ANA is dedicated to building a culture of innovation across the nursing profession. Our innovation work exists to support and nurture the innovative, curious, and pioneering nature of nurses. The ability for a nurse to innovate is not determined by age, length of service, or area of practice – it is defined by a desire to improve the status quo.

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Innovation Focus

Our goal is to connect nurses with educational and aspirational content, and events - by providing opportunities to learn from and engage across the nursing community. The ANA Innovation team is working to curate resources and funding opportunities to support the innovative work of nurses. Join nurse thought leaders and partners globally to support your creative work and innovation journey!

“Your ideas and creativity will design and build the future of healthcare.”

Oriana Beaudet, DNP RN –
ANA Vice President of Nursing Innovation


Innovation Events

To connect, collaborate, and celebrate innovation across the nursing profession, ANA hosts several events through the year to showcase the creativity and ingenuity of nurses who are leading (or want to) change and driving health care transformation. Some events are conversations, including funding opportunities, and others are gatherings. 


Innovation Podcast

Innovation Education

Interested in learning more about design, nurse innovators, and innovation happening across healthcare? Are you looking for nurse innovation research? Take a look at these amazing resources (most are free or open source). We guarantee that everything is tailored to support your development and innovation journey.

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Innovation Stories

Is there a moment that sparked your imagination or inspired you to look at the world differently, or behave or lead in new ways? Every innovation journey starts with seeing an opportunity, designing or creating a solution, and believing that your idea is important enough to act on! What did you figure our or overcomes to lead positive change in nursing, to improve health or health care? Nurses inspire other nurses and we would love to hear and possibly share your story. 

Share your innovation story with us!


Innovation Team

The Innovation Team consists of leaders from the American Nurses Association, the Innovation Advisory Board and Committees, and Corporate Supporters. This team was designed to foster a broader body of work to support innovation across the nursing profession. Learn more about these individuals, groups, and organizations below.

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Innovation Newsletter - The Gutsy Innovator

Be in the Know! All nurses show courage, determination and spirit! Stay informed on nursing innovation events, people. and activities. Sign up for our monthly newsletter today. It's time to get GUTSY! 

Contact Us

Do you have a question about one of our initiatives or events? Are you interested in partnering with ANA Enterprise Innovation? Send us an email via the form below and one of our Innovations Team members will contact you directly.