The International Year of the Nurse, 2010 is also the centennial year of the death of the founder of modern nursing— Florence Nightingale(1820-1910).
To celebrate this historic milestone, the 2010 IYNurse is planned as a sustained public awareness initiative to actively involve the world’s nurses—estimated to be more than 15 million—in a celebration of commitment to bring health to their communities, locally and worldwide.
The 2010 IYNurse will provide nurses with innovative opportunities to:
- Broaden the scope of their health education and health promotion practices
- Bring their trusted global voices to express their concerns and to establish significant and effective global platforms for their advocacy.
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Based on three years of planning, 2006-2009, a worldwide network of nursing “focal points” was developed and related strategies have been identified, including this 2010 IYNurse Web site. Allied international, regional and local events and projects - both large and small — are planned and encouraged to span 2010.
All of these combined efforts will provide a sustained platform for millions of nurses to call for renewed commitment — globally, nationally, regionally and locally — to establish and implement a worldwide mandate toward achieving a healthy world.