NursesNOW Roundup November 2020

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 has declared 2020 as The Year of The Nurse. In honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the goal is to encourage inclusivity and participation of all nurses, including nurse midwives, in this landmark year of activities.
Share your story with #YON2020 #YearOfTheNurse

Spotlight On

Nurse Entrepreneurs and How to Make an Innovative Idea Reality
In this article by Bianca Gonzalez (@BiancaAtAMPA) from HIMSS, (@HIMSS) discusses why now, more than ever, it is crucial to listen to and promote innovation from nurses and front line workers.

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 Statement on Asymptomatic COVID-19 Positive Nurses Providing Care
The American Nurses Association maintains that COVID-19 positive nurses have the right to choose whether they are well enough to work. Under no circumstances should a nurse be pressured to work, and employers should never retaliate against nor penalize a nurse for choosing to prioritize self-care. Read the full statement here.  

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.

Congratulations to the Latest AACN Scholarship Recipients
AACN is pleased to announce the latest scholarship winners of the AfterCollege/AACN Nursing Scholarship Program, Susan Hornbeck, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi ABSN and the Uniform Advantage-GNSA Scholarship, Jaime Criswell, University of Arizona, DNP.

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

COVID-19 Staffing Resources
The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses recognizes you are facing significant challenges with identifying and maintaining your workforce during the pandemic. As a result, AMSN has developed a staffing toolkit to assist you with evaluating contingent, travel and/or float staff, manage the workforce and workload on your medical-surgical units and ensure your staff have access to basic med-surg reference material.

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

To Read

CDC Finds Nurses Make Up Most Hospitalized Coronavirus Health Care Workers
U.S. News Health (@USNewsHealth) reports the CDC findings that nearly 6% of all patients hospitalized with COVID-19 were health care workers, with 36.3% of those patients being nurses.

How to Make Telehealth Visits Better for Nurses and Doctors
Check out Minority Nurse’s (@minoritynurse) seven tips on how you can make the most of your telehealth appointment and make it easier for your nurse or doctor. These tips will improve both the patient and health care professional experience.

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

It’s the holiday season and many are wondering what to buy for their favorite nurse. This year mire than ever people want to recognize and appreciate the nurses who have had a long, stressful, heroic year. Check out some of these lists from, Glamour, and Nurselabs to find the perfect gift for the nurse in your life.

30 Best Gifts For Nurses and Nursing Students 2020
37 Gifts for Nurses Who Could Use a Little (or a Lot of) TLC
35+ Best Gifts for Nurses: Ideas and Tips

Products Recommended by Nurse Lauren
Nurse Lauren is sharing all the things she loves. Whether it’s what she need during her shift, how to stay hydrated, or what helps her get a good night (or day) sleep; check out the list she shared of her favorite products that she can’t live without!

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