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Shout to the top

Thomas Kearns Executive director, Faculty of nursing and midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Nurses need to make themselves heard so they can influence policymaking and contribute to political and economic agendas

For many years, I believed nursing was a values-based profession, with an interdependent relationship between professional practice, research and theory. However, following an amazing year working as interim chief executive at the International Council of Nurses in Geneva, I have come to realise nurses must see nursing as much more. And critically, so should policymakers at regional, national and international level.

Nursing Standard. 33, 9, 45-45. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.9.45.s17

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