Zebra Technologies Awards Current and Future Nurses for Challenging the Status Quo

Scholarships offered for the best ideas related to using healthcare technology to improve patient care

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – May 12, 2020Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, is celebrating the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife by encouraging nurses and nursing students globally to share their ideas on how to use technology to provide the right patient care at the right time.

“Now is the time to challenge the status quo in healthcare,” said Wayne Miller, Healthcare Director EMEA for Zebra Technologies. “With nurses on the front line of patient care, they are in an ideal position to offer ideas on how changes in healthcare technology can improve the patient experience. With our healthcare systems and clinicians stretched beyond their limits, this is the time to think differently and to make an impact through safer, more effective patient care.”

Nurses and nursing students globally are invited to submit their ideas on how technology can help solve some of today’s biggest healthcare challenges. Submissions are encouraged in one of two formats – video (maximum two minutes) and written essay (maximum 500 words) – in which entrants describe a current healthcare need along with an idea of how technology can help improve it. Click here to see an example.

Five winning submissions will be selected based on criteria including innovative approach and applicability in today’s healthcare environment. Each of the five winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship to be used for certification, continuing education, college loans or nursing school. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, June 30, 2020, and the winners will be announced in August 2020.

“From locating equipment more easily in the hospital to new efficiencies that free up time for nurses to spend more time at the patient bedside, no idea is too big or too small,” added Miller. “We thank today’s front-line heroes – along with those in training – for all they are doing to keep us safe, and we look forward to their ideas to make the healthcare industry even more safe, efficient and effective in the future.”

Visit our website for more details on the contest including how to submit entries, languages accepted, terms and conditions of the contest and other key information.


  • Zebra is celebrating the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife by inviting nurses and nursing students globally to submit ideas on how technology can be used to help improve patient care.
  • Five winning entries will be selected, and each winner will receive a $1,000 educational scholarship.
  • The submission deadline is June 30, 2020 and more information can be found here.




Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers the front line of business in retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare, public sector and other industries to achieve a performance edge. With more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries, we deliver industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions that intelligently connect people, assets and data to help our customers make business-critical decisions. Our market-leading solutions elevate the shopping experience, track and manage inventory as well as improve supply chain efficiency and patient care. In 2019, Zebra ranked #166 on Forbes’ list of the World’s Best Employers, and the company joined the S&P 500 Index. For more information, visit www.zebra.com or sign up for news alerts. Participate in our Your Edge blog and follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

Media Contact:

Valerie Berrivin
Zebra Technologies
+33 607 956 184

Industry Analyst Contact:

Kasia Fahmy 
Zebra Technologies 

ZEBRA and the stylized Zebra head are trademarks of Zebra Technologies Corporation, registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. ©2020 Zebra Technologies Corporation and/or its affiliates.