2020: International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife


Let’s Celebrate 2020

International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

The World Health Organization has designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife in honour of the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth
ICN is bringing the nursing community together by sharing on this platform all events organized by its Members!

07 Apr 2020

State of the World’s Nursing Report Launch

Switzerland

On 7 April 2020, World Health Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) will launch the first State of the World’s Nursing Report which will describe...

21 Apr 2020 - 22 Apr 2020

Workforce Forum April 2020

Switzerland

ICN and JSNO, the Joint Virtual Swedish Nurse organisation for international work, our Swedish NNA, are collaborating together to prepare for the next International Workforce...

12 May 2020

International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12 May every year with a theme chosen by ICN. For 2020, ICN has chosen the theme Nurses: A...

13 May 2020 - 15 May 2020

Global Nursing & Midwifery Triad Meetings

Switzerland

Just prior to the World Health Assembly, the International Council of Nurses, International Confederation of Midwives and the World Health Organization will bring nursing and...

16 May 2020

World Health Professions Regulation Conference

Switzerland

The 6th World Health Professions Regulation Conference will provide participants with insights, perspectives and discussion on current challenges in health professional regulation. The 2020 edition...

17 May 2020 - 21 May 2020

World Health Assembly

Switzerland

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific...

30 Aug 2020 - 02 Sep 2020

11th ICN NP/APN Network Conference 2020

Canada

Envisioning advanced practice nursing beyond 2020: Wider reach, bigger impact The Nurse Practitioner Association of Nova Scotia (NPANS) in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses (ICN)...

09 Sep 2020 - 12 Sep 2020

2020 Taiwan International Nursing Conference Endorsed by ICN

Taiwan

The Taiwan Nurses Association (TWNA) will host the “2020 Taiwan International Nursing Conference Endorsed by the International Council of Nurses (ICN)” on September 9-12, 2020...

27 Oct 2020 - 28 Oct 2020

Nightingale2020

United Kingdom

This international conference will showcase how nurses and midwives can work collectively to transform global health and care for everyone, everywhere. Nightingale2020 will celebrate Florence...

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For International Nurses Day 2020, ICN has chosen the theme Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health. We are developing a variety of fantastic resources (logo, posters, report, videos, etc) for you to use to make sure the world hears our voice on 12 May and throughout the year!
ICN is part of a global voice that’s been speaking for nurses around the world for 120 years. This timeline celebrates the inspirational women and men whose dedication and pioneering spirit helped to create the ICN, which now represents over the 20 million nurses worldwide!