NursesNOW Roundup July 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

The can’t-miss health information and technology event of the year, where professionals connect for education, innovation and collaboration.
August 9 – 13 Las Vegas

Opening Keynote: Envisioning the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report
Monday, August 9 at 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM PST
During this session, you’ll hear an overview of “The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity,” directly from the National Academy of Medicine committee co-chair. This will be followed by a moderated discussion on how the report’s recommendations will impact nursing informatics.

Nursing Informatics Symposium
Monday, August 9

Nursing informatics is an integral specialty that bridges nursing practice with information and technology—both inside and outside the hospital setting. This symposium will bring real-life use cases relating to the past, present and future of nursing informatics. We’ll uncover meaningful, user-friendly, patient-centric innovation and explore how to drive improved outcomes for patients and enhanced clinical workflows for healthcare staff. Timely topics will include: documentation burden, innovative leadership, and COVID-19-related impacts across the specialty.
Register here 

HIMSS Nursing Informatics Roundtable
Wednesday, August 11 at 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST

The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Roundtable provides a platform to enable trusted clinical nurse leaders of all levels to advance their understanding of how technology can -play an important role as part of an integrated care team.
Register here.

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

AHA, AMA & ANA Release New Public Service Announcement Urging the American Public to Get Vaccinated to Defeat COVID-19
Together, the American Hospital Association (AHA), American Medical Association (AMA), and American Nurses Association (ANA) released a public service announcement (PSA) today featuring their leaders urging the American public to ask questions, follow the science and get vaccinated. The PSA stresses that COVID-19 vaccines are a safe and effective way to protect you, your family and your community from the virus. Full press release. 

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.

Historic Increases Proposed for Title VIII Funding and NINR
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) applauds the House Appropriations Committee for advancing the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS-ED) spending bill, which includes major new investments in nursing education and research. Specifically, the bill includes $314.472 million for Title VIII Nursing Workforce Development Programs, a $50 million increase over the FY 2021 funding level, and $200.782 million for the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), a nearly $26 million increase over FY 2021. Full press release

Academy Medical-Surgical Nurses
With 12,000+ members strong, the AMSN is the only specialty nursing organization dedicated to the practice of medical-surgical nursing. Our mission is to promote excellence in medical-surgical nursing. Follow them on Twitter @MedSurgNurses

Nursing Leadership: The Role You Play and the Opportunity for Innovation
Terri Hinkley, EdD, MBA, BScN, RN, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, AMSN & MSNCB shares her thoughts on leadership in nursing and innovation in this month’s CEO’s Corner – July 2021.

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

AONL Webinars
AONL members have access to a variety archived webinars free of charge. Topics include, human trafficking, peer support programs and culture-driven workforce change. Education credits are given to most On-Demand webinars. Industry Insights webinars are presented and sponsored by industry health care leaders. Education credits are not awarded with Industry Insights webinars.

To Read

Between nursing shifts, a Singapore rower trained for the Olympics.
Meet Joan Poh, the 30 year-old nurse and rower who is representing Singapore in the Olympic Games this summer in this article by New York Times (@nytimes) “In a time of pandemic, going back to work felt like a calling. When I’m at work, I’m 100 percent a nurse. When I’m training, I’m 100 percent a rower. It’s always about finding that balance and making it work.”

Photos: Nurses Recount Traumatic Pandemic Experiences
Memories of past COVID-19 patients remain seared into the minds of ICU nurses in this photo gallery by U.S. News Health (@USNewsHealth)

Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Examining Scope of Practice
Minority Nurse (@minoritynurse) reports on The Future of Nursing 2020–2030 Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity report, issued by the National Academy of Medicine Committee.

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

Nurses Say These $30 Toe Spacers Provide Serious Relief for Tired Feet
Check out Real Simple’s (@RealSimple) review of YogaToes’s Gems Gel Toe Separators that nurses have been raving about.

Healthcare Worker Discounts, Freebies and Deals
Check out this comprehensive database from Health Job of retailers offering healthcare workers discounts and deals.

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

Policy Dialogue: Public Health Preparedness and IT – Lessons from the Field | Virtual
Provided by: American Academy of Nursing
Date: August 11, 2021 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
Description: This Policy Dialogue, sponsored by the Expert Panel on Informatics and Technology, with additional expertise provided by the Expert Panels on Environmental and Public Health; Cultural Competence and Health Equity; and Building Health Care Systems Excellence, will address global infectious disease challenges (such as COVID), share best practices, and recommend public health and IT infrastructure changes. It will explore the contributions of nursing to public health infrastructure, patient outcomes, health information technology (IT), and responsiveness to global infectious disease challenges in terms of future policy implications.
Register here
Follow: @AAN_Nursing 

2021 AANP Fall Conference | In Person or Virtual
Provided by: AANP
Date: September 23 – 26, 2021
Location: Hollywood, Florida
Description: Six topical areas will be presented at the 2021 AANP Fall Conference. Within each topical area, registered attendees can choose from a number of sessions on a variety of therapeutic areas — or select sessions from multiple topical areas to create your personalized conference experience!
Register here -in person 
Register here – virtual 
Follow: @AANP_NEWS