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.
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
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.
also maintains and improves the status of nurses and standard of nursing around
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