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,

2015 will be a good year for JONA. We have excellent manuscripts being submitted and I look forward to a year of excellent scholarly work supporting administrative practice.

In the January 2015 edition of JONA we have articles profiling studies on issues that have continued to need development and attention from nurse executives. Studies on open visitation policies across care settings, using teach-back to prevent readmissions and innovation in the care of the behaviorally challenging acute care patient are presented.

We also have our first open access article authored by Agnes T. Black, MPH, RN and colleagues. This study presents the outcomes of an intervention on the knowledge and ability of clinical bedside nurses towards research and evidence-based practice.

I would challenge all nurse leaders to read my editorial in February on predatory publishing. This editorial is a cooperative effort with the INANE (The International Academy of Nursing Editors) to inform nurse authors and faculty members about a very serious and recent concern with publications.

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. This article will be available for free through the JONA website until the end 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 jonaeditor@gmail.com. Best wishes for a safe and happy 2015!








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Coming in our February Edition
  • Managing Patients With Behavioral Health Problems in Acute Care: Balancing Safety and Financial Viability
  • Promoting Evidence-Based Practice Through a Research Training Program for Point-of-Care Clinicians
  • Policy to Practice: Increased Family Presence and the Impact on Patient- and Family-Centered Care Adoption
  • Reducing Readmissions Using Teach-Back: Enhancing Patient and Family Education
  • The Economics of Preventing Hospital Falls: Demonstrating ROI Through a Simple Model
  • Developing, Implementing and Evaluating a Professional Practice Model
  • Starting a National Conversation: The Institute of Medicine Workshop on the Future Directions of Credentialing Research in Nursing
  • Using Magnet as a Framework for Nurse Participation in Facility Design
  • Teaching Future Nurses in the Clinical Setting: The Clinical Nurses' Perspective





Official Leadership Journal of the Magnet Recognition Program®

JONA is a benefit of full individual
membership in CGEAN


October 2013
Demonstrating the Value of Magnet®

Developed in Partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's
Magnet Recognition Program®

October 2012
Leadership and Organizational Outcomes:
State of the Science

Developed in Partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's
Magnet Recognition Program®

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

October 2010
Nursing Certification: State of the Science

News and Notes

I hope to see many of you at the 2015 AONE meeting to be held in Phoenix, Arizona April 15-18, 2015. The registration and meeting information can be accessed at their web site at www.aone.org