Nursing Now call out for applications

June 2021 will mark a new beginning for the Nightingale Challenge as it becomes the “Nursing Now Challenge”, under the continued leadership of Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt at Coventry University, in partnership with Health Education England, THET and funded by The Burdett Trust for Nursing.

The Nursing Now Challenge will carry forward the mandate of the Nightingale Challenge, and will work with health employers around the world to create leadership development opportunities for 100,000 nurses and midwives in more than 150 countries by the end of 2022.

The Nursing Now Challenge Board will provide strategic advice and guide the direction of this ambitious programme. The Board will consist of existing Nursing Now Board members and two new early-career nurses and/ or midwives.

We would like to appoint two new early-career nurses and/ or midwives to the Nursing Now Challenge Board, giving them the opportunity to play a lead role in shaping the strategic direction of the Nursing Now Challenge and influencing the future of early-career leadership development in the nursing and midwifery professions.

Application process

Applications are invited from nurses and midwives in all global regions and especially from low and middle-income countries. Applicants should have less than 5 years of experience.

How to apply

  • Please submit an up-to-date CV, that includes your place of work, year of qualification and qualifications obtained.
  • Include a statement of 500 words telling the selection committee why you think you are suitable for consideration.
  • Applicants should answer the question below in no more than 1000 words: Why is it important that we invest in the nursing and midwifery leaders of tomorrow?

Please send your application to by 23rd April 2021.

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