Dear Nurse Leaders,
The April 2019 edition of JONA begins with an interesting perspective from AONE on the preparation of nurse executives in the future. Dr. Kathleen Sanford and Dr. Michelle Janney look towards leadership in 2025 and propose that we will be more home centric than hosptial centric, organizational boundaries are being challenged, and technologies are disrupting work practices. They suggest new strategies including accelerated decision-making, new expectations for executive effectiveness and the ability to discern big data are going to be necessary.
In "Building Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Capacity in a Large Statewide Health System", the authors discuss the successful partnership between a healthcare system and a school of nursing. The model was a 3-phased multimodal approach to training including train-the-trainer sessions and a web-based module for RNs.
In "Cultural and Generational Considerations in RN Retention", the authors report a study identifying differences influencing nurse retention. While generally satisfied with their current positions, generational differences were reported in the anticipated years to stay with their current employers. Millennial were reported to intend to stay 3.03 years and baby boomers were reported to intent to stay 8.25 years.
Leadership continues to be important in almost every area. In "The Effect of Leadership Interventions on Staff Nurse Job Enjoyment and Leadership Perception" the authors report a program examining staff nurse perceptions after their managers participate in a leadership development program. The program evaluation supports that investment in nurse manager training yields positive benefits for both the nurse manager and the staff.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please refer to the Guidelines for Authors located at www.jonajournal.com for guidance about manuscript development and citation information.
Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN