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...

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 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...

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...

German medical journal features five Nursing Now groups

The German medical journal, "Bibliomed Medizinische Verlagsgesellschaft mbH" has published a six page article about five Nursing Now groups (Nursing Now Colombia, Nursing Now Germany,...

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...

Lord Crisp asks the UK Government about plans to support nurses & midwives

Nursing Now Co-Chair, Lord Nigel Crisp has asked what plans the UK Government has to celebrate Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary and the Year of the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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”...

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...

Nurses lead pioneering programme to improve health outcomes for stroke patients

The Nursing Research Institute (NRI), at St Vincent’s Health Australia Sydney, St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne & Australian Catholic University, Australia is leading progress in...

A message to the nurses and midwives in Australia from the leadership of the...

We continue to be deeply saddened to hear about the wildfires and their devastating impact on the lives of communities across Australia.  We send our...

#NursingInFocus photo contest puts the spotlight on the work of nurses around the world...

As we kick off the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, Nursing Now is delighted to launch the #NursingInFocus Photo Contest with...

Our call to make 2020 a landmark year in global health

Together with our partners, Nursing Now is calling on governments to make 2020 a landmark year in health on the way to fulfilling 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...

Nursing Now Mozambique to address national shortage of nurses

Nursing Now Mozambique was launched in December  by the Ordem dos Enfermeiros de Moçambique in collaboration with the Ministry of Health Mozambique, Hospital Militar...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

Nursing Now hosts webinar to discuss global plans for 2020, the Year of the...

Earlier this month, nurses from around the world joined a Nursing Now webinar to discuss plans for 2020, the Year of the Nurse and...

“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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

Evidence-based practice: Guideline development, implementation and evaluation

Would you like to learn about evidence-based guidelines to enrich your care and patient outcomes?  Nursing Now invites you to join a webinar offered...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

ICN, Nursing Now and WHO host webinar to support development of the State of...

Online discussion shows nurses’ enthusiasm  to support the development of the State of the World’s Nursing report to drive investment in the profession. On Tuesday,...

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...

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...

Stories of nurse leaders

In tandem with our series of case studies on the Nursing Now 'Young Nurses', we are also sharing the stories of some of our...

Nursing Now Malaysia takes part in event to support and inspire young nurses

Earlier this summer, Nursing Now Malaysia took part in the Malaysian Nurses Association event:  ‘Explore, Network & Collaborate'. This event was specifically for young...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

More than 300 nursing students gather for the launch of Nursing Now Youth Americas

Between 12th – 14th July, the Mexican Nursing Students’ Association held its Annual Latin American Meeting of Nursing Students’ Associations in Merida, Mexico, where...

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...

Nightingale Challenge team hosts first webinar

The global response to the Nightingale Challenge has been truly inspiring with 3,684 young nurses and midwives from 80 organisations around the world already...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 Tanzania launches and offers health screening to over 600 people

Nursing Now Tanzania was officially launched on 4th April 2019 at an event attended by 257 nurses and midwives from across the country. The...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

2020: The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

The World Health Organization has announced that 2020 will be the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. For the first time in...

Senior nurses in Malawi lead initiative to support families dealing with Sickle Cell Disease...

In 2017 in Northern Malawi, Senior Matron Chikondi Chimbatata from Mzuzu Central Hospital, and her colleagues from the Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN), Miriam...

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...

Launch of Nursing Now Spain

On 14th May, Nursing Now Spain launched with a national event, organised by the Spanish General Council of Nursing. Key international high-level health and...

Harnessing the increased scope of nursing in the 21st century

This blog was written by Kelsey Hirsch. Kelsey is an oncology nurse at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and a supporter of the Nursing...

 A call for a fairer, healthier world

Munashe Nykia is a registered nurse in Harare, Zimbabwe. He also serves as a Global Young Nurse Representative on the board for the Nursing...

Nursing Now challenges existing global health workforce narrative

Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO), Global Health Workforce Network and Women in Global Health (WGH) launched Global Health: Delivered by Women,...

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...

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...

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...

Nursing Now launches in Madrid

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

Nursing students in the Bahamas get to grips with Nursing Now

Last week, a group of nursing students attending the University of the Bahamas joined Rosemarie Josey, Nursing Now Board Member, to learn...

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...

Nursing Now launches in Australia

Today marks the official launch of Nursing Now Australia. At an event hosted by the Australian College of Nurses, and attended by...

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...

Message from new Nursing Now Ambassador, Emilia Clarke

Thursday 14 March, 2019 Emilia Clarke announces her support as a Nursing Now Ambassador with the following message:  “I am privileged to be asked to join Nursing...

Introducing the Nightingale Challenge 2020

Nurse leaders and partners at St Thomas' Hospital, one of the first organisations to accept the Nightingale Challenge 2020, left to right: Roisin Fitzsimmons,...

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...

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...

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 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: ...

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...

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...