The Nightingale Challenge to host its first employer webinar

This Friday, 27th September, the Nightingale Challenge will host the first of its employer webinars. The webinar will last 45 minutes in total and...

CNS Kenya supports development of early career nurses with mentoring scheme

The Clinical Nursing Society of Kenya (CNS) has accepted the Nightingale Challenge and as part of its programme this year, is implementing a ‘Mentor...

World Health Day & beyond

World Health Day is just around the corner (7th April), and it will mark the launch of the first-ever State of the World’s Nursing...

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...

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...

Increased Investment In Nursing Key to Achieving Health for All

Doha, Qatar, 13 November:  Countries that invest in and develop their nursing and midwifery workforce can achieve a rapid, cost-effective expansion of high-quality UHC. This...

Pakistan faces shortage of nurses

Earlier this year, on International Nurses Day, The Khyber Medical University Institute of Nursing Sciences (KMU-INS) launched a local Nursing Now group.  Speaking at the...

“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...

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...

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”...

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...

‘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...

Qatar Launch Event

(Left to right) Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, Executive Chair, WISH; Sultana Afdhal, CEO, WISH; Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister...

Nursing Now launches in Madrid

Earlier this year, Nursing Now Madrid was launched by the Official College of Nursing, Madrid. During the launch event,...

Nightingale Challenge team holds first webinar 

Last week, the Nightingale Challenge hosted its first webinar for employers who have accepted the challenge and others who are considering signing up. This...

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...

“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,...

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...

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...

Rwanda Launch Event

On 29 June 2018, Nursing Now was launched in Rwanda by Minister of Health, Dr Diana Gashumba, and President of the Rwanda Nurses and Midwives...

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...

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...

Pope Francis praises the work of nurses and midwives as he expresses support for...

In a recent sermon, Pope Francis expressed his support for the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, praising the “noble” and “precious”...

WHO, ICN & Nursing Now call for urgent investment in nurses

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the urgent need to strengthen the global health workforce. The State of the World’s Nursing 2020, provides an in-depth look at...

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...

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...

Global launch: Events and activities

On Tuesday 27 February, Nursing Now will hold launch events and activities across the world. Activities are planned in the UK, Switzerland, Jamaica, USA, Jordan and South...

Nursing Now participates in Global Gender Assessment Survey

Nursing Now is proud to be working with Intrahealth International to conduct a survey of nurses worldwide to examine how gender is related to: ...

Ministry of Health in Aragon, Spain, joins the Nursing Now campaign to support its...

The regional Government of Aragon in Spain officially joined the Nursing Now campaign earlier this year. The launch event was attended by a large number...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Influencing the NCDs Commission: a guide

Image credit: UNMEER/Simon Ruf Call to action – influence the NCDs Commission Updated 10 May The High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) is currently running a web-based consultation from 10-16...

Nursing Now’s Barbara Stilwell joins Nursing Now Brazil for launch event

Nursing Now’s Executive Director, Dr Barbara Stilwell joined high-level public health stakeholders from around the world in Brasilia for the launch of...

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...

“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...

Nursing Now 2020: the Nightingale Challenge

Global healthcare expenditure is increasing, along with the numbers of older patients with multiple comorbidities, while the numbers of health workers are hugely decreasing,...

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...

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...

Joint Statement on Primary Health Care

In a joint statement responding to the World Health Organisation's draft declaration on Primary Health Care, Nursing Now and the International Council of Nurses...

Canada joins the Nursing Now campaign!

Nursing Now Canada was officially launched on 2nd June at a multi-stakeholder, international colloquium in Vancouver BC co-hosted by the Canada Nurses Association (CNA)...

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...

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...

Nursing Now and Forever: The State of the World’s Nursing Report must be the...

Barbara Stilwell, Executive Director, Nursing Now The publication of the first-ever State of the World’s Nursing Report (SOWN) comes at the worst and the best...

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...

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...

Making the Invisible Visible: The Triple Impact Report

Image credit: IntraHealth International On Tuesday 23 January, IntraHealth International and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing hosted an event to highlight how nursing improves gender...

President of Pakistan launches national campaign

Islamabad, Pakistan 8th January 2019 President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi, formally launched Nursing Now Pakistan at a ceremony during the first Pakistan Nursing and Midwifery summit held...

Nursing Now Youth Americas to provide support for young nurses in Chile, Colombia, Costa...

On 12th - 14th July, the Mexican Nursing Students’ Association will launch the Nursing Now Youth Americas group. The launch of this new Nursing...

Nursing Now invites nurses to attend international health policy workshop in 2020

Following the success of the first pre-World Health Assembly workshop held in Geneva in May this year, Nursing Now will open applications for its...

University of Ghana Health Services launches Nightingale Challenge programme.

The University of Ghana Health Services has launched its Nightingale Challenge! There are 10 nurses taking part in the programme. The Nightingale Challenge participants attended...

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,...

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...

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...

Jhpiego hosts Nursing Now launch event

Jhpiego President and CEO, Dr. Leslie Mancuso, Phd, RN, FAAN. 11 May update Jhpiego has launched a new nursing microsite, which celebrates nurses’ work around the world,...

Nursing Now Ireland launches in Dublin

Today marked the launch of Nursing Now Ireland. At an event hosted by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) at the...

The journey to becoming a Nursing Now Young Nurse and beyond

The journey to becoming a Nursing Now Young Nurse and beyond In May 2019, Nursing Now gave 23 young nurses from around the world the...

Nursing Now Barbados launches and commits to the future of nursing 

Earlier this year, Nursing Now Barbados was launched by the Barbados Nurses Association. The launch event was attended by the Executive Committee and members...

Nurses and midwives in Jordan empowered as leaders, specialists and advocates in health 

This year, to commemorate the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, the Jordanian Nursing Council and its partners (JNMC, MOH, RMS, private...

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...

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...

Germany Adopts New Regulations to Strengthen Nursing

  Photo Credit: Royal College of Nursing Please note the details in this article have been translated from German to English. To read the article in...

Groundbreaking new report uncovers gender barriers within nursing

A report released today on nursing leadership explains why we must tackle persisting gender-related barriers and invest in nurses, in order to allow them...

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...

Nursing Now Malawi identifies objectives and plans mentorship programme

Nursing Now Malawi was launched on International Nurses’ Day, 12th May 2019. The event was attended by nurses from across the country and government...

World Health Day puts our nurses and midwives in the spotlight where they belong

This article originally appeared on the website of Waikato Institute of Technology In celebration and recognition of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday, the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

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...

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...

Uganda to host African launch

Image credit: Trevor Snapp for intraHealth International On Thursday 22 March, the Ugandan Ministry of Health and Uganda UK Health Alliance will host Nursing Now’s...

Apply Now: Global Nursing Leadership Institute

Applications are now open for the ICN's Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI TM) 2019 leadership programme. The programme aims to prepare top nurses from around the...

Nurses unite in call to nominate Marianne Stoger and Margaritha Pissarek for the Nobel...

The Korean Nurses Association has led a call to have two nurses nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of their selfless dedication...

Nursing Now supports Korean Nurses Association at annual Nightingale Festival

On 30th October, the Korean Nurses Association (KNA) held its annual Nursing Policy Declaration Ceremony, otherwise known as the Nightingale Festival at Gwanghwamun Square,...

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...

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...

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 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...

Joint statement: mobilising nurses and midwives on NCDs

Nurse listening to a patient in Jinja, Uganda. Credit Laura Elizabeth Pohl/Bread for the World The NCDs Commission web-based consultation is currently live until 16...

The Balearic Islands join the Nursing Now movement

On 6th May, Dr. Barbara Stilwell, Executive Director of the Nursing Now campaign, took part in the launch of Nursing Now Balearic Islands, hosted...

My journey to promote nursing leadership in Malawi

My name is Joe, I am 32 years old and I work as a Senior Nursing and Midwifery officer at Phalombe District Hospital in...

Grenada Nurses Association launches Nursing Now group during, “We Dare to Care: Let’s Talk...

Earlier this year, Nursing Now Grenada was launched by the Grenada Nurses Association at the ”We Dare to Care: Let’s Talk Nursing” symposium. During the...

Fighting the coronavirus in Kerala: A nurse’s experience of caring for a coronavirus patient

Sneha Baby is a Registered Nurse, working at the Government T. D. Medical College Hospital, Alappuzha, Kerala. In this blog, she talks about her...

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...

“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...

Campaign Launches in Kenya

23 August 2018 Nursing Now Kenya was officially launched by Kenya's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta in Nairobi this Thursday. There were events held across the day,...

Nursing Now launches in Liberia

Earlier this year, Nursing Now Liberia was launched as part of the celebrations for International Nurses' Day in Monrovia. More than 150 nurses and student...

Health worker task sharing improves access to HIV treatment in Tanzania

Days are long for Anna Mzeru. A nurse at a health dispensary in the Bagamoyo region of Tanzania, she is one of only two medical...

The Nightingale Challenge Implementation in the Philippines

With the launch of the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife comes the implementation of the Nightingale Challenge in the Philippines. The Nightingale...

A new view: designing the care we give

Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Programme Lead for the Nightingale Challenge Nursing is a deeply human experience. Through their experience, nurses are the bridge between a patient...

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...

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...

Chapel Hill, US launch event

Image credit: IntraHealth International IntraHealth International and the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing are co-hosting an official launch event for Nursing Now on Tuesday...

Message from The Duchess of Cambridge: First Anniversary

Photograph by Ian Jones Tuesday 26 February, 2019 Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, patron of Nursing Now, today marked the first anniversary of our...

Empowering and recognising the value of nurses to achieve Universal Health Coverage

This article appeared on www.uhc2030.org. To read the original article, please click here. WHO has officially designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the...

Applications open for Nursing Now’s pre-WHA Workshop, 2020

Please note that applications are now closed. Following the success of the first pre-World Health Assembly workshop held in Geneva in May this year, Nursing...

5th Commonwealth Nurses & Midwives Conference to celebrate achievements, endeavours, & the future of...

On 6th & 7th March, the 5th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference will convene  nurses and midwives from around the world to celebrate past...

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...

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...

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...