Editor-in-Chief: Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
ISSN: 0002-0443
Online ISSN: 1539-0721
Frequency: 11 issues / year
Impact Factor: 1.140
From the Editor


Dear Nurse Leaders,

The July/August JONA is our annual combined edition. After reviewing the articles in this publication, I feel the authors are on the cutting edge of issues we as nurse executives are dealing with. Topics including observation unit design, the integration of clinical nurse leaders into practice and enhancing frontline engagement are among the topics that cross care settings and are presented in this edition.  

In the article on collaboration between emergency departments and medical observation units, Danielle Gabele and her co-authors not only describe their journey of developing admission criteria and census management tools, they provide their rounding checklist used by the Observation Unit charge nurse and the Emergency Department charge nurse in assessing possible admissions. Practical tools such as this are great supplements to the studies that JONA publishes.   

Authors from Part 2 of the series on caregiver fatigue report outcomes of their fatigue reduction intervention program. Dr. Cheryl Smith-Miller and other authors report how they used staff nurse councils to guide the development of their program and support the implementation.

An article that I think will support national conversations on what duties can we elimate from busy nurses to help them accomplish the tasks and care only a nurse can do is one by Dr. Anne Kearney and colleagues. In "Survey of Managers Regarding Nurses' Performance of Non-nursing Duties" tasks were identified that could be performed by others including housekeeping, clerical support staff and transporters to support patient care and alleviate nursing burden.

I look forward to seeing many of you at the 2016 National Magnet conference in Orlando in October. I will be participating in a "Meet the Editors" session at the research pre-conference.

Thank  you for the many emails I receive with an interest in publishing in JONA. You can reach me at jonaeditor@gmail.com for email inquiries about topics and potential articles. Please refer to the Guidelines for Authors located at www.jonajournal.com for guidance about manuscript development and citation information.








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Coming in our September Edition



  • The Nurse Leader Role in Crisis Management
  • Is Spending More Time Associated with Less Missed Care? ​A Comparison of Time Use and Missed Care Across 15 Nursing Units at 2 Hospitals
  • Understanding Mentorship in a Research Training Program for Point of Care Clinicians
  • Measuring Nurse Leaders' and Direct Care Nurses' Perceptions of a Healthy Work Environment in an Acute Care Setting: Part 2 
  • The Influence of Nurse Manager Leadership Style on Staff Nurse Work Engagement
  • A Metasysthesis Exploring Nurses and Women on Governing Boards
  • What Nurses Do During Time Scarcity- And Why
  • Noise Exposure on Pediatric Inpatient Units
  • Nurses' Perception of Shared Decision-Making Processes: Quantifying a Shared Governance Culture
  • Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining Implications for Nurse Leaders
  • The Commission on Magnet Recognition
  • Engaging Nurses in the Development of a Professional Practice Model through Nursing Salons









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Official Leadership Journal of the Magnet Recognition Program®


October 2015

Nursing Workforce: Implications for Nurse Executives

Developed in partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's 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


Authors and readers, thanks for your support of JONA. You may be interested to know that we are circulated across the globe with over 1 million downloads of articles from our web site and through OVID in 2015.

Some meetings to note:

The International Nursing Administration and Research Conference will be held in Orlando, FL November 9-12, 2016. Details are available at www.cgean.org.

Registration is now open for the 2016 national Magnet Conference. The meeting will be held in Orlando, FL on October 5-7, 2016. You can access registration at: www.nursecredentialing.org. FYI, I will be presenting at a "Meet the Editors' panel at the Magnet Research pre-conference.