NursesNOW Roundup April 2023

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.

Spotlight On

Insights from the 2023 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey: Exploring the Current State and Future of Nursing Informatics
May 17, 2023 | Webinar
In this session, you’ll hear about the current state of the nursing informatics workforce and the latest trends from the 2023 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce survey. Since 2004, HIMSS has surveyed the nursing informatics community to better understand the functions, responsibilities and compensation related to this role. We will discuss the value that nursing informatics brings to the healthcare setting and potential strategies to increase the number of nurse informaticists (NI).
More information here. Follow: @HIMSS

Project Management Bootcamp for Nurse Leaders
April 10-May 7 or May 8-June 4, 2023 | Cheetah Learning | Coaches: Dawn Nunez, RN, PMP; Kate Fossman, RD, PMP

Become a Master at Accelerated Learning and Pass the PMP Exam in 4 days.

Companies are looking for the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential because it assures that the person who is doing the role of “project manager” has passed a rigorous industry standard test regarding the basic knowledge necessary for the job of project management. Considering that 75% of all projects fail due to poor project management, PMPs are considered critical organizational assets by the companies that employ them (Gartner Group, 2012). Recently, the federal government mandated that any projects receiving government funding need to have PMI-certified project managers, and many healthcare organizations require their project managers to be PMP-certified. The high demand for PMPs equates to a higher compensation.  More information here. Follow: @CheetahLearning

AvaSure | Virtual Classroom Webinar Series on Virtual Nursing
March 23 – August 24, 2023 |
Moderator: Lisbeth Votruba, MSN, RN, AvaSure Chief Clinical Officer
Weekly series will detail how nursing leaders can launch and implement virtual nursing programs.
Virtual Nurse Webinar Schedule
April 27: Introducing The Clinical Resource TeleNurse Model: What Is It And How Can It Help?
May 18: Introducing The Expert Oversight TeleNurse Model: What Is It And How Can It Help?
June 22: Building A Virtual Nursing Business Case
July 20: Selecting The Right Technology Partner For Virtual Nursing
August 24: Starting & Scaling Your Virtual Nurse Program
More information here. Follow: @AvaSure

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

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 @tweetAONL

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

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 and Temple Health. 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.

What You Can Do With a Nursing Degree
Some nursing jobs focus on direct patient care while others emphasize teaching, research or leadership. When people imagine what nurses do, they often think of bedside nurses who tend to sick people in hospitals. Although there are many nurses who do this type of work, there are other job opportunities within the field. Full article here

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