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nurses vote

A healthy democracy needs voting nurses

Nurses are patient advocates, providing compassionate and effective clinical care. We center wellness and justice, and we contend with social factors that cause health disparities. But when it…

A Nurse’s Guide to Social Media

Social media can be a tricky business, especially for a profession struggling with how and when to use our voices and one that is held to such a…
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A Quest to Human-centered AI

Generative AI is a hot topic in healthcare right now. There are a lot of questions about its use and how we can most effectively—and safely—use it in…
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Applying Storytelling to Health and Healthcare

Storytelling is a critical part of healthcare, as well as innovation and design. Stories can be used to communicate a problem, provide context, and present a solution. Storytelling…
AI and aging

ChatGPT and aging

Ongoing discourse is needed on how we can use generative artificial intelligence (AI) to meet the needs of the aging population in a responsible and ethical manner and…
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Easy science and health communications strategies

Science and health communication is a big part of research, education, and innovation — being able to clearly communicate the problem and solution is key to many things, including getting…
Turn ideas into reality

I have an idea! Now what?

Nurses often reach out to me for advice — they have an innovation idea and don’t know what to do next. This is rarely taught in nursing school, which is…

Nurse-led Podcasting to Amplify Nursing

There has been an influx of nurse-led podcasts over the past couple of years, which is great! I love nothing more than nurses using their expertise and creativity…
Nurse MBA

Nurses are the perfect MBA candidates

Understanding the business side of innovation is crucial to successfully implementing, maintaining, and sustaining a new system, process, product, or technology. Whether you’re looking to turn your idea…
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Requiring design thinking in nursing curriculum

I am a firm believer that exposure to innovation methods and processes leads to innovation itself. I teach a course at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing…
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The Student as Storyteller

The written word is posited to be one of the earliest forms of innovation, yet oral and visual storytelling goes back even further. That is because stories connect…

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