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Nurse Inventor Advocates for Leadership and Innovation to Improve Patient Outcomes
Nurse Inventor Advocates for Leadership and Innovation to Improve Patient Outcomes

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. 

Nurse Inventor Advocates for Leadership and Innovation to Improve Patient Outcomes

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Nurses Leading Innovation
April 13, 2016

"Nursing informatics is still one of the “best kept secrets” in healthcare, even though nursing was at the forefront of informatics credentialing some 20 years ago. As technological advancements continue to grow and take hold in healthcare, the unique skill set of nursing informatics is becoming more well-known and desired throughout patient care.." - Jason J. Fratzke, RN, MSN, chief nursing informatics officer for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Some healthcare organizations today provide nurses with apps to use on hospital-issued mobile devices to help easily document, retrieve and communicate patient information at the point-of-care.

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March 29, 2016

Angela Mackay, MSN, BSN, PHN, RN, a psychiatric resource nurse at Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, Minn. This month on the Nursing Notes Live podcast we look at two nurses in unique settings of nursing care.

Graduating from nursing school and starting your journey as a new nurse can be daunting at first, but hearing firsthand from new nurses on how they made their way can help ease that fear. We sat down with Joseph Potts, BSN, RN, past president of the National Student Nurses' Association (NSNA) and current clinical nurse II at Orlando Health in Orlando, Fla., to discuss his journey during his first full year as a nurse in the real world.

Podcasts
March 24, 2016

Mary Frances Bruckmeier is part of a public library nurse program in Pima County, Arizona that serves the homeless and underserved in that community.

Nurses Leading Innovation
March 23, 2016

Mary Frances Bruckmeier, RN, BSN, is a public health nurse with the Pima County Health Department in Tucson, Ariz. Several times a week, she spends her days at the Pima County Public Library, where she helps anyone in need seeking healthcare.

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