NursesNOW Roundup September 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

Nursing Informatics Cyber Health Virtual Tabletop Event
October 13, 2022 | Webinar
Join the HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community for this live interactive session. Informatics Nurses and nurse leaders responsible for business continuity and emergency response planning are invited to join us to learn from expert informatics and cybersecurity professionals. Network with other nurse leaders to proactively plan and prepare for targeted healthcare cyber attacks.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand short- and long-term impact of major cyber attacks on nursing practice and steps nursing can take to protect their work.
  • Identify and plan business continuity tasks for missioncritical system and resources for unplanned cyber outage events.
  • Takeaway key resources to host nursing specific planning sessions in your organization with key leaders, clinician stakeholders and technical teams

Register: here
Follow: @HIMSS

In The News

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

Healthcare NOW 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.  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.

Best Nursing School Loans Of September 2022
From Forbes Advisor (@ForbesAdvisor) Nursing school students benefit from many of the same types of student loans as other undergraduates. But there are several forgiveness programs specific to nurses that make federal student loans a particularly strong option for nursing students, especially the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. If you need to borrow more than the government allows for federal loans, below are the private lenders offering the best loans to undergraduate nursing students.

15,000 nurses determined to win a fair contract to put patients before profits after historic strike
15,000 nurses with the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) returned to work after their historic three-day strike, believed to be the largest private-sector nurses’ strike in United States history. Throughout the strike at 15 hospitals in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports, an overwhelming number of nurses walked the picket line at each hospital, joined by patients, fellow workers, elected officials, and other community supporters. For the full press release click here.

To Buy

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. 

Events To Attend

American Psychiatric Nurses Association 36th Annual Conference | In-person and virtual livestream options available
October 19 – 22, 2022
This conference is the premiere event for psychiatric-mental health nursing, but all professionals passionate about providing care to the psychiatric-mental health population are welcome! APNA members receive exclusive savings on their registrations.
Register: here
Follow: @AmerPsychNurses

6th Edition of Nursing World Conference | In-Person or Virtual 
Date: October 27 – 29, 2022
Description: Distinguished speakers, researchers, scientists, academicians, nursesnursing practitioners, healthcare professionals, midwives, clinicians, and industry giants from around the world will present outstanding research that informs improvements in nursing practice, education, and management at this conference. The global congress provides an opportunity to network with nursing colleagues, academicians, researchers, and clinical practitioners who will present evidence-based discoveries for improving patient care quality and safety, as well as healthcare delivery systems in global health. This conference provides a wonderful opportunity for all nursing professionals to learn about current trends in nursing practice around the world. Keynote addresses, oral presentations, poster sessions by young researchers and students, seminars, and networking opportunities are all part of this three-day event.
Register: here
Follow: #NWC2022@NursingConf

Global Exchange Conference 2022 | In-Person
November 1 – 4, 2022
Description: The Global Exchange Conference 2022 is a four-day event of continuing educational presentations, workshops and experiences. The event brings together professionals and organizations from Mental Health, Addiction Treatment, and Holistic Wellness.
Register: here
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