NursesNOW Roundup February 2020

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

Nurses at HIMSS20 (@HIMSS)

Nursing Informatics Symposium
Nurses are integral to everything that’s happening in health information and technology, both inside and outside the hospital.

2020 and Beyond: A Nurse Leadership Panel During this session you’ll hear from a panel of nurse executives from the largest EHR system supplier organizations.  They’ll discuss the impact of emerging technologies, and how their organizations are positioning themselves, and their users, for the future.

The American Nurses Association has declared 2020 as The Year of The Nurse.In honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the goal is to encourage inclusivity and participation of all nurses, including nurse midwives, in this landmark year of activities.
Share your story with #YON2020 #YearOfTheNurse

To Listen

Andria Jacobs RN on HealthcareNOW Radio’s The Tate Chronicles
Host Jim Tate’s guest is Andria Jacobs RN, the COO of PCG Software. She has extensive experience in both the administrative and clinical aspects of healthcare. PCG works with healthcare payor and provider organizations to increase profitability by enhancing cost containment, maximizing financial recoveries, and significantly reducing fraud and abuse. The company’s comprehensive suite of software tools automate cost containment through more accurate and efficient claims adjudication and code review.

New Podcast Spotlights Nurses’ Expertise in Health Innovation, Technology and Industry as The Year of the Nurse and Midwife Commences
Johnson & Johnson (@JNJNursing) and the American Nurses Association (@ANANursingWorld) have launched SEE YOU NOW, an inspiring storytelling podcast that highlights innovative and human-centered solutions driven by nurses addressing today’s most challenging healthcare problems. SEE YOU NOW is available for download on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify and wherever you listen to podcasts. For more information, visit and follow the social conversation at #SeeYouNow.

Med-Surg Moments Podcast Marks Successful First Year
With 800,000 practicing nurses worldwide, medical-surgical nursing is the world’s largest nursing specialty. The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) – the only professional association for med-surg nurses – launched Med-Surg Moments – The AMSN Podcast in February 2019, to speak to the wide-ranging issues that this diverse and ever-growing population of nurses is faced with daily. The broadcast has also proven to be a popular forum for support, discovery, and knowledge that applies to the nursing industry at large.

In the News

AACN Launches Nursing Voices, Nursing Votes 2020
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (@AACNursing) is pleased to announce the second biennial Nursing Voices, Nursing Votes, a nonpartisan initiative to encourage nursing deans, faculty, and students amplify their voices during the 2020 election season. Building on the success of the 2018 initiative, which garnered more than 500 commitments to register and vote, AACN looks forward to gaining even more support this year within the academic nursing community.

Kenya D. Williams, MSN, RN, HSM Earns Certified Association Executive Credential
American Society of Association Executives (@ASAEcenter) announced that National Student Nurses’ Association’s (@NSNAinc) Director of Governance and Policy, Kenya D. Williams, MSN, RN, HSM, has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE ® ) designation from the CAE Commission of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Less than five percent of all association professionals have achieved this mark of excellence.

American Academy of Nursing Places a Focus on Wellness During the 2020 Year of the Nurse and the Midwife As nations around the world celebrate 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, designated by the World Health Organization, the American Academy of Nursing (@AAN_Nursing) has released policy briefs highlighting the connection between nurse wellness at work and the health of their patients. Throughout the messaging for the 2020 Year of the Nurse and the Midwife designation is the undeniable commitment and emotional support nurses and midwives provide to the patients they serve.

Candidates Announced for the 2020 AANP Election
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (@AANP_NEWS) is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2020 AANP Election. Members of AANP are a crucial component of the organization’s leadership. We rely on the experience and expertise of nurse practitioner (NP) leaders to guide the association and advance the NP role.

NANN’s Newborn Safe Sleep Guideline
The National Association of Neonatal Nurses (@NeonatalNurses) released their Newborn Safe Sleep guideline, the only clinical practice guideline that addresses the challenges of and provides recommendations on implementing safe sleep practices in the hospital setting for children between birth and 1 year of age. The guideline provides evidence-based protocols for creating a safe sleep environment for infants based on the history of sleep-related deaths and the American Academy of Pediatrics’ safe sleep recommendations between 1992 and 2016. Common controversies and barriers related to implementing safe sleep in the hospital are also discussed, which will empower healthcare providers to improve daily practice with neonates and infants.

Emergency Nurses Association Reinvigorates ESI Triage Course
The Emergency Nurses Association (@ENAorg) relaunched the Emergency Severity Index triage course with a new look and feel that gives emergency nurses a more interactive and engaging experience as they learn the fundamentals of patient screening. Since 1998, the ESI program has been the leading triage resource relied upon by nearly every emergency nurse in the United States to assess patient acuity based on their presentation in the emergency department and the expected level of care they will require.

To Read

Precepting is crucial in retaining new nurses and helping them succeed
On (@Nurse_com,) Solimar Figueroa, PhD, RN, MHA, P-PCA, a clinical collaborator for the American Academy for Preceptor Advancement, discusses the pressures on new graduate nurses to transition from education to practice.

Nurse Nacole: Nursing Tips of the Day
To get your daily dose of nursing tips check out Nurse Nacole’s (@CoronaryKid) Nursing Tips of the Day.

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.


11 Best Comfortable Nursing Shoes for Men & Women
If you’re a nurse, this review of the best nursing shoes will help you to find the most appropriate footwear. We’ll take a look at the highest-quality shoes for nurses, including the Keen Utility PTC Slip-On II  how to get the most from your nursing shoes, and how to stay comfortable during your shift. Whatever you do, don’t take your choice of shoes lightly. Your job demands it.

Upcoming Events

Annual Black Nurses Rock Convention
This year, Black Nurses Rock is bringing nurses from around the country together under the theme “2020 Vision Into Determinant of Health Disparities in the Black Community”. Set during Mardi Gras week, this conference boasts a Masquerade themed banquet. Earn up to 20 contact hours as you learn from the largest minority nursing association in the country.
Dates: February 26-March 1, 2020
Location: Biloxi, MS
Register Here

National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists Annual Conference
As the leading provider of clinical nurse specialist education, The NACNS strives to highlight the unique contributions of Clinical Nurse Specialists to patient care. This conference gives nurses of various specialties the chance to earn pharmacology CE in a hands-on, interactive environment.
Dates: March 10-13, 2020
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Register Here

Dermatology Nurses Association 
Located in the mountains of Denver, this conference promises to elevate your knowledge about current trends in dermatology care. There are four tracks you can focus on, including Professional Development/Research, Surgical/Cutaneous Oncology, Medical/Pediatric, and Aesthetics.
Dates: March 18-21, 2020
Location: Denver CO
Register Here 

The Annual Assembly of Hospice & Palliative Care
This conference takes pride in celebrating the diversity of the global hospice and palliative care community. Earn up to 20.77 CNE hours in an environment tailored to welcome and inspire.
Dates: March 18-21, 2020
Location: San Diego, CA
Register Here

American Organization for Nursing Leadership Annual Conference
Whether you’re an aspiring leader or a seasoned executive, this conference will allow you to develop your leadership skills and advance your career. Themed “Inspiring Nurse Leaders,” this conference will equip you with strategies to bring back to your own team. Plus, a yearlong AONL membership is included with registration!
Dates: March 18-21, 2020
Location: Nashville, TN
Register Here

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners National Conference 
This conference brings together nearly 2,000 Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Family Nurse Practitioners, and other pediatric providers. Earn more than 20 contact hours as you enjoy the beachside location.
Dates: March 25-28, 2020
Location: Long Beach, CA
Register Here 

Nursing Education Research Conference 
Hosted in the nation’s capital, this conference spotlights the latest nursing research. Nursing administrators, faculty, students, and leaders alike gather for the chance to strengthen their educational practice. Registration closes February 26, so reserve your spot fast!
Dates: March 26-28, 2020
Location: Washington, DC
Register Here 

Association Of PeriOperative Registered Nurses Surgical Conference & Expo 
With 200 CE contact hours available, this conference is bursting with opportunities to improve your perioperative practice. Bonus: this high-tech conference allows you to stream sessions you missed on-demand. And you can even enjoy a trip to nearby Disneyland when the conference ends.
Dates: March 28-April 1, 2020
Location: Anaheim, CA
Register Here 

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