According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019, there will be an estimated 1.7 million new cancer cases diagnosed in the United States.

Oncology nurses are at the forefront of cancer care. Whether tending to patients’ needs, carrying out clinical trials, developing new models of healthcare delivery, or advancing evidence-based research, nurses are experts in the best practices and opportunities for improvement when it comes to cancer prevention, treatment and remission care.

That’s why we are proud to announce a new Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge – the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Oncology together with the Oncology Nursing Society.

Nurses around the world are invited to submit innovative ideas aimed at improving oncology care – including but not limited to prevention, early detection, treatment, and care for cancer survivors. The nurse innovators with the best idea(s) will receive up to $100,000 in grant funding, mentoring from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, and access to the Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS ecosystem to help bring their ideas to life.  

As innovators on the frontlines of healthcare, nurses have the power to profoundly change lives. Johnson & Johnson has the scale, resources and know-how to help move them forward. Put these two together, and that changes everything.

Learn more about nurses who innovate, and the commitment Johnson & Johnson has made to nurses over the past 120 years at

What we’re looking for

We are looking for ideas from practicing & retired nurses around the world focused on transforming oncology care.

Potential solutions will be evaluated by a panel of independent reviewers and judges on their ability to meet the following criteria:

  • Uniqueness of the idea
  • Potential impact on human health
  • Feasibility of the idea
  • Thoroughness of approach
  • Identification of key resources and plan to further idea

Apply now!

Area of Interest

  • New treatment protocols
  • New health technologies
  • New medical devices
  • New preventive approaches
  • New consumer products
  • New community health approaches
  • New screening tools