Editor-in-Chief: Kathleen D. Sanford, RN, DBA, MBA, MA, FACHE, CENP
ISSN: 0363-9568
Online ISSN: 1550-5103
Frequency: 4 issues / year
From the Editor

 When Dr. Barbara Brown proposed a quarterly, themed journal for nurse administrators, potential publishers needed convincing.  “What,” they asked her, “would you print? Won’t you run out of subjects after the first year?” 

Dr. Brown assured them there were enough topics to last for years. She was right.  Nursing Administration Quarterly (NAQ) is celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2016—and we’re still going strong. 

When NAQ debuted, most of what was then called nursing administration occurred in hospitals.  Today, nurse executives are responsible for the practice of nursing wherever it occurs, in complex multiple care site systems.  Barbara’s brainchild has educated and inspired both students and experienced leaders through the written contributions of thousands of nurse authors.   Whether you’ve been a reader for four decades (as I have) or as a more recent subscriber, please enjoy edition 40:1, Patient Care Models that Work and Add to the Value Equation, guest edited by nurse leaders Tim Porter-O’Grady and Donna Gage. 

Thanks for choosing to lead,





Current Issue Highlights




Enjoy complimentary access to this month's CGEAN Recommended Reading article:

Seven Behaviors to Advance Teamwork: Findings From a Study of Innovation Leadership in a Simulation Center  

Traditional notions of individual-based leadership behaviors are no longer adequate to achieve innovation in health care organizations. A major contributing factor for limited innovation is that outdated leadership practices, such as leader centricity, linear thinking, and poor readiness for innovation, are being used in health care organizations. Read More...

Happy 40th Anniversary NAQ!

NAQ is 40, WOW!  I have been a consistent reader since 1980 when my friend and mentor, Barbara Brown, first introduced me to NAQ.  Not only is it a testament to her founding vision, NAQ has consistently showcased the scholarship and innovation of practicing nurse administrators at all levels.  It has stood the test of time very well and has given us opportunity to share and learn from each other.  --Randall Hudspeth, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN, FRE, FAANP


Nursing Administration Quarterly has provided me with the opportunity to gain knowledge and advice from leaders across the world.  The breadth and depth of the information within the articles is amazing. Leaders in administration, health care, health policy and research cite NAQ frequently as one of their primary sources of learning about what is happening in our field. --Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN


Over the years, I could always count on NAQ to have the most up-to-date administrative issues and cutting edge guidance in my various nursing positions, most all of which have administrative key elements. I always knew Barbara Brown would have the pulse and best authors ready to help all of us in health care, including my specialty in elder care! In her tradition, NAQ is carrying the tradition of excellence into the next 40 years!  --Marilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN


NAQ Upcoming Topics
  • Volume 39:4
  • Emerging Technology, Innovation and Big Data
  • Volume 40:1
  • Patient Care Models that Work & Add to the Value Equation
  • Volume 40:2
  • Nursing Leadership for the Continuum of Care

  • Volume 40:3
  • Behavioral Health: A Challenge for Nursing Leadership

  • Volume 40:4
  • Health System Growth

  • Volume 41:1

        Advanced Practice and the Value Proposition