Nursing Now – The International Year of the Nurse

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Nursing Now – The International Year of the Nurse


Participants at the Graduate Nurses Symposium in May 2019 launch the Nursing Now BC campaign in a partnership between UBC, UVic and NNPBC.

Nursing Now is a global campaign run under the joint auspices of The World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN). WHO has declared the year 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife during which the contributions of nurses and midwives will be recognized and celebrated around the world.

In preparation for the coming recognition of nursing and midwifery, the UBC School of Nursing helped launch both Nursing Now BC in May and Nursing Now Canada in June, and is fully involved in planning a number of actions to raise the visibility of nursing and midwifery throughout 2020. There will be plenty of opportunity to get involved.

Nursing Now is an important social movement gaining global momentum in the lead up to 2020 and we are committed to playing our part in BC and Canada.



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