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Chief Nurse Blog: Nursing Matters June 2023

Since its foundation in 1899, the International Council of Nurses has always had the education of the worldwide nursing workforce as a major focus of its work.

26 June 2023

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Latest cohort of ICN’s GNLI scholars join GNLI alumni with “unparalleled understanding of importance of advocacy and action”

Thirty senior nurses from 21 countries graduated from ICN’s flagship Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI™) in a ceremony hosted by ICN President Dr Pamela Cipriano.

23 June 2023

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ICN urges International Labour Organisation to listen to nurses on the front line and calls for recognition of nursing’s contribution to good health care and social justice

ICN Senior Policy Advisor Karine Lavoie represented the world’s nurses at the International Labour Organisations’ 111th Annual Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, last week.

22 June 2023

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ICN opens virtual access to a “slice” of its Montreal Congress!

In order to widened access to its international Congress to be held in Montreal, Canada, 1-5 July, the ICN is offering a selection of Congress sessions via a virtual platform, known as “Spotlight on Congress”.

22 June 2023

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ICN launches global online learning platform for all nurses on key nursing and health priorities

ICN is pleased to announce the launch of a new global online learning platform to broaden nurses’ knowledge about issues that are vital to the profession and to global health. These free learning modules provide high quality Continuing Professional Development opportunities available to all nurses. All the modules will be available in English, Spanish and French.

21 June 2023

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Canada’s Health Minister and Chief Nurse to speak at ICN Congress in July

The Honourable Jean Yves Duclos, Minister for Health for Canada, and Dr Leigh Chapman, Chief Nursing Officer for Canada will speak at the International Council of Nurses’ (ICN) Congress to be held in Montreal, Canada, 1-5 July 2023.

8 June 2023

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BBC highlights ICN’s concerns over international recruitment from ‘Red List’ countries

The International Council of Nurses’ position on the international recruitment of nurses has made headline news across the BBC, its flagship Radio 4 Programme ‘Today’ and BBC World Service.

6 June 2023

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ICN calls on nations at 76th World Health Assembly to turn talk of supporting nurses into action

ICN’s 80-strong delegation of nurses at the WHA, led by ICN President Dr Pamela Cipriano, spoke at a wide range of side events and intervened on numerous agenda items at the event, including on emergency preparedness, UHC, infection prevention and control, and women’s and children’s health.

1 June 2023


Chief Nurse Blog: Nursing Matters May 2023

This month my blog highlights ICN’s work for International Nurses Day (IND) on May 12, which included the launch of our year-long campaign, Our Nurses, Our Future, a new report and our Charter for Change.

30 May 2023

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ICN at the 76th World Health Assembly in Geneva - 24 May 2023

ICN has a delegation of nurses at the WHA, with six delegates attending in person, and around 80 following the proceedings online. Today they continued making contributions to the debates and discussions of the WHA, including two formal interventions.

25 May 2023

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The leader of Sudan’s nurses calls on colleagues around the world to back calls for ceasefire amid devastation in his war-torn country

ICN has published a letter from the President of the Sudan Nurses Organisation, Mowafag Hassan Hashim, addressing the nurses of the world and asking them for their support.

25 May 2023

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ICN hosts luncheon meeting for all nurse delegates at the 76th World Health Assembly

Ministers of Health from El Salvador, France, Jamaica, Malawi, New Zealand, Seychelles, Thailand and the UK were also in attendance, along with representatives from ICN’s national nursing associations and a variety of organisations including BBC, CERN, Global Colon Cancer Association, International Committee of the Red Cross, International Organization for Migration, Médecins Sans Frontières, Mission Haiti, Nursing Now, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, UNOG, WHO, World Patients Alliance and the World Trade Organization

24 May 2023