Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

20 October 2020

Sarah Courtney, Minister for Health

Nightingale's lamp casts light on leadership

Tasmania has more than 9,000 private and public nurses and midwives who do a wonderful job and are the backbone of our health system.

The Department of Health is encouraging those nurses and midwives aged up to 35-years-old to develop their leadership skills through the 2020 Nightingale Challenge.

The World Health Organization’s 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife marks Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday by helping nurses and midwives prepare for their expanding roles in health.

The challenge provides a series of international webinars and a practice development workshop and offers nurses and midwives the chance to network with colleagues worldwide.

I would strongly encourage Tasmanian nurses and midwives aged 35 years or under who want to develop their leadership skills and positively contribute to their profession to apply.

Applications are open and close 2 November 2020.

Further information about the challenge, including an application form, is available at

Email or call 6166-1570 during normal office hours for more information.

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