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Operated by nurses and leading nursing internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all and sound health policies globally.


                                      Participants and faculty of the 2014 Global Nursing Leadership Institute
                                                        ICN launches new nursing leadership website


  • Senesie Margao, President of the Sierra Leone Nurses Association (SLNA) has sent ICN an update on the situation regarding the Ebola virus in their country. Read more...
  • Marla Weston, Chief Executive Officer of the American Nurses Association, has been chosen as one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” along with three other nurses: Marilyn Tavenner, agency administrator with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Sister Carol Keehan, President and CEO of Catholic Health Association; and Maureen Bisognano, President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
  • Linda Doull, a registered nurse with a Master degree in Community Health, has been appointed as Global Health Cluster Coordinator to lead the WHO’s Global Health Cluster Unit.  The GHC is made up of more than 30 international humanitarian health organizations, including ICN, that have been working together over the past four years to build partnerships and mutual understanding and to develop common approaches to humanitarian health action.
  • The University of Surrey’s Human Rights and Nursing Award was presented to Rula al-Saffar, president of the Bahraini Nursing Society, at the 15th International Nursing Ethics Conference in Bangalore, India on 2 September 2014.
  • 35 nurse leaders graduate from the 2014 ICN-Burdett Global Nursing Leadership Institute. Read more...
  • ICN is pleased to launch a new and improved website for its leadership programmes today: http://leadership.icn.ch/. Read more
  • ICN and IHTSDO extend collaboration to advance harmonisation of health terminology. Read more...
  • World Alzheimer’s Month. September is World Alzheimer’s Month. With the theme, ‘Dementia: Can we reduce the risk?', this year’s campaign focuses on ways we may be able to help reduce our risk of developing dementia with brain healthy lifestyles. Read more...



The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) held its 2014 annual conference, Nurses – champions for change, 17-18 September 2014. The conference theme explored the importance of nursing entrepreneurs and their leadership in being champions for change; champions in the development of innovative models of care and work processes that put the patient at the centre of care, champions in generating new knowledge and disseminating it and champions of innovations in practice and the workplace.



 Grow Your Wellness

The online health and wellness centre, www.GrowYourWellness.com, now offers a new feature to assist nurses in strengthening their own health and wellness.  Healthy Nurses, Healthy Communities provides resources for nurses to address non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and healthy ageing. Nurses who invest in their own health act as important role models for their patients and communities. They are also well prepared to respond to the burdens of today’s demanding health care environments. The web-based resource centre (www.GrowYourWellness.com) is an initiative to mobilise and equip nurses to help address the global NCD crisis. Healthy Nurses, Healthy Communities offers nurse-tested wellness tools, such as tips for stress management and how to fit exercise into daily routines, as well as strategies and recipes to help nurses feel their best at any age. It also calls for immunisation for adult and work-related preventable diseases, such as influenza, hepatitis A and B, tetanus and pneumonia. Visitors will discover many ways to improve their wellness and lead their communities to better health.