NursesNOW Roundup June 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
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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 on Twitter @ANANursingWorld
Prudential Celebrates Year of the Nurse with ANA Partnership
Prudential Financial, Inc is partnering with the ANA to offer financial wellness solutions to registered nurses. “We are enduring one of the biggest health and economic crises of our time, with the nursing community out on the front lines. Through this partnership, Prudential wishes to recognize and support nurses for their heroic efforts,” said Vishal Jain, head of Financial Wellness Strategy and Development at Prudential. For more information: Prudential Financial Wellness program for the American Nurses Association.
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.
AACN Announces New Support for National Program to Aid Nursing Students Impacted by COVID-19
The AACN is pleased to announce that new funding has been received from organizations and individual donors to expand the COVID-19 Nursing Student Support Fund. Administered by AACN’s Foundation for Academic Nursing, this fund was created to provide financial relief to students whose education and lives have been directly impacted by the coronavirus. In addition to the 24 donations from individuals and organizations, the Foundation is grateful to three organizations for their generous contributions to the student fund: the Morton K. and Jane Blaustein Foundation ($25,000); Jonas Nursing and Veterans Healthcare ($10,000); and the University of Memphis Foundation ($3,000). The application is now open through June 30 for students seeking support.
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
Racism Affects Health and Wellness and It Must Be Addressed
The American Academy of Nursing mourns the death of George Floyd and stands with those across the country calling for action to change structures and policies that have enabled and permitted senseless violence to occur. His death, and those of others before him, is a tragic reminder of the stark inequities and systemic racism that persist today. Violence, discrimination, and racism have a direct impact on determinants of health, exacerbate health inequities, and can lead to long-term trauma. Read the full statement 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 Better Understand Nurse-Driven Protocols Podcast
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 35 – How to Better Understand Nurse-Driven Protocols
Get ready to master your understanding of nurse-driven protocols with Alissa, Caroline, Chelsea, and Evie and learn how they strengthen the practice and influence of medical-surgical nursing.
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 Announces New President
The National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) is pleased to announce the election of Brandi Borden as the 2020-2021 NSNA President. Ms. Borden is a student nurse at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA. As NSNA President, Ms.Borden serves as chair of the NSNA Board of Directors and Executive Committee;as a member of the NSNA Finance Committee; and as ex-officio member of theFoundation of the National Student Nurses’ AssociationBoard of Trustees.
Congratulations to Brandi Borden! The RN to BSN #onlinestudent and #RaginCajunRN is the newly elected president of the National Student Nurses’ Association Board of Directors. The 60,000-member org mentors students preparing for licensure as RNs. https://t.co/DM82C1v5t6 pic.twitter.com/L5TGp58BLy
— UL Lafayette (@ULLafayette) May 5, 2020
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
AANP Announces 2020 Grants and Scholarships Recipients
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) has announced the 2020 recipients of its Grants and Scholarships Program, which awarded a combined $120,000 to 41 members this year. These recipients will be recognized during the 2020 State of the Association Member Update on July 25. Read the full list of Grant Award Recipients here.
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.
Caring for Others While Caring for Yourself
NANN Footprints: Stories from the NICU shares the narratives of neonatal nurses and highlights their incredible impact on patients and families. In the June Footprints article, Shannon McPeek shares her journey of overcoming work-related anxiety and how she stays strong today. Read more about Shannon’s story. View more Footprint stories here.
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.
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Executive Director Named to Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives
NNU’s Executive Director @NNUBonnie, RN was just named @modrnhealthcr’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives for 2020!
We’re proud to have her leading our union, fighting for frontline nurses across the county. #MHMostInfluential #NurseTwitter https://t.co/WnbeS22Ofp
— NationalNursesUnited (@NationalNurses) June 13, 2020
This Nurse is Leading the Fight for Safer Hospitals
Bonnie Castillo (@NNUBonnie,) head of National Nurses United (@NationalNurses,) raised the alarm over shortages of personal protective equipment long before others recognized the scale of the pandemic. She’s still fighting. This article is a collaboration between The New York Times (@nytimes) and The Fuller Project. (@FullerProject)
Nurses are proud to have our very own @NNUBonnie featured in the @nytimes as “one of the earliest voices for a response” to the #COVID19 pandemic.
NNU Executive Director Bonnie Castillo, RN is leading the fight to #ProtectNurses nation-wide!https://t.co/zROjOYbs60
— NationalNursesUnited (@NationalNurses) June 10, 2020
Maternity Nurses Create Clear Masks for Father Who Relies on Lip-Reading
Nurses Lori Holleman and Reagan Boomer created a see-through mask to help a father who is hard-of-hearing lip-read during the birth of his daughter.
The Risks to Travel Nurses During the Pandemic
“Travel nurses are in great demand right now, as they are helping to relieve frontline workers during COVID-19. While health care facilities are doing everything they can to make environments safe, there are still specific risks that travel nurses are dealing with during this pandemic.”
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.
Products to Buy
Travel UV Sanitizing Wand
The Travel UV Sanitizing Wand by Sharper Image (@SharperImage) uses powerful Ultraviolet-C light to significantly reduce microscopic germs, mold and other health hazards. This compact cordless device sanitizes bedding, towels, chairs, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures and remote controls, killing up to 99.9% of bacteria, including E. coli. Features auto safety shutoff if accidentally overturned.
FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels
Refinery29 (@Refinery29) compiled a list of Products To Send Nurses & Doctors Fighting COVID-19 which includes FlashPatch Rejuvenating Eye Gels. “Long shifts can lead to bags under the eyes, and self-care between shifts is really important in keeping you ready for the next long day. These eye patches are perfect for treating yourself at home on your day off and in-between shifts.” — Kelsey Maguire, Registered Nurse in New York City
List of Freebies for Nurses During the COVID-19 Crisis
Check out Registered Nursing’s (@NursingOrg) full list of deals, coupons, and freebies for nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic. From phones, to slippers, to child care, here are the companies supporting our frontline workers.
Products Recommended by Nurse Lauren
Nurse Lauren is sharing all the things she loves. Whether it’s what she need during her shift, how to stay hydrated, or what helps her get a good night (or day) sleep; check out the list she shared of her favorite products that she can’t live without!
Events to Attend
On Demand Webinar: Anticipating the Future of Nursing and Health Care
Provided by: American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL)
Webinar: Be Confident Protecting Yourself and Providing the Best Care to Your Patients During this COVID-19 Pandemic
Provided By: American Nurses Association (ANA)
Virtual Conference: APNA 34th Annual Conference
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Proud Partners in the Journey to Whole Health
When: September 30 – October 4, 2020