Nursing Now is all about enabling nurses to make an even bigger contribution to improving health in the future.

As the 21st Century progresses, we will see more community and home-based services, better technology and more holistic and person-centred care.

Nurses will be at the forefront of these changes.

Our case studies focus on countries, organisations and nurses that are leading developments in prioritising nursing – developing new services, supporting nurse leaders and innovating practice.

At our 27 February launch events, we will celebrate six examples of effective practice: two countries, two hospital organisations and two community-based services.

We will add another six examples every three months and chart how each member of the group develops through to 2020, periodically lessons about what works and what doesn’t.

Email us about your effective practice at and we’ll consider showcasing it as one of our six case studies.


Ahead of the publication of our complete first set of case studies, take a look at our preview feature on Rwanda’s nurse entrepreneurs:

One Family Health, Rwanda

Entrepreneur nurses provide rural communities with essential services

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In the coming weeks, we will also publish the following case studies:


  • Uganda, where the Government has joined with nursing, health and academic organisations to set out a Nursing Now road map for developing nursing and midwifery.

  • Singapore, where the Government is running a campaign to promote nursing as an exciting career, creating new opportunities for nurses, celebrating their achievements and engaging nurses at the forefront of the development of community services.

Hospital organisations:

  • Narayana Health in India, where the founder Dr Devi Shetty and the Board have recognised the enhanced role that nurses can play and established a development programme for nurses. They are using nurses to lead the way in extending their services into Africa.

  • Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paolo, Brazil, where nurses are reaching the many men who cannot attend the basic health units for consultations by going to bars to talk to people about how they can take better care of their health.

Community-based services:

  • Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) in Baltimore, USA represents a new way to care for elderly people in their own homes started by a nurse and now spreading across the country. Nurses lead multi-professional teams, including an occupational therapist and handyman, to address the safety risks and health challenges facing low-income senior citizens at home. It is proving very effective in preventing hospitalizations and keeping people safe where they live.