Nurse-to-Nurse Global Initiative (NTNGI) is a nonprofit organization driven by a passionate belief in utilizing grassroots efforts to foster collaboration and empowerment among nurses, allowing them to best help alleviate the problems of global disease, lack of access to care, and poor health outcomes, particularly among vulnerable and underprivileged patient populations.
Nurses play a vital role in global health, and they represent the largest professional sector of the global healthcare workforce (about 45 to 60%). Yet, nursing workforce shortages and lack of education/training opportunities have had a notably negative impact on healthcare around the world. Global efforts need to more adequately address and solve these problems. NTNGI believes that when nurses take advantage of evidence-based education and professional development opportunities, they can provide more effective care that leads to improved health outcomes and enhanced quality of life for patients and their families all over the world.
NTNGI offers vital education, training, and professional development opportunities for the global nurse community
Our mission is to promote health and dignity of marginalized patient populations by empowering and advancing the leadership and professional development of the nurses that serve them. This mission is operationalized through NTNGI’s foundational pillars of Practice, Leadership, Research, and Scholarship.
We envision a world in which nurses reach across boundaries to empower each other in the delivery of safe and quality nursing care. We want to ensure that all nurses have the infrastructure they need to perform patient care in a safe environment and a strong voice to advocate for their patients. To that end, we advocate for the empowerment of nurses as critical members of the interdisciplinary health team that shapes health policy and holistic care of patients and their families.