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October 2018 - Volume 48 - Issue 10

  • Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
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​Dear Nurse Leaders,


October is a special month for JONA. Not only do we produce our regular edition for October, we partner with ANCC to produce a supplement of reprinted articles focused on an emerging topic. For 2018 the topic selected by ANCC is "Healthy Work Environments: Magnet Supporting Nurse Safety and Satisfaction". Now more than ever nurse leaders are working to support our staff to be effective in care delivery yet ensure safety for them as well as our patients.  

In the regular October edition of JONA, Cynthia Sweeney, MSN, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC, Executive Director of the DAISY Foundation, presents the story of two nurses in different organizations ensuring compassionate and extraordinary care in helping a family of a critically ill patient ensure continuity of care. The family described the nurses as being sensitive to the value of human connection.

Hospitals are challenged to offer residency programs, particularly in areas where the numbers of new graduates may not support a full scale program. In "Evaluation of Outcomes From an Online Nurse Residency Program", Thad Wilson, PhD, RN, and co-authors present a model of an on-line program from a consortium of hospitals in Iowa. The outcomes of the program are reported to be comparable to those of traditional models.

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 Please refer to the Guidelines for Authors located at for guidance about manuscript development and citation information.





  • The Emotional Cost of Caring for Others: One Pediatric Hospital's Journey to Reduce Compassion Fatigue
  • Personnel Management and Biosecurity of U.S. High-Level Isolation Units
  • Staff Perceptions of Decision-Making in a Shared Governance Culture
  • Mapping and Sustaining Leadership Development: An Innovative Academic Service Partnership 
  • Transformational Leadership Practices and Work Engagement Among Nurse Leaders
  • Staff Nurses' Perspectives of Resources Needed During Floating
  • Incivility Toward Nursing Students in Clinical Rotations: Measuring the Incidence and Testing Interventions
  • Magnet Perspectives: The Importance of Nurse-Sensitive Outcome Measures
  • CGEAN Perspectives: National Education Progression in Nursing (NEPIN): Developing Leadership Capacity for Organizations
  • Inspiration Point: Changing Primary Care and Growing Nurse Practitioner Workforce: Key Policy and Organizational Issues: An Interview with Dr. Lusine Poghosyan
  • Developing a Research Friendly Environment: The Librarian's Role
  • Video Messaging as an Innovative Practice for CNO Communicaiton