NursesNOW Roundup February 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

Nursing Informatics Committees
Founded in 2003, The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community was created due to the to the increased recognition of the role of the informatics nurse professional in healthcare information and management systems. Read more about the committee here and follow  @HIMSS.

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


The American Nurses Association and the American Nurses Foundation announced the winners of the 2021 ANA Innovation Awards powered by BD (Becton, Dickinson, and Company), a leading global medical technology company.  Congratulations to Rebecca Cherney, RN, Winner of the Individual Nurse Award and Brighid Gannon, (@BrighidGannon) DNP, PMHNP-BC and Pritma Dhillon-Chattha, (@pritmadhillon) DNP, MHA, RN , Winner of the Nurse-led Team Award.

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.


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 

Election Results for Board of Directors and Nominating Committee
With online ballots cast from January 5-29, those elected to the AACN Board and Nominating Committee will begin their terms of service following the business meeting at AACN’s Deans Annual Meeting
on March 23, 2021. For the new and re-elected Board members 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


Foundation of the NSNA Appoints New Trustee to the Board of Trustees
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’Association Inc. (FNSNA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shirley Quarles, EdD, RN,FAAN to the position of Trustee on the Board of Trustees. For the full press releases read here. 

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

The AANP proudly announces the recipients of the 2021 AANP State Award for Excellence. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding achievements by nurse practitioners and NP advocates in each state and honors recipients annually during the AANP National Conference.

National Nurses United
NNU, with more than 150,000 members nationwide, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in U.S. history.
NNU was founded in 2009 unifying three of the most active, progressive organizations in the U.S.—and the major voices of unionized nurses—in the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association. NNU’s executive director is Bonnie Castillo, RN and its presidents are Deborah Burger, Zenei Cortez, and Jean Ross. Follow them on Twitter @NationalNurses. 

Survey: One Year into the Covid-19 Pandemic
National Nurses United has surveyed nurses over the past year of the Covid-19 pandemic. We want to hear from you again—how are things going? Take the survey and let us know what is happening in your facility!

To Read

See How Covid-19 Has Tested the Limits of Hospitals and Staff
Read New York Times (@nytimes) report on how the Covid-19 pandemic has stretched the resources of hospitals and health care workers like ever before.

What Frustrates Nurses The Most Right Now In The COVID-19 Pandemic
Huffingto Post (@HuffPost) discusses the behaviors health care workers wish people would avoid and what else is making their job fighting the coronavirus difficult.

How Nurses Can Become Doctors
U.S. News Health (@USNewsHealth) reports doctors who were nurses before say their nursing experience was helpful when applying to medical school.

Is Crisis Nursing the Right Job for You?
Minority Nurse (@minoritynurse) discusses what a Crisis Nurse is, required qualifications and qualities you need to be successful. Find out if Crisis Nurse is the career path for you.

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.

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Events to Attend

Inspiring Nurse Leaders | AONL 2021 Conference
Provided By: American Organization for Nurse Leadership
Date: July 11–14, 2021
Description: As a nurse leader, you have met today’s unparalleled challenges with ingenuity and innovation. Join the nursing leadership community at AONL 2021 for an inspiring, collective look at the possibilities of tomorrow. Don’t miss this opportunity share and gain essential knowledge, explore new solutions and fuel synergies to help you lead with resilience and reimagine the delivery of care.
Register here.
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