Dear Fellow Nurse Leaders,
The June edition of JONA includes a selection of diverse projects targeted towards nurse executives and leaders in all care settings. Nurse executives are experiencing role expansion, both in scope and span. I am cognizant of this trend and continue to accept articles that I feel are representative of data and projects affecting multiple care settings.
In one of our department selections, Rachel Polhemus, MPH, Senior Partner for a national recruiting company, discusses the increasing requests she is experiencing in system chief nursing officer search requests, for nurses prepared with an MBA. I think it is incumbent on us as nurse leaders to enhance our skills in the areas of strategic planning and business skills. Many of us have developed these skills through formal education and mentoring but now need to advocate for ourselves with other system leaders.
Each of us are dealing with aging workforce issues. One of the relevant manuscripts in the June edition is an article dealing with creating disability inclusive work environments for nurses. Susan Matt, PhD, JD, MN, RN, CNE and her co-authors explore the literature on accommodations and identify specific principles in universal design.
Ethical dilemmas are more complex in today's environment. Carol Pavlish, PhD, RN, FAAN and her co-authors present a study exploring nurse leader's perspectives and experiences with ethically difficult situations. End-of-life situations accounted for the majority of ethical dilemmas reported in this study. The researchers suggest that nurse leaders could use the findings to support related competencies, policies and education.
Our next edition is the combined July/August issues. Thanks for the inquiries I receive regarding topics of interest to my email. You can reach me at email@example.com. I am happy to respond to inquiries regarding topics or potential manuscripts.
Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN