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


  Carrie Tudor (centre), ICN TB Project Director, accepting the International Cooperation Award of China TB Control on behalf of ICN.


  • Presentations by speakers at the ICN Conference in Seoul, with a selection of photos, are now available here.

  • UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule. The world has exceeded the AIDS targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • ICN’s TB work in China receives award: ICN’s work to strengthen global nursing capacity in the prevention, detection, care and treatment of TB and M/XDR-TB was recognised by the International Cooperation Award of China TB Control. The award was presented to Carrie Tudor, ICN TB Project Director, at the China National Academic Conference on TB Control in Wuhan, China, organised annually by the China Medical Association and the Chinese TB Society.

  • Press Release: Dr David Benton steps down as CEO of International Council of Nurses. Read more...
  • Nursing Ethics: This month, a landmark reference work documenting the international development of nursing ethics as a discourse and practice will be available from Sage Publications as part of its Library of Nursing series. Nursing Ethics brings together for the first time a collection of foundational ethical articles of the nursing profession. One of Australia’s foremost nursing scholars, Megan-Jane Johnstone PhD, RN, is the editor of this major work, published by Sage Publications. The 16thNursing Ethics Conference will be held 17-18 July at the University of Surrey in the UK. For more information, click here.

  • The International Confederation of Midwives will be holding its 5th Regional Conference of the Americas 15-17 July, hosted by the Suriname Organization of Midwives.  The theme chosen is "Invest in Health Pregnancy, Invest in Midwives".  During three days common visions and goals for the future of midwifery will be share.  For more information, click here.
    The ICM will also hold its Asia Pacific Regional Conference 2015 in Yokohama, Japan, 20-22 July, co-hosted by the Japanese Nurses Association, Japanese Midwives Association and Japan Academy of Midwifery. For more information go to: www.icmaprc2015.org/en/index.html

  • For job postings at the World Health Organization, please click here.



The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa’s (DENOSA) National Learner Movement held its second National Executive Committee meeting from 4-5 July at the DENOSA Head Office in Pretoria to discuss and resolve a number of issues regarding nursing education and practice in the country. In February, Free State Premier Ace Magashule announced in his budget speech that the province will import 100 nurses from Cuba to work at Free State’s primary health care facilities, despite the fact that the province has trained nurses who are currently without employment.  DENOSA calls on Free State to address this issue.  On a more positive note, as part of the fight against non-communicable diseases among health professionals, the Learner Movement will be hosting the National Health Games in December in Port Elizabeth where student nurses throughout the country will be taking part in the health games. Community outreach campaigns will also be held in surrounding communities to promote the message of healthy lifestyles.



The ICN TB / MDR-TB project ‘Leading Lights’ initiative, which aims to showcase the work of exceptional nurses trained by the ICN TB/MDR-TB project who are making an outstanding contribution to TB prevention, care and management in their local facility and/or community, has recently selected two nurses as “Leading Lights”:  Liang Yuexin (China) and  Zamani Dlamini (South Africa). Click here for more information on these nurses. The ICN TB/MDR-TB Project has been part of the Eli Lilly MDR-TB Partnership since 2005. The project aims to build global nursing capacity in the prevention, care and treatment of TB. This is achieved by training experienced nurses to cascade information to nursing colleagues and other health workers with the purpose of making improvements to patient care delivery.