Nurses have to observe and celebrate
12th May every year with different
theme in order:
oTo “change the picture”
oTo reinforce how a skilled nurse
response can transform
lives, families, communities and
oNurses need to model this
message not just on this day but
from this day onwards.
WHO; “Investing in nursing can make a
difference in achieving MDGs”.
The nursing workforce is the largest group
of health professionals and a vital resource
for the health of the population
Nursing research has shown that nurses’
quality of care makes a big contribution to
the health outcomes of patients in the short
and long term.
The WHO progress report (2013b) describes
achievements adopted by the WHA to
strengthen nursing and midwifery services.
Nurses at every level should contribute to
making a positive difference in their work
Nurses need to acknowledge their personal
responsibility to initiate progress.
Nurses have to engage with research and
develop innovative models that will
contribute evidence of the effectiveness of
nursing care and inform health policy
It is an additional strategy towards
addressing nurse supply shortages
Developing educational programs to
support nurses to move from one
clinical setting, or area of
practice, during their careers would
increase the current level of flexibility
in the nurse workforce.
Planning a sufficient number of nurses to
meet the population’s demand for care is
crucial to delivering excellence in nursing
The supply of health workers, including
nurses, must be keenly sensitive to the
needs of the population it serves.
Evidence-based strategies enable workforce
planning to be undertaken in order to meet
the population’s need for care (IND
Shifting from community-based to
community directed interventions
Have a role at all levels of prevention
Developing innovative educational
programs to promote health .
Nurses are mainly practitioners in
What are the roles of the nurse?
Nurses have a great responsibility
to promote the health of the
population as well as to contribute
towards the achievement of the
Millennium Development Goals.
It is essential that nurses and world
leaders and organizations focus on
the global nursing workforce as a
key priority for achieving better
health for all.
Nurses are Achievers
The Change agents in health sector in the World
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intervention, Geneva, 2012