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Keeping Our Country's Schools Healthy and Happy
Keeping Our Country's Schools Healthy and Happy

Did you know school nursing began in the early 1900s as an experiment in New York City? We recently spoke with Nina Fekaris, MS, BSN, RN, NCSN, president of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), to learn more about the role of the school nurse in modern society.

Keeping Our Country's Schools Healthy and Happy

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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.

Nurses Leading Innovation
April 19, 2018

Earlier this month at the 66th Annual National Student Nurses’ Association Convention in Nashville, Tenn., Rebecca Love, MSN, RN, ANP, addressed thousands of student nurses at the plenary session hosted by Johnson & Johnson, and inspired them to redefine the nursing profession through innovation and entrepreneurship.

Podcasts
April 11, 2018

In this episode of Nursing Notes Live, we talk to organ procurement coordinator Adam Schneider, DNP, AGACNP-BC, who recognized a nationwide need for more viable organ donations and implemented quality improvement projects for his team at the University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation. Listen to find out how Adam’s innovative approach is helping to improve patient outcomes on a daily basis. 

Podcasts
April 2, 2018

In this episode of Nursing Notes Live, we hear from Shawna Butler, RN, MBA, a leader of the EntrepreNURSE movement and the EntrepreNURSE-in-residence at the REshape Center in the Netherlands. Through a combination of business and nursing skills, Shawna is connecting nurses with innovation opportunities and championing change in the healthcare community.

Since 2011, Give a Spit About Cancer has mobilized more than 8,000 young people to change patient lives through registering to become a bone marrow donor. Last year, Johnson & Johnson teamed up with DoSomething.org and the Give a Spit About Cancer campaign to help amplify those efforts.

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