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Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Oncology Care

About the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Oncology Care

Together with the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Oncology Care launched in 2019.

Nurses from around the world were invited to submit innovative ideas aimed at improving oncology care – including but not limited to prevention, early detection, treatment, and care for cancer survivors.

The nurse innovators with the best idea(s) received up to $100,000 in grant funding, mentoring from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, and access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS ecosystem to help bring their ideas to life.

Read more about the Challenge Awardees

The Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series invites the millions of nurses worldwide to submit nurse-led solutions, protocols, technologies, devices and/or treatment approaches.
Meet the Awardees of the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Oncology Care
  • MICAH SKEENS,
    PhD, RN, CPNP
    Micah Skeens, PhD, RN, CPNP, is a Nurse Practitioner at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and leads a team that developed a mobile application for capturing the entire symptom experience of children with cancer in an interactive and fun interface, enabling personalized interventions and care.
  • JANET VAN CLEAVE,
    PhD
    Janet Van Cleave, PhD, Assistant Professor at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, is the Principal Investigator for the Electronic Patient Visit Assessment (ePVA©) – a digital health platform for capturing patient-reported symptoms of cancer treatment, enabling real-time interventions and capturing clinical & quality data for reimbursement.
Learn From Our Awardees
I would tell nurses to put their passion for patients at the center of why they should pursue their innovative idea and don’t be afraid to fail forward."
MICAH SKEENS
PhD, RN, CPNP
I would tell nurses with ideas of their own to keep going. Don’t give up. If you are feeling lost, find a good team."
JANET VAN CLEAVE
PhD

Past Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenges

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Mental Health
Together with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge on Mental Health launched in 2020.
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COVID-19 Patient Care
Together with the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) and the Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Leaders (SONSIEL), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: COVID-19 Patient Care launched in 2020.
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Maternal and Newborn Health
Together with the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Maternal and Newborn Health was launched in 2019.
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Perioperative Care
In collaboration with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Perioperative Care was launched in 2019.
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Improving Human Health
Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series in 2018, the more than 3.2 million nurses located throughout the U.S. were invited to submit ideas for new devices, health technologies, protocols or treatment approaches that had the power to profoundly impact patient care and human health.
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