About International Council of Nurses (ICN)

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations (NNAs), representing the more than 16 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's ever-increasing networks and connections to people reinforce the importance of strong linkages with national, regional and international nursing and non-nursing organisations. Building positive relationships internationally helps position ICN, nurses and nursing for now and the future. Our work with the specialised agencies of the United Nations system, particularly with the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organisation and the World Bank, are important for nurses everywhere. In addition, we work closely with a range of international non-governmental organisations.

Email: icn@icn.ch

Website: www.icn.ch/

Office Address: 3 Place Jean Marteau 1201 - Geneva Switzerland

ICN: Nurses Key To Ending Tuberculosis In The Sustainable Development Era

On 20/Nov/2017

The nursing profession, which provides the majority of care to patients with tuberculosis (TB), was represented by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) at the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference on ending TB i[...]

@ICN Congratulates Mrs Elizabeth Iro New WHO Chief Nursing

On 14/Oct/2017

The International Council of Nurses (ICN), the global voice of nursing, today congratulated Mrs Elizabeth Iro on her appointment as the new Chief Nurse for the World Health Organization (WHO).   “ICN con[...]

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 10th ICN Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Practice Nursing Conference

On 05/Jul/2017

10th ICN NP/APN Conference CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Ddate: 26 – 29 August 2018 Venue: Rotterdam, the Netherlands Theme: Nurse Practitioners/Advanced Practice Nurses Bridging the Gap: Towards Futuristic Healthcare[...]

Over 8,000 Nurses Attend International Council of Nurses Congress

On 30/May/2017

Over 8,000 nurses from more than 130 countries arrived yesterday in Barcelona, Spain to attend the International Council of Nurses (ICN) 2017 Congress.    This first day of the four-day event focused arou[...]

Gender Experts to Headline International Council of Nurses 2017 Congress

On 08/Mar/2017

Katja Iversen and the Honourable Julia DuncanCassell. two high profile experts on gender will present at the International Council of Nurses’ (ICN) Congress in Barcelona, Spain, 27-30 May 2017.   Julia D[...]

Applications for the ICN Global Nursing Policy Leadership Institute Opens

On 02/Mar/2017

The new International Council of Nursing Global Nursing Policy Leadership Institute Programme (GNPLI) is an innovative programme conceived to improve the already acclaimed Global Nursing Leadership Institute which ran[...]

International Council of Nurses Launches New Vision

On 13/Dec/2016

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) today announced the launch of its new vision. Concise and succinct, the new vision reflects ICN’s mission to represent nursing worldwide, advancing the profession and inf[...]

International Council of Nurses Supports Universal Use of Kangaroo Mother Care

On 18/Nov/2016

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has endorsed a joint statement on the implementation of the Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) method for preterm and low birthweight infants (LBW).   The statement, jointly s[...]

Register Now for the ICN International Nursing Congress

On 10/Oct/2016

Registration opens today for the International Council of Nurses' (ICN) Congress "Nurses at the forefront transforming care" to be held 27 May - 1 June 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.    Members o[...]

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