Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Nurse Leaders at the Frontline

Your expertise and leadership impacts patients and staff.

The World Health Organization (WHO) designated 2020 as the "Year of the Nurse and Midwife" to both honor the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale and launch the first "State of the World's Nursing" and "State of the World's Midwifery" reports. The goal of these reports is to stimulate policy dialogue and demonstrate the potential for nurses to elevate health status across the world. Recommendations have been made for strengthening the investment in nurses and nursing education, including nurses in policy development, and maximizing the partnerships with nurses through professional collaboration.

As nurse leaders, your expertise and example impacts patients, staff, and other members of the interdisciplinary team. Prioritize assessing our broader impact in identifying and reporting the cost of care and levels of wellness across the continuum. Be proud of our role and our profession, continue to model leadership, and promote the growth of those around you.

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