New Research to Define the Future of the Nursing Profession
While our healthcare system has been ripe for change, the pandemic exposed areas of opportunity and opened a door to new thinking that we need to examine and continue to push forward.
We have partnered with leading nurse organizations to carry out this examination, understand the factors that optimized nurses’ impact on improving human health, and chart a path forward to enable this momentum far into the future, so that the nursing profession is well prepared to lead and help meet the evolving needs of our healthcare system.
To download the highlights from our research, click here, or continue reading for full details.
Who Is Involved and What Are We Doing?
Johnson & Johnson, American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) partnered to conduct quantitative and qualitative research to evaluate the impacts of the pandemic on the nursing profession.
What Will This Achieve?
This research will allow us to define a progressive path forward for nursing, ultimately strengthening care delivery and elevating the role of nurses as change agents and innovative, transformative healthcare leaders.
What Have We Found?
Informed by national quantitative research in 2020, we conducted a range of qualitative interviews with renowned nurse leaders that reveal a set of critical learnings from the pandemic as well as next steps and promising practices that will be essential in delivering the full potential of the nursing profession for healthcare—now and in the future. The findings are delivered through an executive summary and three deep chapters of focused exploration.
- The first chapter looked at Care Delivery, focusing on the changes that enabled nurses to lead amid the pandemic and those needed to continue to escalate this work in a post-pandemic world, with improved patient outcomes and stronger health systems as the goal.
- We then explored Organizational Structure—the structures, operations, interdisciplinary collaborations and organizational innovations that helped transform leadership models, staffing and the delivery of care.
- The final chapter, Workforce of the Future, focused on understanding the changes needed to build a stronger, more diverse nursing workforce to address the evolving needs of patients and support the healthcare systems of the future.
Leaders at Johnson & Johnson, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership and American Nurses Association came together to discuss what we can learn from the research report. Watch this webinar to find: the various roles nurses see for themselves as healthcare leaders in the future, recommendations for how learning can evolve to prepare the next generation of nurses, strategies that health systems can use to embrace the inherent ingenuity of nurses, and concrete examples of nurse-led innovation that created novel solutions to enhance health.
Below, learn more about each of these programs and four critical spaces of innovation, including: academic and practice partnerships; diversity in nursing education and professional development; technology as an additional layer to improve patients’ care; and, the value of “blended” nursing team models in acute care settings.
- Accelerating Nursing, Transforming HealthcareMaureen Swick, Enterprise Nurse Executive at Atrium Health, shares how technology enabled an extra layer of care and brought humanity to the bedside for patients at Atrium Health. Watch hereAccelerating Nursing, Transforming HealthcareClaire Zangerle, Chief Nurse Executive at Alleghany Health Network, describes how Alleghany Health is improving patient care through the concept of team nursing. Watch here
As part of a multi-episode series centered on the Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare report, See You Now delved deeper into a number of key issues discussed in the report. Listen to the series episodes here: