NursesNOW Roundup – Nurse’s Week Special Edition
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.
Nurses on the Air this Week
In honor of National Nurses Week HealthcareNOW Radio scheduled some inspiring interviews with nurses on a few of our favorite shows. Be sure to tune in throughout the day to catch one of these great episodes. Check out our post from earlier this week to find out which shows are hosting nurses, what times they are playing and to learn a bit about each of their guests.
In the News
Nurses Call Congressional Budget Office Report “an Important Step Forward in the Process of Achieving Medicare for All”
National Nurses United (@NationalNurses) Presidents Jean Ross, Zenei Cortez and Deborah Burger released the following statement on the recent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report on Medicare for All: “Coming off of yesterday’s historic House Rules Committee hearing on Medicare for All, and a newly announced, impending hearing in the Ways and Means Committee, nurses are excited to see Congress further taking this life-saving legislation seriously by releasing a CBO report on Medicare for All.”
AACN Announces Nursing Faculty Selected to Participate in the 2019 Digital Innovation Bootcamp
The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (@AACNursing) is pleased to announce that 35 nursing faculty from across the nation have been selected to participate in the 2019 AACN-Apple Digital Innovation Bootcamp: From Content to Action, which will be held June 24-27 in Austin, Texas.
Measles Outbreak: What Nurses need to know about the MMR Vaccine
The majority of the confirmed cases, in the U.S., are people who were not vaccinated. As frontline professionals, nurses can stay informed about the current outbreak and recommendations for vaccinations. The ability of nurses to quickly assess patients for infectious diseases saves lives by reducing the potential spread of this highly communicable disease,” reports Barbara Pate, Ph.D., MPH, RN.
Nurse Writes Book, “Footprints in the Dust” About Decades Spent Volunteering In War Zones’
Author and humanitarian aid worker Roberta Gately RN, BA, (@RobertaGately) from Boston, MA, spent decades volunteering in third world war zones ranging from Africa to Afghanistan. Her first non-fiction book, “Footprints in the Dust,” won American Book Fest’s Best Book in Non-Fiction and a Silver Award Winner in the 2018 Nautilus season in the category of Journalism & Investigative Reporting.
Footprints int he Dust has just received a Nautilus award for Journalism and Investigative Reporting!! And it’s still a Kindle deal at 1.99! pic.twitter.com/thS2dpOeUf
— Roberta Gately (@RobertaGately) April 19, 2019
Nurse Night 2019 Nationwide Tour
Nurse.org and Nurse Blake (@NurseBlake) have teamed up with major league sports teams to host Nurse Appreciation Nights across the country. Participating teams include: Boston Red Sox, Oakland Athletics, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees and New York Mets. Nominate your favorite nurse to win additional prizes including recognition on the field and throwing out the first pitch!
FREE Nurses4Us: Elevating the Profession! Webinar with Twitter Chat
When: Today! May 8, 2019, 1:00pm EDT
Register for this event.
Are you looking for ways to use your expertise to create a healthier world? Join us for our National Nurses Week webinar and get insider strategies from top nursing leaders including ANA’s new president, Dr. Ernest Grant. PLUS, you’ll earn 1.0 CNE contact hour! Hosted by ANA in support of Nursing Now’s effort to improve health by raising the profile and status of nursing worldwide.
MEDITECH’s 2019 Nurse Forum: Innovation Care Coordination
When: June 12 – 14, 2019
Where: MEDITECH Conference Center, Foxborough, MA
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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.
We’re excited to welcome our 2nd keynote speaker for 2019 Nurse Forum: Jeri Moomaw, Fdr & Exec Dir, Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative, “The Nurse’s Role in Identifying and Responding to Human Trafficking,” on Friday, June 14, #NurseForum19 https://t.co/o5nulUBAsZ
— MEDITECH (@MEDITECH) May 6, 2019