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Handing on the baton: developing early career nurse leaders

12 May 2022
Volume 31 · Issue 9

The Nursing Now Challenge has been designed to continue the Nightingale Challenge, moving forward and passing on the baton of leadership to the next generation of nurses (Nursing Now Challenge, 2022).

The Nursing Now Challenge Fellowship (NNCF) is an international programme that aims to build the leadership skills of early career nurses and midwives in Africa and Asia. Through this programme, the Lusaka College of Nursing/Birmingham City University (LUCON/BCU) health partnership has been awarded a grant to support six fellows from five hospitals, building upon a series of successful partnership projects that commenced in 2015.

The partnership identified the NNCF programme as an opportunity for projects to move from strategic level to supporting nurses at the bedside. This will raise the profile of specialist practice, early career nurses and pioneer changes in roles and functions in fellows' areas of practice. This is one of a range of programmes designed by the partnership to enable nurses in practice to take control of their careers as they work to enhance and extend practice.

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