NursesNOW Roundup February 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

Nursing Informatics Bootcamp with Dr Newbold
March 10 – 11, 2023 | Chapter Event | HIMSS Central and North Florida Chapter
Intensive two-day course focused on current informatics trends and issues. It includes content for registered nurses who are interested in becoming American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) board certified informatics nurses. Other clinical professionals working in informatics may wish to take the course to become exposed to the course topics. More information here.

Are Nurses Able to Lead in the Digital Health Evolution?
March 15, 2023 | Webinar
The United States healthcare system is slowly evolving from one built on mostly episodic and ambulatory in-person encounters to one that is digitally based, technology rich and informed by data. Simultaneously, the nursing profession is facing crises on a number of fronts, especially the education pipeline, workforce availability and professional development. Formal education tracks and the postgraduate novice-to-expert continuum have historically contained an insufficient focus on technology and informatics as a core component of nursing practice. For nurses to practice—and lead—in a modern healthcare environment, we must consider solutions that elevate our education pathways.
More information here. Follow: @HIMSS

Project Management Bootcamp for Nurse Leaders
April 10-May 7 or April 24-27, 2023 | Cheetah Learning | Coaches: Dawn Nunez, RN, PMP; Kate Fossman, RD, PMP

Become a Master at Accelerated Learning and Pass the PMP Exam in 4 days.

Companies are looking for the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential because it assures that the person who is doing the role of “project manager” has passed a rigorous industry standard test regarding the basic knowledge necessary for the job of project management. Considering that 75% of all projects fail due to poor project management, PMPs are considered critical organizational assets by the companies that employ them (Gartner Group, 2012). Recently, the federal government mandated that any projects receiving government funding need to have PMI-certified project managers, and many healthcare organizations require their project managers to be PMP-certified. The high demand for PMPs equates to a higher compensation.  More information here. Follow: @CheetahLearning

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.

The nursing community has spoken! We are thrilled to announce the WINNERS of the ICON Awards! All six winners now progress to the final round of voting!! ONE nurse will be named ICON of The Year. Cast your vote here by February 28, 2023! Click here to see the SIX winners of each category.
What makes the ICON Awards truly special is that all the nurses and nursing students were nominated by the nursing community – peers, classmates, professors, followers, and loved ones! This level of recognition speaks volumes to the amazing work these individuals do day in, and out, for the nursing profession.

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