Trauma Nurses specialize in treating and diagnosing traumatic injuries or illnesses that put their patient’s bodies and lives at immediate risk of physical duress. The word “trauma” refers to a disturbing or distressing experience. Because of the unpredictable and often critical nature of these cases, Trauma Nurses must have innately high-functioning processing skills in consistently challenging and chaotic situations. In addition to being able to emotionally and clinically handle each case, Trauma Nurses need to be proficient multitaskers, communicating with their colleagues as they work to stabilize their patient. If you’re looking for a fast-paced career in medicine where you’ll learn to assess and treat a wide variety of highly critical cases, then Trauma Nursing might be just the right path for you.
Down to their core, nurses carry a fundamental respect for human dignity and an intuition for patient needs. That's why they're natural innovators. If you'd like to learn more about nurse-led innovation, here's where you can get started.
For nurses, more flexibility and better work/life balance are essential. Solutions like Mercy Works on Demand are meeting nurses where they are by offering a gig-based approach to scheduling. Not only is Mercy’s innovative approach addressing shortages and improving patient care, it is also bringing joy back to nursing and demonstrating that a new, flexible future is possible for the profession.
Building well-being and leadership skills in nursing isn’t a new concept, but surprisingly, it hasn’t traditionally been a formal component of nursing education. As a result, many nurses enter the profession unprepared for what’s ahead. Beginning this winter, a new educational curriculum from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing will pilot a competency-based approach to developing the next generation of nurses at 10 nursing colleges nationwide, focused on empowering students with the skills needed to prioritize self-care, healthy behaviors and well-being in the healthcare work environment.
Johnson & Johnson is proud to have supported nurse innovators and entrepreneurs through the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge Awards, which has provided grant funding for nurse-founded healthcare solutions and approaches. But the innovation journey doesn’t stop there. Here, three inspiring QuickFire Challenge awardees share what they’ve been up to since receiving their award, how their solutions have grown and expanded, and their advice for other nurses inspired to solve for healthcare’s biggest challenges.