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


   Dr. Norma Lang, Distinguished Professor, who was instrumental in starting ICNP 25 years ago, visited with the ICN eHealth team members in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA .<br />
          First USA and North Pacific Island graduates of ICN Leadership for Change Programme™<br />


  • Press Release : Burdett Trust for Nursing sponsors participants to International Council of Nurses' conference in Korea. Read more...
  • Calling all nurses! Take the ICN & Pfizer survey of nurses' overall & workplace health. Click here and see your current health assessment & how to improve. Click here to go to the first of a series of blogs on nurses' workplace wellness on the Grow Your Wellness site.

  • With the proportion of older people increasing in almost every country, ICN is focused on ensuring nurses and health systems are adequately prepared to provide the care that will be needed in the future.  In March, ICN staff will attend two events addressing the topic of ageing.  ICN Nurse Consultant, Yukiko Kusano, will attend the First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia in Geneva, Switzerland 3-4 March to ensure that the nursing voice is heard in discussions on this major cause of disability and dependency among older people worldwide. And ICN CEO David Benton will deliver a speech on “Population ageing – a challenge to nursing” at the Nursing Congress in Porto, Portugal on 5-6 March.

  • Press Release : Refugee and Women's Health Top Concerns for Winner of Nursing's International Achievement Award. Read more...
  • Press Release : ICN Leadership for Change Programme™ celebrates first USA and North Pacific Island graduates. Read more...
  • Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective - click here for ICN's International Nurses Day 2015 kit !
  • Press Release : Growing support for shared ethical principles from healthcare and medicines providers. Read more...
  • For all ICN news and resources on Ebola, click here.
  • For job postings at the World Health Organization, please click here.
  • Registration to the ICN Conference 2015 is now open.  To register, please go to www.icn2015.ch/en/registration



The Malta Union of Midwives & Nurses is hosting the 11th European Commonwealth Conference on the theme 'Building Success - Nurses & Midwives Hold the Future'. Organised in collaboration with the Cyprus Nurses & Midwives Association and the Royal College of Nurses in the UK, the conference will be held on 6-7 March 2015.



Non-communicable disease

ICN recognises there is an urgent need for nurses everywhere to engage with their colleagues, communities and all sectors to address the growing threat of non-communicable disease. Our projects include the African Nurse Training Programme which aims to improve awareness, recognition and management of co-morbid diabetes and depression; the Grow Your Wellness online resource centre which provides a variety of educational, assessment, intervention and advocacy materials to support health professionals engaging in health and wellness activities; and participation in the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020.