Guidelines to set up a Nursing Now Group

You must register with Nursing Now if you wish to set up a national or regional Nursing Now group. While there can be several local Nursing Now groups, there should only be one national Nursing Now group per country, and only one regional Nursing Now group per region.

To register as a national group please ensure that you meet the criteria below, then complete the Application Form.

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Criteria for national and regional Nursing Now groups

There can only be one national group per country.

Groups are asked to familiarize themselves with the vision and aims of Nursing Now.

National and Regional groups must seek the support of the Government Chief Nursing Officer (or the most senior nurse working at Government level); the National Nursing Association; the WHO country representative or the relevant WHO Regional office and the WHO Nursing and Midwifery Collaborating Centre where one exists in your area.

National and Regional groups must include non-nurses for example, policy-makers, doctors and other health professionals.

Young nurses (students and recently qualified nurses) should be encouraged to participate  in the campaign as well as the Nursing Now group structure

National and regional groups must sign an agreement with the Burdett Trust for Nursing to complete the formal registration process. The agreement stipulates the groups’ role in the campaign and outlines the rules governing the appropriate use of the Nursing Now name and logo.

National and regional groups must provide contact details for the group’s primary coordinator which will be published on the group page of the campaign website.

Criteria for local Nursing Now groups

If you are setting up a local Nursing Now group in your organisation (University, NGO, student group), country, town or village, or holding a launch or other event please use the campaign material that you can find here.

With the campaign materials as guidance, local groups are encouraged by the global campaign to commence activities as soon as possible. There is no approval process.

There is no limit to the number of local groups that can be set up. Local groups are encouraged to support the national group where one exists. Local Groups are not required to sign a formal agreement with the Burdett Trust.

Group requirements

All national and regional groups will be requested to provide a short progress activity report on a quarterly basis. The group coordinators should  keep their groups informed about local groups and their activities.

Guidance for groups

The Nursing Now campaign will provide support to national and regional groups. We will also keep you informed of developments, make sure you have access to resource materials and involve you in the development of the global campaign.The name and logo of the campaign and any downloadable material published on the campaign website may be used by supporters of the campaign on the basis of the Attribution, non-derivatives, non-commercial licence issued by Creative Commons and available at This means that campaign material may be used provided Nursing Now and the Burdett Trust for Nursing are named, the material itself is not changed and that it is not used for commercial gain.

The Burdett Trust for Nursing does not accept any liability arising from the activities of Nursing Now stakeholders or supporters nor does it authorise any of them to fund raise on its behalf. Read our full disclaimer statement here.

We want to hear from you! Please let us know what you are doing – sign the pledge, sign up for the update and put yourself on the map. Please update us with your plans and activities.