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This edition of Executive Extra comes on the cusp of the 2012 national Magnet® meeting in Los Angeles. As the official leadership journal of the Magnet Recognition Program,® JONA provides monthly content on this internationally recognized designation. In October, the program director offers an overview of the rationale and process for revision of the 2008 Magnet Manual.®

Below, we explore the aspects of nursing administrative practice and preparation. Our AONE/CGEAN partners discuss graduate practicums in nursing administration. Members of a task force exploring clinical experiences and intensity in graduate education report survey results on the presence of nursing administrative preceptorships and the hours required for study programs. In a separate article, we delve into the developmental needs of charge nurses. The authors of this manuscript view these often informal leaders as a talent pool for future succession planning in nursing management and executive roles.

Enjoy...and hopefully we’ll meet in Los Angeles!

Karen S. Hill, RN, DNP, NEA-BC, FACHE
Editor-in-Chief, JONA



Outbreak? There’s an app for that

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that local public health officials can use a free Web-based application to track health concerns. The app offers real-time community monitoring through Twitter.

Million Hearts initiative gets results

Million Hearts, a joint initiative of the CDC and the CMS aimed at preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017, has identified two healthcare systems with 80% compliance in hypertensive inpatients.

Med error reporting: Pilot underway

If cleared by the White House, patients will start receiving questionnaires in May (2013) to assess their exposure to medical mistakes such as wrong medicine/dose or incorrect diagnosis or surgery. 

The Joint Commission's annual report now available

The 2012 report includes 620 hospitals, designated as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures, that are leading the way nationally in using evidence-based care processes closely linked to positive patient outcomes. 


Appearing in JONA: Graduate practicums in nursing administration programs
By Ida M. Androwich, PhD, RN, FAAN; Carol A. Watson, PhD, RN, CENP, FAAN; Jan V.R. Belcher, PhD, RN, NEA, BC; et al.

Appearing in Nursing Management: Developing a nurse manager residency program
By Edna Cadmus, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, and Mary L. Johansen, PhD, RN, NEA-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.

From JONA: 
Nurturing charge nurses for future leadership roles
By Patricia A. Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN; Douglas Oliver, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, NE-BC; Rebecca S. Miltner, PhD, RNC-OB, NEA-BC; et al.

From Nursing Management: Blending Magnet® principles with Just Culture
By Erin Shannelle Bashaw, DNP, RN, and Karen Lounsbury, DNP, RN

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