February 2017 - Volume 47 - Issue 2

  • Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
  • 0002-0443
  • 1539-0721
  • 11 issues / year
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Dear Nurse Leaders,

The February edition of JONA shares some studies supporting emerging trends. Topics such as simulation predictions for nurse effectiveness, the role of the healthcare coach and moral distress for nurse executives are among the subjects explored.

Dr. Tim Porter O'Grady provides a guest editorial to continue the dialogue on professional governance versus shared governance. The question of interprofessional governance as an emerging trend is explored.

C. Adam Probst, PhD, and colleagues from Baylor Scott and White Health present a study using human factor framework to explore worksystem barriers which prevent nurses from having adequate time at the bedside. The objective of the study was to improve nurse efficiency and resulted in time savings of 16%-32% per nurse per 12 hour shift.  

Dr. Angela Prestia and her co-authors present a study exploring the concept of moral distress among nurse executives. The themes identified in the study are interesting and relate to the work of so many of us in today's challenging and stress-filled environments.

Also in the February edition, Dr. Pamela Kohlbry and her team present a study describing the satisfaction and perception of a healthcare coach role. Many organizations are developing these new roles to address care continuum issues and the findings of this study will provide new information to nurse leaders as we support these care providers for maximum effectiveness.

I will be presenting a "Meet the Editors" panel with other editors at the AONE meeting in Baltimore to answer questions you may have about writing for publication and look forward to meeting as many of you as I can.

Melora Ferren, MSN, RN-BC, the Social Media Coordinator for JONA continues to post a topic each week from the journal on Twitter. The Twitter address for JONA is #JONANurseLeader.  

Thanks for the emails I receive exploring my interest in a topic for possible submission. You can reach me at jonaeditor@gmail.com. Please refer to the Guidelines for Authors located at www.jonajournal.com for guidance about manuscript development and citation information.








Please see our new JONA collection on Patient Safety in the Collections tab above. http://journals.lww.com/jonajournal/Pages/collections.aspx?Collection=Topical

Magnet® Culture and Leadership: Research and Empirical Outcomes Developed in partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program®
Published October 2016

Utilizing a Human Factors Nursing Worksystem Improvement Framework to Increase Nurses’ Time at the Bedside and Enhance Safety

Probst, C. Adam; Carter, Megan; Cadigan, Caton; More

Journal of Nursing Administration . 47(2):94-100, February 2017.




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