Study describes elements that bring joy to nurse manager practice

A study published in this month’s Journal of Nursing Administration (JONA) aimed to learn how nurse managers described joy and meaning in their practice using a narrative analysis. Results centered around five themes: to mentor and be mentored, to focus on the patient, to create and cultivate environments, to be optimistic, and to be empowered by leaders. The themes are described and illustrated with participant quotes. Specific implications for organizations and leaders are discussed.