Nightingale Challenge

To celebrate 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, the Nightingale Challenge aims to equip and empower the next generation of nurses and midwives as leaders, practitioners and advocates in health.

The Nightingale Challenge asks for every health employer to provide leadership and development training for a group of young nurses and midwives during 2020, the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.

The Nursing and Midwifery Global Leadership Development Programme is also commencing in 2020. The aim of the programme is to develop nurses and midwives leadership, policy-making, quality improvement and partnership working skills of young Registered Nurses and Midwives (under 35 years) as part of the global 2020 Nightingale Challenge, and in doing so build a cadre of strong, politically astute young nursing and midwifery leaders well positioned to play a full part in strengthening nursing and midwifery in Northern Ireland.

This will include developing their knowledge and skills from an evidence-based perspective, including the role of nurses and midwives in the delivery of transformational change aligned with ‘Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together’ through ‘collective leadership’; through a combination of theoretical and practical interactive activities to further develop and strengthen nursing and midwifery leadership practice in the context of improving health globally through the contribution of nursing and midwifery.


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