NursesNOW Roundup March 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

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

ANA Announces New Innovation Advisory Board
The American Nurses Association announced the launch of its new Innovation Advisory Board. This board is composed of a select group of leaders with significant expertise in health care innovation that encompasses nursing, design, education, nonprofit, business, venture, and philanthropy sectors. The Innovation Advisory Board’s work has commenced effective immediately. There are 15 members in total who assembled to inform ANA’s innovation work under the leadership of ANA’s Vice President of Nursing Innovation Oriana Beaudet, DNP, RN, PHN.

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


AMSN Celebrates 30 Amazing Years Serving the Global Med-Surg Nursing Community
This year marks 30 years for us as an association – but more than that, it is a celebration of our history, staying true to our mission, realizing our vision, and bringing love and support to the thousands of med-surg nurses who put their trust in us each year.

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

AANP Announces 38 New Fellows in 2021
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (FAANP) will induct 38 distinguished nurse practitioner (NP) leaders in 2021. Located in 22 states across the U.S. and Vancouver, British Columbia, these FAANP inductees join an elite group of NPs who impact national and global health through their outstanding contributions to health care. Established in 2000, the FAANP program recognizes NPs who have made significant accomplishments through clinical practice, research, education or policy.

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

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Nursing Profession in the U.S.
Now more than ever is the time to reflect on nursing’s role in addressing the issues heightened by COVID-19 and to inform a progressive path forward where nurses are well-positioned and prepared to meet the evolving needs of our patients, communities and health care system. AONL joined the American Nurses Association and Johnson & Johnson to commission a market research study to understand the current state of the nursing profession amid the pandemic.

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 March Footprints article, Priscilla Meyers, MSN NNP-BC shares her story of what is was like working through the unprecedented winter storms in Texas.

To Read

How Essential Workers Who Shared Their Sundays With Us Are Doing, One Year In
The New York Times (@nytimes) reports on Marina DiMattia, a Lenox Hill Hospital triage nurse is fairing one year after the pandemic started.

How Nurses Can Promote a More Culturally Responsive Healthcare System
Raymond Manuel E. Aguirre, RN, BSN, PHN, CHPN is a California-based registered nurse who gives 4 tips on how nurse can promote a more culturally responsive healthcare system on this month’s blog at Minority Nurse (@minoritynurse)

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

45 Best Gifts For Nurses and Nursing Students 2021 has compiled great gifts to give the nurse in your life in all of the following departments: Accessories – bags and silicone rings, Badge Clips, Lapel Pins, and Stethoscope IDs, Drinkware and Waterbottles, Electronics and Fitness Equipment, Home Decor and Appliances, Medical Equipment: stethoscopes and blue light glasses, , Memberships and Subscriptions, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Scrubs and Apparel, Shoes – recommended by nurses, Self-care Items: massagers, lotions, Staff Appreciation Gifts & Swag – bulk orders.

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

Events to Attend

GNAP Conference
Provided by: The American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Date: April 8 & 13, 2021
Description: 2021 Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals (GNAP) Conference will be held virtually. For professionals engaged in recruiting students into graduate programs with opportunities to discover new strategies and establish a resource network of peers. Graduate Nursing Admissions Professionals is a diverse group comprised of nursing education administrators and faculty responsible for graduate nursing student recruitment, admissions, marketing, and programming. The purpose of the group is to provide an opportunity for those most involved in recruiting graduate nursing students to share their successes, develop new strategies, and to establish a resource network of peers.
Register here.
Follow: @AACNursing

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

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