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April 2019 - Volume 49 - Issue 4

  • Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
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  • 1539-0721
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​Dear Nurse Leaders,

The March 2019 edition of JONA presents an article exploring the term "grit". Dr. Claire Seguin is the author of "A Survey of Nurse Leaders to Explore the Relationship Between Grit and Measures of Success and Well-being". In this study, Dr. Seguin describes grit as being related to perseverance and passion and impacting the well-being and success of nurses in leadership. Findings were that grit was signficantly related to an increased sense of well-being personal accomplishment and longevity in nursing leadership.

Cynthia Sweeney, Executive Director of the DAISY Foundation profiles a new recognition targeted towards Extraordinary Faculty. The Board of Directors of DAISY felt that there was a need to profile and recognize nurse faculty who are ensuring the next generataion of nurses will be compassionate and exemplary.

Dr. Joy Parchment and Dr. Diane Andrews present a study "The Incidence of Workplace Bullying and Related Environmental Factors Among Nurse Managers". In this article, the authors discuss their findings that include that 35% of the nurse managers surveyed reported being a target of workplace bullying with severity levels ranging from occasional to severe. Executive nurse leaders were identified as the primary perpetrators. This is concerning and should raise other questions about what actions are perceived as bullying and how we, as nurse executives, can learn from this reported issue.

In the "Magnet Perspectives" column, Rebecca Graystone, the new Vice President of the Magnet Recognition and Pathway to Excellence programs. discusses the issue of nurses on boards. Ms. Graystone why it is important for nurses to be involved at in local, state and national boards and some suggestions about how to get involved.

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.





  • Impact of Psychological Empowerment on Workplace Bullying and Intent to Leave
  • Transitioning a Nonclinical House Administrator to a Nurse-Led Hospital Operations Role
  • Capitalizing on an Existing Shared Governance Structure in Developing Leadership Succession Planning
  • Cultural and Generational Considerations in RN Retention
  • Building Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Capacity in a Large Statewide Health System: A Multimodal Approach
  • The Effect of Leadership Interventions on Staff Nurse Job Enjoyment and Leadership Perception
  • The Continuing Saga of Nurse Staffing: Historical and Emerging Challenges
  • Preparing the Nurse Executive of the Future
  • 2018 NBational Magnet Nurse of the Year Award Winners
  • Turning Health Systems Data into Actionable Information