September 2018 - Volume 48 - Issue 9

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


The September issue of JONA opens with a Guest Editorial from Dr. John Welton and Dr. Sharon Pappas. In "For-Profit Competition From Nonhealthcare Companies: Is Nursing Ready for the Challenge?" the authors challenge us to think about how nursing will respond to the demand from corporations for increased value and wellness and decreased cost. Amazon, Berkshire-Hathway and JP Morgan have announced the intention to form a non-profit consortium to manage the healthcare of their employees and potentially others. John and Sharon remind readers of the implications for nurse executives of this disruptive innovation and new opportunity.  

In "The Effects of Occupational Violence on the Well-being and Reslience of Nurses" the authors present the results of a study exploring the working life of nurses related to occupational violence. Findings included that in the previous 3 months, 53% of the surveyed nurses/midwives reported experiencing occupational violence. This is a call to action for nurse executives as we work to protect our workforce.

Dr. Susan Cobb and her co-authors present an article describing a focus group approach to solicit input into the evaluation of a professional practice model as well as involving clinical nurses in the research process.  Results included streamling the model, adding more of a focus on outcomes and emphasizing the contributions of nursing.

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 Please refer to the Guidelines for Authors located at 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


  • Exploring Resilience at Work Among First-Line Nurse Managers
  • Countering Unprofessional Behaviors Among Nurses in the Workplace
  • Evaluation of Outcomes From an Online Nurse Residency Program
  • Leadership Practices and Engagement Among Magnet Hospital Chief Nursing Officers  
  • Evaluating the Clinical Practice Model's Strengths and Improvement Opportunities Using the Professional Practice Framework Assessment Survey: One Integrated Healthcare System's Experience
  • Predictors of Turnover Among Asian Foreign-Educated Nurses in their 1st Year of U.S. Employment
  • The Impact of Nurses' Uniforms on Nurse-Patient Interactions: Patients' Perspectives
  • Creating the Framework for a Healthy Practice Environment
  • Compassion: A Critical Link in Extraordinary Care for Patients and Families
  • Cultural Competency Matters: Calling for a Deeper Understanding of Healthcare Disparities Among Nurse Leaders
  • Employers as Consumers

Magnet Supplement: Healthy Work Environments: Magnet Supporting Nurse Safety and Satisfaction