Where my fellow nurses at?! This blog post is for you!
You may remember that last year I had the opportunity to partner with Johnson & Johnson. This is a company that I have grown to fall in love with–and not just because they make so many amazing products that we use every single day (Neutrogena, Aveeno, Tylenol, etc). But because they are a company that genuinely cares about humanity. I feel like, in today’s society, so many successful companies are solely focused on the monetary aspect, and forget how to use their money and resources for good. So to be able to partner with a company that is using their influence to make this world a better place is very refreshing.
Johnson & Johnson supports so many worthy causes. One in particular though that is especially close to me, is their support of nurses! They see us. They truly believe that nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system and have launched so many initiatives over the last 120 years to support that sentiment. They provided countless scholarships, training, employment opportunities, etc. Their goal is to empower nurses to be the drivers of creating change in health outcomes because they believe nurses are the ones with the power to change the trajectory of human health. We are the ones working directly with patients, at their bedside. We have the power to make a difference.
Last year, I spoke about the quickfire challenge for nurses that Johnson & Johnson was holding, and they launched yet another for nurses surrounding peri-operative care that I wanted to share with you today. J&J has teamed up with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and launched their Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge series surrounding peri-operative care. Their hope is to develop both initiatives around the stages of pre, intra, and post-operative care to improve the physical and psychological outcomes for patients. And for any ideas submitted and selected, they are providing a $100,000 grant to help make those ideas a reality.
If you’ve ever had an idea that you thought “just maybe” this could make a difference in the peri-operative process, I encourage you to apply! Who knows, your idea could be the next big thing! I’m going to put the link to apply here, and you’ll be able to read more about the challenge and areas that they are interested in!
Thank you to Johnson & Johnson for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.