To connect, collaborate, and celebrate innovation across the nursing profession, ANA is hosting several events throughout the year to showcase the creativity and ingenuity of nurses who are leading change or driving healthcare transformation.
Join us on September 14 for this one-day virtual event focused on policy, innovation, and advocacy. Learn how public policy and delivery system innovations are impacting the nursing profession and how nurses can amplify their voice through advocacy. Participants will see the interplay between innovations in health delivery and policy. Panel presentations will explore the expanded use of virtual care to reduce disparities, the impact of Covid19 on the profession, and successful strategies to advance innovative health models. Breakout sessions will include design thinking, advocacy, telehealth, and other key drivers of health policy.
Nurses are continuously innovating to address the needs and challenges across healthcare. The ANA Innovation Awards highlights, recognizes, and celebrates nurse-led innovation that improves patient safety and outcomes. Innovations fall into two categories – the creation of something new or an improvement upon something existing.
The Innovation Award categories include:
- Care delivery models
- New program
- Process improvement
Applicants have a chance to win a $25,000 individual nurse award and a $50,000 nurse-led team award. See the 2021 winners. Applications accepted June 1-October 31.
Are you a nurse who wants to learn more about how to advance your innovation work? Discover new opportunities, engage in authentic conversations, network, learn about the work happening across nursing colleagues, and to offer support and guidance. Our goal is to create a space to accelerate your innovation ideas. The next ANA Innovation Lounge takes place on Tuesday, August 17 at 6:00 p.m. EDT and registration is free..
NursePitch™ events are opportunities for nurses from across the country to share their product, program, or business. Some events are geared towards those looking to advance their work and receive additional funding and support and others to showcase their incredible work on larger national stages. There are two 2021 NursePitch™ events: