JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration

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December 2022 - Volume 52 - Issue 12

  • Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, LFACHE, FAAN
  • 0002-0443
  • 1539-0721
  • 11 issues / year
  • 1.806
    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,

​​​​​I​n the December 2022 edition of JONA, Dr. Ameel and co-authors address what has become a universal issue, perceptions of leading remotely. In "Exploring Hybrid Leadership: Experiences of Remote Leadership in Healthcare", authors present a study evaluating a sample of psychiatric leaders from Finland who worked remotely during the pandemic. The themes identified in the study were the noted increased efficiency working remotely, a concern for work well-being, the lack of organizational support for technology at home, and the need for leadership presence. Although the respondents supported the ability to work remotely, they strongly supported a hybrid model of combined work at home and on site. There was a strong feeling of needing to have some face time to build relationships with the leader that were not as easy or acceptable when the model of work is totally remote.  

In “Beyond a Clinical Ladder: A Career Pathway for Professional Development and Recognition of Oncology Nurses", Roseann Tucci and co-authors presented a multi-year effort to redesign the clinical ladder at a NCI designated cancer center. I am noticing several organizations that are revising previous models to provide some specialty specific paths for nurses on clinical advancement models. This article presents the process for redesign, the creation of a review board, and the requirements for each level. The review board was responsible for the orientation of new employees regarding the clinical ladder, conducting an annual program review, and the processing of applications for advancement. As with other publications in JONA, Supplemental Digital Content files are attached to this article and offer additional information for the readers about this project. 

In "Factors Influencing Nurse Intent to Leave Acute Care Hospitals: A Systematic Literature Review", Skillman and Toms focused on highlighting the evidence to stop or slow the exodus of nurses from hospital roles. Issues that were identified included concerns about staffing, workload, leadership support and inconsistent communication. This is a valuable article to point out for readers, areas where we may be able to develop strategies and actions to address these in a retention strategy. 

Thanks for your support and interest in JONA in 2022. We have received over 325 manuscript submissions from talented authors this year. Consider being one of our authors in 2023 and query Dr. Melora Ferren, our Social Media Editor at [email protected] about your ideas or projects. 

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Editorial Thank You

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  • Re-calibrate Your Leadership Lens for Nurse Retention: An Interview with Christopher R. Friese
  • Moving Shared Governance to the Next Level: Assessing Council Health and Training Council Chairs
  • Coaching to Bedside Shift Report and its Correlation to HCAHPS and VBP Dimension Scores: A Multi-hospital Implementation Study
  • The Impact of Leadership in the Autonomy and Engagement of Nurses: A Cross-Sectional Multi-Center Study Among Nurses Outside
  • Academy of Clinical Essentials: A Revolutionary Nurse Staffing and Education Model  
  • The Feasibility of Using Real-Time Location Systems to Measure Employee Engagement
  • Changes in Nurse Posttraumatic Growth Following a Virtual Contemplative Intervention During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Promoting Nurse Manager Professional Well Being                        
  • Assessing the Effectiveness Between Nurse Educator and Clinical Coach Critical Care Training Programs for New Graduate Nurses in the ICU ​