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


  • 29 September – World Heart Day: Join the global movement for better heart-healthy choices wherever you live, work and play. Read more...

  • 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.
  • 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...



The Indonesian National Nurses Association is proud to announce that the General Assembly of the Indonesian parliament has passed a national Nursing Act on 25 September 2014.  This will go a long way to improving the regulation of the nursing profession as well as the working conditions of nurses and the standard of healthcare for the people of Indonesia.



Project Highlight: 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.