NursesNOW Roundup January 2022

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.

After a two year long celebration starting with Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday, The Year of the Nurse concluded at the end of 2021. You can still access any of the The American Nurses Association’s  The Year of The Nurse webinars on demand. With the global pandemic still surging on, we still honor and celebrate nurses on the front line everyday.  Check out this calendar of 2022 Nursing Recognition Dates to celebrate the nurses in your life.

Spotlight On

HIMSS (@HIMSS) presents The Digital Connected Care article series elevates the conversation from tech talk to the practical application of remote patient monitoring in clinician designed workflows with evidence of improved outcomes without increasing staff burden.

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


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

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.

To Read

21 Best New Nursing Books To Read In 2022
As featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc – BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on recommendations by thought leaders and experts.

The State of Nurse Burnout
When the topic of burnout comes up, people typically think of clinicians first. However, nurse burnout has become just as serious, if not more so than clinician burnout. With January 23rd-29th designated as National CRNA Week and the first-ever Ambulatory Care Nursing Week February 7th-13th, we’re focusing specifically on nurse burnout, highlighting key stats from recent surveys and looking at potential solutions.

Emergency Nurses Association Prepares to Recharge with 51st President
Jennifer Schmitz, MSN, EMT-P, CEN, CPEN, CNML, FNP-C, NE-BC, is the new president of the Emergency Nurses Association.

Methodology: Best Online Nursing Programs Rankings
Learn how U.S. News computed its rankings of online programs offering master’s degrees in nursing.

Strategies to Maintain Your Mental Health as a Health Care Worker
When your job involves taking care of others, it’s important not to forget about your own health and well-being. All too often, nurses and other health care workers are so focused on helping their patients that they neglect their own self-care needs.

HealthcareNOW Radio’s Nurse Lauren
Nurse Lauren is HealthcareNOW Radio’s content contributor for NursesNOW. Her passion for pediatrics led her to her current positions as a newborn/infant ICU nurse at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (@ChildrensPhila) and 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

DNA’s 40th Annual Convention| In Person and Virtual
Provided by: Dermatology Nurses’ Association
Date: February 23 – 25, 2022
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Description: Join us either in-person at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino or virtually on February 23-25, 2022 for General Sessions that focus on Professional Development/Research; Surgical/Cutaneous Oncology; Medical/Pediatric; and Aesthetics topics. Also offered in-person or virtually is our Nurse Practitioner Forum on February 24-25, 2022 which provides up-to-date topics to meet the needs of the advanced dermatology practitioner. There are also two special interest workshops offered in-person only on February 26, 2022. We hope you will join us as we focus on your future!
Register here
Follow: @DNAnurses

Looking Forward


Ambulatory Care Nursing Week – Feb. 7-13 (Debuting this year!)

PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week – Feb. 7-13

Cardiovascular Professionals Week – Feb. 13-19

Critical Care Transport Nurses Day – Feb. 18