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8th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 17-19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA

October 17 -19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA
NWC 2017

Wayne D. Nix

Speaker at Nursing World Conference 2017 - Wayne D. Nix
RNvention LLC, United States
Title : Creating an innovative mindset


According to the American Nurses Association’s Quality of Practice, “the registered, nurse contributes to quality nursing practice through creativity, innovation, and overall quality improvement”. Nurses have an obligation to facilitate the development of not only theoretical processes, policies, and business models, but also the creation of physical products through innovation. An understandingi n product innovation processes will help nurses meet the “Resource Utilization” competency set forth by American Nurses Association’s Leadership Institute Competency Model. As problem solvers, nurses are primed to recognize opportunities for innovation in healthcare. However, many nurse innovators lack the knowledge on the product innovation process. Nurses may not understand how and where to start the innovation process. Other potential barriers include lack of an understanding of the need to approach the opportunity in a systematic way and not knowing how to navigate around problems in the development process. In this presentation, we will discuss innovative strategies to channel individual creative thinking skills, knowledge sets, passion and leadership attributes required in the product development process. We will help reframe views to an open mindset, discuss the need for nurturing environments to grow, as well asshare actionable, measurable andsystematic “how to” guides which can be learned and replicated for use by individuals and groups.

Audience Take Away:

• Recognize the positive impact the nurse can have on product development.

• Identify how innovation can result in practice advancement.

• Describe systematic approaches to innovation.

• Identify potential barriers to innovation and how to overcome

• Identify potential resources and alliances within and outside the healthcare system


Wayne possesses 20+ years of medical experience and is a veteran of Louisiana Army National Guard. He holds active licensure as an RN and RRT. He is passionate in the mission to help nurses innovate the future. In 2015, he and his wife Dawn, who is also a nurse, cofounded their company RNvention LLC. In the last three years, Wayne has obtained a patent, a trademark, and has begun manufacturing of the company’s first product, MultiNix, The utility tool of Frontline clinicians. When not participating in entrepreneurial activities, you’ll find Wayne decompressing through his favorite hobby cooking!