NursesNOW Roundup May 2019
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.
In the News
Schools Receive Funding to Support Efforts to Accelerate Health Research and Extend Precision Health
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (@AACNursing) is pleased to announce that six nursing schools have been selected to receive funding through AACN’s mini-grants awards program to educate diverse communities about the All of Us Research Program. To date, AACN has awarded $295,000 in grants to 26 nursing schools across the country through this initiative. The latest schools selected to receive funding include Morningside College (IA),Pace University (NY),Portland, Oregon Consortium: University of Portland, Linfield College, and Concordia University, University of New Mexico, University of Texas, El Paso, Washington, D.C. Consortium, Howard University and Marymount University (VA).
ANCC Call for Commission on Certification Members
American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) is seeking candidates for an appointment to the Commission on Board Certification (COC) which serves as the governing body for the ANCC Certification Program. The Certification Appointments Committee makes the final appointments of candidates for a 4 year term from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2023. Candidates appointed will be notified by September 25, 2019. An orientation of newly appointed commission members will be held in October 2019 at ANCC in Silver Spring, MD.
American Academy of Nursing Designates Bernadette Melnyk an Academy Edge Runner
The American Academy of Nursing (@AAN_Nursing) recognizes Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, (@bernmelnyk) as an Academy Edge Runner for her successful intervention, Creating Opportunities for Personal Empowerment (COPE) for Children, Teens, and College-Age Students. The Academy’s Edge Runners are nurse innovators who have charted a new course and ushered in remarkable improvement to major healthcare challenges at every level. Edge Runner models of care and interventions demonstrate significant outcomes, clinically and financially, through the leadership, ingenuity, and determination of nurses.
Nurses Know the Human Costs of Care. That’s Why Many Want ‘Medicare for All.’
This New York Times (@nytimes) opinion piece states “Critics say universal health care will penalize providers the most. These nurses are undeterred.”
Escalating Workplace Violence Rocks Hospitals
U.S. News and World Report (@USNewsHealth) discusses how health care workers often face physical and verbal abuse from patients and patients’ family members.
MEDITECH’s 2019 Nurse Forum: Innovation Care Coordination
When: June 12 – 14, 2019
Where: MEDITECH Conference Center, Foxborough, MA
Register for this event.
MEDITECH’s 2019 Nurse Forum: Innovation Care Coordination – MEDITECH’s 2019 Nurse Forum: Innovative Care Coordination will discuss how the care landscape has changed for clinicians, and how you can use your EHR to deliver safer care, anywhere and everywhere. This free event will provide network opportunities with MEDITECH staff, one half-day of pre-conference EHR optimization sessions, and two full days of plenary and education sessions.
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— AANP (@AANP_NEWS) May 30, 2019