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This issue of Executive Extra highlights nursing workforce. Meeting the complexities of today’s care providers requires nurse execs to be versed on multiple levels of initiatives. A landmark study in JONA’s March issue assesses the impact of health work environments on new grad satisfaction and turnover. The outcomes of this research are relevant not just for retention, but for supporting the satisfaction and healthier work environments of experienced RNs. We’ve included free access to this article in our “From the Journals” section below.

Societal trends dramatically impact the issues we confront as nurse leaders. Another study highlighted in JONA’s March issue addresses patient perception of caregivers with tattoos and piercings. Consider these findings when setting policies and tackling stereotypes and preconceptions. Again, enjoy free access to this article below.

The issues we confront daily with nurses at every phase of their careers are interesting and unique. I hope JONA’s content continues to provide you with evidence-based data and strategies to assist you in meeting your challenges.

Please visit www.jonajournal.com to review current and former articles on a variety of subjects. The ability to search the database of past JONA articles is an immediate resource for you and your team. Remember, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel: As nurse leaders, we can optimize our time by learning from others and then building on that knowledge.

Thanks for your interest in JONA.

 

Sincerely,

Karen S. Hill, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, FACHE

Editor-in-Chief
JONA

 THIS JUST IN MARCH 5, 2012  

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Are docs fudging their resumes?

Up to 30% of applications to medical specialty programs contained errors, mostly centering on published research findings and peer review status.


HIT is a hit

A new survey conducted by the American Hospital Association found that the percentage of U.S. hospitals adopting health information technology (HIT) in the form of EHRs has more than doubled between 2009 and 2011.


HHS promises better bang for buck

Consumers will soon begin receiving unprecedented information on the value of their health insurance coverage--some will even receive rebates.


TJC unveils new surgical resource

The Joint Commission’s Center for Transforming Healthcare just launched its Targeted Solutions Tool for Wrong-Site Surgery.



 FROM THE JOURNALS

Healthy work environments, nurse residency programs, and newly licensed RNs
Marlene Kramer, PhD, RN, MSN, FAAN; Diana Halfer, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Pat Maguire, MN, RN, NEA-BC; and Claudia Schmalenberg, MSN, RN

Keeping the peace: Conflict management strategies
Mary L. Johansen, PhD, RN, NE-BC

Bonus Content
Be sure to take advantage of these bonus articles from JONA and Nursing Management. By accessing them through your eNews link, you can read the articles free of charge.

Patient perception of care providers with tattoos and/or body piercings
Heather V. Westerfield, MSN, RN, CMSRN; Amy B. Stafford, MSN, RN, CMSRN; Karen Gabel Speroni, PhD, RN; and Marlon Daniel, MHA, MPH

Meeting the needs of LGBT patients
Emily Kane-Lee, MA, and Carey Roth Bayer, EdD, RN, CSE

 



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