Nominate a pioneering nurse
As part of our celebration of palliative nursing in 2020 we invite you to nominate a nurse
Please note: Nominations have now closed
Identifying and showcasing pioneering nurses
- We will identify and celebrate key attributes in the work of Florence Nightingale that we would like to see in contemporary pioneering nurses; where these attributes are evident in other pioneering nurses such as Dame Cicely Saunders we want to highlight those too
- We will create and showcase a network of pioneering nurses from around the world who demonstrate some of these attributes and are driving palliative nursing forward to change the experience of people approaching the end of life. They will be people who are changing the face of end of life care and at the cutting edge of this work
- Where appropriate, we will consider how we can facilitate or support any further development they may require to help them achieve even more in the future.
What makes a pioneering nurse?
We’ve identified a list of eight key attributes that we believe make a nurse truly pioneering. These attributes were identified through an analysis of Florence Nightingale’s life and work as a nurse. We reviewed a whole range of descriptions of her approach and work through the eyes of others; we considered her own writings and visited the museum dedicated to her at St Thomas’ Hospital. Here are the attributes that emerged: