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ICN releases posters, digital resources for International Nurses Day - One month until #IND2024!

Today ICN released a series of posters and a virtual background for use by nurses, nursing associations, clinics and supporters of nursing to celebrate this special day.

12 April 2024

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ICN continues 125-year long drive to develop nursing across the globe with launch of next stage of its organizational programme for nurse leaders in Africa

ICN has launched the 3rd phase of its Organizational Development of National Nursing Associations program, continuing its 125-year long history of developing nurses’ organizations and the nurses that belong to them.

8 April 2024

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ICN says WHO’s World Health Day theme of the right of everyone to have access to quality health services requires substantial investment

ICN has welcomed the WHO’s World Health Day theme My Health, My Right, ahead of World Health Day, Sunday, 7 April.

5 April 2024


ICN calls for more protection of humanitarian and health workers

ICN says there is still time for member states to the WHO proposed Pandemic Accord to ensure that the nursing workforce is properly protected.

4 April 2024

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International Council of Nurses reaction to deaths of seven World Central Kitchen aid workers in Gaza

Responding to the shocking and heartbreaking news of the seven international aid workers from World Central Kitchen (WCK) killed in Gaza, ICN President Pamela Cipriano and CEO Howard Catton.

3 April 2024

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The Guardian article highlights ICN’s concerns about international nurse recruitment and its drastic effects in low-income nations

A major article on The Guardian website is highlighting ICN’s concerns about nurse migration from poorer to richer nations, which nurse leaders in Africa have called a new form of colonialism.

28 March 2024

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ICN influences the future of mental health training for nurses and other health professionals at WHO global guidelines event in Shanghai, China

ICN has taken part in a technical workshop on the implementation of pre-registration mental health and substance use education and training for nurses and other health professionals.

26 March 2024

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Nurse leaders agree global nursing crisis built on shortages, lack of investment and spiraling nurse migration

More than 100 nurse leaders from 40 countries have held in-depth face-to-face meetings with in Sweden and Rwanda, where they raised their concerns about the growing crisis in nursing, driven by shortages and lack of investment.

20 March 2024

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ICN mental health guidelines map out a clear path toward the provision of high-quality mental health care for all

ICN held an online seminar on 6 March 2024 to launch its new Mental Health Nursing Guidelines.

13 March 2024

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On International Women’s Day ICN says investing in nursing will bring benefits for women and girls everywhere

ICN is celebrating International Women’s Day with a call to governments to recognize the benefits of investing in nurses for the healthcare and wellbeing of the global population.

8 March 2024

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ICN launches new guidelines to help nurses tackle the growing global crisis in mental health care

ICN has today published new Guidelines on Mental Health Nursing as part of its mission to improve mental health care globally.

6 March 2024

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International Council of Nurses sends its sincere condolences and gives thanks for the life of former ICN President Dr Kim Mo-Im

It is with great sadness that the ICN announces the passing of Dr Kim Mo-Im, who served as ICN’s 21st President from 1989-1993 and an ICN Board member from 1981 to 1985.

1 March 2024