Indiana Nursing and COVID-19

Updates and News

Oct 1From the American Nurses Foundation Well-Being Initiative: Excellent tools and advice to support mental health and resiliency. View here
Sept 9In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NCSBN introduced several carefully evaluated and tested modifications to the NCLEX examinations.
Aug 10From ANA, new information: Disease Progression and Nursing Interventions Webinar. This is part of the free ANA Covid-19 series. Learn more and register
Aug 3Governor Holcomb's Executive Order 20-38 continues the State of Emergency. Temporary RN licenses are active until September 2.
Aug 3New recommendations from AACN on reopening US schools of nursing during Covid-19. Visit AACN
July 13A group of international nurse researchers is conducting a survey regarding the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on quality of life and resilience of nurses in a variety of settings. Please take time to complete this brief (10-15 minute) anonymous survey.
July 6A recent blog post from the American Hospital Association on healthcare workers dealing with COVID-19 related PTSD includes a link to the National Center for PTSD. Excellent resources for all.
July 6From AACN, Improving Nurse Preparedness for a Pandemic Response: Implications for U.S. Schools of Nursing. Watch on-demand here
June 16Chamberlain University School of Nursing announces a complimentary NCLEX-RN review course. (You do not need to be a Chamberlain graduate to access the course!) More info
June 9CDC has a communication toolkit to help healthcare providers reach populations who may need COVID-19 prevention messaging in their native languages. Learn more
June 4Questions about coronavirus testing? See Coronavirus Testing Basics from FDA
May 26National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is offering free, online, self-paced COVID-19 courses for students, new graduates, nurses returning to the workforce and those who are interested in learning more about the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more
May 18ANA's lastest free COVID-19 webinar is How to Survive the Pandemic with an Unbroken Spirit. You can access this and other helpful webinars covering PPE, ventilators and more here.
May 18The American Nurses Association (ANA) is again surveying nurses regarding PPE usage and availability. They want to hear from you! Learn more!
May 15IHA has posted updated COVID-19 Visitation Guidance, PPE and Visitation Toolkits for Healthcare Professionals. More info
May 12NLN posts and updates virtual resources for simulations and COVID-19 every Monday. See postings
May 11From AHA, two resources for providers dealing with COVID-19 issues: Addressing Emotions on the Frontlines and Proactive Conversations that Support Providers and Patients
May 5Read inspirational Indiana healthcare stories related to COVID-19 at WhyHospitals, a service brought to you by IHA
Apr 30New from AACN: Response to COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Apr 29Another free on-demand webinar from ANA's COVID-19 series: Ventilator Management: Essential Skills for Non-ICU Nurses Register to watch.
View all the ANA on-demand COVID-19 webinars here
Apr 28AONL announces free on-demand access to leadership development webinars for nursing students. Learn more
Apr 28Elsevier and AACN are offering COVID-19 care sections of “AACN Procedure Manual for High Acuity, Progressive and Critical Care” available for all nurses, at no charge. More Info
Apr 27The Regenstrief Institute, in partnership with IHIE, ISDH, FSSA and others, has launched a dashboard with hospitalization rates, co-morbidity data and other data. More Info
Apr 27Chamberlain University, in partnership with Ascend Learning, is offering a free online modular course, Acute Care Readiness, to prepare RNs currently not practicing in acute settings. Learn More
Apr 24The American Nurses Foundation Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses is accepting donations in support of nurses working on the frontlines in the pandemic. Learn more
Apr 23A news release from the National League for Nursing: Policy Brief: Evaluating Board of Nursing Discipline during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Apr 21An AHA Special Bulletin: CMS Issues Updated Guidance for Providing Non-emergent, Non-COVID-19 Health Care
Apr 20AACN's Foundation for Academic Nursing has begun a COVID-19 Nursing Student Support Fund to help students impacted by the pandemic. More Info
Apr 17From the O'Neill School at IUPUI: Five Behaviors to Drive Leadership in Times of Crisis
Apr 17The Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) is offering a free tool to help place new hires and contingent nurses. More Info
Apr 14NCSBN is offering 80% discount on 3- and 5-week NCLEX review courses. Sign up by April 30. More info
Apr 13Sign up for COVID-19 Daily Digest to view emerging literature. More Info
Apr 10Indiana Health Information Exchange (IHIE) is coordinating data streams during COVID-19 pandemic. Read update
Apr 9AONL has posted on-demand COVID-19 Webinars with Nurse Leaders in CA and NY who relate their experiences leading their organization's response to COVID-19. More info
Apr 9From AACN: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion During COVID-19
Apr 8American Organization for Nursing Leadership is offering students access to AONL's library of on-demand leadership webinars free of charge through June 30. More info
Apr 8The National Academy of Medicine has posted resources and strategies to support the health and well-being of clinicans during the pandemic. Learn more
Apr 5New updates for healthcare professionals from Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)
Apr 3From ANA's policy and government affairs department: COVID-19 Legislative, Regulatory and Advocacy Update
Apr 3The American Nurses Association (ANA) Center for Ethics and Human Rights has released a guidance document for nurses: Nurse, Ethics and the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Apr 3American Nurses Foundation launches Coronavirus Response Fund for Nurses. Learn more
Apr 2Indiana State Board of Nursing (ISBN) has waived the requirements requiring an APRN provide descriptions of their prescribing practices to the collaborating physician within 7 days and shall include at least a 5% random sampling of charts and medications provided for patients. Learn More at ISBN
Apr 1Sigma is offering free webinars each week for all nurses and students. More Info
Apr 1From HHS.gov HIPAA, Civil Rights and COVID-19.
Apr 1American Association of Colleges of Nursing is offering free, open to the public, COVID-19 webinar series. More Info
Mar 31IN Governor Eric Holcomb released Executive Order 20-13: Directives to Manage Indiana's Health Care Response for Hoosiers with COVID-19 During the Public Health Emergency. This order affects, among other things, graduating nursing student licensure.
Mar 31From NLN: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has responded to the COVID-19 related healthcare workforce shortage by waiving federal rules that limit ability of nurses and APRNs to practice to full limits. Read more
Mar 31From the American Hospital Association(AHA): Stories from the Front Lines
Mar 30From American Psychiatric Nurses Association: Managing Stress and Self-Care During COVID-19: Information for Nurses
Mar 30Also from ISNA: Virtual Nurse Chats for IN Nurses. Two more this week. More Info
Mar 28From ISNA: Healthcare stakeholder organizations are in discussion with state government entities seeking support for healthcare professionals in need of child care amid the school and daycare closures. In order to assess the need, the state has requested data. LINK to SURVEY
Mar 27In response to the COVID-19 crisis Nurses House has established a fund and will be expediting all applications from nurses who are ill with COVID-19, who are caring for a family member with COVID-19, or who are under quarantine due to COVID-19. This will be in effect through July 31, 2020. More Info
Mar 25Free COVID-19 Pulmonary, ARDS and Ventilator Resources from American Association of Critical Care Nurses More Info
Mar 23Eli Lilly is providing free drive-through COVID-19 Testing for active healthcare providers. More Info
Mar 23IN NCLEX Exams to Resume in Limited Capacity March 25, 2020. More Info

Volunteer and Workforce Opportunities

Apr 10The American Red Cross has voluneer opportunities during COVID-19 crisis, including virtual (at home) needs. Learn more
Apr 6American Nurses Association (ANA) Guidance for Nurses Who Want to Volunteer
Apr 4Indiana’s Health Care Volunteer Registry, established by law in 2015, grants civil immunity to health care professionals, under certain circumstances, who volunteer their services outside of traditional health facilities. Learn more
Apr 1ISDH requests all licensed IN healthcare workers to submit a survey to identify workers who may be able to provide relief to those on the frontline of this pandemic. Visit ISDH and choose 'Recent Professional Updates'

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