Original ArticlesA Perspective on the State of the World's Nursing ReportMalone, Beverly PhD, RN, FAANAuthor Information National League for Nursing, Washington, District of Columbia. Correspondence: Beverly Malone, PhD, RN, FAAN, National League for Nursing, 2600 Virginia Ave, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037 ([email protected]). The author declares no conflict of interest. Nursing Administration Quarterly: January/March 2021 - Volume 45 - Issue 1 - p 6-12 doi: 10.1097/NAQ.0000000000000443 Buy Metrics Abstract This article is a review and US view of the State of the World's Nursing (SOWN) report, released in April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic and authored and promoted by nurses and nonnurses from the World Health Organization and Nursing Now. The report offers a comprehensive analysis of how national governments, educational, and health care institutions, public agencies, and private partners must collaborate over the coming decade to meet the anticipated growing stress on the nursing workforce. It also details the case to overcome geographic, economic, and demographic disparities that block access to effective, affordable universal health care. As an early participant in the research and preparation of this document, the National League for Nursing has been a vocal advocate for one of its key themes: serious investment in nursing education and leadership as a vital link in cocreating equitable, sustainable access to outstanding, inclusive, culturally sensitive universal health care. © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.