NursesNOW Roundup May 2023

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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Insights from the 2023 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce Survey: Exploring the Current State and Future of Nursing Informatics
Watch Now | Webinar
Explore the current state of the nursing informatics workforce with us and examine the latest trends from the 2022 HIMSS Nursing Informatics Workforce survey. Since 2004, HIMSS has surveyed the nursing informatics community to better understand the functions, responsibilities and compensation related to this role. We’ll discuss the value that nursing informatics brings to the healthcare setting and potential strategies to increase the number of nurse informaticists (NI).
More information here. Follow: @HIMSS

Project Management Bootcamp for Nurse Leaders
June 12-15; July 24-27, 2023 | Cheetah Learning | Coaches: Dawn Nunez, RN, PMP; Kate Fossman, RD, PMP

Become a Master at Accelerated Learning and Pass the PMP Exam in 4 days.

Companies are looking for the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential because it assures that the person who is doing the role of “project manager” has passed a rigorous industry standard test regarding the basic knowledge necessary for the job of project management. Considering that 75% of all projects fail due to poor project management, PMPs are considered critical organizational assets by the companies that employ them (Gartner Group, 2012). Recently, the federal government mandated that any projects receiving government funding need to have PMI-certified project managers, and many healthcare organizations require their project managers to be PMP-certified. The high demand for PMPs equates to a higher compensation.  More information here. Follow: @CheetahLearning

AvaSure | Virtual Classroom Webinar Series on Virtual Nursing
March 23 – August 24, 2023 |
Moderator: Lisbeth Votruba, MSN, RN, AvaSure Chief Clinical Officer
Weekly series will detail how nursing leaders can launch and implement virtual nursing programs.
Virtual Nurse Webinar Schedule
June 22: Building A Virtual Nursing Business Case
July 20: Selecting The Right Technology Partner For Virtual Nursing
August 24: Starting & Scaling Your Virtual Nurse Program
More information here. Follow: @AvaSure

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 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.

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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 and Temple Health. 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.

Jackson Nurse Professionals, a leading travel nurse staffing agency, announced its exclusive new partnership with NurseWallet, a financial mobile application designed specifically for today’s busy nurse professionals. With NurseWallet, Jackson Nurse Professionals’ travel nurses can proactively and easily manage their earnings to achieve both their short- and long-term financial goals. NurseWallet is a mobile app specifically built to empower nurses to stress less about their money. For more information, click here.

Medicomp Systems Welcomes New Chief Nursing Officer to Lead the Nursing Workflow Solution
Medicomp Systems, the leading provider of physician-driven point-of-care solutions that fix EHRs, announced that Toni J. Laracuente, RN, has joined the company as chief nursing officer (CNO). Laracuente has nearly 30 years of clinical experience as a registered nurse and has spent 17 years in strategic advising and leadership roles for health IT organizations. Full press release here. 


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