NursesNOW Roundup July 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
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
The Nation’s Nurses Survey Series
As the U.S. experiences surges in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country, half of nurses on the frontlines providing patient care and responding to the pandemic feel emotionally overwhelmed. That is just one finding from a mental health and wellness survey of nearly 10,000 U.S. nurses conducted by the American Nurses Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Nurses Association, in the new Pulse on the Nation’s Nurses Survey Series.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
AACN is the national voice for academic nursing. AACN works to establish quality standards for nursing education; assists schools in implementing those standards; influences the nursing profession to improve health care; and promotes public support for professional nursing education, research, and practice. Follow them on Twitter @AACNursing.
Diversity Digest: Summer 2020
The Diversity Digest is a new quarterly newsletter that highlights AACN’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives along with efforts from AACN member schools promoting D&I in the academic nursing community.
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
A Statement of the Importance of the World Health Organization
As the American Academy of Nursing (Academy) has previously stated in April and June of this year, withdrawing from the World Health Organization (WHO) is detrimental to the health of the nation and the world. Read full press release here.
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
The APNA was founded in 1986. In the ensuing years, APNA has grown to be the largest professional membership organization committed to the practice of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems, and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. Follow them on Twitter @AmerPsychNurses.
2020 APNA Annual Awards Recipients Announced
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) has announced the selection of nine groundbreaking nurses in the field of psychiatric-mental health and one APNA chapter to honor at the virtual APNA 34th Annual Conference September 30-October 4, 2020. These award recipients include nurses working to provide crucial mental health care to address concerns such as suicide, dementia, and the health our military. Read the full press release here.
Academy Medical-Surgical Nurses
With 12,000+ members strong, the AMSN is the only specialty nursing organization dedicated to the practice of medical-surgical nursing. Our mission is to promote excellence in medical-surgical nursing. Follow them on Twitter @MedSurgNurses
How to Navigate Exceptional vs. Safe Patient Experiences
Med-Surg Moments is the official podcast of the AMSN. Our podcast offers an engaging look at the lives of – and surrounding- medical-surgical nurses. We’ll have guests on from every corner of the industry, bringing you stories that are relatable and compelling on myriad topics.
Episode 37 – How to Navigate Exceptional vs. Safe Patient Experiences
Alissa, Caroline, Chelsea, and Evie discuss how to navigate the dilemma of delivering safe patient experiences that collide with the patient and/or patient family’s idea of the exceptional patient experience.
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.
AONL Nurse Leader Fellowships
Immerse yourself in an in-depth environment of learning with an AONL fellowship. AONL offers fellowships for nurses entering managerial, director and executive roles. Click here to learn more about the fellowships and how to apply. Applications open in August.
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.
Nursing Leadership During a Time of Crisis
Author Lori Gunther, MS CPXP, CEO of Synova Associates, LLC, outlines four strategies nurses can use to lead a health care team through a crisis like the current pandemic.
National Nurses United
NNU, with more than 150,000 members nationwide, is the largest union and professional association of registered nurses in U.S. history.
NNU was founded in 2009 unifying three of the most active, progressive organizations in the U.S.—and the major voices of unionized nurses—in the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, United American Nurses, and Massachusetts Nurses Association. NNU’s executive director is Bonnie Castillo, RN and its presidents are Deborah Burger, Zenei Cortez, and Jean Ross. Follow them on Twitter @NationalNurses.
UCLA Nurses Rally To Demand Safe Staffing
To protest the recent staffing cuts and inadequate access to COVID-19 related protections for frontline health care workers during this COVID-19 pandemic, registered nurses at UCLA Westwood Medical Center are holding a rally and media availability during their lunch break on July, 29.
Nurses Who Battled Virus Confront Friends Who Say It’s a Hoax
After aiding coronavirus patients in New York City, nurses face relatives and friends who refuse to wear masks or don’t believe the virus is real. Read the full article by Jenny Gross in the New York Times (@nytimes) here.
Crash Course in Caregiving
U.S. News Health (@USNewsHealth) series Hospital Heroes spotlights Kaliah Glenn, who is working on the front lines of the pandemic in Houston, Texas.
Thinking of a Career Move? Here’s How to Stand Out
Minority Nurse (@minoritynurse) interviews Marisa Streelman DNP, RN, CMSRN, and director of the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN) to find out how nurses can emerge as front runners when they’re applying for a new role and seeking the best career move.
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
AACN’s Enhancing Public Trust and Health with COVID-19 Vaccination: Planning Recommendations Webinar
August 4, 2020
2:00 – 3:00pm ET
AONL Virtual Conference 2020
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Virtual Summit 2020
October 7 – 8