Dear Nurse Leaders,
In the January issue of JONA, we join other international nursing leaders and organizations in celebrating nursing. The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) designated 2020 as the "Year of the Nurse and Midwife." In doing this, the Board is honoring the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale as well as launching in 2020 the 1st ever "State of the World's Nursing" report as well as a "State of the World's Midwifery" report.
These reports will describe nursing and midwife workforces in global member states and hopefully lead to policy dialogue as well as raise awareness of the profile and potential for nurses to elevate health status across the world.
A nursing salon is a model profiled in an article by Sullivan-Bolyai and co-authors. The salon in the project was used as a vehicle to solicit input from caregivers of older adults as the NICHE program was being developed for implementation in the study site. Artcles like this one are good examples of addressing a specific issue such as the initiative to support older adults but also a good representation of the salon model which has application for other uses in many settings.
Also in the January issue, Clark and co-authors present an interesting study reporting the experiences of nurses who have served as research mentors. Research mentors reported feeling validated when asked to serve in this role, feeling that the role of a research mentor provided them an opportunity to expand their expertise and influence over practice and feeling that the research mentorship enabled them to develop stronger interpersonal relationships with other nurses.
I am happy to network with potential authors about future submissions. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can refer to our Guidelines for Authors at www.jonajournal.com for suggestions about manuscript guidelines, word count and citation format style.
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.
Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2020.
Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN