Building the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health-NIGH: Can We Engage and Empower the Public Voices of Nurses Worldwide?

Deva Marie Beck, Barbara M. Dossey, Cynda H. Rushton

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Abstract

The Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH) is a major grassroots-to-global movement of "daring, caring and sharing" of nursing and others around the world inspired by the outstanding legacy of Florence Nightingale. The Nightingale Initiative envisions and emulates what Nightingale might have accomplished if she lived in the digital age and with international agencies such as the United Nations and World Health Organization. It challenges nurses everywhere to think and act both locally and globally, to raise their voices about the contribution of nursing, and to become authentic advocates, particularly in addressing the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)366-371
Number of pages6
JournalNursing Science Quarterly
Volume26
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

Keywords

  • Nightingale
  • global health
  • nursing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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