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Transforming the Future of Nursing Practice: Virtual Hackathon

This hackathon will provide you with the tools to drive innovation through interprofessional teams focused on finding solutions to a critical problem.

 Export to Your Calendar 11/6/2020
When: November 6, 2020
Noon until 3:00 PM
Where: Zoom (login instructions sent upon registration)
United States
Presenter: Bonnie Clipper, DNP, RN, MA, MBA, FACHE, CENP, and Claudia Q. Perez, MHI, BSN, RN
Contact: Laura Lang
800-862-2022 ext. 133

Online registration is available until: 11/6/2020
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COVID-19 has changed nursing practice, for better or worse. We've seen a lot of transformation in what nurses are doing and how they are doing it. But nurses need to take the reins and start shaping that transformation to create their vision of the future for nursing practice. This hackathon will provide you with the tools to drive innovation through interprofessional teams focused on finding solutions to a critical problem.

Whether you want to tackle emerging workforce needs, the new demands of interprofessional teams, novel applications of technology, or improving the work experience of caregivers, this event will help you find creative solutions and take those skills back to your workplaces.

Before you register your interprofessional team (maximum 5 members), consider: What needs to be overhauled? What needs to be reformed? What should be taken back to the drawing board? What challenges do you face? What is the future we want? What is the nurse's role in building this future?

Hackathon teams should come prepared with a challenge or problem statement and will collaborate with their colleagues to create innovative solutions. The Hackathon will wrap up with each team sharing their problem statement and their top 2-3 ideas. The goal of this event is to employ nurse-led innovation in disrupting old patterns; health care and health care professionals must evolve to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Hackathons are often run over 2-3 days and can be used to solve vexing problems, build cultures of innovation and increase teamwork and collaboration. This condensed, three-hour, experiential event is intended to bring diverse groups together to problem-solve while at the same time learning how a hackathon works.


Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in the event, participants will:

  • Describe how to ideate and problem-solve around a specific challenge.
  • Articulate how to pitch a solution.
  • Explain how a hackathon can act as a problem-solving catalyst. 


$300 per team of 5

Registration is first come, first served, limited to eight teams of five members each.



  Dr. Bonnie Clipper is an innovation evangelist, accomplished health care executive, influential thought leader, coach, and international speaker. Her career spans hospital operations, a professional association, and a health tech start-up.  She is a former chief nurse executive with 20 years of expertise in building cultures of innovation, improving employee engagement, and improving the patient experience. She was the first Vice President of Innovation at the American Nurses Association, where she created the innovation framework, including the ANA Innovation Awards, NursePitch, Podcast, Hackathons, and the HIMSS strategic partnership. Her work on the publication The Innovation Roadmap: A Nurse Leader’s Guide was translated into Spanish and has been used in multiple countries.  She was the lead author of the Amazon International Best-Selling book (in 6 countries) The Nurse's Guide to Innovation.  She publishes and blogs regularly on technologies impacting nursing such as; artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and robotics, and has authored The Nurse Manager’s Guide to an Intergenerational Workforce. She is also a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow alumna and ASU/AONL Executive Fellow in Innovative Health Leadership alumna.
 Claudia Perez is a nurse and long-time innovator and design-thinker who works with goal-oriented organizations to help them create systemic transformational change and catalyze a culture of innovation. Claudia has nearly 30 years of expertise in healthcare and for the last 13  years, she has focused on utilizing innovation frameworks to transform care delivery systems. She is an innovation mentor for Austin Technology Incubator at the University of Texas at Austin and MassChallenge ATX. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master's degree in healthcare innovation from Arizona State University.

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