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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.




  • The WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia was elected to act as Secretariat of the Global Network.  A  Ceremony of Transfer was held on 29 July 2014 in Coimbra, Portugal at the 17th General Meeting of the WHO CC Global Network.  The Network is comprised of WHO Collaborating Centre from the six regions of WHO, who focus on nursing and midwifery.  Founded in 1988 the Network strives to enhance the collaborative activities of Nursing and Midwifery Collaborating Centres, supporting WHO’s efforts toward universal health coverage. More information can be found on www.globalnetworkwhocc.com/

  • Press release: USA and North Pacific Island nurses and human resource managers develop leadership skills. Read more...
  • Press release: Mary Wakefield - leading U.S. nurse to be keynote speaker at ICN’s International Nursing Conference. Read more...
  • In light of the devastating outbreak of the Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, ICN applauds the work of the healthcare professionals in these countries and stresses the importance for those working in health care settings to follow basic infection control measures including hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, the use of personal protective equipment and safe injection practices. For more information, go to: http://www.who.int/csr/don/2014_07_27_ebola/en/

  • ICN is pleased to announce that the Guidelines for Implementing Culturally Competent Nursing Care have been published in the Journal of Transcultural Nursing and can be directly access here



The Conselho Federal de Enfermagem will be holding the 17th Brazilian Congress of State Boards of Nursing (CBCENF) from 6-9 August 2014 with the goal of providing the best scientific debate with Brazilian nursing professionals and students nurses.  The Congress aims to bring scientific knowledge to professionals and nursing students and to improve excellence through courses, workshops, lectures, discussions, presentation of scientific, etc.


ICN Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network

The 8th ICN INP/APNN Conference will be hosted by the Finnish Nurses Association and will take place in Helsinki, Finland, 18-20 August 2014. The Helsinki conference aims to highlight the role of advanced practice nurses in promoting health care access and achieving intended outcomes. The focus will be on the impact of APN roles on patient and health care outcomes, also on the society and global levels. Questions related to patients’ equality, advanced career possibilities, evidence based practices, and prerequisites for practice will be of interest.

Launched in 2000 at the 8th International Conference of Nurse Practitioners in San Diego, Ca., USA, the ICN NP/APN Network serves as a  forum for exchange of knowledge, as a resource base for the development of advanced practice/nurse practitioner roles and the appropriate educational underpinning; and as a vehicle for ICN to harness specialist expertise.  The Network helps ICN more effectively meet its mandate as the global voice of the profession, provides a mechanism to promote and disseminate information from any of the network members and ICN, and acts as the base for future international collaboration around advanced practice and the nurse practitioner role.