NursesNOW Roundup April 2019
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.
In the News
The American Nursing Association (@ANANursingWorld) announces that nurses from across the nation have launched Nursing Now USA, the United States part of the global campaign Nursing Now. This campaign strives to to improve health and health care by highlighting the impact of nurses on patients, families and communities. For the full press release click here.
Call for Collaborative Action
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (@AACNursing) have endorsed a position statement calling for collaborative action to raise the education level of the nursing workforce. Asking for more engagement between educators, employers and other stakeholders, this mission emphasizes the fact that in order to serve the health needs of our country, nurses need to further their educational development. For the full press release click here.
Nursing Scholarships Awarded
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses’ Association (@ForeverNursing) awarded 85 scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year. Scholars and sponsors were recognized during the National Student Nurses’ Association 67th Annual Convention, April 3 – 7, 2019, in Salt Lake City, UT. An additional 50 Promise of Nursing (PON) scholarships were also awarded. To read more click here.
Policy Brief on Pregnant and Parenting Women with a Substance Use Disorder
The American Academy of Nursing (@AAN_Nursing) released its policy brief calling for an end to criminal prosecution and punitive civil actions against pregnant and parenting women based solely on their substance use in favor of a public health response. For the full press release click here.
AONE Changes Name to Foster Inclusivity
To reflect its commitment towards creating an environment inclusive of all nurse leaders, the American Organization of Nurse Executives announced today it is changing its name to the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (@tweetAONL). The revitalized brand includes using a new tagline: Education. Advocacy. Community.
MEDITECH Expanse Unveils Labor and Delivery Solution to Nurses
Expanse Labor and Delivery, fully integrated within the MEDITECH (@MEDITECH) Expanse Enterprise Health Record (EHR), offers nurses specialized workflows and uninterrupted patient views to foster better relationships with patients at the point of labor and delivery and throughout their stay. For the full press release click here.
New York Hospitals Reach Landmark Deal on Staffing
In the wake of over 10,000 nurses threatening to strike at three of New York City’s largest hospitals, their union reached a groundbreaking agreement. For the entire article click here.
5 Tips to Bolster your Travel Nurse Resume
Looking for a new opportunity? Thinking about travel nursing? Check out the five things the Gypsy Nurse (@TheGypsyNurse) says every Travel Nurse Resume needs to include.
#Nurses, here are two amazing events in one! On 4/24-26, the ANCC Pathway to Excellence Conference and the ANA Quality and Innovation Conference will be hosted together in Orlando, FL. Don’t miss it! https://t.co/Ka1Q5Lvjg0 pic.twitter.com/1ryUSYN9O4
— Nurses Association (@ANANursingWorld) April 9, 2019
MEDITECH’s 2019 Nurse Forum: Innovation Care Coordination
When: June 12 – 14, 2019
Where: MEDITECH Conference Center, Foxborough, MA
Register for this event.
MEDITECH’s 2019 Nurse Forum: Innovation Care Coordination – MEDITECH’s 2019 Nurse Forum: Innovative Care Coordination will discuss how the care landscape has changed for clinicians, and how you can use your EHR to deliver safer care, anywhere and everywhere. This free event will provide network opportunities with MEDITECH staff, one half-day of pre-conference EHR optimization sessions, and two full days of plenary and education sessions.