Our Aim

IND 2021 aims to look back and reflect on the impact of COVID-19 on the health system and the nursing profession and how this will affect the future of healthcare.

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) believes that it is vitally important to show the world who nurses are, what they do, and why we should invest in this vital resource. ICN wants the voice of nursing to be heard around the globe, to spread the word about our great profession and how it contributes to the health of populations. As carers, healers, educators, leaders and advocates, nurses are fundamental to the provision of safe, accessible and affordable care. Through this International Nurses Day report, we use the authentic voices of the world’s nurses to show case the work of this wonderful, innovative and vital profession.