International Year of the Nurse & Midwife

2020 global year of the nurse

Honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, 2020 is designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. This year will be dedicated to highlighting the enormous sacrifices and contributions of nurses and midwives, and to ensuring that the shortage of these vital professions across the globe be addressed.

State of the World's Nursing Report

As part of its celebration of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, The World Health Organization has released the State of the World's Nursing Report.

Tri-Council Articles

The Tri-Council for Nursing is an alliance between the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American Nurses Association, the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, and the National League for Nursing.

Videos & Podcasts

NPR Interview “Calling The Shots In The Year Of The Nurse And Midwife” with Ernest Grant, President of the American Nurses Association; and Pamela Cipriano, First Vice President of the International Council of Nurses

View a video message from 2020 AONL President Mary Ann Fuchs on the Year of the Nurse.