Current Content
Volume 34, Number 2
March/April 2008

Continuing Nursing Education
The Network for Nursing In Child Health
Lynda Harrison, Gloria Montenegro, Silvina Malvares , Minerva Astudillo, Veronica Behn, Maria Rita Bertolozzi, Anna Maria Chiesa, Maritza Espinoza, Elizabeth Fujimori, Doreen Harper, Alda Orellana, Karen Saenz, Cecília H. S. Sigaud,Maria de La Ó Ramallo Veríssimo

The Network for Nursing in Child Health was launched in 2006 building on earlier collaboration of a group of nurses in Latin America to study the needs for strengthening pediatric nursing curricula in the region. This Network is one of more than 10 specialty nursing networks being developed with support from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) as a mechanism for promoting collaboration and communication between nurses of different countries to improve nursing practice and health care. The initial goals of the Network for Nursing in Child Health are to share knowledge and experience related to child health nursing and to promote incorporation of guidelines related to the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMCI) in nursing curricula. At this time, membership in the Network is open to all nurses interested in working toward the Network’s objectives, although communications are in Spanish. This collaborative network demonstrates the power of nursing working in a concerted way to build on its strengths and increase the capacity of nurses and health care workers to address global health priorities related to children’s health care.