Critical Care Nurses worldwide to join together in celebrating the Florence Nightingale bicentenary on the 12th of May.

11th May 2020

On the 12th of May, Critical Care Nurses across the world will join nursing colleagues in celebrating the Florence Nightingale bicentenary. In honour of this and 2020 being the WHO "Year of the Nurse" BACCN have collaborated with the University of Nottingham's "Florence Nightingale comes home" project to bring this to #BACCNConf2020.  Florence Nightingale is one of the best-known women in Victorian medicine. ... Although she is best remembered for her work during the Crimean War (1853-56), Nightingale fundamentally changed the role of nursing in hospitals and was a key figure in introducing new professional training standards.



Our Chair Nicki Credland spoke to the team about her nursing career and some of the pressures that Critical Care Nurses are facing a daily basis during the current pandemic:

Never has Critical Care Nursing been the spotlight like we've been over the last couple of months working in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our theme for the BACCN Virtual Conference in September is "Critical Care Nursing: the next decade", but I want to ask: "As a nurse working in 2020 can you still relate to Florence Nightingale?" 

The "Florence Nightingale comes home" team will join us in September sharing the work they've done and answering any and all questions you might have about "the lady with the lamp".  Visit their website and let them take you on a journey exploring the world of Florence Nightingale. 


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