Honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, 2020 is designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. This year will be dedicated to highlighting the enormous sacrifices and contributions of nurses and midwives, and to ensuring that the shortage of these vital professions across the globe be addressed.
Articles of Interest
State of the World's Nursing Report
As part of its celebration of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, The World Health Organization has released the State of the World's Nursing Report.
Interviews and Messages
- NPR Interview “Calling The Shots In The Year Of The Nurse And Midwife” with Ernest Grant, President of the American Nurses Association; and Pamela Cipriano, First Vice President of the International Council of Nurses
- View a video message from 2020 AONL President Mary Ann Fuchs on the Year of the Nurse.
- Year of the Nurse and Nurses Month Celebratory Announcement from ANA
Nursing Times has compiled a list of events taking place around the globe to mark the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
September - October 2020
WHO regional committees, which includes potential regional commitments to be made on the health workforce based on the WHO’s State of the World’s Nursing report