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...

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 Now invites Elizabeth Iro to discuss her personal journey into leadership 

Next week, on 11th December, Nursing Now will be joined by Elizabeth Iro, Chief Nursing Officer at the World Health Organization (WHO) during a...

Nightingale Challenge, Employer Webinar #2

As part of the Nightingale Challenge’s series of webinars for employers, Margaret Martin, Nurse Manager of Development of Practice & Workplace Capabilities from 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: ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Inaugural meeting for Pacific heads of nurses set to influence and drive regional health...

This article originally appeared on the Pacific Community website and can be accessed here. The Heads of Nursing from Pacific Island Countries and Territories will...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Training to be a nurse, preparing to make a difference

Roisin O'Connell is a representative of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. She is a student nurse, preparing to graduate and become a staff-nurse...

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...

LSTM Scholarships supporting 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

This article originally appeared on the LSTM website and can be found here. In celebration of International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, LSTM is...

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...

Commonwealth nurses at the forefront of change

This article was written by Lord Nigel Crisp and Professor Sheila Tlou, Co-Chairs of Nursing Now. Lord Crisp was the Chief Executive of the...

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...

Nursing Now discusses the future of nursing in the Americas during regional meeting

From 11th - 13th March, Nursing Now visited The Bahamas for the last of our 2020 quarter one regional meetings. This was the opportunity...

State of the World’s Nursing report highlights importance of investing in nurses

The first-ever State of the World’s Nursing Report (SOWN), developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in partnership with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the Nursing...

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...

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...

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...

Nightingale Challenge Global Partnership

The Nightingale Challenge is offering participating organisations the opportunity to engage with other organisations around the world who have also joined the Challenge. This...

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...

State of the World’s Nursing Report: webinar invitation from WHO, ICN and Nursing Now

The State of the World’s Nursing Report will be launched on World Health Day (7 April) 2020 during the International Year of the Nurse...

Diploma in Tropical Nursing – Preparing nurses and midwives to work in low and...

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) supports nurses and midwives in their development through the innovative Diploma in Tropical Nursing (DTN) by preparing them...

Climate change threatens healthcare systems: International Council of Nurses calls on governments to act...

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has called on governments to take immediate action to tackle climate change, after latest Lancet Countdown report reveals...

WHO to launch first report on the state of the world’s nursing 

2020, the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife is fast approaching and with it, a golden opportunity to shine a light on nursing...

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’s Nightingale Challenge asks employers to invest in their young nurses and midwives

Today marks the official launch of Nursing Now's Nightingale Challenge. The Nightingale Challenge asks every health employer around the world to provide leadership and development...

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 ...

Campaign Launches in Nepal

5 October 2018 The Nursing Now campaign was launched in Kathmandu, Nepal this week by the Nursing Association of Nepal. During the launch, leading nurses...

Leadership: The Heart of Care

Nursing Now will host the second in the series of Nightingale Challenge employer webinars this Wednesday, 16th October at 9AM (London GMT+1). These webinars are...

The power of nurses at Women Deliver 2019

The world’s largest conference on gender equality just wrapped up in Vancouver, Canada, with nurses, midwives and the health workforce championed as the backbone...

From the ward to the World Health Assembly

Ciaran McHugh is one of Nursing Now’s Young Nurses who was selected to take part in our pre-World Health Assembly workshop, organised in partnership...

Campaign backed by policy makers and nurse leaders

Nursing Now has been delighted to receive the backing of so many health policy makers and nurse leaders across the world. Supported by champions from...

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...

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...

Nursing Now team heads to Singapore for its annual board meeting and an exciting...

Next week, the Nursing Now global campaign team will be heading to Singapore to attend the International Council of Nurses’ Congress. This will be...

Nursing Now USA launches with high-level event in Washington D.C

Today, nurses from across the United States of America met at a high-level national event to launch Nursing Now USA. High-level health...

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...

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...

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...

UK Government announces global funding nurses

At Nursing Now’s launch event in London, UK International Development Minister Harriett Baldwin MP announced £5 million for the training of nurses and midwives...

#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...

Nursing Now USA holds strategy and action meeting

The University of North Carolina School of Nursing co-hosted a Nursing Now USA strategy and action meeting. The meeting was held in partnership with the...

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...

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...

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...

COVID-19: Nurses on the frontline 

This blog was written by Charlotte Jakab-Hall, Chief Nurse Junior Fellow & Safe Care Sister, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, England UK.  Let me start...

Global Activity in June 2018

Highlights of June 2018 activities to promote the campaign around the world, featuring our supporters, staff, collaborators and board members: Nursing Now featured in Swiss...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Global activity – May 2018

Highlights of May 2018 activities to promote the campaign around the world, featuring our supporters, staff, collaborators and board members: Research shows that nurse numbers...

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...

Nursing Now leaders share message of support for nurses fighting the Coronavirus

We offer our heartfelt solidarity to nurses and other front-line health workers in China and beyond who are working tirelessly to care for 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...

Jamaica to host conference to discuss promotion of healthy ageing through nursing & midwifery...

On 8th & 9th August, The University of Technology, Jamaica will host its 4th Biennial Nursing & MIdwifery Research Conference. This will...

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...

The role of nurses in the digitalisation of the healthcare sector

This article was written by the European Federation of Nurses Associations' and originally appeared on the European Federation of Nurses Associations' website. The European Federation...

FAIMER Institute opens admissions for fellowship in health professions education

Applications for the 2020 FAIMER Institute are open and will close on 5th September 2019.  The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

African and Caribbean UK Health Care Diaspora Event

When: Monday 29th October 2018 16:00-19:00 Where: The Marquee, St Thomas’ Hospital, London Hosted By: Nursing Now and Zimbabwean Health Training Support           PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATION...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bupa launches global Nursing Now group and accepts the Nightingale Challenge

Bupa has announced that it will increase its support for the Nursing Now movement, by creating a Nursing Now Bupa global group. The group...

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...

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...

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...

The Nightingale Hospital: A fitting tribute to the founder of modern nursing amid COVID-19...

This blog was written by Anthony Harbin, Programme Administrator, Nightingale Challenge. As the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to rise, a temporary hospital is...

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...

South Africa launch event

Read a write-up of the event from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.  The International Council of Nurses (ICN) and its Tuberculosis/Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (TB/MDR-TB) Project hosted...

South Korea hold biggest ever campaign launch!

2nd November 2018 Over 5,000 nurses gathered in Seoul to launch Nursing Now Republic of Korea, in a ceremony which inspired supporters across the world. Co-hosted...

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...

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...

“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,...

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...

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...

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...

Remembering the sacrifice of nurses and health workers around the world

Members of the Nursing Now team joined the Florence Nightingale Foundation to pay their respects at a special Florence Nightingale Service of Remembrance at...

“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...

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...

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...