In this edition, we’re celebrating nurses by bringing you some heart-warming and inspiring good news stories from the US healthcare industry. Reward yourself and the great work you do by grabbing a coffee, putting your feet up, and enjoying these positive press clippings!
This month, the ANA Enterprise announced its intent to elevate and celebrate the essential, robust contributions of nurses as the world recognizes 2020 as the Year of the Nurse! The ANA Enterprise is the family of organizations composed of the American Nurses Association (ANA), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the American Nurses Foundation.
ANA Enterprise will celebrate by engaging with nurses, thought leaders, and consumers in a variety of ways that promote nursing excellence, inclusivity, infuse leadership, and foster innovation.
ANA President Ernest J. Grant, PhD, RN, FAAN said: "We look forward to working with partner organizations to communicate a contemporary and accurate view of nurses and the critical work they do, as well as challenge boards and other influencers to commit to nursing and nursing leaders in order to improve the nation's health." Here’s to 2020, and the Year of the Nurse!
A ceremony hosted by the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) and the Philippine Embassy honored the Filipino Fellows of the prestigious American Academy of Nursing, class of 2018 and 2019.
The ten outstanding Filipino American nurses are now among the Academy’s approximately 2,400 fellows who are nursing leaders in education, management, practice, and research.
Ambassador of the Philippines to the United States of America, Jose Manuel G. Romualdez lauded the Filipino Fellows and all Fil-Am nurses for cultivating a positive image for Filipino immigrant nurses all over the world. He said: “This positive image of Filipino nurses did not materialize overnight. It is a product of many, many years of solid performance and cultivating strong relationships within the healthcare community, and with patients and their families.”
This news story from Becker’s Hospital Review shows just how amazing nurses really are! Thanks to some quick thinking, these nurses saved the lives of people in their communities while off duty. It includes a Durham, N.C.-based nurse who ran out of her house to save an 11-year-old girl from a dog attack, and a Washington nurse who performed life-saving CPR on her neighbor suffering from cardiac arrest. A truly inspiring read!
Nike announced the launch of a new style of sneaker designed to make those 12-hour shifts a little easier. In a statement, Nike said: “Nurses walk approximately four to five miles and sit for less than an hour during the course of a 12-hour shift. The design for the Air Zoom pulse tackles those challenges with simplicity in mind.”
The company learned how to meet the demands of healthcare workers and tested them at the OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon.
What makes them nurse-friendly? To save time, they have elastic straps that make it easy to put on with one hand, they’re easy to clean due to the laceless upper made of synthetic polyurethane-coated material, and the coated toe box protects against spills. They’re set to drop in December, so be ready to grab your pair!
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