NursesNOW Roundup January 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

How Technology Can Advance Empathetic Care
Telehealth, health apps and provider portals have become even more popular throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and with these latest technologies comes the loss of personal contact. Read this article from HIMSS20 (@HIMSS) for how to still build connection and have empathy during the virtual patient experience.

To Listen

HealthcareNOW Radio Nurses Playlist
Check out our 2020 compiled playlist of episodes across our HealthcareNOW Radio network that feature nurses.

Association Updates


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

2020 National Magnet Nurse of the Year
The American Nurses Credentialing Center invites you to submit a nomination for the tenth annual National Magnet Nurse of the Year Award Program. The National Magnet Nurse of the Year awards recognize the outstanding contributions of clinical nurses in each of the five Magnet® Model Components: Transformational Leadership, Structural Empowerment, Exemplary Professional Practice, New Knowledge, Innovations & Improvements and Empirical Outcomes. Submit a nomination for the 10th annual National Magnet Nurse of the Year® Award Program. Deadline: July 12, 2020

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 

Fellowship Application Now Open
As a Fellow, you will join the collective efforts to support the American Academy of Nursing’s mission. For application process, guide and submission instructions visit here. The 2021 application deadline is February 19, 2021.

American Psychiatric Nurses Association
The APNA was founded in 1986. In the ensuing years, APNA has grown to be the largest professional membership organization committed to the practice of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems, and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. Follow them on Twitter @AmerPsychNurses.

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

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.

In the January Footprints article, Rebecca Koerner shares her story of working with the family of a neonate who passed away in the NICU and how it motivated her to conduct new research on parental holding.

To Read

The Best-paying States for Nurses in 2021
There are over 2.9 million nurses that work in the United States, The average salary is $ 77,460 per year. (@businessdotorg) compared the average nursing salary to the average income to find the percentage difference. Hawaii topped their list and Washington DC ranks last. To find out the percentage more or less than the average salary for all other occupations and all the states in between, read the full report here

Get the Most from a Virtual Conference
Minority Nurse (@minoritynurse) gives a perspective on how to still gain a lot from a virtual conference. Read here on how to prepare and set eew expectations.

3 Lessons Doctors Can Learn From Nurses
Nurses are are on the front line everyday. With frequent interactions, care and knowledge they build the trusting relationship with patients. Read Health Job’s article on the three takeaways doctors can learn from nurses.

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.

Products to Buy

The 7 Best Stethoscopes for Nurses of 2021
From pediatric to ER nurses, travel or students nurses, check out Very Well Health’s (@verywell) comprehensive list of stethoscopes that will be the right fit for your workday needs.

Products Recommended by Nurse Lauren
Nurse Lauren is sharing all the things she loves. Whether it’s what she need during her shift, how to stay hydrated, or what helps her get a good night (or day) sleep; check out the list she shared of her favorite products that she can’t live without!

Events to Attend

Webinar: Creating Healthy Work Environment
Provided By: Sigma
Date: February 18, 2021
Description: Designed specifically to help leaders in both academic and clinical settings develop, implement, and maintain strategies to improve their organization’s work environment.
Register here.
Follow: @SigmaNursing

2021 Virtual CNL Summit
Provided By: American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Date: February 25 – 27
Description: The CNL Summit provides a national forum for all healthcare and academic audiences currently implementing or interested in exploring CNL education and practice. This year’s theme is Leveraging CNLs in a Time of Change. The summit provides a great opportunity to network and learn about the vast work of CNL’s across the healthcare continuum.
Register Here
Follow: @AACNursing.

2021 AANP Health Policy Conference
Provided By: AANP
Dates: February 25, 2021 – March 11, 2021 Online
Description: Come learn about the legislative issues impacting you and your patients and take steps toward creating positive change. Whether you’re a seasoned NP advocate or a novice in the legislative arena, the 2021 AANP Health Policy Conference offers you a unique opportunities.
Register Here. 
Follow: @AANP_NEWS

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