NursesNOW Roundup March 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.

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

The Sunday Read: ‘Nurses Have Finally Learned What They Are Worth

As the coronavirus spread, demand for nurses came from every corner. Some traveling jobs paid more than $10,000 a week. Will the boom last?

10 Best Nursing Schools for Master’s and DNPs, as Ranked by US News

Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University has the No. 1 nursing school for a master’s degree and a doctor of nursing practice degree, according to U.S. News and World Report’s list of best nursing schools for 2023, released March 29.

Wrapping UP GI Nurses and Associates Week

As GI Nurses and Associates Week wraps up, gastroenterology nurses nationwide have been able to enjoy a week of celebration and reflection on this nursing specialty. Check out Minority Nurse’s Wrap Up of GI Nurses and Associates Week.

Top Skills for the ER Nurse
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.

Events to Attend

AONL 2022 Inspiring Leaders | In Person and Virtual
Provided by: AONL
Date: April 11-14
Where: San Antonio, TX
Description: As a nurse leader, you have met today’s unparalleled challenges with ingenuity and innovation. Join the nursing leadership community at AONL 2022 for an inspiring, collective look at the possibilities of tomorrow.

Register here
Follow: @tweetAONL

Upcoming Webinar: How does the Magnet Recognition Program® advance nursing science in the clinical setting?
Hosted by the CANS Clinical Nurse Scientist Special Interest Group
Date: April 27, 2022 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Description: This webinar is hosted by the CANS Clinical Nurse Scientist Special Interest Group (SIG). This webinar will feature Rebecca Graystone and Dr. Maureen Lal, who will explore how the Magnet Recognition Program structure (including the updated requirements for New Knowledge) impacts and advances nursing science in the clinical setting. Dr. Robin Newhouse will then provide insight from an operational perspective on how the Magnet Recognition Program advances nursing science in the clinical setting.
Register here