Campaign challenges employers to give leadership training to 20,000 nurses and midwives

Initiative wants staff to benefit by 2020 – designated Year of the Nurse

Initiative wants staff to benefit by 2020 – designated Year of the Nurse

Every large healthcare employer should support at least 20 nurses and midwives aged 35 or under to develop leadership skills, a global nursing campaign has urged.

Nursing Now made the declaration on the first anniversary of its three-year campaign to boost the profile and status of nursing.

2020 target

Its so-called Nightingale Challenge is urging hospitals across the world to provide leadership and development training for 20,000 nurses and midwives next year, which is the World Health Organization's Year of the Nurse.

Employers can decide the content and format of the initiative, but it could include a mixture of formal courses, mentoring, shadowing or learning from other professionals or services.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust chief nurse Eileen Sills


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