The Friday Five – Get Ready for National Nurses Week
National Nurses Week is back and it is better than ever. The American Nurses Association (@ANANursingWorld) designated 2017 as the “Year of the Healthy Nurse.” All of the events and activities during National Nurses Week, May 6 – 12, will center around this year’s theme, ““Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit.” This week’s Friday Five is a mini-guide to some of the happenings during National Nurses Week we think should not be missed and also a few things you can do to honor and learn about the nursing profession.
Free Webinars and Twitter Chats Galore
Mark your calendars and be sure to participate in these informative events taking place during National Nurses Week. To start with, the ANA will host free webinar on May 10, A Nurse’s Guide to Preventing Compassion Fatigue, Moral Distress, and Burnout, along with Dr. Joyce A. Batcheller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN who will discuss the latest research in the field and provide you with tools and strategies to infuse meaning, joy, and restoration into your practice and life. Next the ANA joins forces with HIMSS and the Alliance for Nursing Informatics to bring us two more complimentary webinars: Nursing Informatics 101: Encompassing the Value of Nursing Informatics through the Past, Present, and Future on Tuesday, May 9 and The Evolution of Technology Informatics Guiding Education Reform: The TIGER Initiative on Friday, May 12. In addition, if Twitter Chats are more your speed, don’t miss the #Nurses4HIT Twitter chat also on May 10th with HIMSS Social Media Ambassador, Danielle Siarri.
— Danielle Siarri (@innonurse) May 2, 2017
Watch “The American Nurse”
The American Nurse Project (@amnurseproject) begun in early 2012 aimed to elevate the voice of nurses in the United States by capturing their personal stories through photography and film. Fueled by both critical success and the support of the nursing community, The American Nurse Project premiered to sold out crowds during National Nurses’ Week 2014 at Digiplex theaters nationwide. The film follows 5 nurses from the book along with their patients: Tonia Faust with maximum-security prison inmates; Jason Short with home health patients in Appalachia; Brian McMillion with soldiers returning from war; Naomi Cross with mothers giving birth; and Sister Stephen with nursing home patients at the end of life. This Nurses Week watch the film online, catch a nearby screening or host a screening in your area.
Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Grand Challenge
A nurse’s main purpose is to care for his or her patients, but sadly for many in the profession they do not do the same for themselves. To address this issue the ANA has launched a new initiative, the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Grand Challenge (@healthynurseusa), “a social movement designed to transform the health of the nation by improving the health of the nation’s 3.6 million registered nurses.” The hope is that healthy nurses will in turn be great role models for their patients, colleagues, families, and neighbors.
— Nurses Association (@ANANursingWorld) May 1, 2017
36 Deals, Discounts and Freebies
Did you know some companies and organizations offer nurses discounts not only during Burses Week but throughout the entire year? Check out this list, provided by GoBankingRates (@GoBankingRates), of businesses and websites that want to give back to those of you out there administering care, giving comfort and saving lives every day.
This little event coincides nicely with the Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation Grand Challenge. Basically, nurses across the nation are encouraged to run a local 5K one day during Nurses Week. Can’t find a 5K near you? Not a runner? No problem, map your own route and complete the 5K in a way that works best for you. The important thing is to register online and use #FitNurseFriday5K to participate through social media so you can connect with nurses around the country and inspire each other to get healthy and stay fit.
— Nurses Association (@ANANursingWorld) April 28, 2017
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