Stepping boldly into 2021

This blog was written by Dr Barbara Stilwell, Executive Director, Nursing Now Happy New Year to you and your families from all of us at...

Nursing Now Co-Chairs call for nurses to be properly supported & rewarded

Last week Nursing Now Co-Chairs, Lord Nigel Crisp and Professor Sheila Tlou wrote a letter to The Times in which they highlighted the crucial...

All Ireland Nursing Festival

All Ireland Nursing Festival Sláintecare: Nursing’s Challenge Wednesday 10 February 2021 | Watch Live & On-Demand On Wednesday 10th February join the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation...

New song pays tribute to the nurses working on the frontline of the COVID-19...

In December 2020, country duo Brown & Gray announced the release of their single, “You Didn’t Have To,” and accompanying music video produced in...

Dr. Barbara Stilwell thanks Nursing Now groups for their work during the Year of...

This message was written by Dr. Barbara Stilwell, Executive Director, Nursing Now. On behalf of the Nursing Now team, I would like to thank you....

Women in Global Health launch the 100 outstanding women nurse & midwife leaders

The courageous work of nurses and midwives in the face of the global pandemic deserves to be honored now more than ever with more...

NCGSI – Providing a platform for early-career nurses to showcase their innovation & entrepreneurialism

Since its launch in June this year, the Nightingale Challenge Global Solutions Initiative (NCGSI) has provided the opportunity for nurses and midwives around the...

Tasmanian Department of Health launches Nightingale Challenge leadership programme

In October 2020, the Tasmanian Department of Health launched its Nightingale Challenge programme to support 27 nurses and midwives to undertake leadership development training...

Inspiration and hopes for the solution

This article originally appeared on the SameYou website. Earlier this year, SameYou collaborated with Nursing Now on the Nightingale Challenge Global Solutions Initiative. Emmanuella, Adelaide,...

Nightingale Challenge leadership programme, Veteran General Hospital, Taipei

Taipei Veteran General Hospital accepted the Nightingale Challenge and organised a leadership training programme for young nurses, aiming to equip and empower the next...

Nightingale Challenge Update: Mersin University, Turkey

This blog was written by the Nightingale Challenge team at Mersin University, Turkey. The Mersin University, Turkey, accepted the Nightingale Challenge in January 2020. Our...

My journey: Growing as a nursing leader

My name is Rae Becker and I am a new clinical manager at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center on the inpatient Hematology and Oncology...

Update from the International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research

The International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR) is proud to be a Nursing Now partner and to celebrate The Year of the...

Nursing Now Mexico young nurse leader wins the Priest Jorge Antonio Laviada Molina award...

Last month, George Williams Chale Pool was given the prestigious Priest Jorge Antonio Laviada Molina award. This award is given to change agents who...

“Change exposes us to learning opportunities and encourages mindful reflection on our own practice”

This blog was written by Alana Divito, Midwife at Causeway Maternity Unit, Northern Ireland.   Hello my name is Alana Divito.  I am a midwife working...

“The Nightingale Challenge Programme has impacted me dramatically”

This blog was written by Brínín Anderson. Brínín is a Staff Nurse in an acute surgical ward at Antrim Area Hospital. She is one...

“We have aspirations to make a difference”

I am Emmanuella Adomako-Bempah, a third-year adult health nursing student. I always believed nursing would be a marvelous career and also a great means...

Indonesian nurses win NCGSI challenge with pioneering community nursing model 

In September, Nursing Now Co-Chair Lord Nigel Crisp set the second challenge of our Nightingale Challenge Global Solutions Initiative (NCGSI) and asked nurses and...

The Nightingale Challenge: Celebrating leadership in nursing

We have been delighted with the achievements of the Nightingale Challenge programmes in what has been an extremely challenging year for everyone, but especially nurses...

Leadership challenges during the COVID 19 pandemic

This blog was written by Sarita Mahapatra, Clinical Instructor, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals Kolkata Motivation is the desire to act in service of a goal and...

NCD Hard Talks Webinar

Date: 18 November 2020, 13:00 CET Title: “Building an NCD Ready Workforce” Registration: https://who.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p_f-_bp6T4q3jjA-uiwAJg Details: Reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) necessitates a transformation in how, and by...

Nightingale Challenge update from the Nairobi Hospital, Kenya

This blog was written by Benta Omonge, Director of Nursing Services, The Nairobi Hospital, and Immaculate Wambugu, Deputy Principal, Post Basic Programs, The Nairobi...

Promoting Partnerships in Nursing: strengthening systems for a healthy recovery

Nursing Now is delighted to partner with the Better Health Programme to bring together leading health experts during a 90-minute webinar on 4th November,...

Nursing: An equal opportunity profession?

This blog was written by Professor David Thompson, Professor of Nursing at Queen’s University, Belfast, Dr Barry Quinn, Senior Lecturer in Nursing at Queen’s...

Young Taranaki nurse receives inaugural Pinnacle nursing scholarship

This article was originally posted on the Pinnacle Practices website.   When practice nurse Huia Brady heard about the Pinnacle nursing scholarship aimed at improving equity...

Surrey and Borders launch Nightingale Challenge programme

This blog was written by Tope Forsyth, Quality Improvement Manager, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Last month saw the launch of our new...

Introducing UKONS

This blog was written by Bethany Maynard, MacMillan Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Oncology and cancer nursing is a specialised field for nurses in the UK. With...

Ghana nursing students selected as winners of the first Nightingale Challenge Global Solutions Initiative

A team of four nursing students from Ghana have been selected by a panel of global health experts as the winners of the first...

International Council of Nurses announces International Nurses Day theme for 2021

Geneva, Switzerland; 15 October 2020 – The International Council of Nurses (ICN) today announced the theme for International Nurses Day 2021 (#IND2021).  Following on from previous...

An introduction to the Nightingale Challenge Partnerships Platform

This blog was written by Nightingale Challenge fellow and registered nurse, Matt Daley The Nightingale Challenge Partnerships Platform (NCPP) facilitates the development of collaborative relationships...

Nursing Now campaign launches in Russia

This week marks the official launch of Nursing Now Russia.  Following the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic the launch event that was originally planned to...

‘Why we need World Mental Health Day more than ever this year’

This op-ed was written by Dr. Barbara Stilwell, Executive Director of the Nursing Now campaign. This article was originally posted on the Nursing Times...

Nursing Now supports “Covid-19: Are You OK?” campaign

Nursing Now supports the Nursing Times Covid-19: Are You OK? campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the potential long-term impact of working through...

Nurses Promoting Health through Gender Equality Advocacy, Policy and Programs

Nursing Now Co-Chairs Prof Sheila Tlou and Lord Nigel Crisp will join C3 Collaborating for Health on 22nd October 2020 at 5:30 pm (BST)...

AAN Founding Member Fadwa A Affara unanimously selected for 2020 Princess Srinagarindra Award

The Africa Action Network for Nurses and Nurse-Midwives has announced that one of their founding members,  Fadwa Ahmed Affara RGN, MA, MSc, MEd, has...

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...

Singing for lung health

Nurse entrepreneur develops project to support children with asthma.  BreathStars is a nurse-led experimental programme cascading singing for lung health competencies in primary schools. Originally funded...

Nursing Our Way Through COVID-19

This article was originally posted here on the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Global Health Now and was written by:  WILLIAM E. ROSA SHEILA...

Ugandan Nursing Students win AAN Award for Innovation and Sustainability in Health Worker Safety 

The Students’ Association of Kampala International University (KIU) School of Nursing took on the challenge of designing & producing reusable face masks for health...

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...

Lord Nigel Crisp sets new challenge for nurses & midwives

We are delighted to announce that Nursing Now Co-chair, Lord Nigel Crisp has set the second challenge of our Nightingale Challenge Global Solutions Initiative.  The...

Nightingale Challenge launches global partnerships platform

Nursing Now is delighted to announce the creation of the Nightingale Challenge Partnerships Platform. The Nightingale Challenge Partnerships Platform will provide a space that allows...

The future we want? A healthy recovery from COVID-19, Nursing Now’s message to leaders...

This is a historic week for the United Nations. Heads of states and governments will, for the first time, meet virtually for the 75th...

Register for upcoming webinar, “Nurses-Reimagine our Wellbeing”

Register for upcoming webinar, “Nurses-Reimagine our Wellbeing” hosted by the New Zealand Ministry of Health. 11.00am-1.00pm 24 September 2020 Date: Thursday, 24 September 2020 Time: NZT 11.00am to 1.00pm  Location: Via...

Online International Scientific Conference “Research and Education in Nursing”

On 29th September, the University of Maribor Faculty of Health Sciences will hold a conference, "Research and Education in Nursing". The conference will be divided into four...

New ICN report shows governments are failing to prioritize nurses as number of confirmed...

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 nurse deaths passes 1000, a report from the International Council of Nurses (ICN) reveals that less than half...

Call for entries – WHO film competition 2021

The Health for All Film Festival seeks to showcase the role of individuals and communities as champions for health and well-being.  In an extraordinary demonstration...

Upcoming webinars – Sept 2020

Over the coming weeks, we have several webinars planned. See the list and details below to make sure you don't miss out! Implementing Innovation, 3pm...

NEW WEBINAR – Building the Bridge: Nurses & midwives protect essential health services during...

The world’s attention, efforts, and finances are firmly on tackling COVID-19, rightfully so. However, with the focus on the pandemic, essential health services—ranging from...

“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...

QNI Innovation in Complex Care – Funding Programme Announced

This article was originally posted on the Queen's Nursing Institute website. You can read the original post here. The Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced a...

American Academy of Nursing Honours Four Healthcare Visionaries as Honorary Fellows

The American Academy of Nursing (Academy) will officially name four distinguished experts as Honorary Fellows at the Academy’s Transforming Health, Driving Policy virtual conference, to...

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...

Royal Marsden to hold virtual event about cancer nursing for early-career nurses

This information was taken from the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust website. You can access the original piece here. UKONS are organising a virtual educational...

Brain injury recovery and rehabilitation: Bridging the gap from hospital to home

On 27th August at 9:30 AM (BST) we will hold the second of our Nightingale Challenge Global Solutions Initiative webinars on the theme of...

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...

Mediclinic Middle East launches Daisy Programme

Mediclinic Middle East has chosen 2020, the Year of the Nurse & the Midwife to launch its Daisy Programme across all its UAE facilities...

The challenges to nurse leadership in India

Since the Nightingale Challenge launched in June 2019 the response in India has been truly inspiring. To date, there are currently over 8,500 nurses...

WHO open online COVID-19 briefings to resume

David Nabarro, Special Envoy of the World Health Organization's Director-General on #COVID19, will start his second series of Open Online Briefings on responses to...

The Global Nursing Caucus, Boston launches Nursing Now group

On 16th June, The Global Nursing Caucus, Boston, held a virtual launch event to mark the creation of its Nursing Now group. The Global Nursing...

INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY  

'Youth Engagement for Global Action' Date: 12th August, 2020 Time: 12:30-14.00 Geneva, 06:30-08:00 New York, 16:00-17:30 Delhi  Register here On the 12th of August, WHO and UNESCO celebrate International Youth Day and...

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...

Nursing Now groups driving meaningful change for nurses globally

 “In collaboration with the World Health Organization and the International Council of Nurses, Nursing Now aims to raise the status and profile of nursing....

Manipal College of Nursing holds webinar series to discuss the impact of COVID-19 & strategies for...

Now more than ever it is essential to have an open line of communication with international partners, to share ideas and best practices to...

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...

Discussing racism: Nurses as activists for equality

Join us on Monday 20th July at 3pm (BST) for our latest webinar, 'Discussing racism: Nurses as activists for equality'. Register here This webinar will be...

SameYou challenges nurses to transform recovery care & rehabilitation after brain injury

This challenge is now closed. Stay tuned for news of our next challenge coming 6th October 2020. We are delighted to announce that SameYou will...

Nursing Now calls on G20 finance ministers to pursue a #HealthyRecovery from COVID-19 

Nursing Now is calling on G20 finance ministers and central bank governors to demonstrate leadership by putting a Healthy Recovery at the heart of...

Croatia: Launching the Nightingale Challenge and navigating COVID-19

In this, the year of the nurse and the midwife that has coincided with one of the worst world pandemic crises we remember, the...

Nursing Now welcomes the 2020 Triad statement

Nursing Now welcomes and endorses the 2020 Triad statement, especially its declared commitment to developing a 'forward-facing roadmap for policy dialogue and evidence-informed investment...

Nursing Now Ambassador, Emilia Clarke says: “you have the power to drive change” in...

On 26th June, we celebrated the first anniversary since the launch of the #NightingaleChallenge. Over 2,500 people registered to attend our all-day virtual event...

Nursing Now launches global conversation about racism

In recent weeks, we have witnessed protests in many cities around the world sparked by an incomprehensible act of racism and brutality in the...

The Nightingale Challenge: One year on!

To mark the first anniversary of the Nightingale Challenge, we will hold an all-day virtual conference on Friday 26th June. This will be an...

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...

Webinar | Nurse Leadership & COVID-19

This information was taken from the IntraHealth website. The original article can be found here. Join IntraHealth International, Nursing Now, the International Council of Nurses...

The Nursing Touchstone – sharing the voices of nurses everywhere

Sarah and Marie are two registered nurses who capture the writings and thoughts from nurse colleagues. We know nursing is a pretty amazing profession. Wherever you work,...

Brazilian Nursing College launches emergency action project 

Nursing professionals at the Ribeirão Preto College of Nursing, a WHO Collaborating Centre,  have created an emergency action project in response to the COVID-19...

Clare Cable in conversation with Barbara Stilwell

  CC: Barbara, we had very much been looking forward to welcoming you to Scotland to hear from you at our conference on 1st April. Tell us...

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...

HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein shares letter of support to nurses in honour of...

HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein President of the Jordanian Nursing Council, WHO patron of nursing and midwifery in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Champion for the...

Nursing now and forever

This blog was written by Nursing Now Champion, Sir George Alleyne. Sir Alleyne is the Director Emeritus of the Pan American Health Organization. When Lord...

A letter of support & solidarity from Nursing Now Patron, Her Royal Highness The...

Nursing Now Patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has shared a letter of support with the Nursing Now campaign, showing her solidarity...

Nursing Now Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge & HRH The Countess of Wessex...

To honour International Nurses Day, Nursing Now has facilitated a series of online conversations between HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and HRH The Countess...

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...

Nursing Now film shines a light on the crucial work of nurses

New Nursing Now film coming tomorrow for International Nurses Day! Listen to what our Executive Director, Dr Barbara Stilwell has to say about our film...

#RememberHealthHeroes on 11th May

11th May, #RememberHealthHeroes On Monday 11th May, the eve of International Nurses Day, ICN, WHO and Nursing Now are encouraging people to take part in...

Poetry in the time of COVID: Nursing Now calls for poems of support for...

Nursing Now is facilitating the global sharing of support for the nursing and midwifery communities by launching its Poetry Portal where people can share...

Survey: Health and safety of health workers in COVID-19

The Gender Equity Hub and Global Health Workforce Network is asking frontline health and social care workers to complete a survey on COVID-19 health...

2020 Commonwealth Civil Society Policy Forum

Due to social distancing and travel restrictions currently in place across Commonwealth countries as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Commonwealth Civil...

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...

The Nightingale Challenge: Adapting to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic 

As the world continues to battle the COVID-19 crisis, nurses and midwives are on the frontline, working tirelessly to care for patients during this...

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,...

WEBINAR – Compassion in troubled times: what about us?

This webinar has now taken place. You can access the recording here. You can find the slides here: Compassion: What is it and how does it...

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”...

COVID-19: Hablando por la salud y hablando por la enfermería

Descargar la grabacion de este seminario aqui. En este Año 2020 de la Enfermera y Partera, las enfermeras de todo el mundo estamos luchando contra ...

1MIN.CARE – Applause for nurses

Since the onset of COVID-19, people around the world have been showing their gratitude and respect for nurses and health-workers with applause, creating a...

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...