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At the 2019 World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared 2020 as the "Year of the Nurse and the Midwife," a move to reinforce the essential roles of these clinicians in improving care around the world and achieving the sustainable development goals. In this coming year of focus on nursing, AJN will highlight nurses' work each month on our cover, in print, and on our social media pages. Here is a selection of articles, blog posts, and podcasts on the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. 


Editorial: Thirty Million Strong (May 2020)

Historical Feature: Margretta Madden Styles (May 2020)

Eye on the Future of Nursing: Embracing a Role from Nursing's Past (May 2020)

Viewpoint: Nurses as Global and Planetary Citizens (April 2020)

From the AJN Archives: Excellence in Nursing (April 2020)

AJN Reports: The Global Year of the Nurse and Midwife (Janaury 2020)

Editorial: Anticipating a Banner Year for Nursing (December 2019)

Blog Posts

An Unimaginable Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

2020: The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife


podcast-indicator.jpgThirty Million Strong (May 2020)

podcast-indicator.jpgAJN clinical editor Betsy Todd speaks with Donna Meyer, chief executive officer of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing, about new collaborations that strengthen AD nursing education, and how AD education fits into the larger picture of the future of nursing.

podcast-indicator.jpgAJN editor-in-chief Shawn Kennedy discusses the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife with Pam Cipriano, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean of the University of Virginia School of Nursing in Charlottesville, past president of the American Nurses Association, and current first vice president of the International Council of Nurses.

Other Resources for the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

International Council of Nurses: 2020 International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

NursingCenter: 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Nursing Now: 2020, the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

WHO: Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020