NursesNOW Roundup April 2021

Looking to keep your finger on the pulse of the nursing industry? Check out this month’s top nursing news stories from around the globe.

The American Nurses Association joins the World Health Organization (WHO) and global colleagues in extending The Year of The Nurse into 2021. The goals of this campaign are to recognize nurses’ contributions from 2020, build on the increased visibility of nurses, encourage inclusivity and participation of all nurses, including nurse midwives, and continue to expand National Nurses Week to Nurses Month in May. Share your story with #YON2021 #YearOfTheNurse

Spotlight On

On the Horizon: Nursing Informatics Value During the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
As the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine reaches the greater population, nurse informaticists have certainly taken part in the success of its dissemination. During this 1-hour roundtable, learn how nurse informaticists assisted in the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine in a multitude of care settings and ways they have elevated the success of the vaccine rollout. Follow @HIMSS.

IntelyCare Recognized with the Best Places to Work in Boston 2021 Award
IntelyCare, (@IntelyCare) the leading intelligent workforce management solution for post-acute facilities, has been recognized with the Best Places to Work in Boston 2021 Award from Comparably. IntelyCare is the top-ranked nurse workforce management solution in the country and the fastest-growing private company in Massachusetts.

To Listen

HealthcareNOW Radio Nurses Playlist
Check out our recently compiled playlist of episodes across our HealthcareNOW Radio network that feature nurses.

In The News


The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation’s 4 million registered nurses. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all. Founded in 1896, and with members in all 50 states and U.S. territories, ANA is the strongest voice for the profession. Follow them on Twitter @ANANursingWorld

ANA Applauds Efforts to Vaccinate Millions of Americans Against COVID-19
The ANA representing the interests of the nation’s 4.2 million registered nurses, applauds the Biden Administration’s efforts to administer 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to all eligible Americans. ANA supports the development, distribution, and administration of safe, effective COVID-19 vaccines to protect the public. Vaccination of all Americans against COVID-19 is imperative and this milestone demonstrates significant progress in our nation’s recovery from this pandemic.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
AACN is the national voice for academic nursing. AACN works to establish quality standards for nursing education; assists schools in implementing those standards; influences the nursing profession to improve health care; and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice. Follow them on Twitter @AACNursing.

AACN and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Announce New Funding Opportunity for Nursing Schools to Champion Compassionate Care
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) are pleased to announce the expansion of a national initiative designed to inspire a lifelong commitment to compassionate care by the next generation of registered nurses. This year, the Gold Foundation is providing $50,000 in funding to schools of nursing to offer White Coat/Oath Ceremonies, which are designed to promote patient-centered care among students entering nursing school. Since 2014, the partnering organizations have provided financial and technical support to 360 schools of nursing in 49 states through this initiative that champions humanism in health care.

American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing serves the public and the nursing profession by advancing health policy, practice, and science through organizational excellence and effective nursing leadership. The Academy and its members more than 2,700 members, known as Fellows, create and execute knowledge-driving and policy-related initiates to drive reform of America’s health system.. Follow them on Twitter @AAN_Nursing 

2021 Living Legends Nomination Process is Open
The Academy recognizes a small group of Fellows as Living Legends in honor of their extraordinary contributions to the nursing profession, sustained over the course of their careers, that continues to have a positive impact. The 2021 Living Legends nomination process is open, nominations must be submitted by Monday, May 10 to be considered.

American Organization for Nurse Leadership
As the national professional organization of more than 10,000 nurse leaders, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) is the voice of nursing leadership. Previously known as the American Organization for Nurse Executives (AONE), the organization changed its name in 2019 to better align with its core mission to shape health care through innovative and expert nursing leadership and vision of nursing leadership—one voice advancing health. Follow them on Twitter @tweetAONL

To Read

5 Health Care Jobs on the Rise
Nurse practitioner and home health and personal care aide are listed as 2 of the 5 heath care jobs on the rose in this recent New York Times (@nytimes) article.

Transplant Nurses Week Begins April 26
Minority Nurse (@minoritynurse) recognizes and brings awareness to  Transplant Nurses Week April 26 through May 3. Transplant nurses help patients throughout the donation, surgical, recovery, or lifelong maintenance stages of tissue and organ transplants. The celebratory week is sponsored by The International Transplant Nurses Society. (@ITNSnurses)

Professional Resuscitation: Help Educate the Next Generation of Nurses
Check out the vital signs of nursing including the need for more nurses despite qualified applicants being turned away from programs. Find the pathway to become a nurse educator.

HealthcareNOW Radio’s Nurse Lauren
Nurse Lauren is HealthcareNOW Radio’s content contributor for NursesNOW. Her passion for pediatrics led her to become a newborn/infant ICU nurse at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she worked for nine years. She currently works in the Infant Intensive Care Nursery at Temple Health. (@TempleHealth) Nurse Lauren, RN, is an avid gym goer and health advocate who enjoys improving the well-being of others through fitness and nutrition. She is a proud graduate of Drexel University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions (@DrexelCNHP) and Choate Rosemary Hall (@goChoate.) Check out her blog posts and Wellness Wednesday tips.

Products To Buy

2021 continues the Year of the Nurse celebration and Nurses Week is coming up May 6 – 12. Need to find the perfect gift for the nurse in your life?

45 Best Gifts For Nurses and Nursing Students 2021 has compiled great gifts to give the nurse in your life in all of the following departments: Accessories – bags and silicone rings, Badge Clips, Lapel Pins, and Stethoscope IDs, Drinkware and Waterbottles, Electronics and Fitness Equipment, Home Decor and Appliances, Medical Equipment: stethoscopes and blue light glasses, , Memberships and Subscriptions, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Scrubs and Apparel, Shoes – recommended by nurses, Self-care Items: massagers, lotions, Staff Appreciation Gifts & Swag – bulk orders.

Healthcare Worker Discounts, Freebies and Deals
Check out this comprehensive database from Health Job of retailers offering healthcare workers discounts and deals.

Products Recommended by Nurse Lauren
Nurse Lauren is sharing all the things she loves. Whether it’s what she need during her shift, how to stay hydrated, or what helps her get a good night (or day) sleep; check out the list she shared of her favorite products that she can’t live without!

Events To Attend

New Nurse Manager Workshop 
Provided By: American Nurses Association (ANA)
Dates: May 17-18, 2021
Register here.
Follow: @ANANursingWorld

APSNA’s 30th Annual Scientific Conference
Provided By: American Pediatric Surgical Nurses Association
Dates: May 17-18, 2021
Register here.
Follow: @APSNAnurse

Inspiring Nurse Leaders | AONL 2021 Conference
Provided By: American Organization for Nurse Leadership
Date: July 11–14, 2021
Description: As a nurse leader, you have met today’s unparalleled challenges with ingenuity and innovation. Join the nursing leadership community at AONL 2021 for an inspiring, collective look at the possibilities of tomorrow. Don’t miss this opportunity share and gain essential knowledge, explore new solutions and fuel synergies to help you lead with resilience and reimagine the delivery of care.
Register here.
Follow: @tweetAONL