Nursing Now groups around the world


Latest news from Nursing Now groups around the world

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 Nightingale Challenge employers to connect, form, and strengthen new and existing partnerships, facilitate engagement and conversation between organisations participating in the Nightingale Challenge. We hope that this platform will facilitate […]

The future we want? A healthy recovery from COVID-19, Nursing Now’s message to leaders gathering for the virtual UN General Assembly 

This is a historic week for the United Nations. Heads of states and governments will, for the first time, meet virtually for the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA75). This meeting takes place in the midst of a global pandemic crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes.  A key theme of the week […]

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 Zoom below or in calendar invitation Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 967 9963 7131 Passcode: 591032 One tap mobile +6498846780,,96799637131#,,,,,,0#,,591032# New Zealand +6436590603,,96799637131#,,,,,,0#,,591032# […]

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 sessions after the plenary session and will culminate in one final joint session. The lectures that will take part during the conference will be hosted by globally recognized, awarded and […]

New ICN report shows governments are failing to prioritize nurses as number of confirmed COVID-19 nurse deaths passes 1000

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 of the countries surveyed classify COVID-19 as an occupational disease – adding to a litany of complaints showing nurses are not being prioritized by governments. ICN calls on governments to take […]

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 of creative energy and enthusiasm for telling public health stories, the first-ever Health for All Film Festival, launched in 2019 by the World Health Organization, attracted nearly 1,300 short film […]

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 (BST), 17th September This webinar is part of the Nightingale Challenge Global Solutions Initiative that we are currently running in collaboration with SameYou. Join us on 17th September at 3pm […]

NEW WEBINAR – Building the Bridge: Nurses & midwives protect essential health services during COVID-19

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 safe delivery to family planning to immunization to malaria treatment—are being undermined. Nurses and midwives play a critical role—they provide COVID-19 care and are at the forefront of ensuring communities continue […]

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

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 in New Zealand were dire due to a national hiring freeze and nursing strikes taking place around the country. This contrasted with a global nursing shortage around the world. This […]

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 new nurse-led innovation programme for 2021. The QNI has received funding from the Burdett Trust for Nursing to run a new programme specifically focusing on people with Complex Needs in […]

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 be held October 29-31, 2020. Noteworthy within their fields, these exceptional individuals have demonstrated extraordinary and sustained contributions to nursing and health care throughout their career. “This year has been significantly […]

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 years now within our fraternity to first hire, then mentor, then let our early-career nurses grow with the flow of understanding the role. But we did not think of building, […]

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

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 Challenge programme at Mulago hospital, Kampala, Uganda. Over the course of the last year, we have provided training in leadership and research. Some of our cohort are currently undergoing basic […]

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 event hosted by The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, offered to all young cancer/early-career nurses. The aim is to build a network of support and provide free educational events to […]

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 brain injury recovery and rehabilitation. We will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss – > Brain injury recovery and rehabilitation: Bridging the gap from hospital to home. Our […]

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 nurses involved in our Nightingale Challenge program from eight countries. We have been doing monthly webinars on leadership development including developing your personal brand (for social media), mentorship, and global […]

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 to recognise extraordinary nurses. Nurses are nominated by anyone in the organization – patients, family members, other nurses, physicians, other clinicians and staff – anyone who experiences or observes extraordinary compassionate […]

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 and midwives signed up from 208 organisations from around the country, accounting for almost a third of the total participants globally. This webinar, “The challenges to nurse leadership in India”, will […]

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 COVID-19 on 11th August 2020. Since David became a WHO Special Envoy for the COVID-19 Response early in 2020, his team at 4SD Switzerland has offered Open Online Briefings twice a week. […]

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 Caucus (GNC) is a US-based nursing organisation with global reach. The GNC was established in Boston in January 2011 by a group of nurses with common global health interests, in […]


‘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 would like to recognize young people around the world demonstrating their resilience, collective action and creativity in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many young people are essential workers, or volunteering to support their […]

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 one day they would all work in the same place, making a difference to Māori. Fast-forward ten years and that dream has become a reality with five of them working […]

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 which covers many diverse topics relevant to nursing. No-one would have believed on 1st January 2020 that the world would be where it is now. We cannot travel as freely as […]

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. We work to empower nurses to take their place at the heart of tackling 21st Century health challenges.”  The bedrock of the Nursing Now campaign is its groups, with over 690 […]

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

Now more than ever it is essential to have an open line of communication with international partners, to share ideas and best practices to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to facilitate this exchange, the Manipal College of Nursing held a series of ten interactive webinars that gathered almost 4,000 participants.  This series of […]

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 New Zealand with just a suitcase, en-route to the United Kingdom for an overseas adventure. She returned eight years later with a husband, two children, and a passion for nurse […]

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 chaired by Nursing Now Co-Chair, Professor Sheila Tlou who will be joined by a panel of experts: Dr. Ernest Grant, President of the American Nurses Association Carol Cooper, Head […]

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 be sponsoring the first challenge of the Nightingale Challenge Global Solutions Initiative. SameYou and Nursing Now believe that nurses have a critical role to play in brain injury recovery and […]

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 decision-making when they meet on 18-19 July to discuss the economic fall-out from COVID-19. By building consensus around the priority of investing in health systems, they have an opportunity to shape […]

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 Croatian Nursing Council, in cooperation with 38 hospitals across the country, launched the Nightingale Challenge. Three leadership courses were introduced at three regional hospitals:  The Clinical Hospital Center, Rijeka; the General […]

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 in countries’. This is an essential next step to ensure that the State of the World”s Nursing report is a foundation for a future for nurses that is different from our […]

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

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 with sessions led by global health experts. To open this online conference, Nursing Now Ambassador, Emilia Clarke gave a welcome address. Read her speech and watch the opening session below. Welcome […]

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 USA. Nursing Now represents a global network of nurses and health advocates united in one single message: George Floyd’s life mattered and Black Lives Matter, everywhere. Nursing Now announces the launch […]

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 opportunity for Nightingale Challenge employers and participants to share their experiences of implementing the Nightingale Challenge and to discuss nursing and midwifery leadership now and into the future. The event will […]

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 you begin your journey, it is very normal to feel a sense of fear or anxiety. Many people report feeling that they do not belong. Imposter syndrome is a growing […]

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 and Johnson & Johnson for a webinar exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the urgent need to address the gender and nurse leadership issues raised in Investing in the Power of Nurse Leadership: […]

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, whatever you do and wherever you are in your career; nursing combines art and science, compassion, and care. On our website, The Nursing Touchstone, we are capturing those moments of our […]

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 pandemic. Through this project, people are trained to make face protection masks in order to respond to the current shortages. In the first phase, with its own financial resources and donations, […]

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 a bit about yourself and how you have seen primary and community care develop during your career. BS: Having worked in a hospital setting for a number of years after qualifying […]

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 with tens of thousands of deaths. The staff working on the front line in hospitals have been under a new kind of pressure with battling the pandemic whilst, at the same […]

HRH Princess Muna Al Hussein shares letter of support to nurses in honour of International Nurses Day

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 Campaign and former Commissioner to the UN High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth has shared a letter for nurses on the occasion of International Nurses Day. In […]

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 Nigel Crisp, Co-Chair of Nursing Now, asked me to write a comment for the International Nurses Day, I accepted with alacrity. This was not only because I had agreed a […]

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

Nursing Now Patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge has shared a letter of support with the Nursing Now campaign, showing her solidarity with nurses around the world during these particularly challenging times, and committing to support the nursing profession into the future. Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge became the Patron of […]

Nursing Now Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge & HRH The Countess of Wessex speak to nurses around the world on International Nurses Day

To honour International Nurses Day, Nursing Now has facilitated a series of online conversations between HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and HRH The Countess of Wessex.  Watch the video and listen to the conversations here. Talking to nurses from around the world (Australia, The Bahamas, Cyprus, India, Malawi, Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom) they […]

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 born in 1820 into a life of privilege. Her education was broad and deep, thanks to her forward-thinking parents, and she had a passion for mathematics. She was a […]

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 for International Nurses Day… To mark International Nurses Day, in this the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, Nursing Now has made a film to shine a light on […]

#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 a moment of reflection to honour the memory of nurses and health workers who have tragically died during the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that as many people as possible from […]

Poetry in the time of COVID: Nursing Now calls for poems of support for the nursing & midwifery workforce 

Nursing Now is facilitating the global sharing of support for the nursing and midwifery communities by launching its Poetry Portal where people can share expressions of thanks, support, share emotions and come together through the medium of art. It is well known that nursing is an art as well as a science, yet there is […]

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 and safety. This survey was developed by an international group of experts convened by WHO and ILO to collect data about risk factors and their controls for health and safety of […]

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 Society Policy Forum will be held as a digital forum. The title of the forum is: Strengthening health systems with digital technologies in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure universal […]

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 wasn’t the only one who when they first heard of this new viral menace appearing in SouthEast Asia was guilty of a bit of scepticism.  It was in early February […]

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 challenging time.  As a result of the Nightingale Challenge, more than 27,000 nurses and midwives from around the world have been enrolled in leadership development courses, created by their employers to […]

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, and those which are still to come, both professionally and personally, physically and emotionally.  Since the onset of COVID-19, we have witnessed many acts of human kindness and compassion. Our new […]

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 help? Dr. Martina Balaam Workplace Compassion, Dr. Sally Pezaro Click here to listen to Anthony Harbin, Global Administrator for the Nightingale Challenge read ‘Blessing’ by John O’Donahue.  Stay tuned […]

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” (Masks of good) project to respond to the increasing demand for protective equipment for health workers leading the fight against COVID-19 in Brazil.  Under the coordination of the Health Secretariat of […]

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  COVID-19 con conocimiento, compasión y coraje. El 30 de Abril a las 3:00pm (hora de Toronto) y 9:00pm (hora de España), Nursing Now les invita a unirse a la Dra. […]

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 moment for communities to come together and make noise for nurses. In 2018, was launched with the aim of supporting and strengthening the profile of nurses worldwide with global applause […]

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. When the COVID-19 pandemic began, I was apprehensive; afraid of what I was seeing on the news and how I was going to cope in this new and ever-changing environment. […]

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 COVID-19 with knowledge, compassion, and courage. On April 22, join Dr. Doris Grinspun, CEO of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO)* and colleagues, to learn how RNAO is shaping […]

“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 emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization. On 11th March, it was declared a global pandemic. At the onset of the outbreak, Africa did not have a confirmed case […]

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 Now (NN) campaign has been launched today. This report highlights the crucial and central role of nurses in strengthening primary health care, achieving universal health coverage (UHC) as well as the […]

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 and the system, and by enabling nurses to practice to the top of their licence, we can help to improve health systems globally.  Health is a multidimensional matter, and accordingly, […]

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) has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Today is World Health Day and it is dedicated to our modern-day Florence Nightingales, many who are […]

Nursing Now and Forever: The State of the World’s Nursing Report must be the basis for action

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 of times. The worst because everyone’s attention is, quite understandably, on the global COVID-19 pandemic we face. The best because this situation has highlighted the vital role of nurses, without […]

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 the largest component of the health workforce. Findings identify important gaps in the nursing workforce and priority areas for investment in nursing education, jobs, and leadership to strengthen nursing around […]

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 report.  The World Health Organization, in partnership with the International Council of Nurses and Nursing Now has developed this report to provide a global picture of the nursing workforce and support […]

“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 of us could have imagined the challenges we would now face, as individuals, professionals, countries – as humanity as a whole. Nurses have more in common now than at any […]

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

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 set to open in London’s ExCel centre. A 100,000m² convention centre in the docklands area of the capital represents an important move from the NHS to combat the effects of […]

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 for our Executive Director, Dr Barbara Stilwell, and Nursing Now board members Mary Watkins, Annette Kennedy, Shirley Baines, Christine Beasley, Claudia Laselva and Rosemarie Josey to meet and discuss the regional […]

Princess Muna Al Hussein shares message of support for nurses

Today, Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein, President of the Jordanian Nursing Council, World Health Organization Patron of Nursing and Midwifery in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, Champion for the Nursing Now Campaign and former Commissioner to the UN High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth would like to express her appreciation to all nurses, […]

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 say that none of us expected this. As we planned and prepared to mark 2020, the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, the bicentennial year of Florence Nightingale’s birth […]

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 by making it very clear that I am not an expert in novel coronavirus, nor do I claim to be an expert in global health. I am however a registered […]

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 recent experience of working in an isolation ward, while caring for a patient with COVID-19. I had been to isolation wards and rooms before, but I only really understood what isolation […]

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 and academic sectors) are actively participating in the Nightingale Challenge, and are holding a series of training sessions and activities to empower young nurses and midwives. Her Highness Princess Muna Al-Hussein, […]

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, and many nursing and midwifery vacancies remain unfilled. With the World Health Organization declaring 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, and commencing the Nursing Now campaign with partners including […]

“All countries must now be prepared for the pandemic – and nurses must be integrally involved.” Dr. Barbara Stilwell, Executive Director, Nursing Now

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, holding regional consultations with nurses from here, Trinidad and Tobago, and Brazil. Our party is made up of board members from Botswana, Ireland, and the UK. As we look across […]

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 NHS in England and the Permanent Secretary of the UK Department of Health from 2000 to 2006. Professor Sheila Tlou is a nurse, specialist in HIV/AIDS and women’s health, and a […]

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 am a registered nurse working in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I am also lucky enough to be taking part in the Nightingale Challenge as a Belfast Nightingale. I am looking forward […]

Call for Nominations: 100 Outstanding Nurse and Midwife Leaders

2020 marks the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife – for the first time in history, the nations of the world will unite in celebration of the benefits that nursing and midwifery bring to the health of the global population. Every country needs a competent, motivated, well-distributed and supported health workforce. Nurses and […]

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 is the opportunity to share your knowledge and practices with other nurses and midwives as part of the Nightingale Challenge experience. Once partners are identified and introduced, you are encouraged to […]

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 Regional Meeting in Kampala. The Nursing Now campaign was born out of determination to ensure the delivery of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by supporting the work of nurses and midwives, allowing […]

Nursing Now’s Regional Meeting – Uganda 2020

On the 3rd and 4th of February 2020, Nursing Now held the first of its regional meetings in Kampala, Uganda. This was an opportunity for Nursing Now board members including Lord Nigel Crisp, Sheila Tlou, Annette Kennedy, Dr. Francis Omaswa, along with a delegation of influential regional healthcare leaders and key organisations including Aga Khan […]

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

On 6th & 7th March, the 5th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference will convene  nurses and midwives from around the world to celebrate past achievements, present endeavours, and future contributions of nurses and midwives. Presentations will showcase how individual nurses and midwives, or nursing and midwifery groups, associations or institutions are contributing to global health […]

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 is the Project Lead at “The Flow Project” and an active nurse advocate. Ensuring Universal Health Coverage (UHC) means guaranteeing that everyone, everywhere has access to health services (including prevention, […]

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 a 3-day intensive leadership workshop named, “ Developing your Leadership Potential.” This was organised by the Friends of African Nursing in collaboration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana, […]

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 is mentorship important? Learning is moving from the known to the unknown. As a young nurse in school, mentorship broadens my mind. It creates opportunities where I am able to […]

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 have been at the heart of healthcare, dedicated to care and heal with compassion; they are there from the beginning of life when we take our first breath, and they […]

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 of Nurses Associations (EFN), the united voice of 3 million EU nurses and 6 million European nurses, organised on 5 February 2020 a high-level meeting at the European Parliament (EP) […]

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

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 convene in Nadi, Fiji from the 11th- 13th of February 2020 for the inaugural Pacific Heads of Nurses (PHoN) Meeting. This is the first time such a meeting has taken […]

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, Nursing Now Russia, Nursing Now Uganda, & Nursing Now Northern Ireland) and their activities. To read the full article, click the links below: NURSING NOW AROUND THE WORLD: VISIONS, INITIATIVES, SUCCESSES […]

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 offering a number of scholarships for those wanting to undertake the Professional Diploma in Tropical Nursing (DTN). These new scholarships are just one of several actions planned by LSTM over […]

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 Nurse and the Midwife in 2020. Lord Crisp stressed the importance of this year to celebrate the legacy of great nurses and midwives of the past such as Florence Nightingale, but […]

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 sick as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. This is a difficult situation and we commend the determination of all involved in containing this outbreak. Nurses are on the front-line in […]

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 Challenge has been launched in public and private organisations across the Province of Laguna and many of them plan to implement impressive agendas throughout the course of the year. A series […]

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 officials from the Ministry of Health and Population headquarters. Regional Advisor for the Nursing Now campaign, Judy Khanyola attended the launch event and commended the country’s leadership in launching the campaign. […]

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 to reach communities. In Ghana, the Community Based Health Planning Services (CHPS) ensure access to healthcare for the most hard to reach communities. Trained Community Health Nurses carry out regular visits […]

Pope Francis praises the work of nurses and midwives as he expresses support for the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

In a recent sermon, Pope Francis expressed his support for the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, praising the “noble” and “precious” work of nurses and midwives around the world. Pope Francis encouraged everyone to pray for nurses and midwives, saying that they “are the most numerous health workers, and closest to the […]

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 Nurse’ initiative. This initiative seeks to bridge the gap between the experienced nurses and early career nurses working at the County Public hospitals in Kiambu and Kisumu Counties, Kenya. Kenya […]

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 nurse-initiated efforts to improve outcomes for patients who have suffered a stroke.   Previous research by the NRI demonstrated that when nurses introduce clinical protocols to manage fever, hyperglycaemia and swallowing within […]

A message to the nurses and midwives in Australia from the leadership of the Nursing Now campaign

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 deepest condolences to families who have lost loved ones and sympathy to the many families who have lost their homes and livelihoods.  We extend our heartfelt thanks to nurses and […]

#NursingInFocus photo contest puts the spotlight on the work of nurses around the world to celebrate the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

As we kick off the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, Nursing Now is delighted to launch the #NursingInFocus Photo Contest with partners Jhpiego and ICN.  Nurses and midwives play an essential role in ensuring a healthier world for everyone, everywhere. They are the backbone of our shared goals for universal health coverage, […]

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 promise of Universal Health Coverage. As the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife begins, we urge world leaders to recognise the critical role played by nurses and midwives in health […]

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 away from their families to care for others during the festive period. Nursing Now was thrilled to be able to extend the invite to Claire (nurse) and Louise (midwife) who will […]

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 de Maputo and Fundacao Masc.  Luisa Dias Diogo, former Prime Minister of Mozambique and patron of Nursing Now Mozambique gave the keynote speech at the event. Ms Diogo said, “I am […]

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

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 symposium, participating nurses performed a short play in which they portrayed the key challenges faced by the nursing profession. A video was also shown in which nurses pledged their support […]

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 of the association. Members of the Barbados Student Nurses Association and senior representatives from health care institutions also attended the launch event which highlighted the vital contribution of nurses to achieving […]

“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 I have had the privilege of leading the Diploma in Tropical Nursing (DTN) at the prestigious School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool (LSTM), UK. My previous training and varied life […]

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 midwives in tackling the global workforce crisis in healthcare.   We are hurtling towards a global workforce crisis in healthcare. By 2030, the World Health Organization estimates the world will be […]

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 nurses from Guy’s and St Thomas’.   Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to spend a day with the wonderful nurses at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital, shadowing them in […]

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

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) supports nurses and midwives in their development through the innovative Diploma in Tropical Nursing (DTN) by preparing them to work in low-income settings and make significant contributions to world health. This biannual flagship course has been running since 2011 and attracts nurses and midwives from all over the world. […]

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 webinar in which she will discuss her personal journey into leadership.  The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Barbara Stilwell, Executive Director, Nursing Now and will be the final webinar in […]

Nursing Now hosts webinar to discuss global plans for 2020, the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

Earlier this month, nurses from around the world joined a Nursing Now webinar to discuss plans for 2020, the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife with partners the International Council of Nurses and World Health Organization. On 14th November, Nursing Now hosted a webinar to give an overview of key events planned for 2020 […]

“I saw ways we could improve and was not afraid to try new things, including changing direction and learning from mistakes.”

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 in her career to date and shares some advice for aspiring nurse leaders. When I qualified as a nurse in 1996 I wasn’t sure if I had what it took to […]

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

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has called on governments to take immediate action to tackle climate change, after latest Lancet Countdown report reveals impending health crisis for future generations. Climate change poses the single biggest health risk to humanity with devastating damage to people’s health and livelihoods if urgent action is not taken. Details […]

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 Now is delighted to open applications for its second pre-WHA Workshop. In partnership with the World Innovation Summit for Health, the International Council of Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau International, […]

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, central Seoul. The aim of this ceremony is to strengthen the ongoing activities of the KNA and to show support for Korean nurses. This year, there was particular emphasis on the […]

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 second pre-WHA workshop on 18th November.  In partnership with the World Innovation Summit for Health, the International Council of Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau International, Nursing Now will host a pre-World […]

“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 advice for newly qualified nurses and highlights key issues faced by nurses and the nursing profession. When did you first realise you were interested in working in healthcare? Health and […]

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 to make the most of this once in a generation opportunity. During 2020, we are united in our ambition to propel nursing and midwifery into the spotlight and onto the agenda […]

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 is a true believer in learning from each mistake and every person encountered, and encourages newly qualified nurses to ask for help.  I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse working as […]

“Compassion and kindness are not only my core values, but they are the driving forces behind the care I provide.”

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 Healthcare NHS Trust in England. In this blog, she talks about her journey as a midwife and the diverse roles that she has held over the course of the last 23 […]

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 Eastern Sydney Local Health District in Sydney, Australia, discussed compassionate leadership in her session “Leadership – The heart of care”. Margaret explored leadership, leadership vs management, types of leadership and the […]

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 designed to provide an opportunity for employers to understand more about the Nightingale Challenge, and address topics around leadership to inspire their Nightingale Challenge programmes. This week’s webinar, “Leadership: The […]

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 by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) to discuss best practice in the implementation of evidence-based guidelines. This webinar is open to nurses around the world and will give you […]

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, and advocates for nursing leadership. Here, he describes his experience in launching the Nightingale Challenge in his province of Laguna. In May, I was given the opportunity to participate in the […]

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 staff at a facility that should have nine to be fully staffed. She and the other provider see as many as 120 patients per day, and attend an average of […]

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 24th September 2019. Yesterday, the UN passed the first-ever political declaration on Universal Health Coverage: ‘UHC: Moving Together to Provide a Healthier world’. This crucial global declaration was approved by 193 […]

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 UN in New York and adopted a high-level United Nations Political Declaration on universal health coverage (UHC). This is a landmark moment that we should celebrate, but we must keep […]

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 under Partner blogs. More than 100 countries endorsed the declaration made last year at the Global Conference on Primary Health Care in Astana, Kazakhstan that primary healthcare was the cornerstone of achieving […]

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 will be held at 8am and 6pm (London GMT+1) to allow as many people as possible to participate. The webinar will be chaired by Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Programme Director for the Nightingale […]

ICN, Nursing Now and WHO host webinar to support development of the State of the World’s Nursing report

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, more than 400 people from around the world took part in a webinar co-hosted by the International Council of Nurses (ICN), Nursing Now and the World Health Organization (WHO) to […]

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 and the Midwife. The report will be a landmark resource for the nursing profession providing the evidence needed to make a stronger case to governments for investment in nursing.  Are you […]

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 University of Washington School of Nursing and the American Nurses Association. Nursing Now USA represents the collaborative leadership of The American Nurses Association, the United States Public Health Service Chief Nurse, […]

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 nurse leaders. “We will not be able to achieve UHC unless nurses are involved in decision-making […], in all aspects of health as leaders.” Click here to listen to Nursing Now’s […]

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 nurses and nursing students from both public and private sectors.  The purpose of the seminar was to motivate young nurses in Malaysia to strive to excel in the field of specialisation […]

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 and the Midwife. The report will be a landmark resource for the nursing profession providing the evidence needed to make a stronger case to governments for investment in nursing.  Are you […]

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 Malawi.  In May, I was lucky enough to participate in Nursing Now’s Young Nurses Pre-World Health Assembly Event (WHA) in Geneva, where I spent a week with 23 other young nurses, […]

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 opportunity to meet and take part in a two-day workshop to understand the processes that underpin global health policy development prior to the World Health Assembly. In this series 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 service is built and can increasingly be found taking on leadership roles of great breadth and complexity. Management responsibility starts early for nurses, and is built into the career development of […]

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 was the opportunity to better understand the Nightingale Challenge, and hear from Programme Director, Lisa Bayliss-Pratt.  Over 40 participants took part in the webinar, with people joining from countries including USA, […]

Latest numbers from the #NightingaleChallenge

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 (FAIMER) is a non- profit foundation of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®), committed to improving world health through education. In partnership with ECFMG, FAIMER promotes excellence in […]

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 and encourage investment in the nursing workforce. It is critical that policy decisions about the future of the nursing profession are based on accurate and reliable evidence. That’s why the Nursing Now […]

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 the Nursing Now Youth Americas group was launched.  More than 300 nursing students from Mexico and across Central and South America participated in this event and came to support Nursing Now […]

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 the Kranji Commonwealth War Grave in Singapore. The service was to remember the nurses who were among the many who lost their lives in the 1942 invasion and occupation of Singapore […]

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 officially confirmed and participating in the Challenge.  On Wednesday, 17th July the Nightingale Challenge will host its first webinar. This webinar will provide you and your nurses and midwives the opportunity […]

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

This article appeared on To read the original article, please click here. WHO has officially designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife and with nursing clearly on the rise, UHC2030 spoke to Lord Nigel Crisp, Co-Chair of the Nursing Now campaign to find out more. Lord Crisp, can you tell us about the […]

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

The Korean Nurses Association has led a call to have two nurses nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of their selfless dedication to caring for patients living with Hansen’s Disease for 40 years. The Nursing Now campaign is backing the call and encourage nurses and non-nurses to sign the online ‘One Million Signatures’ […]

Nursing Now Youth Americas to provide support for young nurses in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador and Peru

On 12th – 14th July, the Mexican Nursing Students’ Association will launch the Nursing Now Youth Americas group. The launch of this new Nursing Now group will take place during the Annual Latin American Meeting of Nursing Students’ Associations in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. The Nursing Now Youth Americas group will be the first group to […]

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

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 of representatives from within the health sector, including stakeholders from hospital and primary care. Top academic leaders also attended the event with representatives from the faculties of Health Sciences from […]

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 launch, Dr. Dildar Muhammad, Director KMU-INS, discussed the acute shortage of nurses in Pakistan and explained the need for more nurses to care for the health needs of the Pakistani […]

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 training for a group of young nurses and midwives during 2020, the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. “The Nightingale Challenge is an opportunity for all participating organisations to […]

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 will enable Bupa’s nurses to tell their stories, share the challenges and wonderful milestones of a career in nursing. Jan Adams, Bupa Global Chief Nurse, said: “Nursing Now is an incredibly […]

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 launch was held at Dodoma city Jamhuri Stadium, with Guest of Honor, Hon. Ummy Ally Mwalimu (MP) Minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children in attendance. As part of […]

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

Next week, the Nursing Now global campaign team will be heading to Singapore to attend the International Council of Nurses’ Congress. This will be the opportunity to share the latest updates from the campaign and to meet up with Nursing Now groups and others. Over the course of the week, many workshops will provide the […]

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 with the World Innovation Summit for Health, Sigma Nursing and the International Council of Nurses. Here he describes his experiences over the last few weeks, and shares his ambitions for improving […]

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 of health systems and entire countries. With participation from heads of state from Canada, Ethiopia, Kenya and Ghana, and major feminist funding commitments rolling in throughout, it was a powerful week […]

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 nurses attended the event, joined by the Ministry of Health, NGOs and other high-level stakeholders. Mrs. Tarloh Munah Quiwonkpa, Liberia’s Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, officially launched Nursing Now Liberia, giving […]

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 to reach their full-potential and guarantee health for all. The Gender Assessment of Nursing Leadership report highlights the issues facing nurses in today’s healthcare settings and represents the voices of over […]

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) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN). We are pleased to announce that Canada was successful with its application and acknowledge the important partnership with the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association. The […]

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 in partnership with  World Innovation for Health (WISH), the International Council of Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau. Follow her on twitter @hee_lisaBP  Next year, we’ll be celebrating the 200th anniversary of […]

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 history, countries around the world will celebrate the contribution of nursing and midwifery. This will also serve to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, one of the […]

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 Simbota and Elizabeth Glaser, began researching ways to improve the outlook for children with Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). They were looking for ways to reduce mortality and morbidity in children with […]

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 in September. Here she talks about her experience as a nurse and her motivation to achieve reform for better working conditions for nurses and healthcare for their patients. My mother is […]

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 nursing stakeholders, including Lord Nigel Crisp, Nursing Now co-chair; Adelaida Zabalegui Yárnoz, Nursing Now Board Member; and Howard Catton, CEO of ICN attended the event, with Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General […]

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 Now movement. I graduated from nursing school at Seattle University in 2013, where I was offered the opportunity to specialise in oncology. I knew I wanted to be part of life-long […]

 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 Now Campaign which is run in association with the International Council of Nurses with support from the World Health Organization. A presenter at the recent HRH2030 World Health Worker Week Health Sector event, he shares […]

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, Led by Men, a gender & equity analysis on the global health workforce. High-level international stakeholders gathered at the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations Headquarters […]

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 by the Official College of Nursing of the Balearic Islands (Coiba). The launch was also attended by the President of the Balearic Islands Parliament, Mr. Baltasar Picornell, the Minister of Health, […]

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 Brazil. This launch event provided the opportunity for national and international authorities to present the goals and objectives of the largest working programme to strengthen nursing in Brazil. The event was […]

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 Richmond Education and Event Centre in Dublin, nursing leaders and other high-level stakeholders from the world of public health gathered to present Nursing Now Ireland and discuss the importance of nursing. Dame Christine […]

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 Now Madrid’s 16 objectives were presented, along with the members of the Nursing Now Madrid working group. The working group brings together 12 nursing professionals with diverse experience and  expertise. The members include Directors of […]

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 about the Nursing Now campaign and the work of the Nursing Association of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas (NACB). 16 students participated in this event, during which the aims and objectives of the […]

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 professionals and influencers celebrated the launch with a special event and panel discussion in Washington, D.C.  Under the strategic direction of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, University […]

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 Australia’s major nursing organisations, Lord Nigel Crisp, Co-Chair of the Nursing Now campaign addressed attendees to congratulate Nursing Now Australia on its launch and its invaluable contribution to the campaign. Australia joins the […]

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

On 8th & 9th August, The University of Technology, Jamaica will host its 4th Biennial Nursing & MIdwifery Research Conference. This will be the opportunity to gather nurses, midwives and other health professionals to present and discuss current areas of scientific research which link to best practices in nursing and midwifery. To submit an abstract […]

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 Now’s global movement by becoming their Ambassador and help them empower nurses to lead, to learn and to strengthen the profession around the world. I believe strongly in the […]

Press release: Nightingale Challenge Announced

Hospitals Across the World Unite to Accept Nursing Challenge Investing in nursing has a triple impact for countries everywhere: more nurses means better health care for more people, greater gender equity and stronger economic development. This is the main driver behind the Nightingale Challenge, a campaign launched today which challenges hospitals across the world to […]

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, Joyce Miki Kasilag, Airo John Onrubia, Rebecca Reid, Paul Coao, Dame Eileen Sills (Chief Nurse, St Thomas’ Hospital), Dennis Paquiz, Barbara Stilwell (Executive Director, Nursing Now), Simon Stevens (Chief Executive, NHS England), […]

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 global campaign with the following message:  “I am delighted that, at the end of its first year, Nursing Now has grown internationally, with local and national groups in over […]

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 world to drive policy that improves the health of people, health care and the nursing profession. 30 top nurses and midwives will be selected for this year’s programme and it […]

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 at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad. Speaking at the launch, he also declared 2019 the year of nursing in Pakistan to highlight the significant role played by people associated with the nursing […]

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: Perceptions of nurses, and of nurses in leadership positions Nurses’ experience with discrimination and harassment Challenges and barriers nurses face in moving into positions of leadership Participants: We welcome and encourage […]

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 is the main finding of a new report published today by the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) Nursing and UHC 2020 Forum at the WISH Conference 2018, which argues […]

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 by the Korean Nurses Association, the launch was attended by President of the International College of Nurses, Annette Kennedy, who took to the stage to talk about the campaign […]

Roadshow showcases campaign across Australia

The Australian College of Nursing has taken Nursing Now on the road. The roadshow has generated support for the campaign across Australia, with events being run in the states of Western Australia, Northern Territories, New South Wales and South Australia. The Australian College of Nursing is working in conjunction with Emeritus Professor Jill White, who […]

Joint statement brings nursing voice to Global Conference on Primary Health Care

ICN and Nursing Now call for nurses to work to full capacity to achieve vision of Astana Declaration Astana, Kazakhstan; Geneva, Switzerland; 26 October 2018 – The International Council of Nurses (ICN) and Nursing Now today called on governments to remove barriers that impede nurses to work to their full scope to achieve the vision […]

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 pledged to fulfil the aims of the campaign, which seeks to empower nurses globally in the field of innovation, leadership and leadership. Speaking to the Kathmandu Post following the event, […]

Launch of Nursing Now Nordic

Photo: Gudbjörg Pålsdottir, Nina Hahtela, Sineva Ribeiro, Grete Christensen, Oluva I Gong & Eli Gunhild By 25 September, 2018 Nursing Now Nordic was officially launched in Iceland today, bringing together leading nurses from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands in what is Nursing Now’s first official regional group. The Presidents of the Nursing Associations […]

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 FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED Further Details: Hosted by Nursing Now and Zimbabwean Health Training Support, along with other UK diaspora nursing and health care […]

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, including a procession through the streets of Nairobi, an official ceremony held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) and an exhibition showcasing the work of nurses and trainee […]

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 its original German, please click here.  01st August 2018 Germany’s federal Cabinet has today adopted a “Nurse Staff Strengthening” law which will create 13,000 new nursing jobs in inpatient […]

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 said: Nurses and Midwives comprise half of the healthcare workforce and in low and middle-income countries it is estimated that they provide more than 80% of primary health care (PHC) services. […]

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 Union, Andre Gitembagara. Over 1,000 nurses, midwives and students joined the launch, as well as 800 local residents and community health workers. During the launch nurses and stakeholders organized stands to […]

Pakistan announces new Nursing Forum

Mobile health clinic in Sindh, Pakistan. Credit: DFID/Vicki Francis Pakistan’s Government has announced that it will establish a National Nursing Forum, which it aims to link with Nursing Now’s global campaign. The Forum will be housed in the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, which will lend its support in turning the Forum’s […]


Articles and Coverage of Nursing Now July 2018 Open Access Government: Why the European Pillar of Social Rights should keep nurses in the profession  By Elisabeth Adams and Paul De Raeve Written by Paul De Raeve, Secretary General, and Elisabeth Adams, President of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), this article discusses why nurses […]

WHO Commission on NCDs publishes report

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the consultation run by the WHO Independent High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). The voice of nursing was heard and the Commission’s ‘Time to deliver’ report published on June 1st recognises the enormous and growing contribution that nurses make to managing and preventing noncommunicable diseases. We are only […]

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 Nurse Magazine  Elizabeth Iro, the WHO’s Chief Nursing Officer is quoted in banner to show the magazine’s support for the campaign. New WHO Taskforce on Nursing and Midwifery in the […]

Appointment of Executive Director

Dr Barbara Stilwell (right) at the US launch event for Nursing Now. Photo credit: Susan Allison-Dean Nursing Now is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Barbara Stilwell as Executive Director for the Nursing Now campaign. She will take up the post on July 16th 2018. The campaign’s Co-Chairs, Nigel Crisp and Sheila Tlou, welcoming […]

‘Coffee Rounds’ in Edinburgh to discuss nursing

Health challenges in the 21st century are changing which means how care is delivered and by whom also needs to change. The Triple Impact Report identified nursing’s central role in the future of health care; directly implicating the profession as foundational to society health, economic growth and improving gender equality.  The Nursing Now Campaign kicked off February […]

Summary of the Triad meeting and Global Forum

Nursing Now featured prominently during the Global Forum for Government Chief Nursing and Midwifery Offices and Triad meeting, co-hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), International Council of Nurses (ICN) and International Confederation of Midwives (ICM). In her keynote address, HRH Princess Muna al-Hussein gave the conference one of its key slogans: “Business as usual […]

Promoting the Campaign in China

The Chinese Nursing Association (CNA) has actively taken up the Nursing Now campaign; President Wu Xinjuan called for an emergency meeting to arrange activities on February 24. Wu Ying, ICN Board Member and Vice President and Li Zheng, Vice President in charge of international affairs, provided constructive advice on how to share information on Nursing […]

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 are key to saving lives New research from Charles Darwin University in Australia has found that hiring more nurses is key to reducing the number of preventable deaths in hospitals. […]

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 May and we encourage our supporters to submit comments calling for the mobilisation of nurses on NCDs.   In a joint statement issued on 4th May 2018, Nursing Now, ICN and […]

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, showcasing them as leaders, healers, innovators, mentors and educators. 4 April Nurses from seven countries joined Jhpiego’s President and CEO, Dr Leslie Mancuso, in celebrating the global health non-profit’s […]

Global Network of Public Health Nursing conference

The 5th International Global Network of Public Health Nursing conference will explore the contribution of Public Health Nursing to achieving Goal 3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: ‘Good Health & Well Being’. The conference, will take place from May 14th-16th 2019 at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. It will be hosted by The University of Nairobi – School of […]

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 May on its preliminary draft report. In a joint statement with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), we urged the Commission to mobilise […]

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 of Public Health; Dr. Nicola Ryley, Chief Nursing Officer, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC); and Mariam Nooh Al Mutawah, Executive Director of Nursing, HMC, launched Nursing Now Qatar at the Middle East […]

Uganda Launch Event

Nursing Now Uganda was launched on 22 March as part of the 3rd UK-East African Healthcare Summit, which took place in Kampala, Uganda. Our Co-Chair, Lord Nigel Crisp, gave the Summit’s keynote address. More than 100 nurses from Uganda and neighbouring countries, many in uniform, joined the conference audience for the launch. Lord Crisp and Dr Catherine […]

Nursing Now launch: Taiwan

At the February Board Meeting of the Taiwan Nurses Association (TWNA), Dr. Hsiu-Hung Wang, TWNA President, led all of the Board Members in launching TWNA’s Nursing Now campaign with the slogan “Nursing Now! Taiwan Go! Go! Go!”. The association also circulated the message to all nurses, nursing schools, nursing organizations and hospitals in Taiwan, aiming to help empower and support […]

Nursing Now launch: Turkey event

To continue the celebrations of Nursing Now’s global launch, Koç University School of Nursing will host a 15 May 2018 event in Istanbul, where Florence Nightingale lit the torch of nursing knowledge and caring. The event will take place as part of the Nurses Week Symposium and unveil Nursing Now activities planned by the School. […]

Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives Conference

Our Global Campaign Manager Dr Catherine Hannaway spoke about the Nursing Now campaign at the 4th Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives (CNMF) Conference, held in London from 10-11 March. This year’s conference focused on how nurses and midwives can act as role models and lead the way in promoting a safe, healthy and peaceful world, at […]

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 in developing countries. Read more about this initiative. The funds are to be allocated from the Stronger Health Partnerships for Stronger Health Systems programme. The money is not being awarded to the […]

Global Launch Celebrations

On Tuesday 27 February, Nursing Now held launch events and activities across the world, including the UK, Switzerland, Jamaica, USA, Jordan and South Africa. More than 30 countries were represented and people pledged their support and joined the campaign from around the world. Nursing Now is a three-year campaign being run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the […]

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 Africa – among other countries. Highlights from our global launch events in London and Geneva will be livestreamed from both our Facebook page and this page from 1pm GMT on 27 February. Today, we’re delighted that […]

Canada launch event

To mark Nursing Now’s global launch, the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) will host local guests and staff at a breakfast kick-off event to watch the livestreamed highlights of sessions in London and Geneva. 

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 across the health community, the campaign seeks to increase the influence of nurses and midwives on global and national health policy, as part of broader efforts to ensure health workforces are […]

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 an official launch event of Nursing Now on Tuesday 27 February in Durban, South Africa. The event brought together nursing leaders from Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda and […]

Jamaica launch event

The Office of the Chief Nurse in Jamaica is hosting the country’s launch of the Nursing Now campaign. The meeting’s theme is “Nurses: Echoing the Silent Cry of Women and Children, to end violence”. The theme stems from a project started by a local nurses advocacy group associated with the “Orange Day Campaign”, which is aimed […]

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 27 February in Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA. Nurses are critical to good health care in the US and around the world, and they’re a driving force behind improving gender […]

Geneva launch event

On Tuesday 27 February, Nursing Now will hold launch events and activities across the world. One of our launch events will take place in Geneva. Run in parallel with an event in London, highlights from both sessions will be livestreamed on our launch page from 14:00 CET, which features full details of both events. Speakers in Geneva include:  Professor […]

London launch event

On Tuesday 27 February, Nursing Now will hold launch events and activities across the world. One of our launch events will take place in London. Run in parallel with an event in Geneva, highlights from both sessions will be livestreamed on our launch page from 13:00 GMT, which features full details of both events. We are delighted that […]

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 African launch. The event will unveil Uganda’s road map for activity and feature updates by representatives from Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Kenya. An overview of Uganda’s pro-active approach to strengthening nursing […]

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School

Nursing Now global wants to make sure that all nurses and midwives across the globe, in every role at every level, are skilled and supported to develop and strengthen nursing and midwifery practice, mobilise others and really make change happen. As the campaign develops, Nursing Now will direct nurses and midwives from across the globe […]

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 equality while strengthening economies. Dr Jane Salvage, a key advisor to the Triple Impact report team, and Dr Susan Hassmiller, senior adviser for nursing with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, were the event’s […]