Nursing Now is a global campaign to improve health by raising the status and profile of nursing. Established in 2018, Nursing Now has united nurses, health advocates and allies from around the world in the first-ever global movement to champion the role of nurses. In the three years since its launch, Nursing Now grew to have a presence in 126 countries with over 700 groups around the world active in raising the status and profile of nurses.
In 2019, Nursing Now launched the Nightingale Challenge and inspired over 700 health employers to develop the leadership skills of over 30,000 early career nurses and midwives.
Nursing Now has forged alliances and connections with partners united with a shared message to invest in nursing to improve health care for all. The campaign has used social media and virtual events to connect tens of thousands of nurses and extend our reach to make the case to decision-makers globally.
Nursing Now recently held its final symposium in Canberra where Rebecca Weir, Respond Global’s Director of Health Services, attended to present her reflections on her career as a senior nursing practitioner and her time spent on deployment with the Australian Medical Assistance Team (AusMAT) and how those experiences shaped her passion for humanitarian health.
The campaign concluded in May 2021 but Nursing Now’s legacy will continue through the Nursing Now Challenge and through the ongoing work of its group network.