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Our Commitment
Johnson & Johnson is committed to advocating for, empowering and elevating nurses as innovative leaders who strengthen health systems and change human health for the better.

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Johnson & Johnson has supported the nursing profession for over 120 years because we believe nurses are the backbone of health systems worldwide.
As the largest group of healthcare professionals (HCPs) in the U.S., the most trusted professionals, and as the HCPs who spend the most time with patients, nurses are uniquely positioned to bring innovation, knowledge, and resourcefulness to improve patient outcomes.
Our Collective Support of Nurses Today
To champion nurse-led innovation, we launched our Nurse Innovation Platform. Together with our partners, we’re continuing our support for nurses in 5 areas through the Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation:
Training & Education:
Resources and development through the Johnson & Johnson Institute
Leadership & Management:
Programs to foster nurse leadership, such as our Nurse Innovation Fellowship
Connection & Integration:
Nurse network expansion through hackathons and our newsletter
Respect & Recognition:
Nurse innovation spotlights through QuickFire Challenges and our SEE YOU NOW podcast
Well-being & Resilience:
Self-care resources through First Responders First, and Back the Frontline campaigns
The History of Our Commitment to Supporting Nurses
Our Commitment to supporting nurses spans more than 120 years. Below are just four of the many landmark events in our history of championing nurses.

• In 1897, a Johnson & Johnson nurse, Elizabeth Washam, helped lead the first-ever large scale manufacturing of sterile surgical dressings

• In 1943, we included nurses in the first line of Our Credo

• In 2002, a shortage of 500,000 nurses in the US loomed, so we launched the Campaign for Nursing’s Future to help turn things around

• In 2020, we hosted our first-ever virtual hackathon to help nurses develop technological solutions to COVID-19 healthcare challenges

At Johnson & Johnson, we will never stop advocating for, elevating and empowering nurses as innovative leaders who strengthen health systems. We believe nurses changes lives, and that changes everything
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Partnering with a Purpose

Collaboration and innovation are at the heart of our support for nurses. Johnson & Johnson is proud to continue powering up nurse-led innovation and leadership together with our partners.

  • Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses
    Johnson & Johnson and the TYLENOL®, NEUTROGENA®, AVEENO® and JOHNSON’S® BABY brands are proud to support the launch of the American Nurses Foundation’s Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses with a $1.9M commitment. This fund provides financial aid, mental health support, training and advocacy for nurses on the frontlines of COVID-19.
  • Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation
    In March 2020, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies and the Johnson & Johnson Foundation committed $50 million to support and supply frontline health workers—from meals to protective equipment, extra training to mental health support. This commitment expanded upon a $250 million multi-year commitment made earlier in 2020 to support those at the frontlines guided by the Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation. Learn more here.
  • SEE YOU NOW Podcast Series
    We are supporting nurses on the frontlines through our SEE YOU NOW podcast series with a special 10-episode podcast miniseries entitled “COVID-19: The Nurse Response,” in partnership with the American Nurses Association. This series features how nurses are rapidly innovating to meet the demands of patient care during this unprecedented time. Learn more at SeeYouNowPodcast.com.
  • NurseHack4Health: COVID-19 Virtual Hackathon
    We are constantly looking for opportunities to foster nurse-led innovation that both addresses the current needs of the nursing workforce and promotes cross-institutional collaboration. This was achieved through our first-ever virtual hackathon NurseHack4Health where nurses, other healthcare professionals, tech enthusiasts, and engineers collaborated to help solve COVID-19 patient care challenges by leveraging technological solutions.
  • Nurse Innovation Fellowship
    The Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellowship aims to strengthen the leadership and entrepreneurial skills of inspired and innovative nurses to help amplify and integrate nurse-led innovation in healthcare. The 2019-2021 cohort consists of 12 nurses—many of whom are on the frontlines of COVID-19—spanning a number of clinical environments including health systems, universities, and prisons. Learn more about the Fellowship and the current cohort, here.
  • Crisis Compendium for Nurse Leaders
    The American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) recently launched Leading Through Crisis: A Resource Compendium for Nurse Leaders, a free compendium comprised of brief online modules designed to equip nurse leaders with practical tips and effective strategies for addressing challenges unique to a crisis. This platform is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from the Johnson & Johnson Foundation in partnership with the Johnson & Johnson Center for Health Worker Innovation.
  • Johnson & Johnson Notes on Nursing
    We continue to share uplifting, authentic and inspirational stories from nurses on the frontlines of COVID-19 with our monthly email newsletter, which includes articles on nurse-led innovation responding to the pandemic and updates on Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation programs. Read some of our recent articles here and subscribe today.
  • Nurse Innovation Stories
    We are spotlighting nurse innovators across all our channels throughout the Year of the Nurse, COVID-19 and beyond. During National Nurses Month 2020, we shared a video highlighting some of the incredible nurse innovations made in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Follow our @JNJNursing channels as we continue to highlight nurse innovation stories, programs, and partnership news.
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