As the number of confirmed COVID-19 nurse deaths passes 1000, latest ICN report reveals that less than half of the countries surveyed classify COVID-19 as occupational disease - adding to a litany of complaints showing nurses are not being prioritized by governments. ICN calls on governments to take action to rectify this scandalous situation.
World Heart Day is celebrated on 29 September. This year, the campaign is asking the world to #Use Heart to help prevent cardiovascular disease and to celebrate the real-life heroes around the world committed to heart health On this day, ICN celebrates the work of #HeartHeroes, Rita Akiki and Marleine Saad and Rihane Zoghby, three nurses from Lebanon who are helping patients to regain their autonomy and become more involved in their own care.
International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. ICN commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses' Day (IND) resources and evidence.
The GCEF supports the primary and secondary schooling of girls under the age of 18 in developing countries whose nurse parent or parents have died.
The ICN Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI) offers senior and strategic leadership development at the executive level for nurses from countries across all world regions.