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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 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.

Intrigued by the complexity of hospital labor and delivery units, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) designed a robot to learn how to help make scheduling decisions. Kristen A. Jerrier, RN, BSN, CNIV, is a resource nurse in the labor and delivery unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Mass., and was one of 17 physicians and nurses who participated in the CSAIL study. Read on to learn about her experience as a resource nurse, and how participating in research projects like this has strengthened her resolve to give patients the best care possible.

October 7, 2016

Kristin Haden, RN, is a Labor and Delivery nurse at Beebe Healthcare in Louis, Del., who has worked the night shift for 17 years. Discover what she enjoys about night shift nursing in this episode of the Nursing Notes Live Podcast.

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September 30, 2016

After discovering a lack of children’s books about the nursing profession, Scharmaine Lawson-Baker, DNP, FNP-BC, RN, FAANP decided to write her own. Learn more about “Nola The Nurse” and Dr. Baker's own experience as a nurse practitioner in this episode of the Nursing Notes Live Podcast.

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September 26, 2016

For many people, childhood experiences can influence future career decisions. This certainly rings true for LeighAnna Hutchinson, BSN, RN, an oncology nurse at the same hospital where she was once a patient, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Tex. We sat down with LeighAnna to learn more about her unique calling toward oncology nursing and her first few years in the field.

September 15, 2016

This August, the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Campaign for Nursing’s Future was thrilled to host 12 Japanese and two U.S. nursing students as part of the Tomodachi J&J Disaster Nurse Training Program, a three-year initiative to help support leadership development and disaster medicine training for nurses through a partnership between the U.S. Japan Council, Children’s National Health System, J&J Japan and J&J Corporate.

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