It hasn't been the year expected
Celebrating the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife
We highlight the best of UK nursing every day, but this year the profession is receiving global recognition.
The World Health Organization has designated 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
Our coverage in this special year focuses on the image of nursing, nurses’ roles and their contribution around the world.
This year also marks the bicentenary of the birth of Florence Nightingale whose impact on nursing is being celebrated in many different countries.
The Nursing Standard Calendar
Follow all the important dates for 2020, the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, on Nursing Standard's digital calendar.
Nurses reflect on how COVID-19 has changed what they do, and how they can shape the future
As she prepares to retire, RCN Scotland director reflects on nursing and COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that safe staffing and proper PPE mean better care
Stark images during the pandemic have dispelled old myths and stereotypes about nurses
The issues Miss Nightingale championed are echoed in the response to COVID-19
COVID-19 has highlighted how vital the profession is – and how much investment is needed
Findings show ‘investment in the nursing profession is a benefit to society, not a cost’
Professor of nursing policy Anne Marie Rafferty discusses her legacy
Health threats from global warming make the need to end the nurse shortage extra-urgent
Initiative aims to influence health policy and promote an evidence-based culture
The image of nursing as women’s (low-skilled) work continues to hamper recruitment