Dear Nurse Leaders,
One of the things I appreciate about JONA is the variety of topics that are presented. The July/August issue is a great example of the diversity of the projects and research that is of interest to nursing leaders. In this edition, we cover topics including missed nursing care, process design to support emergency surgery timeliness, patient trust of the Muslim nurse, C-Suite roles and competencies and strategies to recuit a new generation of nursing leaders. Nursing leadership is an evolving role and as we are confronted with emerging challenges, JONA is a great resource for ideas, data and a network of authors.
In "Description and Factors Associated with Missed Nursing Care in an Acute Care Community Hospital", Duffy and colleagues describe a study evaluating the factors associated with missed nursing care in a community hospital environment. Missed nursing care was reported to be more prevelent in medical surgical and telemetry units and negatively associated with nursing staffing, resources, satisfaction with current position and collegial nurse/physician relationships.
Our department columns are popular among readers. In "Spotlight on Leadership", Meade and Gormley present a unique electronic rounding tool that was adopted by a new CNO to help accountability and follow-up. One of the figures in the article is a photo of the actual rounding tool that helps trend and track issues.
I will be presenting a session on "Meet the Editors' at the 2018 National Magnet Conference in Denver in October. I hope to meet many of you at the conference. I always appreciate the professional networking that we are able to enjoy at our professional meetings. I am pleased to annouce that we will again have an annual supplement in conjunction with ANCC which will be distributed at the conference. This year's theme is extremely relevant on the part of ANCC to focus on nurse safety.
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.
Thanks for the emails I receive exploring interest in a topic for possible submission. You can reach me at email@example.com. Please refer to the Guidelines for Authors located at www.jonajournal.com for guidance about manuscript development and citation information.
Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN