'Nightingale Year of the Nurse' to Celebrate Role of Nurses, Support Millennium Development Goals

    • February 25, 2010

Sigma Theta Tau International, the Nightingale Initiative for Global Health and the Florence Nightingale Museum in London have declared 2010 the International Year of the Nurse, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the death of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The organizations are collaborating with groups around the world to celebrate the role of nurses, to engage nurses in promoting world health, and to rally support for the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, which include eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, reducing child mortality, combating HIV/AIDS, and more.

Among the key events in the United States is an April 25th Commemorative Global Service at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

  • Learn more about plans for the year, submit events to a combined calendar of activities, share personal stories or read more about the U.N. Millennial Development Goals at www.2010IYnurse.net.
  • See a brochure for the April 25th Commemoration, here.