March 2018 - Volume 48 - Issue 3

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


The March edition of JONA begins with a thought provoking Guest Editorial "Is It Time to Reconsider Pressure Injuries as a Nurse-Sensitive Indicator?" by Chirstine A. Schindler, PhD, CPNP. Dr. Schindler is a critical care acute care pediatric nurse practitioner. She posits that we should consider looking at the incidence of pressure injuries in critically ill children not as a nursing failure but at times, as a non-avoidable outcome. Nurses caring for these patients are under stress due to the emotional drain associated with the care of children with multi organ failure. Hospitals are often penalized for these unavoidable outcomes. Dr. Schindler reports that we need to help nurses focus on managing the life transition of these children.  

"Electronic Staff Unit Meetings: A New Model" discusses a method for staff meetings used by a rural hospital. The leadership team used the PDSA QI method to work with staff members and information technology to develop a system that is easy to use, and offers a method of two-way communication as well as flexibility.

Dr. Donna Havens and her co-authors report a study, "Impact of Relational Coordination on Nurse Outcomes". Findings include that relational coordination, communicating and relating for the purpose of task integration, is related to increases in job satisfaction, work engagement and reduced burnout.

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.  

We have posted a new collection on DAISY on our website. Thanks to readers for requesting topics of interest.

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


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