The Nightingale Challenge is a pledge supported by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, acting through its programme committee Nursing Now. The purpose of Nursing Now is to raise awareness about the need to elevate the status of nursing around the world. The Burdett Trust for Nursing supports the Nightingale Challenge because it considers that providing leadership training for nurses will help to elevate their status in hospitals.

Any employers signing up to the pledge are fully responsible for the quality and content of the training provided to their staff.

The Burdett Trust for Nursing  accepts no liability for any consequences, whether direct or indirect, that may come about from any training provided by a third party pursuant to the Nightingale Challenge pledge.

An organisation making the Nightingale Challenge pledge does not constitute any formal affiliation with or endorsement by the Burdett Trust for Nursing or Nursing Now. 

Nursing Now is an awareness-raising campaign and is not a fundraising campaign. Any employer signing up to the Nightingale Challenge pledge will be responsible for meeting its own costs and will not receive any funding from Nursing Now or the Burdett Trust for Nursing.