International Council of Nurses
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations (NNAs), representing the more than 20 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organisation for health professionals. Operated by nurses and leading nurses internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.
ICN, WHO and Nursing Now sign agreement
New website launch
International Council of Nurses calls for increased nursing leadership to combat effects of climate change on health
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.
Nursing Now is a three-year global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization.It is a programme of the Burdett Trust for Nursing.