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Explore issues of our monthly newsletter, which features the many ways nurses' innovation and leadership drive transformative change in healthcare.
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This month, see how nurses are using their skills and experiences to support and transform the nursing profession. From championing nurses’ mental health, to finding innovative ways to resolve workforce challenges, nurses are leading the way to a stronger healthcare system.
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    This month, we share important information on how the nursing workforce has applied informatics to streamline systems and practices to enhance patient care. We are also excited to introduce you to the Awardees of the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: Improving Access to Care. Lastly, read a reflection from Lynda Benton.

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    This month, we challenge nurse innovators to build a sustainable nursing workforce of the future through our latest NurseHack4Health hackathon. Plus, meet Shawna Butler, host of the SEE YOU NOW podcast. Finally, we highlight the ways nurses brought healthcare to their communities during COVID-19.

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  • August 2021 Promo
    This month, we’re heading to the cornfields of southwest Georgia, where the Farmworker Family Health Program provides Emory University students an opportunity to offer care to underserved migrant farmworkers. In another piece, respected industry leaders take stock of how changes brought about by COVID-19 can empower the next generation of nurses.

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    In this month’s newsletter, get to know the 12 J&J Nurse Innovation Fellows whose individual projects spotlight the power and potential of nurse-led innovation. You’ll also meet Charlene Platon, who leveraged her own mental health struggle to create a nurse-led, community-based app that helps alleviate pandemic burnout.

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  • "5B" nurse Kevin Moore
    We’re celebrating Pride Month with a look at the patient experience for the LGBTQIA+ community, including a profile of Kevin Moore, who serves in a unique role dedicated to patient advocacy and equity, as well as a special fireside chat with actor and activist Billy Porter. This month we also explore how nursing hackathons are transforming the industry.

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  • This National Nurses Month, we are honored to announce the awardees of the Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge on Mental Health. Also in this newsletter, meet Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL), a champion of raising awareness around the Black maternal health crisis.

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  • From an inspiring keynote speaker to worldwide collaboration, NurseHack4Health organizers and participants let us in on what they’re most looking forward to at our next virtual hackathon. Plus, meet a nurse whose invention is helping to improve the health and quality of life for patients who need catheters.

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  • March Promo edited
    This month, we profile five nurses from Advocate Aurora Health, whose innovative and collaborative expertise helped write the COVID-19 response playbook. Plus, in the latest SEE YOU NOW episode, meet Karen Dale, a pioneering force who is revolutionizing health plans to address equity concerns.

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  • In this special edition, we announce the awardees of J&J’s Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: Jennifer Stinson, whose work helps children struggling with chronic pain, and Kathleen Malouf, inventor of the IsoPouch, which helps make COVID-19 patient care more efficient.

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    In celebration of Black History Month, we’re recognizing nurses of color—individuals who have transformed healthcare, but whose stories are underrepresented. Meet inspiring trailblazers like Tommye Austin and Wallena Gould, as well as Nurse Innovation Fellow Lydel Wright, who urges his fellow visionaries to ask, “Why not me?”

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  • January Promo edited
    In 2021’s inaugural issue, we summarize the results of a 2020 survey on the impact COVID-19 has had on nursing. Plus, we unveil the Nurse Innovation 101 Hub, an online destination that empowers nurses to flex their ideas and innovative skills to shape the future of healthcare.

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    When the WHO designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse, no one could have anticipated just how poignant that title would become. Looking back, we’re proud to highlight events like NurseHack4Health and the SEE YOU NOW podcast, which showcased the resilience, compassion and tremendous innovations nurses exhibited throughout this unprecedented year.

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    In honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, we speak to five nurses from throughout the U.S. whose commitment to improving access to care in their local communities is nothing short of remarkable.

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    This month we are proud to unveil the J&J Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Mental Health, a partnership between Johnson & Johnson and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association inviting nurses to submit their ideas with the aim to improve mental health for patients and healthcare workers amid the pandemic and beyond.

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    This month we share multiple ways to contribute to healthcare change during the pandemic. From a free virtual event—the NurseHack4Health—to the Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: COVID-19 Patient Care.

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  • August 2020 promo
    This month, we invite nurses across the world to share their innovative ideas to address Patient Care through the Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: COVID-19 Patient Care.

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    This month we explore how nurse are creating the Future of Healthcare. We spotlight a startup innovating to transform the future of the night shift, we share a nurse student-led webinar series aimed at helping early adolescents Stay Calm and Well amid the pandemic, and feature a remarkable show from the SEE YOU NOW podcast on Mental Health.

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    In this month’s newsletter, we recap the NurseHack4Health event, which (virtually) brought together 500+ nurses, healthcare professionals and tech enthusiasts to innovate around COVID-19. We share how lessons learned in Ward 5B during the 1980s are helping today’s frontline nurses overcome challenges and drive new standards of care.

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    This National Nurses Month—and in the International Year of the Nurse—Johnson & Johnson could not be prouder to further strengthen oru 120-year ommitment to advocating for and elevating the nursing profession. Learn how we are working to support nurses on the frontlines of COVID-19 and register for the NurseHack4Health: COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon.

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    This month, we feature nurses who are having a ripple effect of Change. We check in with J&J’s Nurse Innovation Fellows, who recently converged for their first in-person meeting. We also profile two inspiring women, nurse entrepreneur Layo George and Director of Innovation at Penn Nursing, Marion Leary, whose passionate approaches to nursing are improving health outcomes throughout their communities.

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    In honor of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we kick off the celebration by introducing SEE YOU NOW, a new podcast that invites listeners to view nurses as pioneers who have the power to transform health. We also ask 14 nurse leaders and innovators to tell us what the WHO’s designation means to them, in 2020 and beyond.

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Hosted by nurse economist and health technology specialist Shawna Butler, SEE YOU NOW gives listeners access to meaningful conversations with the nurses at the forefront of healthcare and innovation.
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