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.
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
- Medical Device or Product
- Educational Interventions
- New Business, Program, or Service
Applicants have a chance to win a $25,000 individual nurse award and a $50,000 nurse-led team award. The 2022 Winners will be announced February 16, 2022! Sign up to see the ceremony: 2022 Navigate Nursing + National Nurses Month Webinar Bundle (Free for ANA Members) (nursingworld.org)
2023 Applications Are OPEN NOW! Get Your Application In: Jun 1-Nov 4, 2022.
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 is April 27 and free with registration. See 2022 Events Here
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.
Are you a nurse or nursing student working to solve a problem and have innovative solution that would benefit from micro-funding? Consider applying for the ANA Innovation Sandbox. 2023 Applications Are OPEN NOW!
The ANA Innovation Accelerator offers a community of resources and support for nurses and nursing students interested in creating positive change in healthcare through innovative practices. This free nine-month Accelerator invites participants to explore content areas focused on human-centered design, business models, entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship, intellectual property, and leadership. 2023 Applications Are OPEN NOW!