Top Nursing Stories Of The Decade

Honoring Nurses During National Nurses Week


By Dorothy York, President and CEO of North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS)

In recognition of the contributions nurses make and the risks they take, during a time of nursing shortages, World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse.  The theme for this week, National Nurses Week, is compassion, expertise and trust.  We would like to show our special appreciation for nurses, during this COVID 19 epidemic, by helping to give them what they really want, including respect, safety, greater job satisfaction, more training, patience and realistic expectations from doctors and patients.  If you have a way to help nurses, please tell your story. 

To help our clients choose formats that are getting the best results, North American Precis Syndicate ranks the top feature news stories of the year by the highest number of placements in media outlets nationwide.  We have compiled the results to show the top feature news stories of the decade, those that have performed brilliantly, way above and beyond what is typically expected. 

The most successful stories included attractive color photos or infographics, helpful advice from experts, celebrity spokespeople, the latest statistics, results from surveys, trends, time-saving tips, money saving ideas and other helpful information.  The stories targeted people across various demographic groups and related to safe, enjoyable and prosperous experiences, protecting the health, and assets, of the readers, their friends and family members. 

We are passionate about working on the kinds of stories that help millions of people nationwide with the news that is potentially life saving or can improve the quality of their lives. 

To name a few, here are examples of the top nursing stories of the decade. These are from some of the best and brightest communications professionals for some of the most demanding management teams at leading organizations:

1- National League For Nursing:
     “Health Matters” (video)

     “National League For Nursing Calls For Greater Civility Among Our National Community”

2- Children’s National Hospital Foundation: “Children’s National To Make March Matter For Children In The Hospital”

3- BD Institute For Medication Management Excellence: “New Study Uncovers ‘Hidden’ Epidemic In Health Care: Hospital Drug Diversion”

4- AHRQ: “New Technology Can Dramatically Curb The Pressure Ulcer Pandemic”

5- Johnson & Johnson/ CME Outfitters: “Fighting The Opioid Epidemic”

6- Fortis School Of Nursing: “Fortis School Of Nursing At All-State Career School Launches Practical Nursing Program”

7- Stand Up To Cancer: “One Family’s Incredible Journey To Wellness”

8- University of Phoenix: “Nurses Now Do More Than Ever”

9- American Assisted Living Nurses Association/ Brookdale: “Unsung Heroes/ America’s Assisted Living Nurses”

10- Optum CarePlus: “Tips On Selecting The Right Nursing Home”

11- Ansell H.E.R.O. Nurse Service Award: “Unsung Heroes: Award Recognizes Nurses As Heroes”

12- Amgen/ CDC: “New CDC Program Created To Help Cancer Patients Prevent Infections”

13- MetLife: “Caring From A Distance: Developing A Plan”

14- American Heart Association: “What You Should Know About Heart Valve Disease”

15- Home Instead Senior Care Network: “Half Of Senior Hospitalizations Can Be Prevented”

16- John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Medical Center: “Understanding Breast Cancer”

17- U. S. Preventive Services Task Force: “Preventing Tooth Decay In Young Children”

18- Aflac Foundation: “Stamping Out Childhood Cancer A Footprint At A Time”

19- Interim HealthCare: “When A Loved One Needs More Than Your Care”

20- Pfizer and EMD Serono: “MS LifeLines Offers Educational Resources And Award-Winning Call Center To The Multiple Sclerosis Community”

21- ASCO: “Helping Cancer Survivors Navigate Life After Treatment”

22- NCCS (National Coalition For Cancer Survivorship): “Learning By Listening To Others”

23- Pfizer: “Helping Doctors Help Patients Stop Smoking”

24- Shriners Hospitals for Children: “Helping Children Live The Best Possible Life”

25- Genentech/ National Association of School Nurses/ CDC: “Can You Tell The Difference Between Cold And Flu?”

26- CDC: “Real-Life Disease Detectives”

27- VA Travel Nurse Corps: “Caring For Those Who Served Their Country”

28- Sanofi Pasteur/ National Association of School Nurses: “Add Meningitis Vaccination To Back To School Checklists”

29- HHS/HRSA: “Spring Poison Prevention Pointers”

30- Humana: “Effectively Managing Chronic Conditions”

31- Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals: “What Parents And Teachers Can Do To Counter Teen Prescription Drug Abuse”

32- AFL-CIO: “Making Patriotic Choices To Save The Economy”

33- American Nurses Association: “H1N1 Vaccitnations: What Nurses Want You To Know”

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