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Innovation in Nursing and Healthcare

ANA is dedicated to building a culture of innovation in nursing.

Ignite Nursing Innovation

Nursing Innovation Highlights

Johnson and Johnson Nursing Podcast

Innovation Advisory Board

Upcoming Events

Future Nurse Innovators

To innovate is to put new ideas into practice or existing ideas into practice in new ways.
Nursing Innovation Highlights


ANA is proud to highlight and celebrate nurse-led innovation by showcasing their efforts.



ANA Innovation Awards

The Innovation Awards highlights, recognizes and celebrates nurse-led innovation that improves patient safety outcomes. The awards are powered by BD, a global medical technology company and include a $25,000 individual nurse award and a $50,000 nurse-led team award. Read about the 2020 winners here.

Apply and get updates and information about the 3rd Annual ANA Innovation Awards here.


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Johnson and Johnson Nursing Podcast



In January 2020, Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association launched an inspiring storytelling podcast that reveals innovative and human-centered solutions addressing today's most challenging healthcare problems. See You Now unpacks the personal motivations of each guest and explores how their experiences sparked action.

Each episode features nurse innovators, nurse allies, and other leaders in and at the intersection of health who have developed unique devices, technologies, protocols, programs, and treatment approaches.

Interested in listening to See You Now episodes? Click here.


Top Future Ignite Highlight Board Events
Innovation Advisory Board


Below are some upcoming and annual events:

HIMSS20Accelerate Health Digital Series
Accelerate Health Digital Series is a five-part bimonthly series of live-streamed discussions around innovation. Program information, schedule, and registration can be accessed here.

ANA Innovation AwardsInnovation Awards
Currently accepting submissions for 3rd Annual ANA Innovation Awards through November 1, 2020. Information about the awards and online application can be found here.


Top Future Ignite Highlight Podcast Board
Future Nurse Innovators


Every nurse is an agent of change and an innovator. Every day, nurses work together to solve difficult challenges in the workplace and for their patients. The goal is always the same: better care.



Top Ignite Highlight Podcast Board Events

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