About the Nursing Now Challenge
The Nursing Now Challenge works with health employers as well as universities and colleges around the world to create leadership development opportunities for nurses and midwives.
Investing in nurses and midwives is essential for improving health and healthcare globally. The Nursing Now Challenge offers employers, universities and colleges the opportunity to be part of a global movement to support nurses and midwives as leaders, and advocates in health.
How does it work?
All employers of nurses and midwives are encouraged to take part in the Nursing Now Challenge by providing a leadership and development programme for nurses and midwives. The Nursing Now Challenge is also open to nursing and midwifery students and we urge universities and colleges to provide leadership development training to supplement their curricula.
This is an opportunity to be part of a great global movement to develop nursing and midwifery. Taking part in the Nursing Now Challenge will enable employers and universities to maintain and enhance their reputation, externally and with their own staff and students, for investing and championing nursing and midwifery. As the world continues to struggle under the weight of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear – investing in the nursing workforce, improving nursing recruitment and retention is vital to protect health globally.
The Nursing Now Challenge offers you:
Guidance on programmes, research evidence and good practice
We will also supplement your local programmes with optional global content, such as regular webinars with internationally recognised leaders talking about their career path and lessons learned.
Social media platforms
Developed social media platforms for both employers and the nurses and midwives on the programme to connect with others in their locality, country and around the world. This will enable ideas and learning to be shared, as well as collaborative events and the creation of networks that can be used for mutual support and to strengthen the voice of nurses and midwives regionally and globally. Specific networks will be established as particular countries and localities reach a critical mass, and will use the most appropriate platforms for that group.
The opportunity to take part in global challenges which give your staff/ students the opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurialism, innovative thinking and leadership skills.
For low and middle-income countries that cannot fund programmes locally, the Nursing Now Challenge will work with you to find the resources needed.