As the world faces numerous concerns resulting from this pandemic, individuals and groups are finding their way to maintain forward movement. For professional nurses, decisions about delivering safe, effective care to patients, while supporting colleagues on the front line of care are of utmost importance. As the current pandemic continues, educational demands responsive to the changes across care environments and advancing ongoing programs of research place added pressures on nursing leadership. While the challenges in health care abound there is a growing awareness of new opportunities for the discipline.
Within NANDA-I, the ongoing pursuit of developing, testing, refining and translating a standardized language for nursing to communicate its unique contributions to the health care team has never been more pressing. Amidst the concerns about the cancellation of our 2020 international conference and related technology limitations, the NANDA-I Board took a sharp look at its strategic plan and the opportunities to continue the work of the organization and expanding opportunities for international dialogue among its members.
The strategic plan articulated as part of President Carme Espinosa’s, vision, calls for NANDA-I to remain a global force for the development and use of standardized diagnostic terminology to improve the health of all people. To accomplish this, the organization must create a visible and welcoming space for all nurses to join in discussions essential to advancing this work and integrating it into practice, education, research, and heath policy.
To begin achieving this goal, the Board has recruited the services of a full-service web designer and developer to help us design a new NANDA-International web site. The key features of the site will include a streamlined process for recruiting new and engaging current members in NANDA I activities, and an improved search processes to help members find the resources they need. There will also be more space for providing news and updates about NANDA-I member activities around the world
Ultimately, our mission is to facilitate the development, refinement, dissemination, and use of standardized nursing diagnostic terminology. We are committed to energizing a global network to increase the visibility of nursing’s unique contributions to patient care and the impact nursing knowledge on promoting evidence-driven patient outcomes. Our new website will become a portal of entry for new observations and ideas about how we can achieve our mission and vision.
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Author: Laura Rossi