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




  • New ICN Position Statement: The right to connect via information and communication technology is a new ICN position statement available here
  • Workplace Bullying The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), in partnership with NUI Galway and the National College of Ireland (NCI), has published findings of a large-scale survey of nurses and midwives in Ireland on the current levels of workplace bullying being experienced by its members. The survey highlights that over the past four years there has been an increase of over 13% in perceived incidences of bullying.has been an increase of over 13% in perceived incidences of bullying.

  • Press Release: Margaret Chan, Director General, World Health Organization to be ICN Nursing Conference Keynote Speaker. Read more...
  • A Statement of Support of European Immunization Week by ICN President, Judith Shamian, can be found on the website of WHO Euro. Please click here to go to the statement.

  • ICN sends our sincere condolences to the friends and families of those who lost their lives in the earthquake in Nepal.  Our thoughts go to the nurses and other health workers in Nepal who are helping to save lives and care for those who are suffering.

  • The World Health Organization, in collaboration with ICN, is holding a side event on 17 June just prior to the ICN Conference in Seoul, Korea.   During this event, presentations and discussions will centre around the WHO Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health “The Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: Workforce 2030”.  In addition, WHO recently engaged over 100 key partners and individuals to provide their opinions on the current Strategic Directions for strengthening Nursing and Midwifery, which will also be discussed at the ICN/WHO side event on 17 June.  This side event is open to all representatives of the ICN's Council of National Nursing Associations (CNR) as well as to registered CNR observers.  Please note observer space is limited.

  • ICN Conference – Searchable list of abstracts now available online! Please click here to access the online abstract search engine of all concurrent, symposium and poster sessions at the ICN Conference in Seoul.

  • Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective - click here for ICN's International Nurses Day 2015 kit !
  • For job postings at the World Health Organization, please click here.



On 10-12 May 2015 the Ordem dos Enfermeiros (Portuguese Order of Nurses) will host its IV Congress at the Lisbon Congress Centre under the theme "Leading in Health, Build Alternatives.  The Congress will highlight issues such as Health in Europe: expenditure or investment, Nursing in the improvement of the Portuguese Health System efficiency, Indicators and financing for sensitive health outcomes, Health gains by prescribing by nurses and  Nursing in Portugal: a development strategy for the world". 



Two new ICN-Accredited ICNP Research and Development Centres have been approved in Italy and Canada. The ICN-Accredited Italian ICNP Research & Development Centre is located in Rome, Italy at the Nursing Research Unit Department of Public Health and Infectious Disease at Sapienza University of Rome. The mission of the Italian ICNP Research & Development Centre is to increase and update ICNP utilization. The centre will disseminate and update the terminology translated into Italian, via continuous education and publications; advance the development of ICNP through research in clinical and educational settings; and promote ICNP utilisation in eHealth programmes at the national and international level. The development of the mission will also help give economic value to nursing care. The Centre is in continuous collaboration with the National Nursing Association CNAI and other Stakeholders. The ICN-Accredited French Canadian Research & Development Centre for ICNP is located in Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, at the University of Sherbrooke School of Nursing. The mission of the Centre is to promote and support the use of ICNP by French-speaking nursing students, healthcare workers and health organisations. A team of researchers lead the Centre in collaboration with clinical nurses specialists from teaching hospital setting involved in the preparation of using of ICNP regarding clinical health records.