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The Relentless School Nurse: NurseHack4Health is Back!


Here is information about the upcoming virtual hackathon event hosted by Johnson & Johnson called NurseHack4Health: Improving Access to Care, on May 14-16, 2021. Thank you Rebecca McInroy for sharing the details:

For one inspiring, collaborative, and empowering weekend, the event will be convening hundreds of nurses, other healthcare workers, engineers, designers, and innovators from around the world to develop solutions that can improve healthcare access and delivery. 

For more information about hackathons, here is a podcast from See You Now, hosted by Shawna Butler, RN, MBA


As for this particular NurseHack4Health here are a few details:

  • NurseHack4Health is a free, virtual, weekend-long event presented by Johnson & Johnson, SONSIEL, Microsoft, and dev up. 

  • The focus areas for this upcoming hackathon will be: Vaccine Education & Delivery; Medical Deserts; Health Equity, Racial Disparities & Inclusion; New Models and Settings for Care; and Open Topic, for a solution that isn’t represented by one of the other focus areas. 

  • Hackers will divide into teams to develop their innovative ideas into minimally viable products (MVPs), or solutions that can be fast-tracked for further development and testing in a healthcare setting. 

  • Throughout the weekend, hackers will be paired with expert Coaches who will provide mentoring, pitch advice, tech expertise, and more. 

  • Participating hackers should plan on being online for most of NurseHack4Health weekend, which Each team will be invited to pitch their solution on Sunday afternoon to a panel of healthcare innovation experts, venture capitalists, nurse leaders, and more. 

  • includes a kickoff on Friday night at 6 PM ET, solution development and mentoring on Saturday, and pitch presentations on Sunday, which will conclude around 3 PM ET.

I have been to past hackathons and they are such a BLAST! I know you will have a million ideas to bring to the table, but you don’t even have to have one to go, to participate, and to be an integral part of the event.

Registration is live at


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