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The year would not be complete if I didn't take time to thank the dedicated volunteer expert reviewers who support The Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA). I am blessed to serve in this role and to able to collaborate with gifted and dedicated nurse leaders, educators, and researchers who perform the blinded peer reviews for JONA. Editorial board members and peer reviewers provide expert guidance to authors and make editorial suggestions to improve the hundreds of submissions that we receive each year to meet our high standards. Words cannot express my gratitude sufficiently!

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The Journal of Nursing Administration receives more than 350 manuscripts a year for consideration, plus thousands of hits to our Web site in accessing current and previous publications. We are a valued publication, with an acceptance rate of 15% (thus a rejection rate of 85%) and an impact factor that rose in 2013 to 1.373 fromour 2012 level of 1.329! This is only 1 way to measure the significance of the content of our journal, but I am proud of this affirmation of the work we publish.


Thanks to the authors who e-mail me with inquiries about ideas for articles. The changes in healthcare are daunting. I appreciate that the readers of JONA are looking to us for cutting-edge research, evidence-based practice, and outcomes. Have a blessed 2015!


Note: In addition to the editorial advisors listed on ourmasthead, the following people contributed to editorial development by reviewing manuscripts:


Mary K. Anthony, PhD, RN, CS


Professor and Associate Dean for Research; Director, PhD program, College of Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio


Joyce Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN


RWJ Executive Nurse Fellow Alumna


Austin, Texas


Joan Ellis Beglinger, MSN, MBA


Principal, Joan Ellis Beglinger Designing Tomorrow Cross Plains, Wisconsin


Kathleen Davis, RN, MBA, NEA-BC


Senior Vice President and CNO Presbyterian Healthcare Services


Albuquerque, New Mexico


Jean D. Dols, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE


AssociateProfessor, University of the IncarnateWord


San Antonio, Texas


Jane DeeEnglebright, PhD, RN,CENP, FAAN


Chief Nurse Executive, Hospital Corporation of America


Nashville, Tennessee


Susan Fetzer, RN, PhD, CNL


Professor, University of New Hampshire Durham, New Hampshire


Willa Fields, DNSc, RN, FHIMSS


Professor, San Diego State University


San Diego, California


Dominick L. Flarey, PhD, MBA, RN, FACHE


Executive Director The American Institute of Health Care Professionals, Inc


Warren, Ohio


Karen Frith, PhD, RN, NEA-BC


Professor, College of Nursing, University of Alabama in Huntsville


Huntsville, Alabama


Lynn Gallagher-Ford, PhD, RN, DPFNAP,NE-BC


Director, Center for Transdisciplinary Evidence-Based Practice; Clinical Associate Professor, The Ohio State University College of Nursing


Columbus, Ohio


Debra Hall, PhD, RN, CCRN


Director, Educational Development, Baptist Health Lexington


Lexington, Kentucky




Vice President/Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Catholic Health Initiatives


Englewood, Colorado


Deborah A. Jasovsky, PhD, RN, NEA-BC


Associate Chief Nurse Executive, Loyola University Medical Center


Maywood, Illinois


M. Lindell Joseph, PhD, RN


Chief Executive Officer and Lead Nurse Researcher, Courageous Healthcare


Orlando, Florida


Sharon K. Judkins, PhD, RN, NEA-BC


Associate Professor, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas


Rebecca Krepper, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC


Professor, Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing, Texas Woman's University


Houston, Texas


Linda Searle Leach, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CNL


Assistant Professor, UCLA School of Nursing


Los Angeles, California


Linda Lewis, MSA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE


Director, Magnet Recognition Program, American Nurse Credentialing


Silver Spring, Maryland


C. Preston Lewis Jr, MSN, DNP, RN, CCRN


Evidence-Based Practice Consultant, Baptist Health Lexington


Lexington, Kentucky


Maura MacPhee, RN, PhD


Associate Professor, University of British Columbia, School of Nursing


Vancouver, BC


Kari A. Mastro, MSN, RN, NEA-BC


Vice President, Nursing and Patient Care Services, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital @ New York Presbyterian


New York City, New York


Donna McNeese-Smith, EdD, RN, NEA-BC


Professor Emeritus, Formerly Coordinator, Nursing Administration Graduate Program UCLA School of Nursing


Los Angeles, California


Demetrius James Porche, DNS, PhD, APRN, FNP, CS


Professor and Dean, School of Nursing, Health Sciences Center Louisiana State University


New Orleans, Louisiana


Kristin Seidl, PhD, RN


Director of Outcomes for Nursing and Patient Care Services, University of Maryland Medical Center


Baltimore, Maryland


Maria R. Shirey, PhD, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN


Professor and Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs, University of Alabama School of Nursing Birmingham, Indiana


Wayne E. Soo Hoo, PhD, RN, CPHQ


Director, Clinical Quality Management and Patient Safety, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Carmichael, California


Colleen H. Swartz, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC


Chief Nurse Executive, University of Kentucky HealthCare Office of the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs


Lexington, Kentucky


Maureen Swick, RN, PhD, NEA-BC


Senior Vice President/Chief Nurse Executive, Inova Health System


Falls Church, Virginia


Hussein Tahan, DNSc, RN


Director of Nursing Research and Education, New York Presbyterian Hospital; Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing Columbia University School of Nursing


New York, New York


Robin Toms, PhD, RN, NEA-BC


Associate Professor, Coordinator-Nursing, Health Systems Management, Nelda Starke College of Nursing, Texas Woman's University, Houston, Texas


Nora Triola, PhD, RN, NEA-BC


Executive Vice President and CNO Catholic Health East


Newtown Square, Pennsylvania


Joan M. Vitello-Cicciu, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, NEA-BC


Associate Chief Nurse Brigham and Women's Hospital


Boston, Massachusetts


Tina Volz, PhD, RN


Director, Nursing Research, St. Elizabeth Healthcare


Edgewood, Kentucky


Kimberly A. Windsor, DHA,MBA, RN, FACHE


Vice President of Clinical Services, AMN Healthcare


San Diego, California