Skip to content
Skip to content
Open navigation

FREE Nursing Innovations Event

Join Nursing Now USA (NNUSA) for a thought-provoking 90-minute live online event focused on innovative approaches to issues within nursing on June 28th | 5:30 p.m. to 7:00


Exclusive FREE Live Nursing Now Innovation Event

We are excited to present to all nurses this information-packed, FREE event that highlights critical innovative approaches to advance nursing practice. Hear from and engage with innovative nurse change agents as they discuss solutions around three focus areas:

  • Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Innovations in Nursing: State of the Science
  • Towards a Greater Good: A Scoping Review of Nursing and Midwifery Activism in the U.S.
  • Demonstrating a Nurse-Driven Model for Interprofessional Academic-Practice Partnerships

Take in real-world guidance and insights on three major topics in event… and it’s FREE! Register now.

Moderated by Dr. Oriana Beaudet, ANA’s Vice President of Nursing Innovation, participants will interact with the authors as they present this critical work.



Welcome and Introduction Oriana Beaudet
Nursing Now USA – what is it and how did we get here? Cheryl B. Jones, RN, PhD, FAAN
G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN
Innovation at Work: Commissioned Papers Moderated by Oriana Beaudet
Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Innovations in Nursing: State of the Science Dr. Mary Anne Schultz
Towards a Greater Good: A Scoping Review of Nursing and Midwifery Activism in the U.S. Melissa T. Ojemeni, PhD, RN
Demonstrating a Nurse-Driven Model for Interprofessional Academic-Practice Partnerships Jill Forcina, PhD, RN, CNE, CNL, OCN
Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Dialogue with the Authors Moderated by Oriana Beaudet
Closing Remarks – Nursing Now USA Leaders Cheryl B. Jones, RN, PhD, FAAN
G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN


Nursing Now Discussion Session Descriptions

Here’s a more detailed description of the three (3) critical innovative approaches in nursing being discussed during the live 90-minute event.


Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring Innovations in Nursing: State of the Science

Identifies the breadth and depth of nurse-led innovations using telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring.

  • Learn more about the critical research around the impact of these care delivery models.
  • Learn more about the types of research needed in the future of nursing and the importance of being skilled in using large data sets.
  • Learn the importance of interprofessional learning and research around the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.


Towards a Greater Good: A Scoping Review of Nursing and Midwifery Activism in the U.S.

Explores the current state of science, key concepts, and operationalization of activism in nursing.

  • Discover how the nursing profession can work collectively to define activism and determine how nursing can utilize its strengths to pursue a common agenda to promote public well-being.
  • This paper includes tangible recommendations to engage nurses, educational institutions, and organizations to allow for nurse activism in whatever form it takes.


Nursing Now USA Initiatives Speaker Bios

During this 90-minte live event you will engage with these thought leaders around three important topics for nursing:

Dr. Mary Anne Schultz

Professor and Informaticist

Department of Nursing at the California State University, San Bernardino

Mary is a former Department Chair and Associate Dean who is now a consultant specializing in precision health. She holds a gubernatorial appointment (California, Newsom) to the state’s Advisory to Advance Precision Medicine and she chairs a workgroup of a CMS-sponsored committee on Post-Acute Care Interoperability (PACIO) under the CARIN Initiative. She holds numerous awards for scholarship and writing in data science and informatics.

Melissa T. Ojemeni, PhD, RN

Director of Nursing Education, Research, and Professional Development Partners In Health

Melissa has over 15 years of clinical bedside nursing experience having worked domestically, in East Africa, and Haiti. Her body of work has been focused on nursing leadership, human resources for health capacity building, and global health. At Partners In Health, she works to accompany nursing colleagues in resource limited settings to advance the nursing profession and improve patient care. Dr. Ojemeni holds a Ph.D. from New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, a Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution with a global health concentration from Arcadia University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Gwynedd Mercy University.

Jill Forcina, PhD, RN, CNE, CNL, OCN

Associate Director of Continuing Professional Development, Interprofessional Education, and Nursing

North Carolina (NC) Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program

Dr. Forcina is a PhD-prepared nurse with a clinical background in oncology and end-of-life care. She is a Clinical Nurse Leader, a Certified Nurse Educator, and Chair of the NC Interprofessional Leaders Collaborative. Dr. Forcina has been a key partner with stakeholders in NC in building the contact tracing curriculum and coordinating the engagement of student and interprofessional volunteers in the COVID response.

Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Assistant Provost for Interprofessional Education and Practice

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Meg received her BSN and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. In 2014 she was selected as a Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar and is currently serving on the IPEC Expert Panel “Leveraging the IPEC Competency Framework to Transform Health Professions Education.” She leads the Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative (RIPHI) and the Carolina COVID Student Services Corps, two programs that partner IP students with communities to focus on service and quality improvement.

Cheryl B. Jones, RN, PhD, FAAN

Professor and Director of the Hillman Scholars Program in Nursing Innovation and Research Fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)

Cheryl’s research is aimed at uncovering knowledge related to the organization and delivery of care, and the impacts on the costs, quality and safety of care. Dr. Jones is a recognized leader in nursing health services research, having studied micro- and macro-level nurse workforce issues to improve the work environment, executive practice, and the cost and quality of care delivery. One of her most recognized contributions has been the development, testing, and refinement of a method to measure nurse turnover costs.

G. Rumay Alexander, EdD, RN, FAAN

Professor and Director, School of Nursing, Office of Inclusive Excellence and The Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion

UNC-Chapel Hill Campus

Dr. Alexander has held a variety of leadership positions since she joined the school in 2003. In addition to serving on the faculty, She also provided leadership and resources for the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the Adams School of Dentistry. Dr. Alexander is currently the American Nurses Association’s Scholar-in-Residence Addressing Racism in Nursing and serves on The Leapfrog Group Board. Her nursing career spans over 45 years in the areas of public policy, advocacy, teaching, and health careers development with an emphasis on cultural diversity issues. At a national level, she has served as President of the National League for Nursing.

About Nursing Now USA

Nursing Now USA was launched on April 9, 2019, by the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Nursing, University of Washington School of Nursing, American Nurses Association and U.S. Public Health Service. As part of the global Nursing Now campaign, our vision was Nurses Lead America to Health. Our mission was to educate consumers, families and communities about how nurses affect their health and well-being, and ensure nurses are positioned to drive changes that will improve health for all people. This webinar serves as the closing for this important work.

*Photo courtesy of Nursing Now USA

Learn More

You are now leaving the American Nurses Foundation

The American Nurses Foundation is a separate charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation does not engage in political campaign activities or communications.

The Foundation expressly disclaims any political views or communications published on or accessible from this website.

Continue Cancel

Item(s) added to cart

Go to cart Continue Shopping