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 the Sustainable Development Goals and Universal Health Coverage.
Discussions also centred around the role of young nurses, participants agreed that there is a significant need for young nurses to be mentored and developed to lead the way, in order to ensure sustainability of the nursing profession.
The Barbados Nurses Association committed to using the excitement of the Nursing Now campaign and the imminent launch of the 2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife to urge the government to invest in nursing.
Nursing Now Barbados took this opportunity to confirm their commitment to the Nightingale Challenge by identifying six young nurses for the group’s leadership programme.