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 email@example.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.
Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN