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,

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 jonaeditor@gmail.com. I am happy to respond to inquiries regarding topics or potential manuscripts.









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Coming in our July/August Edition



  • Financial Proposals: What Nurse Executives Need to Know
  • Sitter Reduction through Mobil Video Monitoring: Implementing a Nurse-Driven Sitter Protocol
  • The Relationship of Workplace Culture with Nursing Sensitive Organizational Factors
  • Political skill and its Relevance to Nursing: An Integrative Review
  • Creating a Culture of Rapid Change Adoption: Implementing an Innovations Unit
  • Development of an Instrument to Measure Civil and Uncivil Behaviors in the Hospital Clinical Environment Implications for Nurse Leaders
  • Peer Review in Nursing: Essential Components of a Model Supporting Safety and Quality
  • Florida Nurse Leader Survey Findings: Key Leadership Competencies, Barriers to Leadership and Succession Planning Needs
  • Transformational Nurse Leaders Key to Strengthening Health Systems Worldwide
  • Enhancing Cross-functional Collaboration and Effective Problem-Solving through an Innovation Challenge for Point-of-Care Providers
  • AONE and ENA Develop Guiding Principles on Mitigating Violence in the Workplace






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News and Notes

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I will be offering a webinar for the Nurse Executive Center in July regarding the development of a scholarly environment by nursing leaders and how to work with an editor to publish your work. Watch for more details.