The Oslo Forum: Sharing, exploring and recognising the work of nurses past and present

This blog was written by Joanna SoonJoo Lee, Executive Committee Chair, Korean Nurses Association. Last year in May when the Korean President Moon Jae-in made...

Protecting Nurses, Saving Lives

This blog was written by Judith Oulton, Chair of the Africa Action Network for Nurses and Midwives In response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic, the...

“As a nurse you shouldn’t be afraid to change what you specialise in and...

This article was originally posted on the Wintec website. You can access it here.  When Kim Carter graduated from Wintec in 1989, prospects for nurses...

“Our brain makes us who we are”

My name is Sara Costa and I have worked as a Deputy Sister and a Clinical Practice Educator in a Neuro Intensive Care Unit...

Elevating talent with the Nightingale Challenge

This blog was written by Capt Neelam Deshwal, Chief Nursing Officer, Fortis Healthcare Limited, Mohali Hospital, Punjab, India. It has been a practice for many...

I have learnt a great deal from this experience of creating our Nightingale Challenge...

This blog was written by Beatrice Amuge, Nightingale Challenge Programme Lead, Mulago Hospital, Uganda There are 57 nurses and 10 midwives enrolled in our Nightingale...

Sigma’s Nightingale Challenge experience

This Nightingale Challenge update was written by Dr Elizabeth Madigan, CEO of Sigma Theta Tau. Sigma Theta Tau International Society of Nursing (Sigma) has 28...

Improving health equity for Maori communities

This blog originally appeared on the Wintec website. You can access it here. Studying together at Wintec, Sarina Wawatai and her nursing mates dreamt that...

My experience working on the frontline combating COVID-19

This blog was written by Meshack Otewa, a registered nurse and educator working in Kenya. Meshack is also the author of the MeshRN blog...

Experience is the best teacher for this nurse educator

This blog oringally appeared on the Wintec Waikato Institute of Technology website. You can access it here. Thirty years ago, young nurse Maureen Kelly left...

To Succeed, Global Pandemic Response Must Bolster Nurse Leadership and Challenge Widespread Gender Inequities

This blog was written by Vince Blaser, former senior advocacy and policy advisor, IntraHealth International, and Director of Frontline Health Workers Coalition. This post was...

Reflections from a nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic

This blog was written by Carolyn Henry. Carolyn works as a Senior Programme Advisor for SCI Foundation, an organisation working to support governments to...

Returning to nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic

This blog originally appeared on the SCI Foundation website. Caroline Pensotti is a nurse from Wiltshire working for SCI Foundation, an organisation that supports sub-Saharan countries...

Invertir en liderazgo de la enfermera! clave para mejorar el cuidado de la salud...

Este articulo fue escrito por Adelaida Zabalegui, Miembro del Comité de Dirección de la Campaña Nursing Now. Las enfermeras suponen más de la mitad de los...

Why a challenge led to the Nightingale Challenge

This blog was written by Lord Nigel Crisp, Nursing Now Co-Chair In May 2017, I was challenged by some young nurses to do more to...

Growing the global nursing workforce as a Global Solution to more and better healthcare...

This blog was written by Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Programme Director of the Nightingale Challenge. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the global nursing workforce into the...

Combatting early career anxiety by sharing experience & empowering others

This blog was written by Jamie Wheeler, Registered Mental Health Nurse. Being an early career nurse comes with a lot of adaptation and change. As...

Lived lessons in career progression

This blog was written by Charlotte Pearce, Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing at the University of Cumbria. Here she shares the lessons she has...

Redeployment, upskilling, and a call for help

This blog was written by David Ferran, Deputy Charge Nurse, Dermatology Department, Royal Victoria Hospital.  When the World Health Organization designated 2020 “International Year of...

The importance of skilled nursing staff

This blog was written by Esa Rintakorpi, Consultant Nurse Acute and Emergency Care The coronavirus pandemic has been a terrible tragedy across the globe...

What can we learn from Florence Nightingale 200 years on?

This blog was written by Nursing Now Executive Director, Dr Barbara Stilwell to mark International Nurses Day, 2020. Florence Nightingale: the formative years Florence Nightingale was...

Together facing the unknown 

This blog was shared by an Advanced Nurse Practitioner who is working in an A&E department in a hospital in the UK. I hope I...

Compassion in the time of Coronavirus

In these unprecedented times, it is essential that health-workers around the world are supported and equipped to deal with the daily challenges they face,...

Nurse launches “Masks of Good” project to support frontline workers

Karina, a nurse working for the Advanced Support Unit of the mobile emergency care service in São Paolo has launched the “Máscaras do bem”...

Inspiration in the time of COVID-19

Roisin O’Connell, Emergency Department Nurse, Ireland reflects on the inspiration she draws from strong teamwork and colleagues to make it through the fight against...

COVID-19: Speaking Out for Health, Speaking Out for Nursing

If you missed this webinar, you can listen here. In this, the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, nurses around the globe are fighting...

“The situation certainly seems daunting, and yet there is still hope”

This blog was written by Nursing Now Board Member, Munashe Nyika Just over eight weeks ago, the outbreak of Coronavirus was declared a public health...

“We are closer to the front line than we would have ever imagined”

This blog was written by Matt Daley, Nightingale Challenge Fellow When we entered the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in 2020, how many...

Changing the world with your care

This blog was written by Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Programme Lead for the Nightingale Challenge in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. It is fair to...

“All countries must now be prepared for the pandemic – and nurses must be...

This blog was written by Dr. Barbara Stilwell, Executive Director of the Nursing Now campaign. The Nursing Now team is currently in Nassau, The Bahamas,...

Promoting diversity in nursing, increasing visibility of our profession

This blog was written by David Ferran, registered nurse and Co-Chair of Valuing Diversity in Nursing Northern Ireland. My name is David Ferran and I...

The Nightingale Challenge: A challenge for change?

This blog was written by Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Programme Director for the Nightingale Challenge, following a recent trip to Uganda for the Nursing Now...

CLAVES EN EL DESARROLLO DEL LIDERAZGO: LA EXPERIENCIA DE UNAS ENFERMERAS EN ESPAÑA.

LEA EL ARTÍCULO AQUÍ: CLAVES EN EL DESARROLLO DEL LIDERAZGO: LA EXPERIENCIA DE UNAS ENFERMERAS EN ESPAÑA.  

Esther Bosede Ilesanmi

The role of young nurses in making Universal Health Coverage a reality This blog was written by Esther Bosede Ilesanmi (RN, RM, RPHN, BNSC). Esther...

Learning is moving from the known to the unknown

In this blog, Henry Murage Wambui, student representative of the Clinical Nursing Society, Kenya, talks about his experience of the “Mentor a Nurse” initiative. Why...

The Kate Granger Awards and HIMSS shine a spotlight on nurses and midwives

This blog was written by Lisa Duek, Registered Nurse and Programme Manager at Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). Throughout history, nurses and midwives...

The importance of creating a mentoring culture within the nursing & midwifery professions

Elizabeth Wanjiku Ndung’u, Faculty Member and Distance Learning Coordinator at Mount Kenya University School of Nursing discusses the importance of mentoring in nursing and...

Landmark declaration made by Rural WONCA and commitment of support for nurses and midwives...

If we are to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the foreseeable future, it will be the rural and isolated parts of the world...

Ensuring access to health for the most hard to reach communities in Ghana

Edmund is a trained Registered Community Nurse in Ghana. Here he describes his experience working to provide access to health for the most hard...

2020: Nothing changes, if no one changes

The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife; a time to celebrate but also the...

A royal Christmas party to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives

As part of the ‘Berry Royal Christmas’, nurses and midwives were celebrated for the work they do and the sacrifices they make in being...

“It is essential for nurses and midwives to voice their concerns…”

...to offer solutions, to be represented and to be seen,” Frances Wood, Director of Studies, Diploma in Tropical Nursing, LSTM.  For the last six years...

Investment in nurses and midwives crucial to global commitment to UHC

On this UHC day, Mark Britnell, Global Chairman & Senior Partner for Health, Government & Infrastructure at KPMG discusses the role of nurses and...

My nursing ambitions: A day at Guy’s and St Thomas’

In this blog, Anthony, Nursing Now's Global Administrator for the Nightingale Challenge, talks about his ambitions to become a nurse and his experience shadowing...

“I saw ways we could improve and was not afraid to try new things,...

Roisin Fitzsimmons is the Co-Head of the Nightingale Academy at Guy's & St Thomas' and a Consultant Nurse. Here, she talks about her experiences...

“I realised at a young age that simple conversations, listening and reassuring people…”

"...could provide real comfort and have a positive effect on patients." In this blog, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Iain discusses his experiences in nursing, shares his...

2020 countdown – join us to hear our plans!

The countdown to 2020 Year of the Nurse and the Midwife is well underway and we know that many of you have exciting plans...

Learning from mistakes and embracing diverse perspectives

In this blog, Tope Forsyth discusses her experience as a registered Mental Health Nurse working as a Quality Improvement Manager for suicide prevention. She...

“Compassion and kindness are not only my core values, but they are the driving...

Michelle Cudjoe is the Head of Midwifery and Divisional Chief Nurse for the Women and Children’s Division at East Surrey hospital, Surrey and Sussex...

Laguna launches the Nightingale Challenge thanks to Nursing Now Young Nurse

Romnick is a Chief Assistant Nurse from The Philippines. He is passionate about the role that young nurses can play in the health system,...

Nurses and midwives are key to Universal Health Coverage

This blog was written by Michele Rumsey Director - World Health Organization Collaborating Centre (WHO CC), University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and uploaded on...

Landmark UN declaration is a step on the road not a destination

This blog was written by Dr. Barbara Stilwell, Chief Executive of Nursing Now, and uploaded on 24th September 2019. Yesterday, world leaders gathered at the...

Nurses lead the way in achieving universal health and well-being

This blog originally appeared on the Primary Care International website and was posted on the 23rd September 2019 by Dr Angela Chaudhuri and Jane Lennon & filed...

Nurses must learn to lead

Nurses can be found at every level and in every sector of our health and care systems. They are the bedrock on which our...

Learning from our young leaders

Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt is the Programme Lead for the Nightingale Challenge. Here, she shares her experience of Nursing Now's pre-WHA event that was organised...