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March 2021 - Volume 51 - Issue 3

  • Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN
  • 0002-0443
  • 1539-0721
  • 11 issues / year
  • Nursing: 70/123
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​​​Dear Nurse Leaders,

In the March issue of JONA, our colleagues from the Association for Leadership Science in Nursing (ALSN) present an overview of their recent national meeting. Current topics including the moral and ethical issues resulting from COVID-19, 
leading change including "unpacking" current ideas, and shaping systems to promote desired outcomes. This year's meeting was virtual for the first time. 

In "Leveraging Academic-Clinical Partnerships to Create an Operating Room Nurse Pipeline", the authors present a collaborative program between a school of nursing and a comprehensive cancer center. The program was a clinical immersion program for 10 students each year resulting in a capstone. The partnership, in the 3rd year, is focused on retention of the new employees, creating a pipeline for operating room nurses and the development of a shared vision for both partners. 

Promes and Barnason present a study evaluating nurses perception of decisional involvement. Decisional involvement encompasses the nurses involvement in processes that affect their practice in the work environment. In this descriptive, observational study, 189 nurses completed the Decisional Involvement Scale and Evidence-Based Practice Implementation Scale. Unit-based council members reported signficantly higher scores decisional involvement scores. 

In an on-line only article, "Critical Care Nursing: A Key Constraint to COVID-19 Response and Healthcare Now and in the Future", Dr. Ann Kurth and co-authors discuss the essential role of critical care nurses during the recent pandemic. The unpredictable and at times, overwhelming critical care census, were what the authors consider a foretelling of future skill needs. The authors identify future gaps in the nursing workforce for critical care nurses and present strategies to address the gap 

Please email me if you have a question or potential topic of interest to our readers at [email protected] Our Guidelines for Authors are available on our website

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

Editor-in-Chief
[email protected]

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