Notes on Nursing—February 2021 Issue
n the early stages of COVID-19 when PPE was scarce, University Health CNE Tommye Austin sprang into action to protect her front line – creating a mask with surgical draping and filters. Almost a year later, Tommye’s success is helping to inspire nurse-led innovation at her health system and beyond.
“Trust the vision given to you, and everything will move forward.” In this personal account, Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellow Lydel Wright reflects on the challenges and achievements he has faced throughout his nursing career, which shaped him into the leader and entrepreneur he is today.
During Black History Month, SEE YOU NOW is highlighting the impact of nurse innovators, like CEO Wallena Gould, who created a mentorship program for underrepresented groups seeking to become nurse anesthetists. Subscribe today to hear this and other inspiring stories of Black nurse innovators.
The Nursing Leaders Program, a collaboration between NBNA,
Johnson & Johnson and The Wharton School of Business, equips Black nurses to succeed as leaders who help improve human health. Meet four leaders who shared their ongoing journey and lessons from the program.
Do you need help navigating difficult situations or advocating for change at work? Sigma has partnered with the Johnson & Johnson Foundation to bring free leadership courses to nurses. Nurses with 0-10 years of experience are invited to apply, with particular interest in nurses from minority groups.