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Celebrating nursing

 Catherine Best 15 May 2018

Regional Board member Catherine Kelsey blogs about her role and global nursing as International Nurses' Day provides an opportunity for reflection.

Who am I?

I trained as a nurse at Dewsbury District Hospital in 1990 and qualified as a registered nurse in 1993. During my training I developed a real interest in occupational health and in 2004 I completed my specialist qualification and became a specialist community public health nurse. Today after 18 years of working in this discipline I am now a nurse lecturer at the University of Bradford. As module leader for a CPD module which teaches advanced skills of clinical assessment and clinical decision making, until recently considered the domain of the physician I believe that nursing is moving in the right direction. 


International Nurses’ Day

International Nurses’ Day, celebrated on Florence Nightingales birthday, 12 May, is a great opportunity for nurses to showcase the amazing work that we do and how we are developing professionally.  Today nursing is reaching new heights with nursing now considered a global profession. In her blog Debra Wood shares her views on what it means to be a global nurse.

Global Nursing

Following on from the work undertaken by the All Party Parliamentary Committee in 2017 the Nursing Now campaign is a 3 year campaign run in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the International Council of Nurses that aims to put global nursing firmly on the agenda. With the RCN providing its full backing and the author herself having developed a blog on global nursing 

we need more nurses and more organisations to raise its profile. If you are interested in reducing the impact of poverty find out about the amazing work that the United Nations is undertaking to help meet the Sustainable Development Goals of 2017

Sharing ideas

As a member of the Yorkshire and the Humber regional board I’d like to share some of my thoughts around nursing with you in future blogs so please watch this space.

Catherine Kelsey

Catherine Best

Nursing Lecturer, University of Bradford

Catherine is a nursing lecturer at the University of Bradford and is module leader for the Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Decision Making Skills module.

Her contribution to nursing has been recognised by being awarded the title of Queen's Nurse by the Queen's Nursing Institute and becoming a nominated member of Sigma Theta Tau International.

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