More Nursing on, May 2013

National Nurses Week, Action Coalitions speak out, and more.

    • May 8, 2013

Happy National Nurses Week!

In celebration of National Nurses Week, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Human Capital Blog has kicked off a “carnival” around this year’s Nurses Week theme: delivering quality and innovation in patient care. Read a post by RWJF Senior Adviser for Nursing Susan B. Hassmiller kicking off the carnival. Learn about innovations by nurses who have reduced the number of pressure ulcers experienced by patients in long-term care facilities, helped improve hospital workflow so nurses can spend more time with patients, evaluated how children feel about the care provided to them by nurses, and more.

See what RWJF Executive Nurse Fellow Carolyn Hayes experienced, working in a major Boston hospital after the bombings at the marathon: “We saved lives and limbs in our emergency department that day,” she begins. Read her blog post.

See all the posts in the National Nurses Week blog carnival, which will continue through Sunday.

In Their Own Words: Action Coalitions

As part of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, Action Coalition leaders across the country are working to transform nursing by identifying state-specific priorities and forging partnerships with allies from diverse sectors. New videos on feature some of these leaders discussing their work and successes to date. Learn more about Action Coalitions and watch the videos.

Read Past Issues of Sharing Nursing’s Knowledge

Read previous and archived issues of this newsletter, including stories on nurses climbing the education ladder, a modern-day crystal ball invented by a nurse that detects pain in premature infants, Nurse Faculty Scholar Sarah Szanton’s work to help seniors age in place, and more. Visit the home page for Sharing Nursing’s Knowledge.

Remember to visit often for the latest news on nursing initiatives around the United States! And, for up-to-the-minute updates, follow RWJF Human Capital on Twitter. Go to and sign up!