2020 Year of the Nurse & Midwife

Year of the Nurse & Midwife

At the beginning of the year, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared 2020 to be the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. This would be the first time WHO has chosen a specific profession as their yearly tribute. With the current healthcare state of the world facing a global pandemic, these roles have demonstrated their importance time and time again. As 2020 has presented unique challeges around the globe, nurses have risen to the occasion by delivering vital and compassionate clincial care, serving diverse communities, sparking innovation and educating the next generation of nurse leaders. 



"As the world takes time this week to honor the impact of nurses, please know that you are celebrated for the roles you play, the communities you engage, the voice you provide, the care you deliver, and for the future you are shepherding by educating and supporting the next generation of our noble profession."

- Dean Marie Ann Marino