NURSING NOW GROUPS

Nursing Now is a growing global movement, with new Regional Groups, National Groups and Local Supporter Groups being formed worldwide. The campaign has gone viral, with activities in more than 40 countries.

Find out what is happening in your country by making a selection from the list below.

National Group

Nursing Now in Australia is coordinated by the Australian College of Nursing in conjunction with Jill White, Professor Emerita University of Sydney and Nursing Now Global Campaign Board Member.

For more information on how to get involved with Nursing Now in Australia, please contact: acn@acn.edu.au.

National Group

Nursing Now Bahamas was launched at an event in May 2018, and formally established in July 2018.

To find out more about Nursing Now in The Bahamas, please email Rosemarie Josey, Clinical Nurse Specialist and ICN-LFC Coordinator and Global Campaign Nursing Now Board Member: rosemariejosey@gmail.com

National Group

A steering group is progressing with plans to establish Nursing Now Botswana. Currently they are mapping stakeholders and drafting a national concept paper and will use National Nurses Day on 20th August to highlight Nursing Now in Botswana.

For more information on Nursing Now in Botswana, please contact Khumo Modiseaman, Chief Nursing Officer, Ministry of Health and Wellness, kmodisaeman@gov.bw.

Local Groups

Local Nursing Now groups are in the process of being established at universities and hospitals across Brazil.

Currently active groups include:

National Group

The Cook Islands will host the South Pacific Nurses Forum (SPNF) and South Pacific Chief Nursing Officers and Midwifery Officers Alliances (SPCNMOA) from the 15-19th October 2018, where they are planning a Nursing Now launch event.

For more information, please contact Mary Macmanus, Principal School of Nursing at the Ministry of Health, Cook Islands mary.macmanus@cookislands.gov.ck.

Local Group

The Egyptian Novice Nurses and Students Scientific Association (ENNSSA) has established a local Nursing Now group in Egypt.

For more information please email Sara Samri: info.enssa@gmail.com.

Local Groups

The German Nurses Association – Deutscher Berufsverband für Pflegeberufe (DBfK) has registered as a local Nursing Now group, and held a launch event in June 2018 to endorse the aims of the campaign.

For more information about DBfK and Nursing Now in Germany, please contact dbfk@dbfk.de.

National Group

A steering group has been formed to take forward the set up of Nursing Now Ghana. They are currently organising meetings with key leadership, including the Minister of Health, in order to plan a launch date and formally set up a national Nursing Now Ghana group.

For more information, please contact Barnabas Yeboah, National CHPS Coordinator: MoHbarnabasyeb@gmail.com.

National Group

Nursing Now Israel was established in July 2018. Its main campaign objectives are:

  1. Expanding the nursing workforce
  2. Expanding opportunities for nursing development and professional progress
  3. Working towards the realisation of the full professional potential of each individual nurse

A launch event of Nursing Now Israel will be held in November 28-29 at the ​annual national nursing conference. This years conference has the theme “Healthcare – The Israeli Mosaic” where they will explore the role of nurses and midwives and the lifestyles of the Israeli Society.

To find out more about Nursing Now Israel, please contact: Shoshy Goldberg, Chief Nursing Officer shoshy.goldberg@moh.gov.il.

National Group

Launch meetings have been held and progress is being made towards setting up a formal Nursing Now national group in Iran.

For more information, please contact Ahmad Nejatian, Director General of Community Health Nursing Department: nejatian52@gmail.com.

Local Groups

A Local Nursing Now Group has been set up by the Nursing Organisation of Islamic Republic of Iran.

For more information, please contact Ebrahim Mohammadi, Director of International Affairs of INO: info@ino.ir.

National Group

A Nursing Now launch event was held in Jamaica on the 27th February 2018 and Nursing Now Jamaica currently in the process of formally being established in coordination with the Ministry of Health and the Chief Nursing Officer.

Nursing Now in Jamaica is developing a programme of action to engage the nurse workforce in the campaign to end violence among women and children. Its aims include:

  1. Better training for nurses and midwives to identify violence-related abuse.
  2. Inclusion of a module relating to violence reduction strategies in the Nursing Training Curriculum, including an internship program with the office of the Chief Nursing Officer.
  3. Development of a nursing communication strategy to increase awareness and forge partnerships for the reduction of violence against women and children.
  4. Identify a champion nurse as a voice to amplify the silent cry of women and children.

For more information about Nursing Now in Jamaica, please contact Chief Nursing Office, Patricia Ingram-Martin: martinp@moh.gov.jm.

National Group

Nursing Now Jordan was launched by former Senator and Minister of Higher Education in Jordan, Professor Rowaida Al-Maaitah and Championed by Princess Muna al-Hussein of Jordan.

For more information on how to get involved with Nursing Now in Jordan, please email Professor Rowaida Al-Maaitah, former Senator and Minister of Higher Education in Jordan, (who is also a Global Campaign Nursing Now Board Member, representing  EMRO) maaitah@just.edu.jo.

National Group

Nursing Now Kenya was formally established in July 2018 and launched by the First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta.

For more information on how to get involved with Nursing Now Kenya, please email Dr. Mary Ishepe Nandili, Director of Nursing Services at the Ministry of Health: mnandili@yahoo.co.uk.

National Group

Nursing Now Malaysia is currently in the process of being established, led by the Malaysian Nurses Association. A launch of Nursing Now has taken place.

For more information, please contact Sharipah Asiah, President of the Malaysian Nurses Association: shasiah.aljunid@gmail.com.

National Group

Nursing Now Mexico is currently in the process of being established.

As part of the Nursing Now campaign in Mexico a national project to implement the “Nurse Practitioner” role in the Primary Healthcare Services, drawing on the Triple Impact Report.

For more information, please contact Daniel Guadalupe Choperena Aguilar, Projects coordinator at the National Department of Nursing: daniel.choperena@salud.gob.mx.

Local Groups

The Mexican Nursing Students Association (AMEENF) has registered as a Nursing Now group and has state chapters in Mexico City, Coahuila and Yucatan.

Follow their activity on Facebook or email them on: ameenf.mexico@gmail.com. You can also contact AMEENF President George Williams Chale Pool: george.chale@outlook.com.

Other local groups include:

  • Colegio de Enfermería del Estado de Aguascalientes. For more information contact: ivanrenemtz@gmail.com.

National Group

Nursing Now Morocco is in the process of being established in coordination with the Ministry of Health.

Please check back soon for further information.

National Group

Nursing Now Nepal is in the process of being established in coordination with the Ministry of Health and the Nursing Association of Nepal.

For more information please contact Prof Tara Pokhrel: tarapokharelnp@hotmail.com.

National Group

Nursing Now Nigeria was established in August 2018 and have already hosted a number of online events, including month-long Twitter Chat Session called ‘Lighting up Africa’ (Wednesday 1st- Friday 31st August 2018) #Nurseslightupafrica.

For more information on how to get involved with Nursing Now in Nigeria, please email Josiah Jackson-Okesola at nursingnownigeria@gmail.com.

Local Groups

A number of local groups are active across Nigeria.

  • ViVera Nurses Africa based in F.C.T. For more information contact Vivian Nwogu: viveranursesafr@gmail.com.
  • NursesAct4SDGS based in Lagos. For more information contact Ayodeji Owolabi: nursesonair@gmail.com.
  • Ahmad Sani Yariman Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau, Zamfara State. For more information contact Kabiru Alhassan: a.k.saba6@gmail.com.
  • School of Nursing Holy Rosary Hospital Emekukwu, Owerri, Imo State. For more information contact Maria Udenwa: udenwamary@gmail.com.
  • Rasheed Shekoni Specialist Hospital, Dutse, Jigawa State. For more information contact Abdullahi Hamza Usman: aubirniwa219@gmail.com.

National Group

Nursing Now Northern Ireland is currently in the process of being established by Northern Ireland’s Chief Nursing Office, Charlotte McArdle, with plans underway for an official launch event. A programme of work is being developed for each of the global campaign goals.

For more information, please contact Mary Frances Mc Manus, Nursing Officer at the Department of Health: MaryFrances.McManus@health-ni.gov.uk.

National Group

Nursing Now Qatar was jointly launched by the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) and the Hamad Medical Corporation(HMC) in March 2018. Qatar was the first country in the Arabian Gulf region to launch a Nursing Now national group.

Nursing Now Qatar has received the support and endorsement of Qatar’s Minister of Public Health, Her Excellency Dr Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari.

For more information on Nursing Now in Qatar, please email Nick Bradshaw, Communications Manager at WISH: nbradshaw@hbku.edu.ga

In July 2018, Pakistan’s Government announced the intention to establish a National Nursing Forum which will link to the Nursing Now global campaign. The Forum will be housed in the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination.

The creation of the Forum was supported by Dr Assad Hafeez, Pakistan’s Federal Director-General of Health and Nursing Now Global Campaign Board Member.

Local Groups

A number of local Nursing Now groups have been established in Pakistan:

  • Aga Khan University and School of Nursing and Midwifery, contact Shairose Ukanji: shairose.ukanji@aku.edu.
  • UK All Pakistan Nurses Association, supporting the strengthening of nursing in Pakistan, with particular interest and experience of the development of men in nursing. Contact Mr Wasim Khan, Founder President of UK All Pakistan Nurses Association: wasimak@yahoo.com.

Local Groups

A local Nursing Now group has been established by the Ordem dos Enfermeiros (Portuguese Order of Nurses). For more information contact Pedro Pereira at the International Affairs Department: gri@ordemenfermeiros.pt.

National Group

Nursing Now Rwanda held a launch event on 29th June 2018 led by Andre Gitembagara, President of the Rwanda Nurses and Midwives Union and Minister of Health Diane Gashumba.

Over 1000 nurses, midwives, students and other key stakeholders joined the launch. Nursing Now Rwanda was formally established in July 2018 and aims to support the global campaign by promoting the profile of nurses and midwives in Rwanda, calling for better investment in the education and training of the health workforce and helping to nurture the next generation of nurse leadership in Rwanda.

For more information on Nursing Now Rwanda and how to get involved, please contact nursingnowcampaignteamrwanda@gmail.com.

National Group

Nursing Now Russia is currently in the process of being established, led by the Russian Nurses Association.

For more information contact Valentina Sarkisova, Chair of the European Forum and President of the Russian Nurses Association: vsarkis@medsestre.ru.

Local Groups

Nursing Now Edinburgh University joined the global launch of Nursing Now back in February 2018, and has been an active local group ever since. You can find out more about their activities on Twitter or email Professor Aisha Holloway on aisha.holloway@ed.ac.uk.

Local Groups

Nursing Now activities have been taking place across Spain, including:

  • Nursing Now Canary Islands, whose launch event that was held on 20th July 2018.
  • Nursing Now Balearic Islands. For more information, contact Isabel Ramallo,Head of Communications at the College of Nursing of the Balearic Islands: comunicacio@infermeriabalear.com.

For more information on how to get involved with the establishment of Nursing Now Spain please contact Dr Adelaida Zabalegui, FEANS Subdirectora de Investigación y Docencia en el área de Enfermería Hospital Clínic de Barcelona (also a Nursing Now Global Campaign Board Member, representing the EURO region): azabaleg@clinic.ub.es.

Local Groups

A local Nursing Now group in Sri Lanka is currently being formed by Sriyani Padmalatha, who has a particular interest in creating a training programme for nurses in tele-nursing and nursing informatics.

For more information contact Sriyani Padmalatha, at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka: pkadawatha@gmail.com.

Local Groups

A local Nursing Now group has been established at the Haute Ecole de Sante Geneve in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information contact Marie-Laure Kaiser, Director of the Haute Ecole de Sante Geneve: marie-Laure.kaiser@hesge.ch.

Local Groups

The Taiwan Nurses Association plans to hold a launch event of Nursing Now in Taiwan and to arrange a meeting with the National President to report the great contribution nurses and nursing have done for society.

For more information contact Gloria Chuang, Section Chief of the International Affairs Division at the Taiwan Nurses Association: gloria@twna.org.tw.

National Group

Nursing Now Tanzania is in the process of being established under the guidance of a steering group supported by the Aga Khan University and Jhpiego and involving young nurses and other key stakeholders.

For more information contact Dr Lameck Luwanda: masterlameck@gmail.com.

National Group

Nursing Now Thailand was formally established in July 2018 and is planning a Nursing Now launch event in Chiang Rai in August 2018. The key focus of the Nursing Now Thailand campaign is “Empowering Nurses to Improve Thai Health”.  Dr Kanjana Chunthai, former Chief Nursing Officer of Thailand (and also Global Campaign Nursing Now Board Member representing SERO), led the establishment of Nursing Now in Thailand.

To find out more about Nursing Now Thailand, please contact  Dr Teeraporn Sathira-Angkur, Acting Director of Nursing Division at the Ministry of Public Health, Thailand teesathira@hotmail.com.

Local Groups

Nurses at the KOC University School of Nursing have established a local Nursing Now group.

For more information, please contact Ayise Karadag, Dean of the school of Nursing Email: akaradag@ku.edu.tr.

National Group

Nursing Now Uganda was established in July 2018 by Catherine Odeke, former Commissioner for Nursing and Midwifery at the Ministry of Health in Uganda and supported by the Aga Khan Un iverisity, Jphiego, Uganda UK Health Alliance, Tropical Health Education Trust as well as other organisations.

The Nursing Now Uganda strategy will focus on:

  • Education
  • Regulation
  • Practice

To find out more about Nursing Now Uganda, please contact nursingnowuganda@gmail.com.

National Group

Nursing Now Wales is currently in the process of being established by Wales’ Chief Nursing Officer, Professor Jean White.

For more information, please contact Síân Bolton, Acting Executive Director of Quality, Nursing and Allied Health Professionals: sian.bolton@wales.nhs.uk.

National Group

Nursing Now Zambia is in the process of being established in coordination with the Chief Nursing Officer and the Ministry of Health.

For more information please contact Chief Nursing Officer Ionia Magolo: loniamagolo@gmail.com.

National Group

Nursing Now Zimbabwe is currently in the process of being established, in coordination with the Ministry of Health. It is being championed by Nursing Now Global Campaign board member and Critical Care Nurse, Munashe Nyika.

For more information, please contact Munashe Nyika: nyikamunasheL@gmail.com.

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