Connecting Nurses

Partnership objective

Provide an online forum for nurses worldwide to share ideas, advice and innovations.

Nurse Signe Bjørn invented an oxygen soother that makes it possible to give oxygen therapy to the youngest children without discomfort. Nurse Signe Bjørn invented an oxygen soother that makes it possible to give oxygen therapy to the youngest children without discomfort. Copyright Connecting Nurses

Description of partnership activities and how they address needs and challenges

The Connecting Nurses programme, supported by Sanofi, aims to provide an online forum for nurses worldwide to share ideas, advice and innovations. Connecting Nurses has been developed through a partnership between International Council of Nurses (ICN), Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF), Secrétariat International Des Infirmières et Infirmiers de l'Espace Francophone (SIDIIEF), Fondation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) and Association Française pour le Développement de l'Education Thérapeutique  (AFDET). The Connecting Nurses forum will facilitate the sharing of knowledge and resources, championing nursing accomplishments and advancing nursing practice worldwide. There are two programmes within Connecting Nurses:

  • Care Challenge, an annual contest that highlights nursing innovations and helps to put them into practice
  • Information Shareapy, a digital library of links designed for nurses to facilitate the search for relevant information, organise and share it with other healthcare professionals and patients.

Videos

Connecting Nurses: every rain drop deepens the ocean

Care Challenge - Nkwan Jacob Gobte from Kumbo

Partnership information

Company(ies) Sanofi

Partner(s) Association Française pour le Développement de l'Education Thérapeutique, Connecting Nurses, Fondation of European Nurses in Diabetes, International Council of Nurses (ICN), Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF), Secrétariat International Des Infirmières et Infirmiers de l'Espace Francophone (SIDIIEF)

Type of Partner(s) NGOs, Professional Associations

Therapeutic Focus Other

Disease(s) General Health, Palliative Care

Program Type(s) Availability of Treatment - Technology Transfer - Scientific Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing, Health System Infrastructure - mHealth, Health System Infrastructure - Training, Prevention Programs - Awareness & Outreach

Targeted Population(s) General population, Health professionals

Region(s) East Asia & Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, Latin America & Caribbean, Middle East & North Africa, North America, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa

Number of Countries 182

Country(ies) Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lao PDR, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, The Gambia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Start Date 2011

More information Connecting Nurses

Anticipated completion date Ongoing

« Doctors may know disease. Nurses know patients. The quality of nursing care has a huge impact on a patient’s experience. No other healthcare professional has such a broad and far-reaching role. »

Christopher Viebacher, CEO Sanofi