NursesNOW Roundup August 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

Updates from HIMSS21

Envisioning the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report
Speakers Victoria Tiase and Mary Wakefield presented this session Monday August 9 as part of the Nursing Informatics Symposium. This session outlined the recommendations from “The Future of Nursing 2020-2030” report, discussed the recommendations from an informatics perspective and highlighted recommendations from the report that are practice changes impacting nursing informatics. View the presentations handouts.

In collaboration with the ANA (@ANANursingWorld) for its third year running, HIMSS is pleased to showcase NursePitch™—a Pre-Seed and Series A competition. Applicants are nurse innovators or startup companies ready to put their solution up against others—with the opportunity for major visibility in winning and scholarships up to $8,500. Pitches will go through an application process and the best-of-the best will be presented in front of a live audience in Las Vegas. #nursepitch

The Future of Nursing Practice Centers Around Equality and Informatics
This workforce development article from HIMSS (@HIMSS) reiterates that nurses are one of the key forces driving change in the healthcare industry today.

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

American Nurses Foundation Seeks Innovators to Unleash Nurses’ Potential
The American Nurses Foundation has launched a bold, new initiative to improve consumers’ health outcomes by transforming nursing education, regulation and practice.  The Reimagining Nursing (RN) Initiative kicks off with a Request for Proposals (RFP) to award $15 million to support change pilot projects. The RN Initiative will work to equip nurses with the leading-edge knowledge, tools, environments, and systems to deliver exemplary care. Ultimately, the RN Initiative aims to ensure that nurses’ expertise and contributions are optimized so that every consumer has access to the highest quality care. Read the full press release here. 

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 Announces Nurse Faculty Members Selected for the Inaugural Digital Academy
 The American Association of Colleges of Nursing is pleased to announce that 30 nursing faculty from across the nation have been selected to participate in the inaugural 2021 Digital Academy: Building the Essentials Tool Kit with Digital Innovation, which will be held on November 29-December 2 in Dallas, Texas. AACN launched this new initiative to bring together innovative faculty members with Apple Distinguished Educators to develop digital projects around the 10 domains outlined in the new AACN Essentials. Program participants come from 20 states and represent an array of institution types, including small liberal arts programs, public and private schools, and large academic health centers. Read the full press release here. 

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 

American Academy of Nursing Designates Four Nurse Leaders as Living Legends
The American Academy of Nursing will officially designate four extraordinary nurse leaders as Living Legends this fall. Drs. Betty Ferrell, Terry Fulmer, Susan Hassmiller, and Marla Salmon will be honored at the Living Legends Ceremony held during the Academy’s annual Health Policy Conference, taking place on October 7-9, 2021. Through their influence in leadership, innovation, and science, these individuals have made a lasting policy impact and significantly advanced the public’s health. Read the full press release here. 

To Read

Correctional Nursing Offers Rewards and Challenges
Lori Roscoe, DNP, APRN, ANP-C, CCHP-RN, discusses her experiences in correctional nursing inMinority Nurse (@minoritynurse).

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.

Events to Attend

2021 AANP Fall Conference | In Person or Virtual
Provided by: AANP
Date: September 23 – 26, 2021
Location: Hollywood, Florida
Description: Six topical areas will be presented at the 2021 AANP Fall Conference. Within each topical area, registered attendees can choose from a number of sessions on a variety of therapeutic areas — or select sessions from multiple topical areas to create your personalized conference experience!
Register here -in person 
Register here – virtual 
Follow: @AANP_NEWS

AMSN 30th Annual Medical-Surgical Nursing Convention | Virtual
Provided by: AMSN
Date: September 30-October 3, 2021
Description: Attending Convention is a gift to yourself – for your enrichment, your connection to other nurses, and your pursuit of continuing education. Invest in you this year. The experience of attending our AMSN Annual Convention is simply one of the best gifts a med-surg nurse can get. We hope you take a moment to engage with your med-surg family for our 30th AMSN Annual Virtual Convention! Earn up to 50 nursing continuing professional development NCPD contact hours.
Register here
Follow: @MedSurgNurses

APNA 35th Annual Conference | In Person or Virtual
Provided by: APNA
Date: October 13 – 16, 2021 – in person 
Location: Louisville, KY
Date: December 10 – 12, 2021 – virtual
Description: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Revolutionizing Access to Person-Centered Care. Network with brilliant and talented scholars across the country and tap into a wealth of evidence-based practice innovations in psychiatric-mental health nursing.
Register here
Follow: @AmerPsychNurses