UC College of Nursing hosts nurse-driven innovation webinar

For years, health care organizations have been called to support nurses in leading the development and adoption of innovative, patient-centered care models, and to engage nurses in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of medical and health devices, health information technology products and entrepreneurial opportunities. As professionals who have mastered soft skills, critical thinking, fierce conversations and task delegation, nurses are positioned to inspire, innovate and lead the transformation in fast-paced and dynamic health care environments.

How can nurses address hurdles such as lack of time, funding, continuing education and institutional support to focus on innovation?

Inaugural Joan and Mark Hurray visiting professor lectureship series

Rebecca Love, RN, will lead the UC College of Nursing's inaugural Joan and Mark Hurray Visiting Professor lectureship series on nurse-driven innovation, where she will discuss:

  • The value of nurse-driven innovation to achieve Quadruple Aim outcomes
  • Nurse-driven innovations impacting patient outcomes
  • The shared responsibility of staff nurses and nurse leaders in unleashing nurse-driven innovation
  • The use of recommended resources to increase knowledge related to innovation.
  • Date: March 22, 2024 | 2 p.m. ET
  • Cost: $10
  • Approved for 1 CNE  

Registrations accepted by March 20.

Rebecca Love

About the speaker:  

Rebecca Love, RN, BS, MSN, FIEL, is a nurse executive, renowned speaker and a prominent figure in the nursing profession. Rebecca is a regular contributor on the Forbes Business Council, has been featured in BBC, Fortune, Becker's, Forbes, STAT Chief Healthcare Executive Magazine and ABC news. She made history as the first nurse to be featured on TED.com, is recognized as one of LinkedIn's Top Voices and was nominated as one of Modern Healthcare most influential people in Healthcare. She is also the author of two international bestselling books on Nurse Innovation and is a national and international expert on the nursing workforce.

With a pioneering spirit, Rebecca served as the inaugural Director of Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Northeastern School of Nursing in the United States. Her groundbreaking initiative empowered nurses to embrace their roles as innovators and entrepreneurs, leading to transformative change within the nursing profession. 

Rebecca's visionary leadership gave birth to the Nurse Hackathon, a movement that has sparked innovation and driven significant advancements in nursing. In early 2019, Rebecca co-founded and currently serves as the President of SONSIEL: The Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Leaders. This non-profit organization quickly gained recognition as a United Nations Affiliate Member, showcasing the global impact of Rebecca's work. 

Since, become President Emeritus of SONSIEL; Rebecca went on to found The Commission for Nurse Reimbursement, New York City, NY in January 2023. The Commission for Nursing Reimbursement launched in response to the nationwide concerns of nursing staffing shortages and will be working to change the way that Medicare and insurance providers reimburse health care systems for the valuable care that nurses do.

As an experienced nurse entrepreneur, Rebecca established HireNurses.com in 2013, a groundbreaking online platform connecting nurses with career opportunities. In 2018, HireNurses.com was successfully acquired by Ryalto, LTD UK, where Rebecca assumed the role of Managing Director of US Markets until its acquisition in 2019. Rebecca recently served as the Chief Clinical Officer at IntelyCare, Inc., where she continues to shape the future of nursing by empowering health care professionals and fostering collaborative communities. 

Related Stories


UC College of Nursing hosts nurse-driven innovation webinar

March 15, 2024

How can nurses address hurdles such as lack of time, funding, continuing education and institutional support to focus on innovation? To answer these and other questions, the UC College of Nursing will host its inaugural Joan and Mark Hurray Visiting Professor Lectureship Series on Nurse-Driven Innovation.