NursesNOW Roundup November 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. Share your story with #YON2021 #YearOfTheNurse

Spotlight On

Intrapreneurial Spirit in Nursing and Women in Health IT Webinar
Provided by: HIMSS New York Chapter
Date: On Demand – Watch NOW
This conference will highlight innovative ways of transforming nursing work, mentoring and providing nurses with viable paths to spur nurse-led innovation within the healthcare ecosystem. It will also examine the use of clinical communication integrations.

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

NEW SURVEY DATA: Thousands of Nurses are Still Stressed, Frustrated, and Overwhelmed Almost 2 Years into the Pandemic
The American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation) released findings from a new mental health and wellness survey of more than 9,500 nurses as part of the Pulse on the Nation’s Nurses Survey Series. As the pandemic approaches the 2-year mark, nurses report they are still experiencing negative impacts of COVID-19 on their mental health and well-being, and the adverse side effects have increased significantly over the past year. Full press release 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.

National Call to Action for Nurse Faculty Recognition
With the number of nurse educators in shorty supply, recognition of extraordinary nursing faculty continues to be more important than ever.  The DAISY Foundation™ in partnership with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the National League for Nursing (NLN), the Organization of Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) and joining this year, Sigma, are once again issuing a call to action for schools of nursing to recognize and celebrate their nursing faculty as role models in compassionate nursing practice. Full press release here. 

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 

Innovative Dementia Care Model Designated as an Edge Runner by the American Academy of Nursing Nurse
The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) recognizes A Caring Science Model of Specialized Dementia Care for Transforming Practice and Advancing Health Equity created by María de los Ángeles Ortega, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, CDP, FAANP, FAAN as an Academy Edge Runner. Edge Runners are nurse-designed, innovative models of care or interventions with significant, demonstrated outcomes to improve health, impact cost, and influence policy.

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

Participate in Open Research Studies
Researchers Greatly Appreciate Your Participation And Your Invaluable Insight on These Worthwhile Projects. AMSN promotes Research Studies that we believe will benefit our members and medical-surgical nursing. Check out the open research studies:

  • Registered Nurses Needed for Pressure Injury Training Research
  • Fairness issues associated with the implementation of artificial intelligence/machine learning in healthcare
  • Mixed Method – Grounded Theory Study – How Do Medical-Surgical Nurses Provide Compassionate Care To Patients In The Face Of Adversity?
  • Exploring the Experiences of Staff Nurses Serving on Nurse Staffing Committees in Texas
  • AMSN Joins The George Washington University Study: Moral Injury Among Nurses

Visit these open research studies / surveys here.


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.

In the November Footprints article, Razieh Alizadeh, BSN RN shares Watching You Grow, and Letting You Go: The Joys and Challenges of Primary Nursing

To Read

ANCC Announces 2021 Pathway Nurse of the Year Award Winners
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)  announced the recipients of the 2021 Pathway Nurse of the Year™ Awards including Pathway Nurse of the Year, Nurse Leader: Jaclyn Carr, MSN, RN, PCCN, Chief Nursing Officer & Vice President Patient Care Services, OhioHealth. 

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

HealthcareNOW Radio’s Friday Five- Holiday Gifts for Nurses
We’ve all heard the cries of despair, global supply chain disaster, huge backlog of cargo ships stranded off the West Coast, trucker crisis, the holidays will be ruined! Well, do not fear! We here at HCNR have you covered, at least for the nurses in your life. This Friday Five provides many wonderful gift choices for that special nurse or nursing student on your list.

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Events to Attend

Transform 2021
The Future of Nursing Education: Innovation, Inclusion, and Influence | In Person 

Provided by: AACN
Date: December 2 – 4, 2021
Where Nurse Faculty and Innovation Meet. Transform 2021 is a new conference offering for faculty teaching in baccalaureate or master’s nursing programs. This new event combines AACN’s former Baccalaureate Education and Master’s Education Conferences into a single experience featuring thought leaders who are redefining how professional nurses are educated and how they practice.
Register here
Follow:  @AACNursing