NursesNOW Roundup August 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

Empowering Nurse-Led Innovation: NursePitch™ Driving Healthcare Transformation
Nurse-led innovation is revolutionizing the future of healthcare, and key organizations such as HIMSS, the American Nurses Association Enterprise (ANA Enterprise) and Becton Dickinson (BD) are actively supporting and promoting these innovative initiatives. One such initiative making waves is NursePitch™, an annual innovation competition aimed at amplifying the voice, opportunities and visibility of nursing professionals within the digital health ecosystem.

7 Step Roadmap to Developing a Virtual Nursing Program
Read our blog on a roadmap to developing a virtual nursing program before the first session. This will be an interactive session, so we encourage you to join us on-camera and with questions based on your unique facilities challenges!
Want to learn more about our virtual nursing solutions? Explore here.
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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.

Meet the Author of Fast Facts for Patient Safety in Nursing
Deborah Dolan Hunt, PhD, RN, is an experienced nurse, educator, writer, scholar, full professor at the Dr. Betty L. Forest Dean of the College of Nursing and Public Health at Adelphi University, and author of Springer Publishing’s Fast Facts for Patient Safety in Nursing.
Follow: @DailyNursing  | @debdoll25

HCN and OhioHealth Committed to Battle Ohio’s Nursing Shortage
Hondros College of Nursing and OhioHealth will expand their community commitment by establishing the OhioHealth Nursing Equity Scholarship, aimed at addressing the critical nursing workforce shortage impacting Ohio. Beginning this fall, OhioHealth will provide selected scholarship recipients financial support towards their Associate Degree in Nursing program with the Hondros College of Nursing Westerville campus in Columbus. Students will complete the required academic coursework at Hondros College of Nursing and complete most of their clinical experiences at OhioHealth.
Follow: @HondrosNursing | @OhioHealth

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