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: 1.273
From the Editor


Dear Fellow Nurse Leaders,

Articles in the February edition of JONA focus on multiple aspects of patient safety among others. Topics ranging from the monitoring of patients while undergoing opiod therapy to reducing 30-day readmissions among pneumonia patients are presented.

One of the projects in February is "Creating a Culture of Safety Through Integration of an Early Warning System" by Diane Hanley and her writing team. The authors used a quality improvement process based on Tanner's Model to identify strategies to enhance and support the critical judgment of bedside nurses in identifying signs of patient detoriation. Through the implementation of this project, the team was able to decrease variability in the initiation of rapid response calls.

In support of an environment focused on patient safety, Laura Allen and her team present "Exploring Nurses' Perception of Dynamic Patient Events". This study described nurses' perceptions of patient events such as code blue calls, rapid response events and patients requiring unplanned 1-1 sitters. The article calls for nursing leaders to understand these dynamic events and anticipate how to support their staff members from a workload perspective thus benefiting patient care.

As I said in January, we have several articles coming in the next few months on aspects of patient safety related to medication administration. In February, Carla Jungquist, PhD, NP and her team of researchers profile a study from 8 hospitals examining the adherence to national protocols in the monitoring of patients receiving opiod therapy and recommendations for structures, processes and monitoring of policies and procedures.  

You can reach me at jonaeditor@gmail.com for email inquiries about topics and potential articles.  Also, please refer to our Guidelines for Authors at www.jonajournal.com.

I hope to meet many of you during 2016. I will be attending the AONE National meeting in Ft. Worth, the Pathways to Excellence meeting in Philadelphia and of course, the 2016 National Magnet conference in the Fall. I hope to hear from potential authors presenting their work at these conferences. Thank you for your continued support of JONA and nursing scholarship. 










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Coming in our March Edition



  • Differences in Innovative Behavior Among Hospital-Based Registered Nurses
  • Increasing RN Accountability in Professional Practice: Development of a Pain Reassessment Documentation Scorecard
  • Measuring Nurse Caring Behaviors in the Hospitalized Older Adult
  • Registered Nurse Perceptions of a Newly Adopted Electronic Health Record
  • Cultural Awareness among Nursing Staff at an Academic Medical Center
  • Does an Insulin Double Checking Procedure Improve Patietn Safety?
  • CNOs Gearing Up While Many Are Winding Down: The Late Career DNP
  • Magnet Perspectives: Celebrating Certified Nurses
  • Structure and Suggestions for System Magnet Designation: Part 1
  • Innovating Traditional Nursing Administration Challenges







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Official Leadership Journal of the Magnet Recognition Program®


October 2014
Magnet®:In Support of Patient Safety

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

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 Science


News and Notes

The 2016 AONE meeting will be held March 30- April 2, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas. Registration is open now at www.aone.org.

In March, JONA will present a special supplement, "Improving Patient and Family Engagmenet: Implications for Practice" in collaboration with the Get Well Network. Watch for this special supplement to be available at the 2016 AONE meeting at the Get Well Booth as well as at the Wolters Kluwer exhibit. All subscribers will receive a copy.