The Nightingale Challenge: Empowering the next generation
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is participating in this year’s Nightingale Challenge – the great global movement to develop emerging leaders in nursing and midwifery.
About the Nightingale Challenge
The Nightingale Challenge asks every health employer around the world to provide leadership and development training for a group of nurses and midwives (aged 35 or under) during 2020 and 2021.
Why now? 2020 has been declared by the World Health Organisation as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. 2020 also marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale: nurse, innovator, reformer and leader of improved health care. Due to the impact of COVID-19 in 2021, the Challenge was extended to 2021.
How are we getting involved?
The Nursing and Midwifery Council of New South Wales has a regulatory function, managing complaints about the conduct, performance and health of registered health practitioners and students in NSW.
To align with this function, we have set up the Professional Regulation in Practice Program (PRiPP) and the Regulation in Leadership Program (RLP) as a part of the Nightingale Challenge.
The Professional Regulation in Practice Program, beginning in February, is a three-day learning experience that will provide more than 10 nurses and midwives hands-on involvement in regulation to build their awareness of the standards that guide professional practise and the NSW complaints process.
The Regulation in Leadership Program will have two practitioners with an interest in regulation undertaking a three-month position with the Council to build their knowledge, skills and leadership capabilities in a regulatory context. The pair will join in and contribute to the work of the Council under the supervision of professional staff.
Participants will gain:
- Insights into how regulation operates and interacts with the workplace
- Direct exposure to the Council
- Continuing professional development
- Professional networking
- Recognition of risks and how to intervene early
- Knowledge of how to develop culture safely
We’ll continue to provide updates here on this Program and any further programs as part of the Nightingale Challenge, as well as key milestones throughout the year.
For more information on the Program, please contact Jessica Strathdee on 02 8320 6530.