Nursing Now celebrates its 1st AnniversaryPosted on February 27, 2019
Nursing Now, is celebrating today its first anniversary. Since its global launch, on 27 February 2018, Nursing Now has launched 158 local, regional and national groups in 75 countries, including the Nursing Now Europe, led by the EFN, all keeping up the momentum on the ground by holding events, running training programs and advocating to policy makers.
Representing over three million nurses across 36 European countries represented by National Nursing Associations, and being the independent voice of the nursing profession at European level, and appointed as the Nursing Now European regional leader (in October 2018), the EFN is focussing on nurses’ support to the current political policy driver across Europe – European Pillar of Social Rights – building on 20 key principles (with a focus on those principles that EFN Members have committed to), and structured around three categories: equal opportunities and access to the labour market; fair working conditions, social protection and inclusion.
Next to that, the EFN has been communicating on the developments of Nursing Now Campaign through EFN website, newsletter, social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn), and network, disseminating all relevant information on the campaign and on the Nursing Now Europe activities, and to raise role of nurses and the nursing profession. Our members and partners across Europe play an active role in this also and are, updated on regular basis during the EFN General Assemblies, the EFN Executive Committee meetings, etc.
The EFN would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Nursing Now for all the work done up till now and for new initiative “Nightingale Challenge”, just launched and aiming to get hospitals and other nurse employers across the world to invest in more training and development for young nurses. This is a key priority for the EFN! It is crucial to ensure appropriate education and qualifications, and allow opportunities to advance the nursing profession, with promotion of advanced roles, continuous professional development, and more opportunities to ensure that young people feel motivated to choose the nursing profession.