Bupa launches global Nursing Now group and accepts the Nightingale Challenge

Bupa has announced that it will increase its support for the Nursing Now movement, by creating a Nursing Now Bupa global group. The group will enable Bupa’s nurses to tell their stories, share the challenges and wonderful milestones of a career in nursing.

Jan Adams, Bupa Global Chief Nurse, said: “Nursing Now is an incredibly exciting campaign and a defining moment in the history of nursing. It’s a chance for nurses around the world to have their say, to tell their stories, and to share how proud they are. 

“I’m delighted that nurses at Bupa will be able to play their part in raising the profile of nursing as a profession. It’s also an opportunity for Bupa to focus on developing young nurse leaders of the future; it’s so important that we create a generation of nurses prepared to lead and take nursing forwards for generations to come.”

Bupa is committed to creating further opportunities for its nurses to learn and grow by finding ways to inspire them to develop their careers. As part of this commitment, Bupa will take part in the Nursing Now Nightingale Challenge. 

The Nightingale Challenge asks every health employer around the world to provide leadership and development training for a group of their young nurses and midwives during 2020. Its aim is to provide leadership training opportunities for 20,000 nurses and midwives aged 35 and under during the year 2020.  

Barbara Stilwell, Executive Director, Nursing Now, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Bupa to the Nursing Now global campaign at such an important time for nursing. Next year is the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife and, together, we have an opportunity to make the most of this once in a generation opportunity to influence policy and shape the future of nursing.”