NursesNOW Roundup October 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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Coffee with the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Task Force: Nursing Terminology
November 1, 2023 | Webinar
Join them for a captivating discussion with the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Task Force Networking & Education Task Force as they delve into standardization, nursing terminology, and assessments. They will explore how standardized terminology not only enhances communication within the healthcare ecosystem but also plays a pivotal role in improving patient outcomes. Learn how a common language among healthcare professionals leads to better-informed decisions and a more holistic approach to patient care.
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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 @ANANursingWorld


The American Academy of Nursing serves the public by advancing health policy and practice through the generation, synthesis, and dissemination of nursing knowledge. Academy Fellows are inducted into the organization for their extraordinary contributions to improve health locally and globally. With more than 2,900 Fellows, the Academy represents nursing’s most accomplished leaders in policy, research, administration, practice, and academia. Follow them: @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 @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  @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 @NeonatalNurses.

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Qualtrics Partners With Oculi Data to Deliver Nursing Excellence Benchmarking
Qualtrics, the leader and creator of the experience management category, announced a new partnership with Oculi Data, LLC to offer national benchmarking and reporting of metrics that are impacted by nursing care, nurse-sensitive metrics. With patient and nurse satisfaction data from Qualtrics, and clinical data from Oculi Data, healthcare organizations will be able to compare key nursing-related metrics, build a culture of nursing excellence, and support their Magnet Journey®.
Follow: @Qualtrics

Fall 2023 Events

Transform 2023 – Where Nurse Faculty and Innovation Meet
November 30 – December 2, 2023 | Lake Buena Vista, FL and On-Demand
Transform is AACN’s national conference specifically designed for faculty teaching in baccalaureate and/or master’s nursing programs. This annual gathering of nursing faculty features thought leaders who are redefining how professional nurses are educated and how they practice and provides opportunity for networking with colleagues and peers.
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