• Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

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


  • 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.

  • The Fight the Fakes campaign has been shortlisted as a nominee for the 2014 Digital Communications Awards ("Associations" category), hosted by Quadriga University in Berlin on 19 September. The Digital Communications Awards showcases the best projects that engage an online audience, from social media campaigns to blogs. As a partner in the Fight the Fakes campaign, ICN is very pleased with the recognition the campaign has already received by being shortlisted alongside some excellent other candidates. 

  • 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
  • Global Nursing Leadership Institute opens doors to largest class ever of senior nurse leaders. 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 Federal Council of the Swedish Association for Health Professionals (Vårdförbundet) met on 16-17 September 2014.  The Federal Council is an advisory body to the Board of the Association.  The Nordic Nurses' Federation's board meeting was also held on 17 September in the offices of the Danish Nurses' Organization. The Nordic Nurses Federation is a cooperative body for six Nordic nurses' associations: the Danish Nurses' Organization, the Finnish Nurses' Association, the Faroese Nurses' Association, the Icelandic Nurses' Association, the Norwegian Nurses' Organisation and the Nurse Section of the Swedish Association of Health Professionals..  The Federation gives representatives of the member associations the opportunity to discuss issues of mutual concern regarding professional and socio-political matters and organisational affairs.


 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.