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 response to the need for improved collaboration and information dissemination in the rapidly evolving field of global health nursing. Through information exchange on international health policy, practice, and education, and community building, the GNC hopes to improve the quality, efficacy, and visibility of the care delivered by the nursing community across the globe.
During the launch event, Dr Cheryl Jones, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director of Nursing Now USA gave a keynote address about the aims and objectives of the Nursing Now global campaign, as well as the Nursing Now USA group. There was also a panel discussion with health policy leaders and champions, including Massachusetts Representative Kay Khan and Barbara Blakeney who serves on the Health Policy Commission. During her presentation she addressed the vital role of nurses in the current COVID-19 pandemic.
To watch the webinar, please click here.