Dear Nurse Leaders,
The May 2019 edition of JONA is our annual Special Issue Devoted to Research in Nursing Administration. Every month JONA presents articles that are research based however, in the May edition I target articles profiling qualitative or quanitative research or articles supporting aspects of an environment conducive to nursing leadership research.
Dr. Nora Warshawsky is the author of the Guest Editoral, "Nursing Leadership State of the Science". Dr. Warshawsky discusses the outcomes of the 2018 International Nursing Administration Research Conference (INARC) where 8 priority foci for research in nursing leadership were identified. Those include: the economic value of nursing, innovative models of nursing care delivery, healthy practice environments, patient safety and outcomes, effectiveness of leadership, effectiveness of leadership education, use of technology and data, and the use of innovative research designs.
Drs. Bowie, DeSocio and Swanson present an interesting study in the article, "The DNP Degree; Are We Producing the Graduates We Intended?". This study assesses how DNP graduates describe their current practice, how their supervisors describe the DNPs practice and whether the practices described reflect the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) DNP Essentials. An overarching theme of the findings is that the DNP nurses reported "becoming more; re-envisioning self as an agent of change".
Dr. Ellen Swartwout and her co-authors present "Innovative Collaborative Partnerships to Conduct Multisite Research: Strategies for Success". This article presents the outcomes and lessons learned in the successful implementation of a study conducted at 5 clinical sites and a national research center. The authors present suggestions for site requirements in conducting multisite studies that will be of interest to those interested in doing collaborative research work.
I truly enjoyed meeting many of you at the 2019 annual AONE meeting, now the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL). Thanks for the support for JONA and for my presentation. If you have an idea for a study you are considering for publication or want to ask about submission, 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.
Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN