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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

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.




Top Ignite Highlight Board Events
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.


Top Future Ignite Board Events
Innovation Advisory Board


Below are some upcoming and annual events:

Innovation 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.


Top Future Ignite Highlight Board

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