How nurses can use their expertise to influence global health policy

ICN chief Howard Catton looks at what the Year of the Nurse and Midwife has in store
2020, Year of the Nurse and Midwife

In his first column since taking the top job at the International Council of Nurses, Howard Catton looks forward to a year of opportunity for nursing

It’s been a while since I last wrote for Nursing Standard, so hello again. In February this year it was my great honour to be appointed chief executive at the International Council of Nurses (ICN), so hola, and bonjour too.

Nursing is one of those wonderful careers that can take you to places you would never have imagined as a nursing student.

Many of us are in jobs that were not even dreamed of when we embarked on our careers, and many nurses are working in areas that are far removed from the traditional view of what nurses do.


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