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12th of May 2015: The International Nurses Day

The message of the ICN President, Judith Shamian

Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 01:00

Virtual nursing session during the Med-e-Tel Conference 2015

Join the virtual nursing session to be held during the Med-e-Tel Conference on Friday, 24 April 2015 from 14:00-16:00 European Central Time (Luxembourg).  It is sponsored by Telenursing Working Group of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth, in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses.

The virtual nursing session can be accessed via the Anymeeting Platform: Seven nurses will make presentations, and there will be opportunity for questions to the presenters. Any questions you may have before Med-e-Tel may be directed to the ICN eHealth Programme office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Anymeeting Vroom Platform will open for technical adjustments 1 hour before the time interval scheduled for the session. 

All remote participants will access the Anymeeting Platform as "ATTENDEES".

In order to get specific skills, attendees are recommended to visit the following "Anymeeting" areas:

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 01:00

Dr Norma Lang looks back at the beginning of ICNP

                                               Norma Lang

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the International Classification for Nursing Practice,
Dr Norma Lang looks back at the beginning of ICNP.


Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 01:00

26 January: Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration

On 26 January, an event will be held in Geneva, Switzerland to celebrate the first anniversary of the Consensus Framework for Ethical Collaboration between patients’ organisations, healthcare professionals and the pharmaceutical industry.  The Consensus Framework was established by five global healthcare organisations in order to support partnerships that will aim to delivers great patient benefits and support high quality patient care.  The five founding organisations are the International Alliance of Patients Organizations (IAPO), the International Council of Nurses (ICN), the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Association (IFPMA) the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) and the World Medical Association (WMA).  This year, two new partners have endorsed the Framework: the International Hospital Federation /IHF) and the International Generic Pharmaceutical Alliance (IGPA).  For more information on the anniversary event, please contact the IFPMA secretariat at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 01:00

Health Risk Assessment (HRA) Instrument

ICN and Pfizer have jointly developed a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) Instrument to assess nurse’s lifestyle behaviour, with a particular focus on healthy ageing. Thanks to further funding from Pfizer, this instrument will now be expanded to include further questions on immunisation, cholesterol levels and work environment issues.

The new HRA will be sent to selected nurse populations in order to study results and create collateral material to support identified needs.  The results will be presented at a “Healthy Nurse” booth at the ICN Conference in Korea in June, where additional data will be collected from participants. Maintaining a healthy workforce is important for both nurses themselves and to protect vulnerable patients.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 01:00

UN Ambassadors and longstanding funders celebrate the GCEF

GCEF 1On the occasion of the 10th GCEF Country Coordinators Workshop in Geneva, UN Ambassadors joined long standing funders, Board Directors of the Florence Nightingale International Foundation and ICN staff, to celebrate and learn more about the impact and outcomes of the Girl Child Education Fund since its launch in 2005. After listening intently to moving presentations from the GCEF Country Coordinators, Ambassadors from the four implementing countries of Kenya, Swaziland, Uganda and Zambia, and those from Norway, Sweden and the USA, where NNAs have been loyal supporters, along with the Project Manager of the Symphasis Foundation, all pledged further support and continued solidarity. With over 300 graduates since 2006, the GCEF has also made an impact in lowering dropout and pregnancy rates amongst the participants.

Attending were: H.E. Mrs Pamela Hamamoto, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the United States of America; H.E. Ms. Encyla Sinjela, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia; H.E.

Mr. John Kakonge, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kenya; H.E. Ambassador Rossette Nyirinkindi Katungye, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Uganda; H.E. Mr Steffen Kongstad, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Norway; Ms Jennifer J. Neves, Chargé d’Affaires, Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of Swaziland; Ms Katarina Martholm Fried, Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Sweden; Thomas Albert, Project Manager, Symphasis Charitable Foundation; Dr. Patrizia Carlevaro, FNIF Board Director; Linda Carrier-Walker, FNIF Board Director; Jean Barry, ICN Nurse Consultant; Maite Martinez, ICN Policy Coordinator. The Ambassadors of Denmark and Japan and Paula DeCola of Pfizer regretted they were not able to attend.

Presentations can be accessed here:

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 01:00


Last Updated on Friday, 18 October 2013 10:45