January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 marks Florence Nightingale’s (1820-1910) Centennial Year. Nightingale, founder of modern nursing, predicted that nurses would arrive — to bring her full work forward — some hundred years after her death. Today —15 million nurses worldwide — are these potential 21st Century Nightingales writing their chapter in history.
From this the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health has been formed http://www.nightingaledeclaration.net.
Read all about their work here:-
There is also the 2010 International Year of the Nurse which has been launched at http://www.2010iynurse.net, already featuring many 2010 Nurses Stories and planned Events. The 2010 IYNurse initiative seeks to recognize the contributions of nurses globally and to engage nurses in the promotion of world health, including all the UN MDGs. In collaboration with other global citizens, nurses will be demonstrating — throughout 2010 IYNurse — how they advocate for the achievement of these Goals globally.
Keep up the great work nurses!