Dear Fellow Nurse Leaders,
In June the articles in JONA have touched on some topics that are coontroversial and evolving.
The evaluation of practice models and selection of the most appropriate level of practitioners is one focus. An analysis of the true role components necessary for a team-based model led to a comparison of advanced practice nursing candidates versus physician assistant candidates. As nurse leaders strive to be resource conservative yet safe and effective, these evaluations are essential.
In another related article, the development of a collaborative model for integrated peer review is presented. This model is a joint initiative between advanced practice nurses and physician colleagues. Particularly in primary care, as these roles become more aligned, conversations about the common criteria necessary to monitor safe and efffective practice across patient populations need to occur.
Leaders from CGEAN challenge JONA readers to set the bar high for ourselves in relation to educational preparation. In a thoughtful department column, the authors suggest that as we raise expectations for staff competency and education, we also need to do the same for administrative practice roles.
Check out our iPad app. This new platform has enabled opportunities for digital video supplemental files (supplemental digital content- SDC) to be easily uploaded with submissions. If you have any questions about a possible SDC submissions, feel free to ask.
Thanks for your continued support of JONA in all forms; print, on line and on the iPad. I appreciate the continued commitment of the authors and writing teams and the large number of submissions I am receiving.
Karen S. Hill, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN