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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.
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.
FEB 16, 2020
National Innovation Day exists "to encourage young people to be creative and innovative." While the day focuses on those in their formative years, innovation need not stop with maturity, and those who are older may both encourage the young and dabble in their own innovations today.
FEB 18, 2020
The Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association sponsors the annual Critical Care Transport Nurses Day which takes place on February 18th each year. This day is a way to recognize the uniqueness of what we do and the difference transport nurses make in the lives of their patients.
FEB 27, 2020
The Planting Seeds of Innovation Conference is presented by the Nursing Collaboratory, a joint project of the University of Minnesota School of Nursing and M Health Fairview, and provides nurses with tools and resources they need to bring their innovative ideas to reality. Whether a product, service or process, the conference provides nurses with a blueprint of how to think creatively, identify a target market, develop a value proposition, and test and evaluate an idea.
MAR 2, 2020 - MAR 4 2020
A healthy society is everyone’s business. That’s why TEDMED Speakers are thought leaders and accomplished individuals from every sector of society, both inside and outside of medicine. Whether they come from science, business, academia, government, law, media, or the arts – whether they are doctors, patients, or Muppets – the extraordinary voices of the TEDMED stage unlock our imaginations.
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
Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association have launched SEE YOU NOW, a new podcast series spotlighting nurse-led innovation that is addressing today's most challenging healthcare problems. SEE YOU NOW invites listeners to see nurses as they never have before – as innovators and leaders with the power to transform health.2020-01-24T20:48:13.206Z
Mentor. Women’s health advocate. Innovator. Meet Rachel Preiss, nurse practitioner, educator and graduate of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing's Maternal-Child Health Nurse Leadership Academy, who developed a pioneering tool to help women and healthcare professionals embrace shared decision-making.2020-01-24T20:28:11.306Z
In celebration and as a call to action related to the World Health Organization’s designation of 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, we asked 14 nurse leaders and innovators across the US what the Year of the Nurse means to them today, and to the future of nursing.2020-01-23T23:26:12.974Z
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
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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
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