NursesNOW Roundup June 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

American Nurses Association Elects National Leaders
The voting representatives of ANA’s Membership Assembly elected leaders to serve on the board of directors and nominations and elections committee. Voting took place from Friday, June 18th until Thursday, June 24th. All terms of office begin on January 1, 2022. ANA’s Membership Assembly elected the following members to serve two-year terms on the 9-member board of directors: Treasurer Joan Widmer, MS, MSBA, RN, CEN, of the New Hampshire Nurses Association; Director-at-Large Amy McCarthy, MSN, RNC-MNN, NE-BC, of the Texas Nurses Association. 

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.

Dr. Judith Karshmer Elected to the AACN Board of Directors
Dr. Judith Karshmer, (@JudithKarshmer) dean of the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University, has been elected to the AACN Board of Directors. Dr. Karshmer will serve as a Member-at-Large through March 2022. AACN held a special election to fill an unexpected vacancy on the Board with votes cast by member deans from May 24 through June 10, 2021.

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 

AAN Announces Jessica Castner as the National Academy of Medicine Distinguished Nurse Scholar-in-Residence

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.

APNA 19th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
The APNA 19th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute: Adapting & Innovating: Psychopharmacologic Nursing Care in the Midst of Crisis happened June 11 -13.

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


NSNA Raises over $8,000 through Virtual Fitness Challenge
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association, Inc (FNSNA) held its first-ever Scrubs and Sneakers Virtual Fitness Challenge. For nine weeks nursing students, faculty, NSNA/FNSNA staff and other individuals participated in the challenge to continue to celebrate the Year of the Nurse!  The challenge also promoted health and wellness within the nursing community and helped to raise funds to support the FNSNA undergraduate scholarship program.

To Read

Doctors and Nurses Are the Key to the Final Vaccine Push
Read Dr. director of the Yale Institute for Global Health, recent opinion essay in the New York Times (@nytimes) about how doctors and nurses are essential in the fight to vaccinate Americans to avoid any future surges of the COVID19 virus.

How to Decide Between Med School and Nursing
Ali Lotfi, M.D., contributor for U.S. News Health (@USNewsHealth) discusses factors such as nature of the practice, interactions with patients, different training and opportunities for leadership roles to consider to help one decide which career path is best for them.

Self-Care Tips for Nurses
Check out this blog post on Minority Nurse (@minoritynurse) and ask your self these questions today: How do I typically take care of myself day to day? Do I take time to regularly assess and address my needs? How is that impacting both my mental and physical health?

Nursing Shortage Affects Rural Missourians More, MU(@Mizzou) Study Finds
Rural Missouri counties also have highest percentage of nurses over age 54, nearing retirement. “Out of the 114 total counties in Missouri, 97 are designated as health care professional shortage areas, and a majority of these counties are rural. By identifying the specific areas where there is the greatest need for more nurses, we can better tailor our response to help Missouri have a more balanced nursing workforce.” -Anne Heyen, an assistant teaching professor in the MU Sinclair School of Nursing. 

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

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Products Recommended by Nurse Lauren
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Job Opportunites

Events To Attend

Inspiring Nurse Leaders | AONL 2021 Conference
Provided By: American Organization for Nurse Leadership
Date: July 11–14, 2021
Description: As a nurse leader, you have met today’s unparalleled challenges with ingenuity and innovation. Join the nursing leadership community at AONL 2021 for an inspiring, collective look at the possibilities of tomorrow. Don’t miss this opportunity share and gain essential knowledge, explore new solutions and fuel synergies to help you lead with resilience and reimagine the delivery of care.
Register here.
Follow: @tweetAONL

New Nurse Manager Workshop – Virtual
Provided by: ANA
Date: July 19-20, 2021
Description: Featured Speaker Ashley Amorello Kellish, Build your leadership and business skills so you can be successful in your new role. This interactive workshop provides you with the essential information to build a game plan for your transition to Nurse Manager. Participants will enhance their understanding of management, communications, and business knowledge needed to run a unit effectively. Continuing Nurse Education contact hours earned are applicable towards your Nurse Executive certification.
Register here
Follow: @ANANursingWorld

National Nurse Practitioner Residency & Fellowship Training Consortium -virtual
Provided by: NNPRFTC
Date: July 26 – 27, 2021
Description: Leading into the Future Agenda 
Register here
Follow: @NPPostGrad