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Announcing the Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Platform

Johnson & Johnson is proud to announce the Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Platform, which aims to enable and elevate the visibility and impact of nurse-led innovation in transforming human health.

The Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Platform is comprised of three programs, which all work together:

  • The Nurse Innovation Fellowship program: Developing the leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurial skills of inventive, inspired nurses;
  • The Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series: Providing nurses worldwide with an opportunity to develop and move their innovative ideas for healthcare forward; and
  • The Innovation Bootcamp Podcast Series: In partnership with a leading nursing organization and nurse innovator host providing inspirational, engaging and insightful information on various aspects of healthcare innovation, with an opportunity to learn from nurse innovators and other experts in the healthcare field.

Overview of the Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Platform

Supporting nurses has been at the heart of our work at Johnson & Johnson for over 120 years , from employment to recruitment, skills and leadership development, strengthening resiliency, and now nurse-led innovation.

“We believe that nurses are the backbone of healthcare systems around the world and are uniquely positioned to change human health. We believe nurses deserve a much stronger voice and presence in today’s healthcare conversations. Our goal for the Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Platform is to help strengthen and develop innovation, entrepreneurial and leadership skills, and advance nurse-led innovation in healthcare for nurses at every stage of their careers,” said Lynda Benton, Senior Director of Corporate Equity at Johnson & Johnson, who leads the Johnson & Johnson commitment to nurses.

The Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovation Platform is comprised of three, interrelated programs:

Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellowship

The overall purpose of the Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellowship is to strengthen the leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurial skills of inventive, inspired nurses to help elevate, amplify, and integrate nurse-led innovation in human health.

During this inaugural two-year program, Fellows will participate in courses and sessions, both online and in-person, and complete action learning projects in nurse-led innovation, while receiving the support of mentors and the rest of their cohort. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in other Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Platform programs; they may serve as mentors for the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge participants and contribute to the Innovation Bootcamp Podcast series.

Nurses may apply to the Fellowship if they have at least three years of experience as an RN; are current citizens or permanent residents of the United States or its territories; and currently do not receive support from other research fellowships/traineeships. Johnson & Johnson embraces diversity of every dimension and welcomes applications from any interested nurses who meet eligibility requirements. Learn more at https://nursing.jnj.com/innovate-with-us/nurse-fellowship .

Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge Series

The Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson Innovation—JLABS, expands the definition of what innovation means for frontline health workers by inviting the millions of nurses worldwide to submit ideas for new devices, health technologies, protocols, screeners or treatment approaches that have the potential to profoundly change human health.

Awardees of the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge will gain access to funding and support to help move their nurse-led innovations forward, including: grants of up to $100,000, mentoring and training opportunities at Johnson & Johnson Innovation—JLABS. Awardees will also receive access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation—JLABS ecosystem, which helps innovators accelerate discovery and get operational support to bring healthcare solutions to life.

Two awardees of the first Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge were announced during National Nurses Week 2019. Learn more about the awardees of our first Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge here . A second challenge focused on Perioperative Care in partnership with AORN launched April 6 and will close July 26. A third challenge focused on maternal and newborn health will launch in June and close in October.

Interested nurses can learn more and apply at https://nursing.jnj.com/innovate-with-us/nurses-innovate-quickfire-challenge . Applications will be evaluated on the uniqueness of the idea, potential to profoundly change health outcomes, thoughtfulness of approach, and the identification of key resources and plans to further the idea.

The Innovation Bootcamp Podcast Series

Johnson & Johnson knows that nurses are innate, knowledgeable, and resourceful innovators in healthcare, who deserve every opportunity to bring their ideas forward to transform human health. We’re partnering with a leading nursing organization to create and launch the Innovation Bootcamp Podcast series, with a nurse innovator host. The Innovation Bootcamp Podcast will provide inspirational, engaging and insightful information and educational stories. Listeners will learn from nurse innovators and various experts on different aspects of innovation and other timely topics in the healthcare field.

The Innovation Bootcamp Podcast series will be available on all major podcast platforms and will launch two podcasts per month, starting the fourth quarter of 2019. Learn more at nursing.jnj.com .

We invite you to innovate with us and learn more about the Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Platform and our 120-year commitment to the nursing profession by visiting nursing.jnj.com .

We believe nurses change lives, and that changes everything.

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