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June Homepage Highlight - Jeron Electronic Systems

At NWONL we focus heavily on leader development and part of this is the ability of leaders to field effective systems and processes.

In June we have partnered with Jeron Electronic Systems to focus on this aspect of leadership. Jeron brings a significant base of experience and is providing our Member Leaders a learning session via a June 23rd NWONL webinar that will discuss and answer questions about incorporating better communication strategies that bring frontline staff, management, and administration closer together to help reduce the strain of patient and staff isolation.

Why now?

It is no surprise that now more than ever clinical leaders are being tasked with maintaining and improving quality patient care amidst pre and post pandemic protocols. This is precisely what compels NWONL to give Jeron the June highlight. Bringing together the right technologies to create a total solution can remedy communication breakdowns that affect patient and staff safety and can diminish patient experience. Jeron specifically leverages standardized nurse call technology to streamline communications and create successful peer collaboration through alerting, everywhere-access, and workflow can improve outcomes. As we know, effective communications technology is a bedrock of conducting operations and should be a priority for every organization.

Join us on June 23rd

Through the years of experience working closely with worldwide healthcare customers, Jeron Electronic Systems, Inc.  is leveraging significant advances in design and manufacturing technology, to offer a complete continuum of nurse call systems to meet the needs and budgets of a variety of healthcare facilities.  On the June 23rd NWONL webinar, Stephanie Kuhl BSN, RN, CPHQ, LEAN Certified Clinical Education Specialist will discuss and answer questions about incorporating better communication strategies that are applicable in any size or type of clinical environment. Stephanie will include ways to improve the quality of patient care and staff experience through cross-unit staff communication, avoid duplicate technology, streamline workflows to improve efficiency, and optimize existing resources.

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  • This event is open to both Member Leaders and non-members who have interest.

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June 16, 2021

NWONL CNO & Dean Rounding

Please join us Wednesday morning, June 16th from 7am - 8am. Nurse Leaders from OR and WA gather for Rounding on current issues. 

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June 16, 2021

New Member Meet & Greet!

Welcome Leaders! It is time again for our Meet & Greet to help our new NWONL Members get connected with our offerings and answer questions plus meet other Members! Our Development Commission...

June 18, 2021

Portland & Vancouver Council

NWONL Portland & Vancouver Council  June 18th. 1:30 - 3:30 PM PST
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June 22, 2021

Seattle Council

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Celebrating Nurses, The Time is Now

Nurse, it is a title I have been honored to uphold for most of my adult life.  When nursing celebrations came around every year for Nurses week or Nurse Practitioner week, I would give pause and quietly ruminate on my own personal reflection of my profession. I appreciated the free food, thoughtful cards and occasional trinkets provided by the hospital I served then I would get back to work and not really give it much more thought.
2021 is different. As we celebrate nurses this year, there is renewed excitement, respect, gratitude and down right awe for the profession that is palpable.  This has been an exceptionally arduous 15 months. The strain and pain of caring for entire communities during a modern pandemic has left an indelible imprint on our very souls. Yet we have grown stronger as a profession because of it.
There is new energy being infused into our profession right now. Just this last week the National Academy of Medicine released the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report with a fresh lens on strengthening the profession through education, diversity and promoting nurses’ health and well-being. Additionally the Tri-Council for Nursing released their in-depth report offering a framework for transformation as we learn and grow from the pandemic.  

In short, we should celebrate. It may feel like it’s not the right time, there are too many other priorities, or the opportunity has passed. This is not true, this is exactly the time to reflect and renew our own alignment to our nursing profession and celebrate the nurses we lead.

You are the faces of Courage, Grace and Grit.


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