NursesNOW Roundup May 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. This week is Week Four: Community Engagement. The last week of nurses month has resources to engage with your community on a micro and macro level — from tools to support and amplify the care you give your patients to becoming a voice in the fight to pass legislation that impacts the nursing profession. Thank you for celebrating Nurses Month 2021. 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

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.

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To Listen

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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

The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity Report
The ANA Enterprise applauds the release of The National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity (2021) report on May 11. The vision and recommendations in this report offered by an expert committee strive for health equity in the U.S. by strengthening the capacity and expertise of nursing. The recommendations focus on current and future challenges impacting the nursing workforce, its leadership, and education in order to reduce health disparities and address social determinants of health to advance health equity. Read the 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.

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

American Academy of Nursing Announces 2021-2022 Jonas Policy Scholars
The American Academy of Nursing Academy is pleased to announce six individuals who have been selected to participate in the 2021-2022 cohort of the Academy Jonas Policy Scholars Program, funded by a generous grant from the Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, one of four impact areas within Jonas Philanthropies. These nurse leaders will participate in a two-year experience, focused on mentoring, policy, and engagement. Through professional development with the National Policy Mentoring Council (NPMC), in-depth policy discussions, and an immersion session with prominent stakeholders, the Scholars will hone their skills to impact change. Read the full press release. 

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.
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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.
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