NursesNOW Roundup April 2022

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.

After a two year long celebration starting with Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday, The Year of the Nurse concluded at the end of 2021. You can still access any of the The American Nurses Association’s  The Year of The Nurse webinars on demand. With the global pandemic still surging on, we still honor and celebrate nurses on the front line everyday.  Check out this calendar of 2022 Nursing Recognition Dates to celebrate the nurses in your life. National Nurses Week is May 6 – 12, 2022.

Spotlight On

Ask the Experts: HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community Roundtable | Nurses Month 2022
Provided by: HIMSS
Date: May 12, 0222 – May 14, 2022 | Webinar

Description: Come celebrate National Nurses Month by joining members of the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Committee for this interactive roundtable, where you can ask us anything. Come prepared with questions to ask a panel of experts on all things nursing. We want to hear from you! Industry experts with diverse backgrounds are poised to discuss timely and critical topics, including the impact nurse informaticists have at their own organizations and the importance of nursing as a whole. Help to generate thought provoking ideas and ask your nursing-specific questions during this unique round table session.

Register here.
Follow: @HIMSS

In the News

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 

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners

The AANP empowers all nurse practitioners (NPs) to advance quality health care through practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership. AANP is a community  for NPs, NP students, and individuals or organizations interested in the NP role.  There are currently more than 109,000 members. AAP is working to improve patient care and advance NP practice. Follow them on Twitter @AANP_NEWS

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 @tweetAON

National Association of Neonatal Nurses

NANN is a community of registered nursing professionals at all stages of their careers who care for newborn infants born with a variety of health challenges, including prematurity, birth defects, infection, cardiac malformations, and surgical problems. For more than 30 years, NANN has supported its members and advanced the profession by providing opportunities for members to influence care for neonates and their families, collaborate with leaders and peers in their field, and gain knowledge to improve their daily practice. Follow them on Twitter @NeonatalNurses.

To Read

Class of 2022: Nursing student uses virtual reality to help relieve patient and nursing staff stress

Tiffany Lord, who works in the Evans-Haynes Burn Center, says, “If we can have a happy nurse doing good wound care on a happy patient, we’re going to get that patient home quicker.”

Third of nurses plan to leave their jobs in 2022, survey finds

More than one-third (34%) of nurses say it’s very likely that they will leave their roles by the end of 2022 and 44% cited burnout and a high-stress environment as the reason for their desire to leave, according to a new survey by staffing firm Incredible Health. Nurses cited benefits and pay are the second leading reason (27%) for quitting their jobs.

You Make a Difference

ANA selected the evergreen theme, Nurses Make a Difference to honor the varying roles of nurses and their positive impact on our lives. Nurses make a difference as trusted advocates who ensure individuals, families, and populations receive quality patient care and services. Nurses make a difference by influencing and shaping health policy decisions that ensure all Americans have access to high-quality, affordable health care coverage.

28 Twitter Accounts Every Nursing Student Should Follow

Becoming a nurse is an ongoing educational process that only begins after you earn your nursing degree. A good nurse will continue to absorb nursing knowledge all of her life. The exciting part of the web is certainly Social media. You can honestly spend all day on Twitter re-tweeting, tweeting and following link after link of juicy nursing articles and more. Here are 28 super cool Twitter feeds you should follow in the field of nursing.

50 Best Gifts For Nurses and Nursing Students 2022

Check out the ultimate guide to the best gifts for nurses. Get something special for the nurses in your life!

Healthcare NOW 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.  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.

Looking for a gift for the nurse in your life to celebrate them in May? Take a look at Nurse Lauren: Products I Recommend.

Events to Attend

Critical Care Nursing Conference
Provided by: National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition
Date: May 16–18 (Houston), June 6–8 (Virtual), Pre-conferences May 15
Where: Houston, Texas
Description: This large conference was created for critical care nurses at all levels. Beginning nurses, experienced care managers, and nurse practitioners can all benefit from the sessions offered. Attendees can choose from hundreds of sessions covering 30 different nursing topics.
Register: here
Follow: #NTI2022, @AACNme