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As part of the Nursing Now three-year global campaign to improve health by raising the profile and status of nursing world­wide, Nursing Now USA will be launched on April 9, 2019 at the National Press Club with live streaming of the event.

All are invited to watch the livestream from 11 a.m. to 12 noon PDT pm at facebook​.com/​n​u​r​s​i​n​g​n​o​w2020.

The global Nursing Now Initia­tive was launched in February 2018 and is run in collab­o­ra­tion with the Inter­na­tional Council of Nurses and the World Health Organi­za­tion. The initia­tive is focused on raising the profile and status of nurses world­wide. It’s based on the Triple Impact report that concluded that increasing the number of nurses and devel­oping the nursing workforce will improve health, promote gender equality, and support economic growth.

Nursing Now USA is being led by the American Nurses Associ­a­tion, Univer­sity of Washington School of Nursing and Univer­sity of North Carolina School of Nursing.

As part of the launch activ­i­ties for Nursing Now in Washington state, the UW School of Nursing hosted Baroness Mary Watkins of Tavis­tock, who is the alter­nate chair of the global Nursing Now initia­tive and a British professor of nursing. During her visit, the Baroness went on site visits to commu­nity partners who are having a positive impact on providing access to quality health care and deliv­ered the Soule lecture at the UW.

WSNA is excited to be supporting this impor­tant initiative.