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Nurses Leading Innovation

Highlights innovative examples of nurses driving improved patient outcomes and transforming the standard of care through new protocols, policies, programs and technologies.

Nurses Leading Innovation
5 days ago

Throughout history, nurses have played an outsized role in interacting with patients, with critical roles in prevention, education, treatment, and recovery. Every day, nurses are bringing innovation to patient care that is changing patient outcomes. Learn more about some of the nurses throughout history whose innovative approaches to patient care helped to profoundly change human health.

Nurses Leading Innovation
5 days ago

Rebecca S. Koszalinski, PhD, RN, CRRN, CMSRN, was inspired to become a nurse after experiencing a nurse’s care during her own health journey. Throughout her career as clinical instructor, researcher, assistant professor, and – most recently – mobile app developer, Rebecca has been committed to improving outcomes for patients with disabilities and/or chronic illnesses who are speech vulnerable.

Nurses Leading Innovation
August 10, 2018

As the healthcare industry becomes more focused on innovation as a pathway to improving patient outcomes, nurses are stepping up as leaders and innovators, turning their frontline experience into creative solutions to improve patient care. Across her various positions at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Marion Leary, RN, MSN, MPH, FAHA, is focused on researching ways that nurse-led initiatives can improve healthcare now and in the future.

Nurses Leading Innovation
July 23, 2018

As the first nurse to be selected as an AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador, Rachel Walker, PhD, RN, is intimately familiar with nurse-driven innovation. We recently spoke with Dr. Walker to learn more about her nursing journey and her thoughts on nurses as leaders, mentors, and inventors. 

Nurses Leading Innovation
June 13, 2018

After a nearly 20-year nursing career, Tricia Cady returned to school to pursue her BSN, where she observed a long-standing problem with extubations in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and decided to do something to help address this issue.

Nurses Leading Innovation
May 3, 2018

Congenital heart disease (CHD) affects an estimated 40,000 babies born every year, making it the most common birth defect found in infants. Though some forms of CHD do not result in health problems later in life, about 25 percent of infants with CCHD have a critical CHD, which can lead to negative outcomes if not diagnosed soon after birth. As a nurse working in pediatric cardiology, Elizabeth B. Mikula, MSN, RN, CPN, CPHQ, saw the potential to improve outcomes for these vulnerable patients through better screening processes.  

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