On the occasion of its first anniversary, the Nursing Now campaign has launched the Nightingale Challenge, which challenges hospitals across the world to provide leadership and development training for 20,000 nurses and midwives in 2020. It calls on every large employer of nurses to give at least 20 young nurses and midwives the skills they need to play an even more influential role in shaping health care delivery in the future. 2020 is a significant year as it marks the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale, considered by many as the founder of modern nursing. The World Health Organization announced last month that they will request the World Health Assembly in May to declare 2020 as the ‘Year of the Nurse and Midwife”. The Nightingale Challenge will be officially launched at the ICN Congress in Singapore in June 2019. For more information on the Nightingale Challenge, click here.