January 2018 - Volume 48 - Issue 1

  • Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
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  • 1539-0721
  • 11 issues / year
  • 1.386
​Dear Nurse Leaders,


2018 is going to be an exciting year for JONA. I know the issues nurse eadministrators are struggling with or now facing based on changes in practice and reimburement from my own practice environment.  The articles in JONA over the next few months will address these topics including elder care, changing culture, leadership development and succession planning, unit level turnover, and authentic leadership behaviors among nurse executives.

Today in this message, I am highlighting the content in our department columns. Throughout the year, I feature columns from authors which are more brief than full-length articles but not less valuable in addressing issues or reporting projects. Regular columns include "Spotlight on Leadership", "Inspiration Point", "Magnet Perspectives", CGEAN Perspectives", AONE Perspectives", "Spotlight on Disruptive Innovation", "Spotlight on Engagement" and "Spotlight on Clinical Care". In January, topics in department columns cover nures executive education, dissemination of findings through publication, fall risk and learend helplessness and incivility in the Emergency Room.

Melora Ferren, MSN, RN-BC, the Social Media Coordinator for JONA posts a topic weekly on Twitter highlighting a topic from the journal. The Twitter address for JONA is #JONANurseLeader.  

I am featurnig some previous articles on fall prevention free on the website for the month of January. Thanks to readers for requesting topics of interest.

A bg thanks also for the emails I receive exploring 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.




Magnet® Supplement - the Role of the Nurse Manager:Pivotal to Nursing Excellence Developed in partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program®
Published October 2017

Systems Addressing Frail Elder Care: Description of a Successful Model

Ansryan, Lianna Zaven; Aronow, Harriet Udin; Borenstein, Jeff Edward; More

Journal of Nursing Administration. 48(1):11-17, January 2018.


  • BSN Preparation for RNs: The Time is Now!
  • Units of Distinction: Creating a Blueprint for Recognition of High-Performing Medical-Surgical Nursing Units
  • The Case for Utilizing RNs in Medicare Annual Wellness Visits
  • Development of an RN Champion Model to Improve the Outcomes of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia Patients in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Suicide Prevention: A Healer Education and Referral  Program for Nurses
  • Integrating High-Reliability Principles to Transform Acess and Throughput by Creating a Centralized Operations Unit
  • Using Time-Referenced Data to Assess Medication Administration Performance and Quality
  • Measuring Care Coordination in the Pediatric Cardiology Ambulatory Setting
  • The Evolving Science of Patient and Family Engagement: An Interview with Dr. Karen Drenkard
  • Magnet Perspectives: 2017 National Magnet Nurses of the Year
  • Technological Complexity and Emergence of the Entanglement