NursesNOW Roundup December 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

2022 Predictions: How Will Healthcare Evolve?
HIMSS (@HIMSS) subject matter experts are looking ahead to the new year, drawing from their vast experience, networks and areas of expertise to provide predictions for the next 12 months and beyond in the healthcare ecosystem.

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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

ANA Urges OSHA to Renew ETS Standard Providing Nurses Critical Protections from COVID-19
On December 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) protecting nurses and other health care personnel from COVID-19 will expire. This ETS, issued months prior to the Administration’s vaccine mandate, set clear and enforceable requirements for COVID-19 prevention in hospitals, home health, community clinics, and other health care delivery sites. The American Nurses Association (ANA) is urging OSHA to act quickly to renew this ETS, which has provided critical protections for nurses and other health care workers who remain on the frontlines of this persistent pandemic. For full press release click 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 

Suicide Prevention in Nursing Model Designated as American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner Innovative Program Focused on Critical Mental Health Intervention & Service
The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) recognizes the Suicide Prevention in Nursing: Breaking the Silence model as an Academy Edge Runner. The Suicide Prevention in Nursing model was developed by an interprofessional team inspired by the first national longitudinal study of U.S nurse suicide led by Judy E. Davidson, DNP, RN, MCCM, FAAN, Nurse Scientist at the University of California, San Diego Health Sciences (UC San Diego Health). Edge Runners are nurse-designed, innovative models of care or interventions with significant, demonstrated outcomes to improve health, impact cost, and influence policy. Read the full press release here.

National Student Nurses’ Association
NSNA’s mission is to mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession. Follow them on Twitter @NSNAinc

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.

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

2022 Doctoral Education Conference, Nursing Science and Practice: Creating Equity through Doctoral Education | In Person and Hybrid
Provided by: AACN
Date: January 20 – 22, 2022
With a strong focus on advancing inclusive excellence, the Doctoral Education Conference will provide a deeper dive into the areas of nursing doctoral education that create tension points and opportunities for change. Conference sessions will offer practical solutions that all program types may implement to foster equity in academia, health care delivery, and local communities. Topics will include creating capacity through the recruitment and retention of diverse research and practice scholars who will collaborate to discover, implement, and translate research. Explore how schools of nursing enable faculty to advance their academic careers and attract faculty and students that reflect our diverse communities and global society. This conference is designed with ample opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues, learn from and interact with renowned experts, and take away successful strategies to help you succeed and excel in your role as an academic nursing leader. Through a fusion of both in-person and virtual experiences, participants may choose how to attend.
Register here
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