The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, announced the founding sponsors of the Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing. GAPFON, a panel of international health and nurse leaders, was convened in March 2014 to establish a voice and vision for the future of nursing, with the overall goal of advancing global health. Key issues include the need for reform, advocacy and innovations in leadership, policy, practice, education and work environments, according to STTI. The founding sponsors include Pfizer, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
“We have never felt more deeply the need for a unified voice and vision for the future of nursing worldwide,” STTI President Hester C. Klopper, PhD, MBA, RN, RM, FANSA, said in the announcement.
STTI will host three GAPFON regional meetings with government, education and healthcare leaders in 2015.
For more information, visit www.GAPFON.org