NursesNOW Roundup June 2023
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.
Navigating the Future of Healthcare: Virtual Nursing in the Digital Age
Virtual nursing is a rapidly growing area of healthcare that utilizes technology to deliver nursing services remotely and support front line nursing staff. With the increasing demand for healthcare services and the need for innovative solutions to address the workforce challenges that are being experienced globally, virtual nursing has emerged as a promising approach to provide high-quality care to patients in a convenient and cost-effective manner.
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Applying RTLS Technology to Improve Nurse Efficiency and Patient Care
Providing better patient care is a national imperative in the United States, and nurses play a critical role in this equation. This pressing issue has been impacted greatly by the ongoing nursing shortage, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this challenge in the United States.
How Can Technology Help Address the Nursing Shortage?
We spoke with Nancy Beale, Ph.D., MSN, R.N.-B.C., Chief Nurse Executive, executive healthcare information technology (IT) leader, 2019 recipient of the HIMSS-ANI Nursing Informatics Leadership Award, co-chair for the Alliance for Nursing Informatics, a participant in the NBRC, member of the IHE USA Board of Directors, and President of Telemetrix about her thoughts on nursing and technology.
Project Management Bootcamp for Nurse Leaders
July 24-27, 2023 | Cheetah Learning | Coaches: Dawn Nunez, RN, PMP; Kate Fossman, RD, PMP
Become a Master at Accelerated Learning and Pass the PMP Exam in 4 days.
Companies are looking for the Project Management Professional (PMP) credential because it assures that the person who is doing the role of “project manager” has passed a rigorous industry standard test regarding the basic knowledge necessary for the job of project management. Considering that 75% of all projects fail due to poor project management, PMPs are considered critical organizational assets by the companies that employ them (Gartner Group, 2012). Recently, the federal government mandated that any projects receiving government funding need to have PMI-certified project managers, and many healthcare organizations require their project managers to be PMP-certified. The high demand for PMPs equates to a higher compensation. More information here. Follow: @CheetahLearning
AvaSure | Virtual Classroom Webinar Series on Virtual Nursing
March 23 – August 24, 2023
Moderator: Lisbeth Votruba, MSN, RN, AvaSure Chief Clinical Officer
Weekly series will detail how nursing leaders can launch and implement virtual nursing programs.
Virtual Nurse Webinar Schedule
July 20: Selecting The Right Technology Partner For Virtual Nursing
August 24: Starting & Scaling Your Virtual Nurse Program
More information here. Follow: @AvaSure
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
Are you a rebel partnering to improve #healthcare? Submit an article to the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies. Deadline is Aug. 15. Open to all fields and disciplines: https://t.co/d21yCfZIWM #NurseTwitter pic.twitter.com/vLCym7uJZU
— American Nurses Association (@ANANursingWorld) June 25, 2023
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
Dr. Stephen Ferrara is now president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners @PresidentAANP. Learn more on the NP Pulse: The Voice of the Nurse Practitioner® podcast https://t.co/kmILUWS1We and in today’s press release https://t.co/jZQ8KhbTAp #NPsLead
— AANP (@AANP_NEWS) June 26, 2023
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
Take the first step in becoming certified as a #nurse leader with the Certified Nurse Manager and Leader Review Course. Register today for the virtual course starting August 8! https://t.co/mj19s9aIh1 pic.twitter.com/TlFGlcUDVH
— AONL (@tweetAONL) June 26, 2023
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.
Do you know an APRN doing groundbreaking work or making a difference in the field? Nominate them for our APRN You Should Know series!
Send a brief email to Autumn James at email@example.com with your reasons for nominating this NANNP member and their contact information. pic.twitter.com/tAbSQkqiuw
— NANN (@NeonatalNurses) June 26, 2023
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 and Temple Health. 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.
University of Pennsylvania Announces New Tuition-Free Program to Recruit, Train and Deploy Nurse Practitioners to Underserved Communities Across the U.S.
The University of Pennsylvania announced the Leonard A. Lauder Community Care Nurse Practitioner Program, which will recruit and prepare a diverse cadre of expert nurse practitioners to provide primary care to individuals and families in underserved communities across the U.S. The $125 million donation by Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus of The Estee Lauder Companies, to create this first-of-its-kind, tuition-free Program is the largest gift ever to an American nursing school. Mr. Lauder is a Penn alumnus. The gift comes at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the nation’s acute shortage of primary care providers, and persisting inequities in access to quality healthcare. Read full press release here.
University of Mississippi School of Nursing Preparing for Groundbreaking, Construction of Facility
University of Mississippi Medical Center leaders, faculty, staff and students are preparing for an event 75 years in the making: a groundbreaking for a new 106,000-square-foot School of Nursing. “This will be a great day for our current educators and nursing students, but it will also be a celebration for the many nurses who graduated from UMMC,” said Dr. Tina Martin, who will begin serving as interim dean of the School of Nursing July 1. “The care provided by our graduates has touched untold millions of lives.”
We don’t know about you, but we just can’t wait for the 39th Annual Conference! Today is the last day to grab our Best Value pricing, so register now to secure our lowest rates for the neonatal nursing event of the year. #NANNconference https://t.co/Ys4Va5yuWk pic.twitter.com/zePETj7gHJ
— NANN (@NeonatalNurses) June 21, 2023
Learn strategies to improve practice-based, #nurse-led research at the 2023 #ANA Enterprise #ResearchSymposium, Oct 11 in Chicago. Network with leaders, #innovators, and experts, and earn CNE credits. Register now: https://t.co/7RucHeEcx7 #NurseTwitter pic.twitter.com/NrAw31pvCB
— American Nurses Association (@ANANursingWorld) June 26, 2023