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Ready, Set, Innovate! Explore the Nurse Innovation 101 Hub Today

We are excited to share our latest innovation resource, the Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation 101 Hub, an online destination exploring nurse innovation, providing key resources and celebrating the legacy of nurse innovators who have improved patient care and strengthened health systems.

For generations, nurses have pioneered concepts that improve patient care and inspired other nurses to do the same. But with limited access to innovation resources and training, many nurse innovators struggle to take their solutions from ideation to implementation. That’s why, as part of our larger commitment to supporting frontline health workers, Johnson & Johnson is excited to offer the Nurse Innovation 101 Hub to help nurses flex and enhance their innovation skills and develop their great ideas to improve healthcare. Check out some of the offerings on our innovation hub below.

Nurse-led innovation goes beyond health technologies and medical devices. Our hub explores how every day, nurses are driving innovative solutions in preventative approaches, models of care, safety practices, consumer products, public health, screening tools and more.

In this section, you’ll embrace concepts such as risk taking, collaboration, business strategy and divergent thinking. Developing upon these skills can help strengthen the foundation for innovation by encouraging curious and creative thinking.

To help bring nurse-led innovation to life, Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellows Jennifferre Mancillas, Lydel Wright and Olivia Lemberger weigh in on what makes every nurse an innovator at their core.

Our Nurse Innovation Hub provides an inspiring overview of nurse innovation throughout history. The long-standing legacy of nurse innovation continues today with nurses innovating real-time solutions to COVID-19, maternal health, mental health, lack of access to care, healthcare disparities and more.

The Nurse Innovation 101 Hub spotlights some of today’s emerging innovators and healthcare leaders, such as Betty Jo Rocchio, Chief Nursing Optimization Officer at Mercy; Michael Ackerman, Director of Master of Healthcare Innovation Program at The Ohio State College of Nursing; Bonnie Clipper, Chief Clinical Officer at Wambi and more!

As a guide to present and future nurse innovators, watch “Healthcare’s Top Innovators: Nurses,” a presentation by Rebecca Love of the Society of Nurse Scientists Innovators Entrepreneurs & Leaders (SONSIEL), and “Why Nurse Innovation Matters,” featuring more nurse innovation leaders.

While it might be easy to recognize an idea, figuring out what to do next can feel overwhelming. Participating in Nurse Innovation Hackathons can help take your solution from ideation to implementation through collaboration, networking and real-time problem solving. Also learn how the six stages of the design thinking process can help take your idea to the next level.

We’ve compiled some of the top guides, books and training modules for nurse innovators by nurse innovators on enhancing your design thinking skills, building an innovative culture, developing an innovative mindset and accelerating your innovation journey. Some of these resources are complimentary on the Nurse Innovation 101 Hub!

Learn more about the larger Johnson & Johnson commitment to supporting frontline health workers here.

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