Spotlighting Nurse-led Innovation with SEE YOU NOW Host Shawna Butler
To kick off the World Health Organization’s declaration of 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, Johnson & Johnson, together with the American Nurses Association, launched SEE YOU NOW, a new podcast highlighting the innovative solutions driven by nurses addressing today's most challenging healthcare problems. We found the ultimate host in Shawna Butler – a dedicated champion of nurses as leaders and vital players in healthcare innovation – to help us bring these inspiring stories to life. As the COVID-19 pandemic descended upon communities and health systems around the world, and in connection with our overall commitment to supporting frontline healthcare workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we developed a special SEE YOU NOW series, “COVID-19 The Nurse Response,” to better understand the extraordinary challenges nurses and other frontline health workers are facing and innovations they’re creating in real-time to take on the pandemic.
The Johnson & Johnson Notes on Nursing team recently spoke with Shawna to hear her biggest takeaways from Season 1 and the “COVID-19 The Nurse Response” series, her goals for future episodes and why she considers the Year of the Nurse and Midwife an important call to action.
Nurses have a lot of work to do as innovators, but we can’t do it alone. Nurses need support from executive and senior levels of health leadership, industry, government and the media to create radical and bold changes in how nurses are perceived and what they are enabled to do as innovators. If we want innovations in healthcare to succeed, nurses are essential to the process.