Effectiveness of a Nurse-Run Clinic Promoting Adherence to Mammogram and Colonoscopy Recommendations
  • Psychological Competence: The Key to Leader Empowering Behaviors
  • Impact of Workplace Mistreatment on Patient Safety Risk and Nurse-Assessed Patient Outcomes
  • What is the Best? Simple Versus Visitor Restricted Rest Periods
  • Business Intelligence and Nursing Administration- Guest Editorial
  • Image is More than a Uniform: The Promise of Assurance
  • Generational Differences in Work Ethic Among 3 Generations of Registered Nurses
  • Charting a New Course: Advancing the Next Generation of Nursing-Sensitive Indicators
  • American Organization of Nurse Executives Nurse Leader Survey: Compensation Trends and Satisfaction Levels



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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

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Nursing Certification: State of the Science

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The Evidence for Magnet Status

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News and Notes

REQUEST FOR SUPPORT AND PARTICIPATION IN A PROJECT: I received a request from three nurse researchers who are conducting a study exploring the feelings of competency nurse administrators have to deal with disasters that may occur at their institutions. The research has been approved by Kaplan University IRB. The researchers suggest that to date, there is little published about this topic and would like to open the enrollment to nurse leaders who access this website. The lead researcher, Deborah S. Adelman, PhD, RN, NE-BC, may be accessed at dadelman@q-com.com should you have any questions and the study will be open until April 30, 2014 for participation. The URL for the study is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/roles_in_disaster_nursing