The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in partnership with the University of Ghana Medical Centre, Mental Health Authority, Teaching Hospitals, Ghana Health Service, Police Hospital, 37 Military Hospital, Ghana College of Nurses & Midwives and School of Nursing & Midwifery, University of Ghana, Legon have launched the Nightingale Challenge and Workshop at the Council’s Head Office via Zoom App.
Sixty Seven (67) Nurses and Midwives across the country have been selected to take part in the Nightingale Challenge and Workshop which was launched yesterday. The Nightingale Challenge is one of the programmes of the Nursing Now campaign.
In his opening remarks the Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Mr. Felix Nyante said that the Nightingale Challenge was launched in June 2019. The Nightingale Challenge aims to equip and empower the next generation of nurses and midwives as leaders, practitioners and advocates in health.
By accepting the Nightingale Challenge, “we are demonstrating our commitment to investing and championing nursing and midwifery at a time when the world is grappling with the Coronavirus pandemic and how to contain it.
Delivering the keynote address, the Chairperson of the 14th Governing of the N&MC, Rev. Veronica Darko noted that leadership is now widely recognized as part of overall effective nursing and midwifery practice. She added that “globally, Nursing and Midwifery leadership and engagement are recognized as fundamental drivers for better patient outcomes”
She stressed that ensuring the competencies, skills, and success of our next generation of leaders required planning and action. She urged the Nursing and Midwifery leadership to groom their replacements, so they can learn, adapt, prosper, and, critically think about their actions.
She added “by dedicating ourselves to this mission, we will make a difference for future generations and for our profession”
In this Nightingale Challenge, there will be expositions on topics such as Leadership (Next Generations), Implementation Research, Social Media Ethics, and Repositioning Clinical Nursing and Midwifery among others.