NursesNOW Roundup September 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.

Spotlight On

Empowering Nurse-Led Innovation: NursePitch™ Driving Healthcare Transformation
Nurse-led innovation is revolutionizing the future of healthcare, and key organizations such as HIMSS, the American Nurses Association Enterprise (ANA Enterprise) and Becton Dickinson (BD) are actively supporting and promoting these innovative initiatives. One such initiative making waves is NursePitch™, an annual innovation competition aimed at amplifying the voice, opportunities and visibility of nursing professionals within the digital health ecosystem.

7 Step Roadmap to Developing a Virtual Nursing Program
Read our blog on a roadmap to developing a virtual nursing program before the first session. This will be an interactive session, so we encourage you to join us on-camera and with questions based on your unique facilities challenges!
Want to learn more about our virtual nursing solutions? Explore here.
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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.

To Read

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 and Temple Health. 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.

Barton Healthcare Staffing Celebrates 5th Anniversary
Barton Healthcare Staffing (BHS), a company providing skilled travel nurses and allied health professionals on temporary assignments at medical facilities nationwide, is pleased to celebrate its 5th anniversary in 2023. Since BHS opened in 2018, the company has become a leader in the healthcare staffing industry, expanding throughout the United States and creating thousands of successful partnerships with clinicians and clients across the country.
Follow: @bartonhstaffing

Survey: Chief Nursing Officers View Virtual Nursing as Integral to Care
AvaSure, the market leader in acute virtual sitting and virtual nursing solutions, announced the results of a primary market research survey revealing that the majority of chief nursing officers (CNOs) view virtual nursing as integral to care delivery models in acute patient care. To see the full survey report, click here.
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Fall 2023 Events


Unite, Educate, Innovate: A Gathering of Nurse Leaders Like No Other!
Oct 25 — 26, 2023 | GVSU Richard M. DeVos Center – Grand Rapids, Michigan
Attention Nurse Leaders seeking an unparalleled opportunity to connect, learn, and engage! We’re excited to present our in-person AvaSure Symposium in Grand Rapids, Michigan – an experience designed to elevate your leadership journey with virtual sitting and virtual nursing.