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The Innovation Roadmap: A Guide for Nurse Leaders (English)

This seminal work has been utilized by nurses and nurse leaders around the globe.  This work discusses the biggest barriers to innovation and provides helpful recommendations to counteract those in order to be successful.

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Dynamics of Innovation at the Point of Care: An Interview

Dr. Clipper is the VP, Innovation for the American Nurses Association Enterprise. Prior to this role she served as a chief nurse executive for 20 years. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse alumna and an ASU/AONE Executive Fellow in Health Innovation Leadership alumna.

How to Engage Nurses in Innovation

There are currently four million nurses in the U.S. (ANA, 2018). There are four times as many nurses as physicians and eight times as many nurses as pharmacists. Yet often we find that physicians or pharmacists are the “go to” when the tech industry needs input on new products.

Disruption and Continuity to Highlight HIMSS19

Each year at the annual HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) conference, new trends emerge as the hottest topics of the year, leading to standing-room-only panel sessions focused on particular technology breakthroughs or policy pronouncements from regulators.

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics: A Nurse Leader's Primer

Across the health care continuum, the delivery of care is undergoing dramatic changes, everything from where we deliver care to how we provide care. Emerging innovations and technologies are being positioned to disrupt not only healthcare, but also nursing practice. 

Advancing Nurse-Led Innovation: A Q&A

For many people, including those in healthcare, innovation is just another word for technology. But, says Bonnie Clipper, DNP, RN, MA, MBA, CENP, FACHE, vice president of innovation at the American Nurses Association, there is more to innovation than just smartphones and software.

How to Create the 'Aha Moment" Most Nurses are Missing

When Bonnie Clipper, DNP, RN, asks a room full of nurses if they consider themselves to be innovators, only a few people raise their hands. When she asks nurses if they’ve ever had to do a workaround or “MacGyvered” something to take care of a patient, many more hands go up.

Nurse-led Innovation Gets Jump Start

ANA is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation’s 4 million registered nurses. In 2017, the organization created a new executive role of Vice President of Innovation – and selected Dr. Bonnie Clipper, DNP, RN, MA, MBA, CENP, FACHE, to lead the charge.

Meet Your New Colleague: The Service Bot

The use of service robots is a fairly new and dynamic aspect of the care environment.  Of the various types of robots, service robots are poised to make considerable impact in the patient care environment by assisting the care team.  

Key Competencies in Nursing

Innovation requires new skills and competencies in order to be successful.  This takes a look at how nurses and leaders can prepare for an innovative new world.

Innovation Evangelist Bonnie Clipper’s Mission to Help Nurse Ideas Succeed

Ahead of the Year of the Nurse in 2020, we sat down with nurse innovation expert, best-selling author and public speaker Bonnie Clipper, to hear what she’s most excited about for the future of nursing and learn about her new book, “The Nurse’s Guide to Innovation.”

What 6 Prominent Healthcare Leaders Told Us About Leadership In 2019

We at HealthLeaders have the privilege of speaking with smart and ambitious leaders making waves across the healthcare industry throughout the year.

Evangelizing Innovation

Check out our many podcast interviews that highlight nursing innovation and how nurses can lead the transformation of healthcare.

Are Nurses the Key to Health Innovation?

Today’s Guest: Dr. Bonnie Clipper | Vice President of Innovation at the American Nurses Association

Greg and Bonnie talk about the evolving role of nurses in the health system & how important it is to equip them to participate in healthcare design & innovation

Nurse-Led Innovation & The Importance of Nursing Input

There are four times as many nurses as doctors in the healthcare field. However, input from nurses is often overlooked or ignored in the innovation process. How is leaving nurses, a valuable stakeholder group, out of the equation doing a disservice to the whole industry?

Exploring the Relationship Between Innovation and 21st-Century Nursing

On episode 208 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing career podcast, Nurse Keith interviews Bonnie Clipper, the Vice President of Innovation of the American Nurses Association, regarding robotics, EMRs, artificial intelligence, and the spirit of nursing innovation in the 21st century.

Podcast Interview: The Innovation Roadmap

Nurse leaders are always under the gun to bring higher quality care to their work. But the danger can be that they get stuck in a rut, doing the same type of things repeatedly because it’s easier than thinking through new, more innovative solutions. Dr. Bonnie Clipper and her team at the Executive Nurse Fellows completed a project that examined the role of innovation in nursing care. 

Nurse-Led Innovation Unleashed

On episode 224 of The Nurse Keith Show nursing career podcast, Nurse Keith interviews Dr. Bonnie Clipper, the Chief Clinical Officer at, and Dr. Karen Meador, MD, MBA, managing director and senior physician executive at The BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence & Innovation.

A Nursing Career Guide For Millennials

On this episode of TobiTalks, Dr. Bonnie Clipper gives expert advice on how nurses can drive innovation in healthcare. From starting at the bedside to becoming the first Vice President of Innovation at the American Nurses Association, Dr.Clipper is the true definition of a boss as the thought leader for nursing Innovation.

Facebook Live event. AI in Nursing

Live-streamed, panel discussion around the use of artificial intelligence and the impact in nursing.

Nurses Leading Innovation

As long as there have been nurses, there have been nurses who innovate! Often that entails “work-arounds” of systems and policies that hamstring the nurse and make giving good care to the patient more difficult.

WHCC TV 2019 Interview

Dr. Bonnie Clipper in the WHCC TV Studio with Mabel Jong (@mabeljong) at the 16th Annual World Health Care Congress, April 28 – May 1, 2019 in Washington, DC.

DHC #34 - Dr. Bonnie Clipper

Dr. Bonnie Clipper is the Chief Clinical Officer at Wambi As Chief Clinical Officer, Bonnie brings thought leadership, nursing, innovation, and strategic partnership to the platform to enable patients and clinicians to experience care the way it was meant to be, person to person.

Will A.I. & Robots Take Over Nursing?

AI (Artificial Intelligence) and technology are taking over healthcare at warp speeds. Will Nurses be hearing the phrases “You’re terminated get the choppa?” Will Robots be replacing them at the bedside anytime soon?

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The Innovation Roadmap: A Guide for Nurse Leaders