On the Road: Nursing and Health Care Conference Updates 2017-06-09T10:56:47+00:00

On the Road: Nursing and Health Care Conference Updates

“A big part of what we do at AJN is seek out the latest information and compelling stories to bring to readers each month. That often means a lot of traveling. While sometimes it does get a bit much (conferences are mostly clustered in the spring and the fall), I’ve come to enjoy traveling—nurses are doing such interesting and important work!” —AJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy

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On this page, you can find links to the most recent posts from attendees (guest authors or AJN editors) at a range of national and international health care and nursing conferences. Authors will provide highlights: new research, new initiatives, the buzz about ongoing nursing and health care issues. Often there will be photos and podcast interviews.

Talking Nursing in Many Languages: Reporting on the International Council of Nurses

“Saying that she has spent the last 20 years duplicating studies in over 30 countries around the globe, she is now using evidence to show that better nurse staffing doesn’t only decrease patient mortality, it also saves more money.”

Guided by Why: Notes from the 2017 AACN Conference

Why is really our professional and personal compass. When we reconnect with why, we reaffirm our core purpose and have a guiding beacon for what we can—what we must—do to ensure that every patient gets the excellent care they deserve, and that every nurse has the tools and skills they need to provide that care.”

Nursing as an International Profession

“Joining thousands of international nurses to talk policy, leadership, and international health topics is, of course, a dream come true for a nerdy nurse such as myself.”

The Buzz at Nursing Conferences About Quality and Healthy Work Environments

“I was struck by the preponderance of sessions dealing specifically with incivility and bullying (in both academia and practice settings).”

Culture as a Key to Health

“What if, across the nation, we each imagined other people complexly, not just as their culture, their gender, their political party, their favorite television show? People, with all their joys and sorrows, their best qualities and their deepest flaws—uniquely themselves, yet with so much in common with each other.”