As a member of ICN, national nursing associations (NNAs) have a seat and a voice at the highest policy-making tables in the world.
There is no individual membership to ICN. Nurses who are part of their national nurses association are automatically part of ICN. You may find the member association for your country by consulting our online Members List. If you are yet not a member of your country NNA, we hope you will join us through them. If your NNA is not yet a member of ICN, why not contact them to see if they are considering or working toward membership?
ICN grants affiliate status to international specialist nursing organisations which have a mission, mandate, constitution and objectives consistent with those of ICN; demonstrate that the majority of members and officials are nurses, and that nurses have the authority to direct and make decisions on all nursing matters; exist as an organisation of individual members or as a federation of national organisations, or a mix of the two; has a working relationship with ICN members or encourage such relationships to strengthen the nursing voice nationally; and have members in at least four of the ICN areas, covering both developed and developing countries.
As a member of ICN, national nursing associations (NNAs) have a seat and a voice at the highest policy-making tables in the world. Their contributions to ICN’s work help to shape global strategy, define what nursing is, build nursing leadership and strengthen the profession around the world. ICN ‘s resources, webinars and events help to improve working conditions and health outcomes in country and, with access to ICN’s global expertise, our NNAs receive expert support in lobbying their governments, publishing their work, and speaking at high level events.
As part of the ICN family, NNAs can share knowledge and learn from other NNAs, contribute and obtain access to privileged critical and current information, take part in and receive reduced rates for ICN events and benefit from continuing education offers.