JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration

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April 2023 - Volume 53 - Issue 4

  • Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, LFACHE, FAAN
  • 0002-0443
  • 1539-0721
  • 11 issues / year
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    5-year Impact Factor: 2.069
Developed in partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program®.
Published October 2022
​​​​​​​​​​​​​Dear Nurse Colleagues,

The April edition of JONA features a study that will be of interest to all readers in leadership and practice, particularly those on the journey to Pathway to Excellence or contemplating the process. In "Establishing a Pathway to Excellence Research Agenda: A Delphi Study to Identify Research Priorities for Evaluating Positive Practice Environments", Tonya Mulvey and co-authors present a study conducted by the ANCC Institute for Credentialing Research. In this study, researchers hoped to: 1) Advance research agendas impacting practice environments, and nurse and patient outcomes; and 2) Inform nurse leaders, researchers and funders of potential projects about topics of emerging interest and with perceived value. This study is very robust and in Round #3 of data collection, 393 individuals were invited to participate. Building and maintaining shared governance participation was one of the topics identified in the study. 

In "Components of Professional Practice Models", Dr. Zane Wolf Robinson and co-authors described common components of professional practice models from Magnet organizations. Fifty-six models were analyzed. Themes included a commitment to patient-centered care, a commitment to quality nursing services, and a dedication to nursing's professional distinctiveness. 

Dr. Halley Ruppel and co-authors build on their previous work in developing nursing dashboards in "Developing a Nursing Dashboard to Align Nursing Care Delivery With Patient and Family Needs". In this article, the authors profile the process used to develop the dashboard as well as discussing the data used and a description of their "Nursing Strategic Analytics Advisory Council". A screenshot of the dashboard is part of the article and an example of the generosity of authors in making their work more relevant to readers. 

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