For hundreds of years, nurses and midwives have tirelessly worked to improve the health and well-being of others. To celebrate their invaluable contribution to global health care, the World Health Organization has declared 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife.
It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity, not just for nations to show nurses and midwives that they are fundamental to achieving universal health care and sustainable development goals, but for 20 million nurses around the world to showcase how much they do, and how much more they can achieve with more support.
Throughout 2020, the Australian College of Nursing will honour the past champions who changed the course of nursing history; celebrate present-day visionaries whose outstanding expertise is currently transforming the Australian health care system; and nurture those who will shape our profession’s future.
We invite you to take inspiration from these extraordinary stories to help channel your inner champion! Together, we can celebrate a historic year for nursing.