Nurses are the unsung heroes of healthcare. Every day, their creativity, innovation, and healing touch change patients’ lives—and the world. Johnson & Johnson is proud to advocate for those changing human health in this dynamic profession.
Got a great idea for improving human health?
Submit it to the new Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate Quickfire Challenge, and you could receive up to $100,000 in grants and mentoring from Johnson & Johnson Innovation or its affiliates. Nurses’ innovations on new protocols, treatment approaches, and technologies have profoundly improved patient care—could your idea be next?
Latest Notes on Nursing
Lori Lioce, DNP, FNP-BC, CHSOS, CHSE, FAANP, began her career as a dental hygienist. As she learned more and more about each of her patients and their overall health, she decided to make a change – she went back to school to become a nurse with the goal of improving health outcomes for as many patients as possible. Image2018-11-13T16:47:35.977Z
As a nurse with experience in emergency medicine and administration, along with time spent in the U.S. Army National Guard, Wayne Nix, MBA, RN, RRT, has seen firsthand how valuable a diversified background is for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship in healthcare. Image2018-11-12T16:08:12.672Z
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)1, more than 500,000 people who work in the operating room – including many who are perioperative nurses – are exposed to surgical smoke each year. Surgical smoke is the by-product of surgical procedures in which an electric device is used to ablate, cut, coagulate, desiccate, fulgurate, or vaporize tissue, and can decrease site visibility and impact air quality in the operating room. In fact, the American Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) estimates being in an operating room for just one day has the potential to expose operating staff to surgical smoke that is equivalent to smoking 27 to 30 unfiltered cigarettes2.2018-11-12T15:01:48.283Z
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.