The International Council of Nurses Foundation was created in 1990. It is the ICN Swiss-based Foundation registered with the Geneva Registre du Commerce. The ICNF Board is composed of the ICN Executive members and two Swiss-based members.
The Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes.
The particular business and objects of the Foundation are and shall be to increase the public knowledge and to improve nursing education, research and services to people :
- by engaging in studies, surveys and research,
- by the maintenance of a library or libraries,
- by the publication of essays, studies, reports, treaties and other scientific, educational and literary works, and by conducting conferences and workshops,
- by all other means