A remarkable story of courage and compassion
5B is the inspirational story of the courageous nurses and caregivers who took extraordinary steps in the early 1980s to provide unprecedented care for the patients of the first AIDS ward in the United States, at San Francisco General Hospital. 5B is available everywhere On Demand as of August 27, 2019.
The documentary film 5B was proudly commissioned by Johnson & Johnson as part of our long-standing commitment to advocating for and supporting innovative nurses on the front lines who are caring for the most vulnerable, and transforming human health around the world. We believe their stories should be shared and their life-changing impact celebrated.
Innovate with us
We are proud to announce the Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Platform, featuring three programs focused on building skills, developing leaders, and advancing nurse-led innovation in healthcare for nurses at every stage of their careers.
Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn HealthNurses around the world are invited to submit innovative ideas aimed at improving maternal & newborn care – including but not limited to neonatal care, obstetrics, and women’s health.
Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative CareSubmissions for the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative Care are now closed. We look forward to announcing the awardees in November 2019!
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Nurses bring knowledge, resourcefulness and deep patient experience to their work every day, improving the well-being of those in their care. Johnson & Johnson is proud to advocate for all nurses changing human health for the better.
Supporting Nurses on the Frontlines of Care
Learn about independently developed continuing education resources available to nurses focused on addressing public health issues in communities
Latest Notes on Nursing
In San Francisco General Hospital’s Ward 5B and 5A, nurses like Guy Vandenberg, RN, treated HIV/AIDS patients with compassion and found innovative ways to improve care. The film 5B shares the stories of those who worked in the ward in the 1980s, but Guy shares why the film is so relevant for today.2019-09-18T21:28:56.415Z
VA nurse researcher Shannon Munro, PhD, APRN, BC, FNP, discovered an easy and inexpensive solution to reduce cases of hospital-acquired pneumonia in her hospital: encouraging patients to brush their teeth. Munro explains the science behind the nurse-led innovative program, HAPPEN.2019-09-18T21:02:12.630Z
At UnitedHealth Group’s Center for Clinician Advancement, nurse leader Mary Jo Jerde, MBA, BSN, RN, FAAN, and her team are energizing clinicians to innovate in new areas of healthcare and become leaders in their profession through programs that encourage nurses to challenge the status quo.2019-09-13T12:54:06.622Z
A career in nursing
From finding schools, learning about degrees, understanding specialties, hearing from other nurses, and more, you’ll find the inspiration and information you need to plan your rewarding career.