Dear Nurse Colleagues,
October is a special month for JONA. In addition to our regular edition, we are producing, in collaboration with our partners at the Magnet Recognition Program, a special JONA supplement. This year, the supplement is entitled "Magnet Recognition: Relevant and Important for the Future of Nursing". Dr. Sharon Pappas, Chairperson of the Commission on Magnet and Dr. Maureen Lal begin the edition with a thought-provoking Guest Editorial. The articles included in the supplement focus on the components of Magnet and provide examples or research for nurse leaders about addressing related issues. Topics include: the business case for Magnet, the business case for Magnet in an international hospital, nurses knowledge, attitudes and practices related to research, and strategies to retain millenial nurses.
In the regular edition of JONA, I am highlighting "Leadership Styles and Nurses' Innovative Behaviors: A Systematic Review" by Labraque and Toquero. In this article,
21 articles were reviewed which provided evidence for the vital role of “relationship oriented” leadership styles in fostering innovative behaviors among nurses. The authors concluded that more research is needed to examine how “task-oriented” leadership styles contribute to innovativeness in nurses. Twelve mediators linking leadership styles to healthcare workers' innovative behaviors are identified and clustered into motivation-based, relation-based, and affective mediators.
In "Understanding the Patient's Perspective on Nursing Excellence: Insights From Patient Experience Data", Assi and Guney present a performance improvement project which leverages patient experience data to better understand patient preferences and values with respect to care from nurses. Through the analysis of both quantitative and qualitative data collected in patient experience surveys, the authors explore the concept of nursing excellence
from the patient's perspective and discuss practical approaches, based on the Compassionate Connected Care model, to achieve desired improvement goals. The authors profile the use of artificial intelligence in the data component of this project.
Thanks for your support and interest in JONA. Consider being one of our authors and query Dr. Melora Ferren, our Social Media Editor at [email protected] about your ideas or projects.
Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, LFACHE, FAAN