Notes on Nursing—February 2022 Issue

This month, we showcase how nurse leaders aim to tackle health disparities in different ways. From an innovative academic partnership that brings together faculty and students from two universities to cultivate cultural competency in nursing education, to early interventions in the community through Barbershop Health Talks. Stay with us to learn about the Expanding Impact of the First Johnson & Johnson Nursing Innovation Fellowship Cohort. Congratulations!
Inside the Issue

Tackling Healthcare Disparities One Haircut at a Time

The connection between nursing and community advocacy is innate. Learn why the leaders of NBNA developed Barbershop Talks—a program that meets Black men where they are and allows them to talk freely and comfortably about their health with nurses.

Starting the Conversation

Explore a six-episode series hosted by Johnson & Johnson’s Chief Communication Officer, Michael Sneed, featuring conversations with Black doctors and nurses on the front lines of health equity with the hope that by “Starting the Conversation” and listening, we create empathy.

The Expanding Impact of the First J&J Nurse Innovation Cohort

Lynda Benton of Johnson & Johnson reflects on two years of hard work, entrepreneurial spirit and leadership from the inaugural cohort of Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellows. Discover how our Fellows are having a ripple effect on each other and their health systems.

Front Line in Focus: Unlocking the Power of Nurse Leadership

Women make up 70% of the global health workforce and 90% of all nurses, yet they only occupy 25% of health leadership positions. This event seeks to recognize and dismantle the complex barriers nurses face in ascension to leadership, empowering them with the tools to lead.

2022 Sigma Nurse Empowerment Program Opens in March

Sigma is recruiting RNs to participate in professional development to enhance leadership, communication and negotiation skills. The Nurse Empowerment Program features LinkedIn Learning leadership courses and nurse-specific content to translate lessons into daily clinical practice.

Webinar: Accelerating Nursing, Transforming Healthcare (AN, TH)

ANA, AONL and J&J return in a new webinar on their joint AN, TH research for the nursing profession. Tune in to discover how the research partners envision a path forward for nursing that elevates and prepares the profession to lead transformative healthcare change.

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