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Barrier Breakers, Smile Makers, and Healthcare Innovators: NSNA 2018 Plenary Session Inspires
Barrier Breakers, Smile Makers, and Healthcare Innovators: NSNA 2018 Plenary Session Inspires

Student nurses left the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) 66th Annual Convention plenary session feeling inspired about their future role as healthcare professionals in a world where nurses are empowered, recognized, and valued as change makers.

Barrier Breakers, Smile Makers, and Healthcare Innovators: NSNA 2018 Plenary Session Inspires

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Getting Real: Nursing Today
January 26, 2016

Daniel Ampomah, Ph.D., RN, NE-BC, is a faculty instructor at Chamberlain College of Nursing in Arlington, Va. and the chief executive officer of Ghana Nursing and Health Center. Dr. Ampomah received the 2015 DC/Maryland/Virginia Nurse.com GEM Award of Excellence in Volunteerism and Service.

Getting Real: Nursing Today
January 26, 2016

Jennifer Neubauer, RN, is a neonatal nurse at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Chicago, Ill. She is very passionate about her profession and the importance of neonatal nursing, so we asked her a few questions about her career trajectory and favorite aspects of the NICU.

Nurses Leading Innovation
January 26, 2016

Brittney Wilson, BSN, RN, knows technology. The bright mind behind the nursing-focused technology site, The Nerdy Nurse, Wilson is an author, nursing informaticist and award-winning blogger. She believes nurses should not only embrace healthcare technology, they should play a dedicated role in helping develop it – working to integrate the power of technology into patient practice.

January 26, 2016

Check out this interview with a certified nurse anesthetist, Kenneth Wofford, Ph.D., CRNA, LCDR (USN). Wofford is an assistant professor in the graduate school of nursing and nurse anesthesia program at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md.

Nurses Leading Innovation
January 26, 2016

As global leaders in innovation for the betterment of healthcare, nurses go above and beyond every day to care for their patients. Nurses give back to their communities by being the people on whom others rely. One nurse, Rebecca Schnall, Ph.D., MPH, RN-BC, uses her interests in public health and nursing informatics to research ways to improve patient care. Schnall is an assistant professor of nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing in New York, N.Y. Her research focuses on helping people living with and at risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Nurses Leading Innovation
January 26, 2016

Nursing informatics (NI), as defined by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), is a “specialty that integrates nursing science with multiple information management and analytical sciences to identify, define, manage, and communicate data, information, knowledge and wisdom in nursing practice.” Nursing informaticists combine nursing knowledge with information technologies to develop more efficient processes, advance healthcare and provide exceptional patient care.

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