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 NursingFollowing 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.