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ICN releases new worldwide nursing anthem

‘I Am a Nurse’ was recorded at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and will raise funds for charity
Lockdown recording of I am a nurse

‘I Am a Nurse’ was recorded at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and will raise funds for the Florence Nightingale International Foundation

Nurses from around the world have worked together on a song to celebrate the contribution of nurses.

The song, and an accompanying music video 'I am a Nurse', has been released by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) with the hope that the tune will become the anthem for nurses around the world.

ICN dedicates ‘I am a Nurse’ to every one of the world's 27m #nurses . Recorded during #COVID19 the song is available on music & streaming websites. Profits from sales will go to ICN’s Florence Nightingale International Foundation. Thanks for your support! https://t.co/D4UEU5qDF0

‘I Am a Nurse’ was recorded at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and will raise funds for the Florence Nightingale International Foundation

Nurses in the 'I am a nurse' video sing the song from their homes and gardens during lockdown
Nurses in the video sing the song from their homes and gardens during lockdown

Nurses from around the world have worked together on a song to celebrate the contribution of nurses.

The song, and an accompanying music video 'I am a Nurse', has been released by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) with the hope that the tune will become the anthem for nurses around the world.

Nurses from Tonga recorded vocals for the song at the height of the pandemic

Vocals include those of the Tongan Nurses Choir, with each nurse recording themselves on their smartphones at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tongan nurses contributed to 'I am a Nurse', which has been released by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) with the hope that the tune will become the anthem for nurses around the world
Tongan Nurses Choir sang on the track

ICN president Annette Kennedy said she hoped it would be heard everywhere as a reminder of what the world owes to its nurses.

'"I am a nurse" is something that all nurses say with great pride, and it is now something they can sing with immense dignity and joy,’ she said.

'I hope nurses will take this song to their hearts and sing it in their own languages right around the planet.'

Profits will go to the Florence Nightingale International Foundation

The song was written by ICN staff writer and editor Colin Parish, who trained as a nurse in the UK in the 1970s, and his nephew Daniel Parish, who also played all the instruments, sang all the backing vocals, and engineered, recorded and mixed the track. 

Profits from sales of the song will go to the Florence Nightingale International Foundation.

It is available to download or stream from music websites including iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.


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