NursesNOW Roundup November 2022

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.

After a two year long celebration starting with Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday, The Year of the Nurse concluded at the end of 2021. You can still access any of the The American Nurses Association’s  The Year of The Nurse webinars on demand. With the global pandemic still surging on, we still honor and celebrate nurses on the front line everyday.  Check out this calendar of 2022 Nursing Recognition Dates to celebrate the nurses in your life.

Spotlight On

A complex, evolving relationship, and the need to create a supportive environment
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the healthcare space and its livelihoods by forcing an industry-wide switch to digital care delivery models. This notion that care can be delivered remotely by moving some tasks from healthcare professionals to patients and caregivers is a seismic shift in the culture of the healthcare sector and its workforce.
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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

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 

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.

To Read

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.  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.

Give Health Care Workers the Mental Health Support They Deserve
Advocating for health care workers has become an essential part of our day-to-day. In March, we were proud to see the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act enacted to provide $135 million for programs aimed at supporting the mental health and well-being of health workers. However, while this was a welcome first step, it’s only the beginning of the work needed to protect our clinicians. Read the full article in @usnews here

Congratulations to Baltimore’s Top Nurses 
From the Labor and Delivery Nurses who bring us into the world, to the palliative care nurses who see us out of it, the most pivotal moments in our lives are often shared with a member of the nursing profession. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the profession is the largest in the health care setting, with more than 3.8 million registered nurses nationwide. They are the primary providers of hospital patient care and deliver most of the nation’s long-term care. Read the full article here.

To Buy

The holiday season is upon us and many are wondering what to buy their favorites nurses. Here are some lists to help you find the perfect gift for the hardworking nurse in your life.

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!

50 Best Discounts and Deals for Nurses
There are hundreds of great nurse and healthcare worker discounts available and with many, all you have to do is verify your credentials by uploading an ID or document of your license.  Always check with the individual retailer’s website for any specific details or terms and conditions relating to the discount. 

In addition check out these compiled lists:
70 Best Gifts For Nurses for the 2022 Holiday Season
61 Gifts for Nurses Who Could Use a Little (or a Lot of) TLC
45+ Best Gifts for Nurses: Clever Ideas and Awesome Tips!