International Year of the Nurse 2010 (2010IYNurse)

Nurses making a difference to global health

2010IYNurse has been about raising awareness of, celebrating and promoting the role of nurses towards achieving the UN MDGs. As 2010 marked the 100th year of the death of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, 2010IYNurse has also been about celebrating the visionary nursing leaders that have set the foundations for our nursing practices and principles today.

Millennium Development Goals

The MDGs are eight international development goals that 192 United Nations Member States and at least 23 international organisations agreed to achieve by the year 2015. These goals focus the world's attention on critical issues which impact upon the health of humanity as a whole:

RCNA has been dedicated to profiling the achievements of Australian nurses throughout the year. Please click the links below to revist some of the events and promotion around 2010IYNurse.

Please also visit the official 2010 International Year of the Nurse website.

Features

The Commonwealth and the health MDGs by 2015
On Saturday 15 May, the Commonwealth Health Professions Alliance hosted an inaugural pre-Commonwealth Health Ministers’ meeting civil society debate on the theme for the Commonwealth Health Ministers’ meeting: The Commonwealth and the health MDGs by 2015.

Read more on the inaugural pre-Commonwealth Health Minister's meeting civil society debate.

Florence Nightingale Centennial Commemorative Global Service Celebrating Nursing

The 2010 International Year of the Nurse is the centennial year of the death of the founder of modern nursing - Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). A special program was held at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC on April 25, 2010 to celebrate this historic milestone

View the Florence Nightingale video.
Read the Florence Nightingale Centennial Commemorative Global Service Celebrating Nursing program.

Get involved!

Here are some great ways you can get involved in 2010IYN:

Share your 2010IYN news
If you have an event, story or news you would like to share that highlights the integral work of Australian nurses in our communities, please contact the RCNA communications team.