Global Sponsorships

Pfizer is proud to be the founding sponsor of the Global Advisory Panel on the Future of Nursing. We recognize the importance of nursing’s distinct voice in support of health systems on a global basis. We are confident that this process will provide a pathway for amplifying the nursing perspective within health reform and addressing the evolving profession’s needs, ultimately leading to enhanced health outcomes.

At Pfizer, we apply science and our global resources to bring therapies to people that extend and significantly improve their lives. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacture of health care products. Our global portfolio includes medicines and vaccines as well as many of the world's best-known consumer health care products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as one of the world's premier innovative biopharmaceutical companies, we collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, Pfizer has worked to make a difference for all who rely on us. To learn more, please visit us at

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The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is a global leader in nursing research, education, and scholarship. The School and its baccalaureate, master’s, PhD, and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are recognized for excellence in educating nurses who set the highest standards for patient care and become innovative national and international leaders. Among U.S. nursing schools, the school’s graduate programs are currently ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report.

Physically located within a four-block radius of the top-ranked Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the internationally renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing offers an interprofessional environment to students and faculty that is second to none. The school attracts students and faculty from around the world to collaborate, conduct research, and apply best practices to advance the science and art of nursing. Students work hand in hand with faculty, immersing themselves locally and globally, with real-world opportunities and resources unparalleled in scope, quality, and innovation. Students have access to a variety of learning experiences in Baltimore city and rural farm communities in Maryland, across the globe, in large hospitals, in community clinics, and in international health organizations.

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing is honored to support GAPFON and its vision to establish a unified voice for nursing to advance global health outcomes.

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The collective voice of nursing regulation in the U.S. and its territories, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN®) is a not-for-profit organization whose membership comprises the boards of nursing in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories — American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands. There are also 21 associate members that are either nursing regulatory bodies or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.

NCSBN serves its member boards by conducting research on nursing practice issues, monitoring trends in public policy, nursing practice and education, while providing opportunities for collaboration among its members and other nursing and health care organizations.

A pioneer in the use of computerized adaptive testing (CAT) for nationwide licensure examinations, NCSBN’s NCLEX-RN® and NCLEX-PN® Examinations are recognized as two of the most preeminent licensure examinations in the world. In addition to the U.S. and its territories, the NCLEX-RN will become the national licensure examination for Canadian nurses in 2015.

The recently published NCSBN National Simulation Study is the recipient of two prestigious awards honoring its contributions to the body of nursing knowledge.

NCSBN also maintains Nursys®, the only national database for verification of nurse licensure, discipline and practice privileges for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VNs) licensed in participating jurisdictions. NCSBN is also actively involved with providing continuing education courses, videos, white papers, brochures and other resources to the nursing community on topics of crucial interest. Cognizant of the global world in which it functions, NCSBN recognizes importance of ongoing global dialogue regarding issues of common concern, as well as the multicultural exchange of thoughts and ideas. NCSBN is happy to lend its voice in support of GAPFON and its vision.

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