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Innovation in Nursing and Healthcare

ANA is dedicated to building a culture of innovation in nursing.

Future Nurse Innovators

Ignite Nursing Innovation

Nursing Innovation Highlights

Johnson and Johnson Nursing Podcast

Innovation Advisory Board

Upcoming Events

To innovate is to put new ideas into practice or existing ideas into practice in new ways.
Future Nurse Innovators


Every nurse is an agent of change and an innovator. Every day, nurses work together to solve difficult challenges in the workplace and for their patients. The goal is always the same: better care.

ANA has compiled a list of resources to help encourage each nurse to be proactive in their efforts to facilitate change and make improvement to health care delivery.




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Nursing Innovation Highlights


ANA is proud to highlight and celebrate nurse-led innovation by showcasing their efforts.



ANA Innovation Awards

The Innovation Awards highlights, recognizes and celebrates nurse-led innovation that improves patient safety outcomes. The awards are powered by BD, a global medical technology company and include a $25,000 individual nurse award and a $50,000 nurse-led team award. Read about the 2019 winners here.

Get updates and information about the next cycle of the award here.


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Johnson and Johnson Nursing Podcast



In January 2020, Johnson & Johnson and the American Nurses Association are launching an inspiring storytelling podcast that reveals innovative and human-centered solutions addressing today's most challenging healthcare problems. See You Now will unpack the personal motivations of each guest and explore how their experiences ultimately sparked action.

Each episode will feature nurse innovators, nurse allies, and other leaders in and at the intersection of health who have developed unique devices, technologies, protocols, and treatment approaches.


Top Future Ignite Highlight Board Events
Innovation Advisory Board


Below are some upcoming and annual events:

HIMSS20HIMSS20 March 9 - 13, 2020, Orlando, Florida
Join ANA at HIMSS20 March 9-13, 2020 in Orlando, FL and save on registration! HIMSS20 brings you the world-class education, cutting-edge products and solutions, and unique networking opportunities you need to solve your biggest health information and technology challenges – all at one time, all in one place. Over 45,000 clinicians, health information and technology professionals, and executives will be networking and learning about value-based care models, telehealth, population health, applied artificial intelligence, genomics, and more.

To receive the ANA member discount, go to the conference website and select "Register Now." Select ANA from the "Conference Collaborating Organizations" drop-down menu in the registration process and enter the code H20COLLAB.
ANA Innovation AwardsInnovation Awards
The next cycle of the ANA Innovation Awards will open in January 2020. Get updates and information here.
Innovation Lab
Turn your ideas into prototypes at the innovation lab at the 2019 ANCC National Magnet Conference. More details coming soon.


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