NursesNOW Roundup January 2020
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.
The American Nurses Association has declared 2020 as The Year of The Nurse.In honor of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the goal is to encourage inclusivity and participation of all nurses, including nurse midwives, in this landmark year of activities.
Share your story with #YON2020 #YearOfTheNurse
Happy New Year! 2020 is the “Year Of The Nurse”! We are so excited to celebrate 200 years of nursing! Keep a lookout for upcoming activities to help celebrate this landmark year. #YON2020 pic.twitter.com/E55moAkCEn
— Nurses Association (@ANANursingWorld) January 1, 2020
In the News
CONGRATULATIONS, #NURSES! You’ve done it again! For 18 years straight, nursing has been named the most honest and ethical profession! Check out our press release with a congratulatory message from @ANAPresident on nurses maintaining the #1 spot! https://t.co/EgOOUVuYC6 #YON2020 pic.twitter.com/qhxQCErOzF
— Nurses Association (@ANANursingWorld) January 6, 2020
AACN Applauds Increased Federal Investments in Nursing Education and Research
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (@AACNursing) commends Congress and the President for passing and signing into law H.R. 1865, the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020. This bipartisan spending bill represents a strong investment by Congress in policies that positively impact nursing education and research.
American Academy of Nursing 2020 Fellowship Application Window Now Open
The American Academy of Nursing (@AAN_Nursing) calls for nurses to review the resource material and application instructions prior to submitting an application for the 2020 Fellowship position. Application Window is January 15 – February 14, 2020. To learn more about the AAN check out there 2019 Year in Review video.
Guidance for Improving Allocation of Nursing Resources Highlighted in Joint Report
Two leading nursing organizations — the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (@tweetAONL) coauthored a new report published by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (@hfmaorg). The report offers insight into the different perspectives that finance and nursing professionals bring to nurse staffing issues along with guidance for bridging the gap between the two groups. The report also was endorsed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (@AACNme.)
ENA Launches Three New Introductory Courses to Support Nurse Learning
The Emergency Nurses Association (@ENAorg) this week debuted three new introductory online courses that bolster the skills of new and experienced nurses in their care of adult, pediatric and geriatric patients in the emergency department.
UPMC Study Supports Value of Certified Nurses
American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (@AACNme) reports the results of a study conducted at UPMC (@UPMC) “Factors Associated with Nurses’ Knowledge of and Perceived Value in Evidence-Based Practices.” The results are published in the January issue of American Journal of Critical Care (AJCC).
Amazon, Microsoft Tap Nurses to Roll out Clinical Products
MM&M Magazine (@MMMnews) reports that technology firms are taking trust into consideration when developing new products and partnerships. Kristi Henderson, clinical operations leader at Amazon and a former ER nurse and NP who earlier in her career led teleheath and innovation efforts at two different health systems, was one of three nurses who’ve made the tech transition to appear on a panel at the Startup Health Festival, an event which took place on the sidelines of the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco this week.
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.
Nike’s New Ground-Up Design for Medical Workers
The Nike Air Zoom Pulse is a shoe for everyday heroes: nurses, doctors, home health providers and others who work tirelessly to support patients.