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National Nurses Month

You Make a Difference

Nurses-Month-2022.pngMay is National Nurses Month. This month, and always, we are proud of your work and proud to support you as you care for patients and demonstrate to the world the power of nurses.

From the Desk of the Chief Nurse

Anne Dabrow Woods, DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN
Chief Nurse, Wolters Kluwer, Health Learning, Research & Practice


Celebrating Nurses Making a Difference in People’s Lives and our Profession!
This Nurses Month, let’s remember to invest in our own wellbeing and professional development, engage in our communities, and demonstrate gratitude for those who travel with us on this wonderful journey we call nursing. Thank you for your investment in our profession! Read full post. 

Special NCPD Collections

Nurses Month 2022 – Earn 7.5 contact hours FREE!
  • Nurses Are More Exhausted Than Ever: What Should We Do About It?
  • The Emerging Principles and Practices of Appreciative Leadership
  • International Networking Guidelines for Nurses
  • Making a Difference: Your Role in Achieving Health Equity
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This collection includes content to help you tackle the issues your patients and you and your colleagues are currently facing.

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Webinars

HealthLeaders Nursing NOW Online Summit for Nurse Leadership - May 11, 2022
Rebuilding Quality and a Culture of Safety in the Wake of the Pandemic
This HealthLeaders Nursing NOW Summit panel will provide thought leadership from nurse executives on lessons learned from the pandemic and strategies to rebuild a culture of quality and safety to increase competence, drive productivity, and, first and foremost, improve patient outcomes.

Navigating the Wake of COVID – May 12, 2022
It’s been more than two years since severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) began spreading across the globe, causing a pandemic. This webinar will explore where we are more than two years later in the fight against COVID-19, including new variant presentation, new vaccine-related information, evolving infection prevention practices and treatment options, long-term effects of COVID-19, staffing shortages, and the moral distress and mental health consequences facing health care workers. Earn 1.5 contact hours FREE!
 
Nursing’s Wake-up Call: Change is Now Non-negotiable – Available on-demand!
The demands of the surging pandemic and the catastrophic healthcare worker shortage left in its wake have forced healthcare organizations to turn a clinical eye inward. The ability to shift, pivot, and adapt has never been more crucial. In our webinar, Wolters Kluwer Health Learning, Research & Practice Chief Nurse Anne Dabrow Woods and UKG’s Chief Nurse Executive Nanne M. Finis delve into a recent survey focused on better understanding nurse leader perspectives on care issues and the essential ability to change. Earn 1.5 contact hours FREE!
 

Week 1 - Self-Care

May 1–7, 2022
How do you prioritize self-care? As nurses, we are often at the bottom of our own to-do lists. This week, focus on one aspect of self-care and start with one small step.
 
Building Resilience as a Nurse
We can’t continue to ask so much of ourselves and our colleagues. Time is running out; we need to protect and support one another. When the pandemic is a memory and COVID-19 is something we jot down in a patient’s history, we will still need nurses.

A New Goal: Work-Life Integration
You are the gatekeeper of your own time. Find what's important to you in your life and remember you don't have to do it all. Here are suggestions to help you achieve harmony – physically, mentally, and spiritually.

10 Ways to Stay Positive during Tough Times
Many of us are feeling overwhelmed and even helpless but shifting to a more positive outlook can help get us through these tough times. This, of course, is not always so easy to do; it takes a conscious effort.

Week 2 – Recognition

May 8-14, 2022
We work in so many different settings and within so many different specialty areas. All the work we do impacts patients, families, communities, and beyond. This week, as we raise the visibility of our profession, let’s educate those around us about our diverse roles and areas of focus.
 
Recognizing Others by Sharing Gratitude and Kindness
Nursing is a caring profession, and we demonstrate this everyday by the care we deliver to our patients. Now it’s time to show some gratitude and kindness by caring for ourselves and our colleagues.

Say Thank You to a Colleague
Here’s a Thank You card to share with a fellow nurse or nurses. Download this template and let your colleagues know how much you appreciate them!
 

Week 3 – Professional Development

May 15-21, 2022
This week’s focus is on your career journey and professional development. Your knowledge and skills as a nurse make you a leader, no matter your role.

Nursing Career Articles
Discover tips for finding your first job and bridging the gap between school and practice, as well as resources related to career development and certification.

Education & Career Blog Posts
Learn best practices on maintaining a healthy work/life balance and must-have advice for professional advancement in nursing.
 

Week 4 – Community Engagement

May 22-31, 2022
As nurses, we have a responsibility to keep our communities healthy and informed. By engaging with our community members, we can also lift our profile as a profession and encourage future nurses.
Community & Public Health Nursing
Community and public health nursing focuses on the overall health of a population, promotion of wellness, and prevention of disease and disability. These nurses assess individuals and families within their community and individualize each plan of care based on genetic, lifestyle and environmental influences.

Family & Community Health
This practical quarterly presents creative, multidisciplinary perspectives and approaches for effective public and community health programs. Each issue focuses on a single timely topic and addresses issues of concern to a wide variety of population groups with diverse ethnic backgrounds, including children and the elderly, men and women, and rural and urban communities.