May 2018 - Volume 48 - Issue 5

  • Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
  • 0002-0443
  • 1539-0721
  • 11 issues / year
  • 1.386
​Dear Nurse Leaders,


The May edition of JONA is our annual edition focused on research in nursing administration. Each month JONA presents articles that report research and outcomes from scholarly projects. In the May edition, I concentrate each submission on either an aspect of research or present a research study of interest to nursing executive practice.

Dr. Dorothy Brockopp starts the edition with a thought provoking Guest Editorial entitled "Nursing Research: A Condundrum".  In this column, Dr. Brockopp, a hospital-based nurse scientist, presents issues related to the acknowledgement of hospital-based nurses who conduct research including DNP nurses and where can the nursing profession and academics support them in using the research process.

Caramanica and Spiva present a study identifying what constitutes nurse manager support of evidence-based practice  and how we can best get clinical nurses engaged in the process.

Christine Pintz and her co-authors present a study focused on nursing research characteristics at Magnet-Designated Hospitals. Several common components were present in the most productive programs including: hospitals with a research director, those that had a research department, and those who produced more than 10 nurse-led research studies in the past 5 years. The authors also identify some barriers that were reported.  

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

Conceptualization and Operationalization of Certification in the US and Canadian Nursing Literature

Chappell, Kathy; ElChamaa, Rima; Jeong, Dahn; More

Journal of Nursing Administration. 48(5):238-246, May 2018.


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