Johnson & Johnson Notes on Nursing

Read our bi-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.
Nurses Leading Innovation
Throughout history, nurses have played an outsized role in interacting with patients, with critical roles in prevention, education, treatment, and recovery. Every day, nurses are bringing innovation to patient care that is changing patient outcomes. Learn more about some of the nurses throughout history whose innovative approaches to patient care helped to profoundly change human health.
2018-09-12T18:28:13Z
Spotlight
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.
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Upcoming Events
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APR 3–7, 2019
Meet and network with students, faculty and nursing leaders from across the USA at this year’s National Student Nurses' Association Conference.

April 3–7, 2019
Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, Utah
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APR 6–10, 2019
The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is the leader in advocating for excellence in perioperative practice and healthcare.

April 6–10, 2019
Nashville, Tennessee
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APR 10–13, 2019
The AONE 2019 Annual Conference creates a way to connect with fellow colleagues while preparing yourself for future of nursing.

April 10–13, 2019
San Diego, California
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APR 11–14, 2019
At the 2019 Oncology Nursing Society Congress, you'll learn information on the newest cancer treatments and symptom management strategies, with opportunities for career development and an expanded professional network.

April, 11–14, 2019
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California
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APR 21, 2019
The first official World Creativity and Innovation Day (#WCID) will be celebrated.

April 21, 2019
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APR 24–26, 2019
The 2019 American Nursing Association Quality & Innovation Conference is one of the nation’s leading events for nursing innovation.

April 24–26, 2019
Orlando, Florida
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APR 24–27, 2019
The SPN Annual Conference showcases education and advancements across the breadth of the pediatric nursing profession.

April 24–27, 2019
Washington, D.C.
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APR 26, 2019
The day is designed by a series of “TED Like” talks from amazing healthcare innovators, panels by leading Innovation departments of Boston hospitals and panels of healthcare Innovators with breakout sessions to help you on your own innovative journey.

April 26, 2019
University of Massachuesetts
Boston, Massachusetts
Explore categories
Learn more about the role nurses play in changing human health, across the US, every day.
  • Nurses Leading Innovation
    See how nurses change human health through new protocols, policies, programs, and technologies, every day.

  • Advancing Culturally Competent Care
    A 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.

  • Getting Real: Today’s Nurse
    Hear from experienced nurses about their daily realities, challenges, and successes.

  • J&J + Nurses: Partnering with a Purpose
    Learn 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.

  • Notes on Nursing Live Podcast
    Listen to exclusive interviews, panel discussions, covering all the hot topics and latest news in nursing.

Nurses Leading Innovation
  • Taura Barr, RN, PhD, FAHA, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer at Valtari Bio Inc. is developing a new bedside diagnostic tool to help triage suspected stroke patients in the emergency room setting.
    2019-03-22T15:25:39.323Z
  • Nurses are more likely to come in contact with human trafficking victims during the time of their exploitation than any other profession[1], but very few are identified by staff and helped to find safety. Nurse innovator Danielle Jordan Bastien, APRN, DNP, FNP-BC, was determined to help those potential victims who might be in danger by developing a screening protocol that helps healthcare workers identify signs of abuse.
    2019-03-22T15:23:28.817Z
  • Significant healthcare innovations are often developed in response to issues encountered by providers, including nurses. When it became evident there was a way to provide more efficient care to some of the smallest, most fragile patients – babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) – Erin Hoch, RN, BSN, was determined to bring her innovative idea to life. Working at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital in Loma Linda, Calif., Erin’s idea has helped to improve the feeding process for these newborn patients.
    2018-12-10T15:54:32.634Z
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.
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  • 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. Image
    2018-11-13T16:47:35.977Z
  • 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
  • George Armstrong/FEMA Photo by George Armstrong
    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
  • With 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

  • Diversity and Inclusion Innovator Dr. Kenya Beard
    In this episode of Notes on Nursing Live, I interview Dr. Kenya V. Beard, a nurse researcher, educator, and the leader of the recent National League for Nursing (NLN) “Diversity & Inclusion: Facilitating Race-Related Discourse that Matters” workshop. We chat about creating more inclusive nursing workplaces and the need to develop the leadership abilities of culturally...The post Diversity and Inclusion Innovator Dr. Kenya Beard appeared first on Johnson & Johnson Notes on Nursing Live .
    2018-12-18T11:38:31Z
  • Neonatal Wound Care Innovator Roxana Reyna
    In this episode of Notes on Nursing Live, I interview neonatal wound-care expert and innovator Roxana Reyna, a nurse practitioner who specializes in wound care for neonates and children. Roxana creates wound care dressings for these tiny patients by using wound care products typically designed for adults, custom fitting her patients’ needs to help heal...The post Neonatal Wound Care Innovator Roxana Reyna appeared first on Johnson & Johnson Notes on Nursing Live .
    2018-12-14T15:31:56Z
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