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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
January 12, 2017

"Our first exchange involved a mother-son pair from Toledo and a married couple from Cincinnati, and it was a great success. Soon enough, people from outside Ohio started asking to work with us." - Susan Rees, RN, BSN, Alliance for Paired Kidney Donation

Nurses Leading Innovation
January 12, 2017

According to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), for many people a successful kidney transplant can provide a better quality of life. Kidney transplant may mean greater freedom, reduced cost, more energy and a less strict diet than patients on dialysis. Nurses play an integral role in helping patients go through the transplant process and helping match live donors with patients in need of a kidney.

Nurses Leading Innovation
November 15, 2016

What is the true cost of nursing care? How can hospitals build efficient nursing care systems that maximize value? These are the types of questions John M. Welton, Ph. D., RN, FAAN, a professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, is trying to answer as a scientist for health systems research. Read on to learn about his career journey and how his research is using big data to improve health care.

Nurses Leading Innovation
November 15, 2016

On the surface, big data and nursing may seem unrelated. However, nurses contribute to the collection of big data every day by capturing health information via electronic health record (EHR) systems. But how is this data being used? We sat down with John M. Welton, Ph. D., RN, FAAN, a professor at the University of Colorado College of Nursing, to learn more about how big data is transforming nursing practice.

Nurses Leading Innovation
October 11, 2016

Nurses play a central role in creating revolutionary and lasting changes within healthcare and patient care. What are some of the advances they’ve made? During the past year, the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future and Nurse.com partnered to develop a content series called “APNs Transforming Care” that highlights the ways in which advanced practice nurses (APNs) are changing the face of healthcare delivery.

Nurses Leading Innovation
October 11, 2016

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass., conducted a research study to determine if a robot could assist nurses in scheduling and other managerial tasks on the labor and delivery floor.

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