NursesNOW Roundup February 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.
Reimagine Health: Creating space for Nursing Informatics in the Vision
HIMSS (@HIMSS) The theme for this year’s HIMSS22 coming up on March 14 – 18 in Orlando, Florida and online is “Reimagine Health”. “Nurses will be leaders in the implementation and the coupling of AI systems with human decision-making, relevant communication, and care” (Keim-Malpass & Moorman, 2021, p. 5).
HealthcareNOW Radio Nurses Playlist
Check out our recently compiled playlist of episodes across our HealthcareNOW Radio network that feature nurses.
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
2022 ANA Innovation Award Winners Address Gaps in Health Equity and Education Brought on by COVID-19
The American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Nurses Foundation (the Foundation) announced the winners of the 2022 ANA Innovation Awards sponsored by Stryker, a leading global medical technology company. The ANA Innovation Awards highlight, recognize and celebrate exemplary nurse-led innovations that improve patient safety and health outcomes.
— Nurses Association (@ANANursingWorld) February 17, 2022
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 @AAN_Nursing 2022 Fellowship Application is now open. Applications are due on Thursday, March 10th. Please review the important updates and instruction guide before submitting – https://t.co/2AdIG829CR
— American Academy of Nursing (@AAN_Nursing) February 1, 2022
National Student Nurses’ Association
NSNA’s mission is to mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses, and to convey the standards, ethics, and skills that students will need as responsible and accountable leaders and members of the profession. Follow them on Twitter @NSNAinc
— NSNA, Inc. (@NSNAinc) February 24, 2022
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
NPs and NP students — find out if you’re eligible for a grant or scholarship from @AANP_NEWS! Apply by March 23 to be considered for up to $5,000 in funding toward advancing your research or education. Learn more: https://t.co/0QTm0VTbSb. #NPsLead pic.twitter.com/KEP6GJHb5x
— AANP President (@PresidentAANP) February 25, 2022
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
Join us for the largest and most influential event for leaders in nursing—the AONL 2022 conference. Connect with nurse leaders and share experiences, challenges and opportunities. Register now and enjoy our extended early bird rate through March 4 at https://t.co/ucs1YLLnAB. pic.twitter.com/UlGNn3VlZj
— AONL (@tweetAONL) February 18, 2022
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.
— NANN (@NeonatalNurses) February 28, 2022
IntelyCare Research Group: Nurses Are Beyond Burnout, Suffering From PTSD as Spiraling Work Demands Force Them to Sacrifice Their Mental Well-Being
In the inaugural report from the IntelyCare Research Group, we examine why over half of America’s nurses are putting their job before their own mental well-being.
— IntelyCare (@IntelyCare) February 10, 2022
Biden to Launch Overhaul of Nursing Home Standards, Safety
The Biden administration wants to enact a requirement for minimum staffing levels in nursing homes. Experts say adequate staffing is the most important marker for nursing home quality. https://t.co/kaQyTrD9SZ
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 1, 2022
Nurses Have Finally Learned What They’re Worth
Nursing has always been a ‘‘burnout profession.’’ The work is hard. It is physical and emotional. And hospitals have built shortages into their business model. But when the pandemic hit, shortages only increased, pushing hospitals to the breaking point. https://t.co/D5js9KZ0XL
— NYT Magazine (@NYTmag) February 16, 2022
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, where she worked for nine years. She currently works in the Infant Intensive Care Nursery at Temple Health. (@TempleHealth) 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.
Events to Attend
AONL 2022 Inspiring Leaders | In Person and Virtual
Provided by: AONL
Date: April 11-14
Where: San Antonio, TX
Description: As a nurse leader, you have met today’s unparalleled challenges with ingenuity and innovation. Join the nursing leadership community at AONL 2022 for an inspiring, collective look at the possibilities of tomorrow.
Register here (before the March 4 early bird deadline)