This collection of resources is designed for nursing students, educators, and leaders. You will find Gold Human InSight Webinars presented by nursing leaders, access to the Nursing Ceremony Toolkit, Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest, International Nurses Day, and more.
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Webinars and Videos
This Gold Human InSight Webinar features three nurse leaders, Kellie Bryant, Yudith Correa, and Toni Land, innovators in building humanistic community-based and community responsive care initiatives. View here.
In this Gold Human InSight Webinar, Dr. Cynda Hylton Rushton of Johns Hopkins University and Dr. Cynthia Sweeney of The DAISY Foundation examine issues nurses face on the front line of care, as witnesses to a dynamic and often chaotic environment for practice. View here.
This 15-minute webinar by Marie Perillo, Chief Patient Experience Officer for the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, offers insights on how to create a more compassionate experience for residents and patients in long term care or assisted living. View here.
In this virtual keynote address, Rear Admiral Aisha K. Mix, Chief Nurse Officer and Assistant Surgeon General in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, shares advice to new nursing students. Request access to this virtual keynote address through this form.
We welcome you to incorporate this montage of inspiring photos of nursing students into your ceremony as a welcome to the Gold community of caring. Nursing school administrators can request the link to download or stream the video through this form.
Nursing Ceremony Toolkit
This humanism ceremony, also referred to as the pledge, oath, or White Coat Ceremony, welcomes nursing students to the Gold community of caring. It is an important ritual that infuses the process of professional identity formation with humanism – defined as compassionate, collaborative, and scientifically excellent care – early on in nurses’ training.
The shape and feel of this ceremony is unique to each nursing school. It might take the form of a lamp lighting ceremony, a hand blessing, a challenge coin ceremony, a white coat ceremony, or a tradition distinct to the nursing school.
Visit the Nursing Ceremony Toolkit to find virtual keynote addresses, examples of ceremonies held by other nursing schools, examples of nursing pledges and oaths, templates for ceremony materials, and more.
5B Toolkit from American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
To spotlight the impact nurses have on leading innovation and advancing new models of care, and inspired by the documentary 5B, AACN created this teaching resource to inspire the next generation of nurses to serve with courage, ingenuity, and compassion. Explore themes such as compassionate care, moral courage, person-centered care, and self-care.
These themes are intended to help new nurses more fully understand their role as caregiver as well as the settings and systems in which they will practice. Each theme is introduced and followed by a Reflection exercise that can be used to engage students in a deeper conversation about role expectations and the practice of nursing. Related resources and recommended readings also are included to spark further study of the identified theme.
International Nurses day
Each year, Nurses With Global Impact, Inc. recognizes nurses who have cared for patients around the world through International Nurses Day, a celebration supported by the The Gold Foundation that pays tribute to select nurses for their extraordinary care and devotion to the profession.
Learn more about this event and those honored through recent articles found here.
Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest
The annual Hope Babette Tang Humanism in Healthcare Essay Contest offers medical and nursing students an opportunity to engage in a reflective writing exercise that illustrates an experience where they or a team member worked to ensure that humanism was at the core of care.
First-, second-, and third-place essay winners receive a monetary award of up to $1,000 and their essays are published in Academic Medicine and The Journal of Professional Nursing.
The Essay contest is typically held in the spring, with submissions being accepted during February through March.
Enjoy examples of winning nursing student essays and listen to this podcast episode featuring Jessica Pierce, who won first place for nursing students students in the 2022 contest. She reads her winning essay, “As the Sun Sets,” followed by a conversation with Jessica and Gold Foundation Editor in Chief Brianne Alcala, exploring the writing process.