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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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Spotlight
May 3, 2018

Working across many treatment settings, and with a strong emphasis on patient education and disease prevention, nurses bring their technical knowledge, innovation, creativity, and healing touch to bear every day to significantly improve patient health. As healthcare providers who typically spend the greatest amount of time with patients, nurses bring their innovation to patient care every day.

Podcasts
May 2, 2018

In this episode of Nursing Notes Live, we hear from Nancy Hanrahan, PhD, RN, FAAN, the executive director and associate dean of healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship at the Bouve College of Health Sciences and a professor and former dean of the School of Nursing at Northeastern University. Listen to learn more about Nancy’s commitment to redefining the traditional reputation of nursing and helping instill healthcare innovation as a recognized role for all nurses.  

May 3, 2018

Do you have a story to share about how you're changing the world through innovation? Drop us a line, tell us more, and help us continue to share the powerful impact of nursing innovation that is changing patient outcomes!

Instigating positive change for patients throughout the world is part of what makes nurses a driving force in healthcare, and for Genevieve Handy, MSN, CPNP, being a catalyst for positive change has become a driving purpose in life. At the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) 66th Annual Convention plenary session presented by Johnson & Johnson earlier this month, Genevieve shared her story with thousands of student nurses in attendance and explained why nurses should be recognized as change makers—not just care takers.

When Jana Lauderdale, PhD, RN, FAAN, took the stage at the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) 66th Annual Convention plenary session presented by Johnson & Johnson, she introduced herself in a unique way: “I’m a Comanche Indian and I’m a nurse.” These descriptions shape Jana’s personal identity, but they also shape how she approaches and analyzes the world around her.

As a senior student in the nursing program at Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., Ruben Rodriguez-Negrete, Jr., president of the Emporia Men’s Assembly of Nurses (EMAN), hopes to inspire future nurses and fuel positive conversation around men in the nursing profession. We recently spoke to Ruben about his experience with EMAN, and how the organization is working to inspire more men to pursue a career in nursing.

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