NursesNOW Roundup August 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.

Spotlight On

Transforming Healthcare Delivery through Mixed Reality
Burnout has been a problem for clinicians for many years, but care teams  have continued to demonstrate their steadfast commitment to caring for their patients and communities with skill and compassion. Burnout can be transformed in the workplace. Mixed reality (MR) provides tools for innovative immersive experiences that will transform patient care by improving outcomes and provider satisfaction. Listen to a roundtable of thought leaders as they discuss how the creation of immersive experiences through MR can improve patient outcomes and enhance education and training.
Follow: @HIMSS

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 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 @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.  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.

This is How I Became a Media Health Expert on TV as a Nurse
Alice Benjamin discusses her journey and gives advice to nurses interested in. in working with the media with the website

From educational and career advice, to self care strategies and funny, personal stories, these top 50 nurse blogs cover anything and everything you would want to know about a nursing career.  The selection of these blogs were based on two independent Web domain and page ranking systems,  recency and frequency of blogs and personal selection / value. Ranking number 1 is Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Blogs , you can follow them @JHUNursing

Events to Attend

NANN’s 38th Annual Conference | In-Person or Virtual
Provided by:
National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Date: September 14 – 17, 2022 | Las Vegas
Join us live and in person in the heart of the Las Vegas strip or attend virtually for a new hybrid conference experience this year. Once again held during Neonatal Nurses Week, we’ll celebrate our profession and learning, leading, and leveling up together! By the end of the conference, you’ll feel refreshed and inspired to make innovative changes that nurture you and transform your career and the care you provide. Online group membership registration is available this year! Create your perfect custom conference experience. Attend in person and then watch sessions you missed at your convenience on demand.
Register: here
Follow: #NANNinVegas, @NeonatalNurses

Health Care Finance for Nurse Executives | In-Person
Provided by: AONL
Date: September 22 – 23, 2022 | Chicago
Description: In today’s evolving health care environment, when hospitals are struggling to maintain their margins in the face of rising costs, decreased payment and increased expectations for quality care outcomes, every health care clinical leader has increased accountability for bottom-line results. To equip nurse executives for these challenges, AONL, in partnership with the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), offers a Certificate in Health Care Finance for Nurse Executives. The certificate program includes the two-day event, web-based learning and collaboration and individual project plan development.
Register: here
Follow: @tweetAONL@hfmaorg

6th Edition of Nursing World Conference | In-Person or Virtual 
Date: October 27 – 29, 2022
Description: Distinguished speakers, researchers, scientists, academicians, nursesnursing practitioners, healthcare professionals, midwives, clinicians, and industry giants from around the world will present outstanding research that informs improvements in nursing practice, education, and management at this conference. The global congress provides an opportunity to network with nursing colleagues, academicians, researchers, and clinical practitioners who will present evidence-based discoveries for improving patient care quality and safety, as well as healthcare delivery systems in global health. This conference provides a wonderful opportunity for all nursing professionals to learn about current trends in nursing practice around the world. Keynote addresses, oral presentations, poster sessions by young researchers and students, seminars, and networking opportunities are all part of this three-day event.
Register: here
Follow: #NWC2022@NursingConf