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The International Council of Nurses (ICN)
The International Council of Nurses was founded in 1899 by Mrs. Bedford Fenwick .It is federation of non-political and self-governing national nurses association.
The ICN is the global voice of nursing.
The main purpose of the ICN is to provide the means through which the national associations can share their interests in the promotion of health and care of the sick.
Objectives of ICN
To promote the development of the strong national nurses association.
To assist national nurses association to improve the standards of nursing education and practice.
To assist national nurses association to improve the status of nurses within their countries.
To serve as the authoritative voice for nurses and nursing internationally.
The ICN has published the Code for Nurses
It makes the policy statement on health and social issues.
It also maintains and improves the status of nurses and standard of nursing around the world.
The council works to improve the nursing education and practice by publishing the guidelines for National Nurses Association.
The governing body of the ICN is the Council of National Representatives, which is made up of the ICN honorary officers and the presidents of the national member associations.
The ICN publishes the International Nursing Review and the News Letter, which give the news of the ICN and the National Member
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