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World’s largest mentoring initiative for front-line healthcare workers launched

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EdTech business Vygo has announced a partnership with not-for-profit Nursing Now Challenge, which will provide unrivaled professional development and leadership skills to more than 100,000 professional and student nurses and midwives globally.

The partnership is aiming to be the world’s largest mentoring initiative for nurses and midwives, setting a new benchmark for creating global communities to support healthcare front-line workers.

The Nursing Now Challenge, a programme of the Burdett Trust for Nursing, was founded to support nurses and midwives globally in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the International Council of Nurses.

The initiative is looking to raise the status and profile of nursing, working to empower nurses to take their place at the heart of tackling 21st Century health challenges.

Nursing Now Challenge Programme Director, Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, said the Nursing Now Challenge is committed to supporting nurses & midwives around the world to thrive.

“Now more than ever it is vital that we work to protect the mental health and well-being of the global nursing and midwifery community.

“Without them, there can be no healthy future for all,” Bayliss-Pratt said.

COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of learner support platforms, such as Vygo, due to the increasing demand for borderless support services.

Now more than ever it is vital that we work to protect the mental health and well-being of the global nursing and midwifery community. Without them, there can be no healthy future for all.

Nursing Now Challenge Programme Director, Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt

For the Nursing Now Challenge, the adoption of Vygo will enable nurses and midwives to engage with the global nursing community at scale through a bidirectional learning experience.

Vygo has committed to providing support programmes for students and nurses throughout every stage of their nursing and midwifery journey, ensuring a holistic and inclusive support experience.

Mentors and mentees will be able to discuss global health topics, share personal experiences, and soundboard their ideas through this mentoring initiative.

Founded in Australia, Vygo works with universities, government bodies, and not-for-profits across the globe, actively supporting students in more than 50 countries every month.

To learn how your institution can get involved with the Nursing Now Challenge through Vygo, please click here.

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