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OCT 23, 2019
Encourage and inspire nurses to identify themselves as innovative thinkers, highlight successful invention experiences, explain different methods to take an idea from ideation to implementation and provide framework to build one’s team.

October 23, 2019
Huntington Convention Center
300 Lakeside Ave E
Cleveland, OH, 44113
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OCT 28 - NOV 1, 2019
Every year, we are thrilled to see all of the different ways NAON members demonstrate their pride for orthopaedics and showcase the ways you make an impact on a daily basis in your facility.
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NOV 1, 2019
Join local, regional and national advanced practice leaders, policy makers and scholars as they showcase the contributions of DNP-prepared nurses and explore an evolving vision for DNPs to positively affect clinical practice, health policy and care delivery across the healthcare continuum.

November 1, 2019
University of Rochester
School of Nursing
255 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY 14642
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NOV 2-5, 2019
With 3,200+ industry professionals at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, it's the ultimate networking, education, and product-sourcing event.

November 2-5, 2019
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA
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NOV 2-8, 2019
The fifth annual Fast Company Innovation Festival will convene thousands of makers and innovators from across the globe—exceptional leaders and doers shaping the future—for five days of inspired conversation, purposeful networking, and meaningful takeaways.

November 2-8, 2019
New York City, NY
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.
2018-09-12T17:52:13Z
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
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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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

  • 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
  • The Chicago Parent Program with Wrenetha Julion
    A look at the innovative Chicago Parent Program in this episode of Notes on Nursing Live. I interview Wrenetha Julion, one of the nurses behind the Chicago Parent Program at the Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Parent Program is a 12-session, evidence-based program created for parents of young children (between two and five years old) that is designed to meet the needs of a culturally and economically diverse audience.The post The Chicago Parent Program with Wrenetha Julion appeared first on Johnson & Johnson Notes on Nursing Live .
    2018-11-25T07:15:59Z
Coming Soon: The Innovation Bootcamp Podcast Series
Developed in partnership with a leading nurse association, this educational storytelling podcast explores innovation and entrepreneurship with leaders in the field, led by an engaging, informative host. Stay tuned for our launch in January 2020.
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