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Aimee-Horcasitas

Aimée Horcasitas

Nursing Student & National President of the Mexican Nursing Student Association (Asociación Mexicana de Estudiantes de Enfermería - AMEENF A.C.), Mexico

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Aimee-Horcasitas

Aimée Horcasitas

Nursing Student & National President of the Mexican Nursing Student Association (Asociación Mexicana de Estudiantes de Enfermería - AMEENF A.C.), Mexico

It’s essential that nurses and midwives have the support they need to achieve universal healthcare, which is why the Nursing Now Challenge plays such an important role. As part of the Challengers’ Committee we’re devoted to changing the status quo by developing future nurse leaders.

Each and everyone of us has the opportunity to make a difference, this is why we must give the best of us day by day.

Steven-D-Powell

Steven D. Powell

Registered Nurse/Native American Heritage Programme Manager, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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Steven-D-Powell

Steven D. Powell

Registered Nurse/Native American Heritage Programme Manager, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America

As healthcare evolves, so must the skillset of nurses. It is my belief that this will be accomplished through Nursing Now. I am happy to provide the Challengers' Committee with the diverse experience I offer from both the bedside & boardroom.

Europe

Craig-Davidson

Craig Davidson

Public Health Community Staff Nurse: Asylum Health Bridging Team, Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, Scotland

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Craig-Davidson

Craig Davidson

Public Health Community Staff Nurse: Asylum Health Bridging Team, Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, Scotland

I want to be part of the Challengers’ Committee because I want to learn as much as possible from my international colleagues. My core values are achieving social justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in healthcare, which requires us to be culturally and emotionally intelligent. And I hope to work with global peers who share this passion.

Healthcare has never faced so many challenges, globally, nationally and locally. I genuinely hope we can work collaboratively to address these challenges, becoming political agents for social change. By doing so, we will advance our profession and the care we provide to the communities we serve. Additionally, I hope we can share international best practice, helping each other develop and flourish as future leaders. I want us to continue the great work of the Nightingale Challenge to achieve our goal of creating leadership development opportunities for 100,000 nurses and midwives.

Floriana-Pinto

Floriana Pinto

Intensive Care Nurse, Milan, Italy.

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Floriana-Pinto

Floriana Pinto

Intensive Care Nurse, Milan, Italy.

This pandemic showed to nurses themselves what kind of professionals we are and the power we have to improve health, and the power we could have to influence policy. I'm taking part of the Challengers' Committee because we need to stay together as a big International team, creating the best conditions and occasions to influence health policies and having a voice to the right tables. As an Italian Nurse and working in an example of a country which does not recognise and invest in healthcare workers, I will try to bring in my country into this international project together with our NNA and have the occasion to confront and collaborate with other colleagues, putting our best together and achieving the same goal: work with health employers around the world to create leadership development opportunities.

What do I hope we will achieve? More investment in nursing and midwifery leaders of tomorrow, which means giving a big and real opportunity to them to sit at the right table, have a voice and start this real change, aware of their professional identity and ask the institution for support, protection and investment. Having leadership roles means also having a voice in work conditions decisions and we need that to achieve our full potential. It’s a matter of leadership: if nurses and midwives are well equipped, the more they will keep leadership roles, the more they can change the misconception surrounding their profession. Everybody must know and understand, not only in moments of crisis like pandemics, that without nurses there is no health and with leadership roles we can develop a system based on right conditions and values, the right number of nurses in working environments, better salaries and working conditions like staffing standards, advanced and specialties competencies, training in all the countries with European and international standards, investment in research, training and in leadership roles, at local, regional and national level.

South East Asia

Dr-Catherine-Clarissa

Dr Catherine Clarissa

Teaching Fellow in Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

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Dr-Catherine-Clarissa

Dr Catherine Clarissa

Teaching Fellow in Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

The Nightingale Challenge has given me opportunities to develop my leadership skills and to network with other nurses globally. I would love the opportunity to give back by serving on the Challenger’s Committee and bringing my passion, knowledge and expertise to contribute to the leadership development opportunities for future nurse/midwife leaders.

I hope we can show that all nurses and midwives can develop their leadership skills and become leaders. I also hope that we can raise the profile of nursing and midwifery and attract the young generation to the profession.

Ugyen-Dorji

Ugyen Dorji

Registered Nurse, Bhutan

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Ugyen-Dorji

Ugyen Dorji

Registered Nurse, Bhutan

Global pandemic of COVID 19 demanded proactive participation of nurses from all categories at all levels. With unity and collaboration we nurses can combat any challenges ahead. We are the light bearers of basic healthcare services and we still can move forward.

Western Pacific

Hazel-Vera-Tan

Hazel Vera Tan

Staff Nurse, University of Santo Tomas Hospital, The Philippines

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Hazel-Vera-Tan

Hazel Vera Tan

Staff Nurse, University of Santo Tomas Hospital, The Philippines

In the hope of contributing further to our profession, I aspire to participate in roles where I can be a change agent and a voice that leads. I have dreamt of engaging in meaningful activism. This can be done by taking an initiative in creating a new image of nursing, where we educate instead of criticizing, inspire instead of discouraging, involve instead of driving away, and motivate instead of demoralizing young nurses and midwives and future leaders. With Nursing Now's Challengers' Committee, my vision for the profession can start with the advocacies aligned with what this group also envision for Nursing and Midwifery. After my term as a Regional Co-chair of the Western Pacific Region, I hope that I can inspire, empower, and motivate nurses and midwives to advance our beloved profession by engaging in organisations like this, doing research projects, and advocating for our rights and our patients' rights.

Jim-Jimeno

Jim Jimeno

Acting Director, Office of Migrant Workers Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs (Philippines)

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Jim-Jimeno

Jim Jimeno

Acting Director, Office of Migrant Workers Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs (Philippines)

I joined the Challengers' Committee because I believe that nurses can be global health leaders and I hope to bring out their maximum potential one nurse at a time.

Eastern Mediterranean

Dalia-Srouji

Dalia Srouji

Registered Nurse, Lebanon

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Dalia-Srouji

Dalia Srouji

Registered Nurse, Lebanon

I want to be a part of the Challengers Committee to help to elevate the profession of nursing by enabling better access to educational resources for our nurses and encouraging the pursuit of knowledge.

I hope I will empower nurses to pursue their studies in such a humbling profession and to apply evidence-based practice protocols for a better culture of safety for our patients.

You educate a nurse, they educate a family, and nurse by nurse, we educate the world.

Sana-Gul

Sana Gul

Community Health Nurse and Assistant Manager Digital Health Aga Khan Health Services' Pakistan

Sana-Gul

Sana Gul

Community Health Nurse and Assistant Manager Digital Health Aga Khan Health Services' Pakistan

By being part of the Nursing Now Challenge Challengers’ Committee, I will be empowered to work with colleagues globally to challenge the status quo and advocate for better recognition and working conditions for nurses and midwives , particularly in Eastern Mediterranean Regional Countries. I am hopeful that this collaboration and committee will help us to bring a global change through different innovative means by bringing nurses to the policy table, creating better opportunities and professional recognition.

Africa

Faith-Nawagi

Faith Nawagi

Registered nurse, Africa Representative ECFMG|FAIMER, Uganda

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Faith-Nawagi

Faith Nawagi

Registered nurse, Africa Representative ECFMG|FAIMER, Uganda

Am glad to be part of the Challenger's Committee to advance nursing leadership efforts in Africa. We shall not only be able to create awareness about the need for the advancement of nursing leadership but also live tangible outputs that will be a benchmark for nursing development many years to come.

Mohamed-Modber

Mohamed Modber

Emergency Room Nurse at Medical and Health Services University Hospital, Sudan

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Mohamed-Modber

Mohamed Modber

Emergency Room Nurse at Medical and Health Services University Hospital, Sudan

I joined the Challengers' Committee to help strengthen the capacities of young nurses and midwives across the globe, provide leadership skills, advocate for nurses and provide mentorship to young nurses, and also find innovative ways to support the nursing profession. As a challenger I am committed to empowering young nurses and to prepare young nurse leaders that are able to handle leadership positions at their home country and influence their health systems, also to achieve greater engagement of nurses in global health and innovations.