JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration

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October 2023 - Volume 53 - Issue 10

  • Karen S. Hill, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, LFACHE, FAAN
  • 0002-0443
  • 1539-0721
  • 11 issues / year
  • 2.0
    5-year Impact Factor: 2.1
Developed in partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Magnet Recognition Program®.
Published October 2023
​​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.

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Guest Editorial

Magnet® Perspectives

AONL Leadership Perspectives

Spotlight on DAISY

Demonstrating the Value of Ambulatory Care Nursing Through Measurement of Nurse-Sensitive Clinical Quality Indicators In the 2023 Magnet Application Manual

Embracing Possibilities and Change with a Relational Approach to Leadership: An Interview with Kay Kennedy                               

Safety-Specific Transformational Leadership:  Behavioral Characteristics and Measurement                                                            

Recognizing and Addressing Ghosting of Nursing Candidates    


Leading the Next Generation of Clinical Nurse Specialists: NACNS Response to the 2022 CNS Census Survey               

The Gratitude Campaign: A Multi-hospital Evidence-based Practice Project


Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Student Practicum Placements: An Academic Health Center and College of Nursing Collaboration


Examining the Nurse Manager Practice Environment Effects on Burnout: Results of a Cross-Sectional Multisite Study


Developing a Computer-based Orientation for Advanced Practice Providers Across a Large Healthcare System


A Psychometric Evaluation of the Nurse Practitioner Self-Efficacy Scale                  


Innovations in Nursing Workforce Management: Integrating Emerging Technologies with Proven Strategies                                                                                                                                                       


A Visionary Think Tank to Address the Nursing Workforce Crisis  

Addressing Workplace Violence with Evidence