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Innovations by Nurses for Nurses: Self-Care Every Nurse Needs! (Free for ANA Members)

Regular Price: $29.00
Event Date: March 25, 2020 Event Time: 1:00 PM Online Course & CNE Credit Expiration: 03/25/2026
1.0 Contact Hours
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Kathleen Attonito and Nicole Benicasa-Ragonese of North Shore University Hospital will share knowledge gained by being a part of a team that developed the innovative programs at their organization.

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Have you ever thought about how caring for yourself affects what you do as a Nurse? Nurses deal with stress both in and out of the workplace – in addition to the everyday physical, social, emotional, nutritional, and financial, stresses that life can bring.

Hospitals and healthcare organizations are becoming more focused on enhancing wellness for nurses. These efforts can result in cultural transformations that not only improve employees’ experience, but also, clinical outcomes and patient experience.

During this webinar you will learn how one organization gathered input from frontline nurses and experts to design innovative programs and structures to meet the complex self-care needs of individuals and nursing teams. You will share in their experience by learning how they utilized shared governance to implement programs to promote wellness, address barriers to wellbeing, and support nurses in developing self-care skills.

Bonus Content just added! See the presentation of the 2020 ANA Innovation Awards powered by BD. Know what your colleagues are doing in the Innovation space. These awards highlight, recognize, and celebrate nurse-led innovation that improves patient safety and/or outcomes. The ANA Innovation Awards powered by BD will be presented to an individual nurse and a nurse-led team whose product, program, project, or practice, improve patient outcomes and exemplify nurse-led innovation.

Key Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the impact that wellness promotion and self-care can have on healthcare team members and organizations.
  2. Translate strategies for implementation of innovative wellbeing programming and self-care skills for nurses.

Presented By

Kathleen C. Attonito, MSN, RN-BC
Director, Patient Care Services & Magnet Program Director North Shore University Hospital

Kathleen Attonito is a Director of Patient Care Services and Magnet Program Director at North Shore University Hospital. With experience in nursing education, administration, and patient experience, Ms. Attonito has guided teams through implementation of evidence-based practices and performance improvement via interdisciplinary shared governance and developed innovative strategies for team member engagement and professional advancement. She holds a master’s degree in nursing education from Long Island University and certification in Nursing Professional Development.

Nicole D. Benincasa-Ragonese, MS, LMHC
Senior Director of Patient Experience, Patient and Family Centered Care North Shore University Hospital

Nicole D. Benincasa-Ragonese serves as the Senior Director of Patient Experience and Patient and Family Centered Care at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. Ms. Benincasa-Ragonese oversees the optimization of the health care experience for patients, families and teams through emotional, social and developmental support. Ms. Benincasa-Ragonese holds a B.A. in Psychology from Hofstra University, NY and an earned her M.S. in Mental Health and School Counseling from CUNY Queens College, NY.

Online Details

Event Date:  March 25, 2020

Event Time:  1:00 PM ET

Accreditation Statements

The American Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP17219.


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