Nursing Now Campaign Aims To Raise Global Profile, Status Of Nursing

The Lancet: Nursing Now campaign: raising the status of nurses
Nigel Crisp, co-chair of Nursing Now, and Elizabeth Iro, chief nursing officer at the WHO

“…Several governments … have recognized the growing potential of nursing and are expanding and developing their nursing workforce. Many health leaders are committed to doing so, but evidence shows that nurses are too often undervalued and underused. … This analysis has led us to be part of Nursing Now, a new global campaign to raise the profile and status of nursing worldwide. Launched on Feb 27, 2018, Nursing Now aims to empower nurses so that they can make an even greater contribution to improving health globally. … Change at this scale will take years, but we are looking for a step change in the perception of nurses and nursing. Most importantly, we encourage more governments and organizations to understand the true potential of nursing and act to develop nursing and maximize the impact that nurses have on improving health” (2/28).