April 2018 - Volume 48 - Issue 4

  • Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
  • 0002-0443
  • 1539-0721
  • 11 issues / year
  • 1.386
​Dear Nurse Leaders,


The April edition of JONA is a reflection of our partnership with AONE. Each attendees at the 2018 National AONE meeting will receive a complimentary copy of the April edition in their welcome bag. Each year, AONE authors four columns highlighting programs, services, standards or new initiatives for our readers. This month, Karen Wray, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC, presents "The American Organization of Nurse Executives and American Hospital Association Initiatives Work to Combat Violence". Ms. Wray has personally experienced a mass causality since she is a Director of Nursing at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sunrise treated 180 patients from the shooting which occurred in October of 2017. In the column, Ms. Wray discusses several ongoing initiatives by AONE to work with partners including IAHSS on workplace security and design. Special thanks to AONE President Bob Dent, DNP, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, FACHE, FAAN and Terese Thrall, who has been a wonderful partner and liaison in the production of their column.

Dr. Susan Hassmiller is our Guest Editor in April. In both the Guest Editorial "Bringing Compassion Back to the Forefront of Care" and in the research article, "The Business, Ethics, and Quality Cases for Consumer Engagement in Nursing", Dr. Hassmiller profiles the importance of developing a caring-based partnership with our patients and families. In the article presenting her study, she and Ani Bilazarian report outcomes such as length of stay and medication errors are positively impacted by increased consumer engagement.

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

We have posted a new collection on DAISY on our website. Thanks to readers for requesting topics of interest.

Thanks 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


  • Guest Editorial       Nursing Research: A Conundrum
  • Testing a Strategy to Identify Incidence of Nurse Suicide in the United States
  • National Study of Nursing Research Characteristics at Magnet Designated Hospitals
  • Top of License Nursing Practice: Describing Common Nursing Activities and Nurses' Experiences That Hinder Top-of-License Practice, Part 1
  • Conceptualization and Operationalization of Certification in the US and Canadian Nursing Literature
  • Exploring Nurse Manager Support of Evidence-Based Practice: Clinical Nurse Perceptions
  • Integrating Team Training in the Pediatric Life Support Program: An Effective and Efficient Approach?
  • A Retrospective Study of Non-Ventilator-Associated Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (NV-HAP) Incidence and Missed Opportunities for Nursing Care
  • Magnet or Pathway Recognition: Comparing and Contrasting
  • Interprofessional Education: Advancing Team Science to Create Collaborative Safety Cultures