NursesNOW Roundup March 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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Healthcare Special Topics: Cutting-Edge Issues Shaping Healthcare Delivery
April 3 – May 23, 2024 | Webinar

This Healthcare Webinar series explores cutting-edge issues shaping healthcare delivery today. It kicks off with an exciting conversation with Breanna Wong and the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare, with insights on key applications impacting patient care and system efficiency. Next, join Robert Casanova, University College instructor and High-Reliability expert as he outlines proven strategies to help organizations achieve consistent safety and quality outcomes. The series concludes with healthcare QI experts, Sherri Hess and Jeff Weide on a deep dive into Quality and Process Improvement methodologies aimed at reducing errors, managing cost, and improving patient outcomes.
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AI-Driven Healthcare Innovation: Bridging the Gap – 4.5 CE Credits 
Webinar dates: 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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Nursing Informatics Bootcamp
April 15 – 16, 2024 | Chapter Event, Greenville, South Carolina
New Eligibility criteria for informatics certificates as of May 2024 will require a Bachelor’s or higher degree in nursing. You will want to attend this event as it will be one of the last times before the requirement is tightened.  Participants will earn 14 contact hours of continuing education credits (CEU) for attending this event.  In addition, those that attend the Nursing Boot Camp will receive a FREE registration to the Annual Conference on April 17th.
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In the News

The American Nurses Association 

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

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

AAN Fellowship at NAM
The American Academy of Nursing’s (AAN) National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Fellowship program provides talented scholars in nursing with the opportunity to experience and participate in evidence-based public health studies that improve the care and access to care of patients in domestic and global health care systems. NAM is one of three Congressionally chartered academies that make up the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, “that works to provide objective advice on matters of science, technology, and health.”
The 2024 Call for Nominations is open through April 26, 2024.

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.

To Read

The SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program
From @anamfp, funding opportunities, through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), are available and designed to support the training of future nurse practitioners in behavioral health practice, education, and health policy. FY 2023-2024 applications are due by March 29, 2024.
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Methodology: Best Online Master’s in Nursing Programs Rankings
From @usnews, learn how U.S. News computed its rankings of online programs offering master’s degrees in nursing.

Covid-19: Life as Nurses in First Critical Incident Hospital
From @NursingTimes, two nurses who were at the epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak have spoken about their experiences four years on. 

Endurance for the Long Shift: How Physical Hobbies Boost Nursing Stamina
From @DailyNursing, while rewarding, nursing is also incredibly demanding, and each shift requires hours of walking, standing, and moving from place to place. In short, the job requires that you have stamina and endurance. If you can’t keep up, then there are strategies you can try to regain your tenacity during those long shifts.

Upcoming 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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ANIA Annual Conference
May 9-11, 2024 | Chicago
Explore the latest information, best practices, and advances in nursing informatics by attending sessions and hearing from expert speakers.
Discover the newest trends and innovations from industry vendors.
Earn more than 11.0 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development, with additional workshops offering an in-depth examination of special topics of relevance.
Network with colleagues with similar and varied informatics nursing interests.
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APNA 22nd Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
June 6-9, 2024 | Rockville, MD or Virtual
Psychopharmacology Updates Planned for Nurses, by Nurses for More Than 20 Years
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2024 AANP National Conference
June 25-30, 2024 | Nashville, Tennessee
Join the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, for the largest nurse practitioner (NP) event of the year! Attend for a week filled with continuing education (CE), exclusive keynote speakers, legislative and policy updates, hands-on workshops, lively exhibitors and unparalleled collegial networking opportunities.
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