The Nightingale Challenge is a global initiative brings together health employers to inspire the next generation of nurses and midwives as practitioners, advocates and leaders in health.

“It is essential that nurses are enabled to play a bigger role in multi-disciplinary teams, working to their full potential to innovate, to lead and to advocate,” said Annette Kennedy, President of the International Council of Nurses (ICN). “We hear, time and again, that nurses are being held back as leaders. We need to seize the opportunity that 2020 gives us to shape a different future for our profession by investing in the next generation. By accepting the Nightingale Challenge we give them new skills, experiences and confidence - together we will take down the barriers that hold nurses back and see our profession soar to greater heights.”