2020 Year of the Nurse & Midwife

2020-Year-of-the-Nurse.pngThe World Health Organization, along with key partners including  International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), International Council of Nurses (ICN), Nursing Now and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has declared 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife! As we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the goals of the year include celebrating our contributions to improve global health; acknowledging, appreciating and addressing the challenging conditions we face; and advocating for increased investments in our workforce.

Wolters Kluwer is proud to join this global effort to spotlight the role that nurses and midwives play in improving health. Throughout the year, we’ll be focusing on four themes: lifelong learning, the changing healthcare system, whole person care, and nurses as leaders. We’ve compiled related resources below; please check back as we develop more content and special offers for 2020 Year of the Nurse & Midwife!

Insights from our Nurses and Editors

2020 Year of the Nurse & Midwife: Celebrating our Impact in Caring
"Let’s make 2020, not only the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, but the year that every person on the planet can truly say, I am lucky to have had my life touched by a nurse."
Anne Dabrow Woods, DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN
Chief Nurse; Health Learning, Research & Practice, Wolters Kluwer


Anticipating a Banner Year for Nursing
"...now more than ever, nursing is in a position of influence."
Shawn Kennedy MA, RN, FAAN
Editor-in-Chief​, AJN, 
American Journal of Nursing 

About the Year of the Nurse & Midwife

2020: The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 
Barbara Stilwell, PhD, RN, FRCN; Executive Director, Nursing Now
AJN Off the Charts, January 3, 2020

The Global Year of the Nurse and Midwife
AJN, American Journal of Nursing, January 2020

AJN Podcast 
AJN Editor-in-Chief Shawn Kennedy discusses The Year of the Nurse and Midwife with Pam Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of the University of Virginia School of Nursing in Charlottesville, past President of the American Nurses Association, and current first Vice President of the International Council of Nurses.

Lifelong Learning

We are here to help you pursue and achieve your goals.

The Changing Healthcare System

Nurses impact healthcare in many roles and across practice settings.

Whole Person Care

Nurses consider the social determinants of health to provide holistic care.

Nurses as Leaders

From the bedside to the boardroom, our leadership impacts change.

AJN-January-cover-image.jpegSubmit your photos!

AJN is highlighting nurses' work. Send photos of yourself or colleagues on the job to wilma.james@wolterskluwer.com.  Maybe you'll end up on an AJN cover!   

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