Association News | 1.25.2023
January 2023: Association News

Apply for NAON's 2023 Research Grants

Research Grant Initiative: The purpose of the NAON Research Grant Initiative is to promote and support orthopaedic nursing research to advance the specialty of orthopaedic nursing. The Letter of Intent (LOI) to apply for this grant is due by February 28, 2023. Utlize the 2023 Research Grant Instructions for further information. 

Past Presidents Quality/Process Improvement Grant: The purpose of the NAON Past Presidents Quality/Process Improvement Grant is to support the development of evidence supported quality/process improvement (QI/PI) initiatives aimed at improving outcomes. Applications are due by March 30, 2023. View the application instructions for further information.

Register for the 43rd Annual Congress

What better place to earn CNE hours than at NAON's 43rd Annual Congress? Register now to join us in Pittsburgh, May 6-9, 2023. 

Now Open: NAON Executive Board Elections 

As a member of NAON, you have the privilege of voting for our Executive Board. This year, members are electing one President-Elect and two Directors. Voting is open until 11:59 pm CT on February 20. Get to know the candidates and cast your vote today!

NAON Annual Awards: Nominate or Apply Today

Both the Orthopaedic Nurse Excellence (ONE) Award & the Outstanding Orthopaedic Nurse Practice Award are now accepting submissions for 2023.

Recorded Webinars for General Members

In 2023, NAON is offering general members free access to five of the webinars that took place throughout 2022. These webinars were chosen based on popularity and results of the surveys taken following viewing of the webinars. Once you register for these webinars, you should be able to access the recordings within the Education Center. Learn more.

Access Your Membership Card Online

Looking for your NAON membership card? Finding it is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Log in to your account on the NAON website and go to your profile by clicking “My NAON” in the top right corner
  2. Click on Memberships to view your active memberships
  3. Download your ID card

Healthy Tips from ANA's Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation™ Blog Submitted by Laura Hixon, MSNE, RN-BC, ONC

ANA Health Nurse January's challenge is the "Clear the Clutter" Challenge. This is a 10-day challenge that might seem overwhelming but has potential benefits!

As everyone has put up the leftover decorations from Christmas and is trying to reset for the year, it can be tough to know where to start. What many know is that extra clutter can be stressful. The more things you have, the more to clean, which can lead to anxiety (Clark, 2019).

Here are some ways to combat clutter:

  1. Take 10 minutes daily to put things where they belong
  2. Organize your environment to increase efficiency
  3. Clear your computer desktop and your physical desktop
  4. If you don’t use it, move it. Sell, donate or store items.
  5. Clear space and mind to increase peace and sleep
  6. Remove clutter to improve attention, concentration, and focus
  7. Clutter can lead to increased procrastination, burnout, negative job satisfaction
  8. Clutter can bring stress, depression, or anxiety
  9. Clutter can even be a risk to the physical safety

The new year can bring motivation to move out of the old to make room for new experiences in 2023. We can have a fresh start as we cross getting organized off the to-do list!


Clark, M. (2021). How decluttering your space could make you healthier and happier.

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