New initiative to boost nursing leadership

The Nursing Now campaign, launched in collaboration with the World Health Organization and International Council of Nurses, aims to improve health globally by raising the profile and status of nurses worldwide. Nursing Now seeks to empower nurses and maximise their contribution to achieving accessible universal health coverage.

The campaign is based on the findings of the Triple Impact report, which concluded that as well as improving health globally, empowering nurses would contribute to improved gender equality – as the vast majority of nurses are still women – and build stronger economies.

A key Nursing Now campaign will be the Nightingale Challenge 2020. This Challenge calls for every health care employer to provide leadership and development training for 20 young nurses and midwives throughout 2020. The aim is to have at least 20,000 young nurses and midwives benefiting from leadership training, as well as to act as a catalyst for worldwide investment into the next generation of nurses and midwives, to allow them to reach their full potential.

Visit the Nursing Now website: https://www.nursingnow.org/