NursesNOW Roundup January 2024

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.

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HIMSS Champions the ANCC NI-BC Certified Informatics Nurses Designation Change

HIMSS joins the Alliance for Nursing informatics (ANI), American Nurses Association (ANA), and other supporting organizations in the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Informatics Nurses board certification credential change from RN-BC to NI-BC in the fourth quarter of 2023. This monumental, long-awaited, and timely transformed credential now clearly identifies informaticists who have completed the journey to attain this esteemed, globally recognized nursing profession specialty certification.

AI-Driven Healthcare Innovation: Bridging the Gap – 4.5 CE Credits 
Webinar dates:  March 1 and April 5, 2024
Webinar time: 12-1:30pm EST
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, mid-levels and pharmacists who care for patients and use artificial intelligence tools.
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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 @ANANursingWorld


The American Academy of Nursing serves the public by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Academy Fellows are inducted into the organization for their extraordinary contributions to improve health locally and globally. With more than 2,900 Fellows, the Academy represents nursing’s most accomplished leaders in policy, research, administration, practice, and academia. Follow them: @AAN_Nursing

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 @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  @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 @NeonatalNurses.

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Ignite Change in Nursing by Taking the State of Nursing Survey Today!
Welcome to the third annual State of Nursing Survey. This survey aims to delve deep into the heart of the nursing profession, unraveling the challenges, aspirations, and unfiltered sentiments of nurses across the spectrum. We encourage you to take five minutes to complete the survey, and to share it with your colleagues, for in your experiences and insights lies the opportunity to guide the future of the nursing profession.

Proposed Federal Nursing Home Staffing Standards Will Be Too Little, Too Late U.S. News and World Report: Without changes, the latest proposals don’t go far enough to help nursing home residents with safety and quality of life.

Mourning the loss of Dr. Claire Fagin and recognizing her impact on the field of nursing We want to recognize the significant contributions of Claire M. Fagin, Ph.D., R.N., to the field of nursing and nursing research as we mourn her passing this month at the age of 97.

Upcoming 2024 Events

AONL 2024 – Inspiring Leaders Conference
April 8-11, 2024, | New Orleans
Discover cutting-edge practices, earn professional continuing education credits, and explore innovative solutions. Whether you’re a seasoned nurse executive or new to your leadership journey, AONL 2024 offers the inspiration and empowerment you seek. Register now and be a part of shaping the future of nursing leadership!
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