In October 2020 we presented a video-abstract presentation titled “Building a community of practice to support nurses leading and working in research” to the Nightingale 2020 conference, an event celebrating the contribution of nursing in Florence Nightingale’s bicentenary year.

Our presentation featured the experiences of our regional coordinators Joby George in Asia and Ralueke Ekezie in Africa.

The World Health Assembly declared 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. This is a once in a generation opportunity to put nurses and midwives at the centre of global and national health policy. Nursing Now, a collaboration between the World Health Organisation and the International Council of Nursing presented learning and insights from its international campaign to improve health globally by raising the status and profile of nursing.

Commemorating the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth this international conference set the agenda for nursing to transform global health and care. Florence Nightingale used innovation and data to change patient care, improve health outcomes and professionalise nursing and her legacy continues to inspire and motivate nurses around the world.

This virtual Nightingale2020 Conference, sponsored by The Burdett Trust for Nursing, took place over two very inspiring days. Nearly 500 nurses and midwives took part from all across the world to debate and discuss issues relating to our professions. We were joined by eminent nursing and midwifery leaders, all of whom celebrated the role of nurses and midwives during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Our team of global research nurses worked together on this abstract presentation for the Nightingale2020 conference.

Building a community of practice to support nurses leading and working in research

You can watch the full recording of the conference below: