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Read our monthly e-digest for a dynamic collection of nursing stories and exclusive interviews covering all the ways nurses’ creativity, innovation, and unique perspective help change the trajectory of health for everyone, everywhere.
At the center of reinventing healthcare protocols, treatment approaches, devices, and more, you’ll discover a nurse. Nurses are the backbone of our healthcare system, and they have the insight, resourcefulness, and experience to innovate and help address critical health challenges that face our communities.
JAN 7-10, 2020
CES is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
JAN 19-25, 2020
National CRNA Week is the AANA’s annual celebration of anesthesia patient safety and the nation’s nearly 54,000 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists and student registered nurse anesthetists who safely and cost-effectively provide more than 49 million anesthetics each year.
JAN 22, 2020
The Innovation Accelerator provides funding to assist Penn Nursing students and faculty with the creation and testing of early stage solutions to improve health and health care outcomes. The pitch day event is open to the Philadelphia innovation and entrepreneurship community.
JAN 28, 2020
Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association are launching SEE YOU NOW, a podcast hosted by nurse economist and health technology specialist Shawna Butler that will spotlight nurses challenging the status quo in healthcare through innovation.
FEB 12, 2020
Penn Nursing and Penn Medicine, in collaboration with First Person Arts, are hosting a nursing-focused Story Slam event. Faculty and students from Penn Nursing, as well as Penn Medicine nurses, will share their true, personal, six-minute stories about their nursing experiences and insights.
Johnson & Johnson and Global Citizen: Changing the Trajectory of Human Health
Through bravery, compassion, and ingenuity, front line health workers, including nurses, increase access to essential care for millions of people every day. Despite the long strides made in recent years to help recruit, educate, and foster leadership, there are still not enough front line health workers. Additionally, those that exist are in need of more training and resources, while communities around the world continue to suffer from a lack of access to essential health services.
Learn more about the role nurses play in changing human health, across the US, every day.
Advancing Culturally Competent CareA renewed focus on cultural awareness is helping nurses get a deeper understanding of patients’ needs in many communities. Which means better communication and better health outcomes for everyone.
J&J + Nurses: Partnering with a PurposeLearn more about how Johnson & Johnson is working to change the trajectory of health for humanity, by advocating for, empowering, and supporting nurses around the world.
Nurses Leading Innovation
Nurses are uniquely positioned to identify areas in healthcare delivery that can be improved to lessen healthcare’s impact on the planet. A new, free module from the Johnson & Johnson Institute invites nurses to explore how they can lead solutions for environmental sustainability and stewardship.2019-12-16T14:36:36.521Z
Ahead of the Year of the Nurse in 2020, we sat down with nurse innovation expert, best-selling author and public speaker Bonnie Clipper, DNP, MA, MBA, RN, CENP, FACHE, to hear what she’s most excited about for the future of nursing and learn about her new book, “The Nurse’s Guide to Innovation.”2019-12-11T20:20:06.098Z
On November 15-17th, 2019, Johnson & Johnson was the proud sponsor of the inaugural SONSIEL Nurse Hackathon. Together with the leading nursing organization for nurse innovators and entrepreneurs, SONSIEL, we convened nurses from around the world to champion and elevate nurse-led innovation.2019-12-06T12:29:39.967Z
Advancing Culturally Competent Care
Unique approaches to care and research are not always accepted at first, and nurse innovators everywhere often overcome many obstacles to obtain the resources and credibility needed to implement life-changing ideas and programs. This is true for Antonia M. Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor and the Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing at The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing), who developed the successful ¡Cuídate! or “Take Care of Yourself” program.2018-12-10T16:02:46.134Z
According to research by the Health Professionals for Diversity (HPD) Coalition, minority patients are impacted disproportionately by treatable, curable, or preventable diseases. Even when controlling for access-related factors, such as insurance status and income, some racial and ethnic minority groups are still more likely to receive lower-quality healthcare. As the links between these disparities and racial and ethnic minority populations continue to drive research in culturally competent care, educational initiatives that create a constant awareness of such disparities among healthcare providers are key to helping close the gap in the level of care provided in diverse communities around the country.2018-11-21T15:03:00.920Z
Many parents across the U.S. struggle with challenging behaviors in their young children, and they may not be aware of the array of strategies that can help them deal with their children’s behavior. What if some of these behavioral issues could be addressed by affording parents access to parenting information that is not readily available in their communities? This question led three nurse researchers – Deborah Gross, DNSc, RN, FAAN, Christine Garvey, PhD, RN, and Wrenetha Julion, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN – to develop the Chicago Parent Program at the Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago, Ill.2018-10-23T17:12:43.881Z
Share your nursing story
We’d love to hear what you have to say about being a nurse. Is it challenging? Rewarding? What inspired you to pursue a career in nursing? What would you like to tell other nurses? Get started by answering a few questions.
Getting Real: Today’s Nurse
Sheri Sawchuk, DNP, APRN, NP-C, CNE, fell into nursing by providence – she attended an informational session for a local nursing program after driving a friend there and ultimately enrolled in classes herself for the following semester. In 2013, Sheri first learned of the Global Health Education Program (GHEP) at Chamberlain University from the program’s founder, Susan Fletcher, EdD, MSN, BSN. Today, after finding her passion at the intersection of nursing, education, and global health, and with 15 years of international relief work under her belt, Sheri leads nursing students on international GHEP trips to help up-and-coming nurses identify their nursing passions.2018-12-10T16:09:52.301Z
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
In 2015, Janie Harvey Garner, RN, encountered public criticism of a Miss America contestant and fellow nurse who delivered her monologue wearing scrubs and a “doctor’s stethoscope.” Feeling frustrated and misrepresented after hearing the comments minimizing nurses’ roles in healthcare delivery, Janie created the Show Me Your Stethoscope Facebook group to reinforce the essential role of nursing – effectively creating one of the largest nursing organizations in the United States.2018-10-24T18:37:14.038Z
J&J + Nurses: Partnering with a Purpose
Across the country, registered nurses (RNs) play a critical role in the medical preparedness and response to natural disasters of all kinds, working to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the at-risk public. Nurses are uniquely qualified to manage emergency situations — which can come at a cost to themselves and their families.2019-03-20T21:19:17.418Z
Global Citizen South Africa Festival and World AIDS Day 2018 Provide Global Health Platform to #makeHIVhistoryWith over 36 million people living with HIV globally and over one million new infections each year, the disease remains one of the greatest global health threats of our time. In an effort to combat this ongoing public health crisis, Johnson & Johnson is committed to continued innovation in the fields of prevention, treatment, and cure; in fact, Johnson & Johnson has a 25-year legacy in its work around HIV.2018-12-10T16:20:42.466Z
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
Notes on Nursing Podcast
Get to Know Oncology Nurse Jacquelyn GrandtThis month’s issue of Nursing Notes looks at the rewards and challenges presented by a career in Oncology Nursing. This month, I chatted with Oncology Nurse Jacquelyn Grandt, Program Director, Outpatient Oncology Services at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in California. Jackie is featured in this month’s Nursing Notes newsletter as our “Get to Know”...The post Get to Know Oncology Nurse Jacquelyn Grandt appeared first on Johnson & Johnson Notes on Nursing Live.2011-01-15T19:02:59Z
Introducing See You Now, a new podcast series created by Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association
See You Now is an inspiring storytelling podcast that reveals innovative and human-centered solutions for today's most challenging healthcare problems. Hosted by Nurse economist and health tech expert Shawna Butler, produced by Rebecca McInroy and created by Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association. See You Now will be available wherever you listen to podcasts.
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