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New top nurses training program to improve health

Updated: Mar 25, 2021


International Council of Nurses
The program aims to create a cadre of trained facilitators to support the delivery of GNLI 2020 and future ICN programmes. PHOTO: ImageCollab

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) held its first Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI) Facilitators’ Training Programme from 18 to 21 August. Responding to the current situation of COVID-19 around the world and the need for a virtual alternative to ICN’s flagship leadership program for nurses, it aims to create a cadre of trained facilitators to support the delivery of GNLI 2020 and future ICN programmes.

Annette Kennedy, president at ICN, says the GNLI Facilitators Training Programme is a strategic leadership programme which prepares top nurses from around the world to drive policy that improves the health of people, health care and the nursing profession. She says it is made up of three modules over six months including a residential workshop held in Switzerland and has a regional facilitator helping ensure GNLI 2020 scholars around the world experience outstanding learning.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GNLI 2020 will hold a virtual program in place of the residential week for the first time from 18 t