The Future of Nursing
Tuesday 1 December 2020, 7.30-8.30pm AEDT
Join us for the fourth event in our ANNA Webinar Series: “The Future of Nursing”
The 2020 International Year of the Nurse and Midwife is a once in a generation opportunity to propel nursing and midwifery into the spotlight and onto the agenda of governments globally, with the ultimate goal of improving health for all. Nurses around the world are needed now more than ever.
The “State of the World’s Nursing” report, released earlier this year, provided a global picture of the nursing workforce. While there is much to celebrate, at the same time there are inequities in the distribution of nurses around the world. 9 million more nurses and midwives are needed globally by 2030. Investing in the education and development of nurses and allowing them to work to their full potential are some of the most valuable things we can do to improve global health outcomes.
Join Professor Jill White as she talks about the valuable work of the Nursing Now! Campaign and the role that every nurse has in learning, leading and delivering quality essential healthcare services around the world.
Professor Jill White AM, RN, RM, MEd, PhD, MHPol
Professor White is a Professor Emerita of the Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sydney and the Faculty of Health University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) Australia. Jill retired from the University of Sydney in 2018 and is now an independent consultant in the areas of health education, regulation and policy. In 2017 Jill was seconded to the International Council of Nurses (ICN) as Associate Director (Global Education).
Professor White was the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sydney from 2008-2015. Prior to this she was Dean of the Faculty of Nursing Midwifery and Health at the University of Technology, Sydney 1997-2008.
Jill was the inaugural Chair of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council 2010-2013, having had an active leadership role in regulation since 2002.
Prof. White was a Fellow of the University Senate of the University of Sydney (the University senior governing body) until July 2017 and in 2015 she was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Jill was researching how nursing might have a greater influence on health policy.
Jill has undertaken work in many countries, notably assisting with the development of Midwifery programmes in Vietnam, a Non-Communicable Diseases programme in Tonga and educational developments in Indonesia and India.
Currently Jill is the Western Pacific Region nursing representative on the Board of the Nursing Now! Campaign.
Webinar attendance and completion of the reflection tool can be included in your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio. A certificate will be issued after the webinar.