NursesNOW Roundup April 2024

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

Healthcare Special Topics: Cutting-Edge Issues Shaping Healthcare Delivery
April 3 – May 23, 2024 | Webinar

Our Healthcare Webinar series explores cutting-edge issues shaping healthcare delivery today. It kicks off with an exciting conversation with Breanna Wong and the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare, with insights on key applications impacting patient care and system efficiency. Next, join Robert Casanova, University College instructor and High-Reliability expert as he outlines proven strategies to help organizations achieve consistent safety and quality outcomes. The series concludes with healthcare QI experts, Sherri Hess and Jeff Weide on a deep dive into Quality and Process Improvement methodologies aimed at reducing errors, managing cost, and improving patient outcomes.
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Virtual Nursing: Now and What’s to Come
May 13, 2024 | Webinar
Panelists include: Julie Reisetter, MS, RN; Clinical Executive, West-Com & TV
Moderator: Brian G. Rosenberg, Managing Director for Transformation Delivery KPMG
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29 – 31 May, 2024 | Rome
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of over 130 national nurses associations (NNAs), representing the over 28 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organization for health professionals.

In the News

The American Nurses Association 

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 @ANANursingWorld

The American Academy of Nursing

The American Academy of Nursing serves the public by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Academy Fellows are inducted into the organization for their extraordinary contributions to improve health locally and globally. With more than 2,900 Fellows, the Academy represents nursing’s most accomplished leaders in policy, research, administration, practice, and academia. Follow them: @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 @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  @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 @NeonatalNurses.

To Read

Podcast: Why Nurses Leave Their Jobs
A new study breaks down the reasons nurses exit their current employment. We talked about some of the surprises in the study and what healthcare employers can do about them on the new episode of the 4sight Health Roundup podcast.

Independence Blue Cross launches sixth annual Celebrate Caring campaign to recognize outstanding nurses
Independence Blue Cross (IBX) is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Celebrate Caring campaign, which highlights the extraordinary work nurses in the region do every day. Members of the community can help IBX recognize those special nurses who demonstrate a continued excellence when caring for others by submitting nominations at by Sunday, May 12. National Nurses Week is May 6-12, 2024.

A. O. Fox Hospital Partnering with ONC BOCES to Provide New Home for Practical Nursing Program
Bassett Healthcare Network’s A.O. Fox Hospital and Otsego Northern Catskills Board of Cooperative Educational Services (ONC BOCES) have announced a new partnership that is bringing BOCES’s practical nursing certification program to the hospital. To learn more about the ONC BOCES Practical Nursing Program and to apply, please visit or contact the ONC BOCES Adult Education Office by emailing 

ANPD readies tomorrow’s nursing professional development leaders with Wolters Kluwer EBP workflow solution
Wolters Kluwer Health announced that the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) has selected Ovid® Synthesis to help support evidence-based practice (EBP), quality improvement (QI), and research for two key programs. Participants in the Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Leadership Academy and the Evidence-Based Practice Academy, as well as their mentors, will have full access to the Ovid Synthesis platform and its innovative workflow application. For more information click here. 

Celebrate Nurses Week With FIGS
FIGS is launching a number of celebrations and givebacks to the nurse and healthcare community this May, including the drop of a limited-edition product capsule, sitewide discounts, the ringing of the NYSE bell, and more. 

Upcoming Events

ANIA Annual Conference
May 9-11, 2024 | Chicago
Explore the latest information, best practices, and advances in nursing informatics by attending sessions and hearing from expert speakers.
Discover the newest trends and innovations from industry vendors.
Earn more than 11.0 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development, with additional workshops offering an in-depth examination of special topics of relevance.
Network with colleagues with similar and varied informatics nursing interests.
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APNA 22nd Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
June 6-9, 2024 | Rockville, MD or Virtual
Psychopharmacology Updates Planned for Nurses, by Nurses for More Than 20 Years
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2024 AANP National Conference
June 25-30, 2024 | Nashville, Tennessee
Join the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, for the largest nurse practitioner (NP) event of the year! Attend for a week filled with continuing education (CE), exclusive keynote speakers, legislative and policy updates, hands-on workshops, lively exhibitors and unparalleled collegial networking opportunities.
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