International Nurses and Midwives

International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) - International Council of Nurses (ICN).

  • develop and support policies that advance equity and the provision of high quality care and services that are available, accessible, and acceptable;
  • promote quality clinical practice that is person and population-centered, advances continuity in the provision of care, promotes health and well-being and facilitates the prevention of non-communicable diseases;
  • develop and demonstrate excellence in educational programs that are competency- based and available across settings to prepare sufficient numbers of competent nurses and midwives that are capable and motivated to practice in various settings and with diverse population groups;
  • promote health workforce leadership and management that enhances recruitment and retention of all cadres of health care workers, addresses motivation and accountability, and fosters supportive, safe and healthy workplace environments;
  • practice in collaboration with other health professions, advancing interdisciplinary care team models and;
  • advance knowledge through inquiry and research to improve evidence-based practice and facilitate translation of research to practice, it's dissemination, implementation and sustainability;
  • support country specific workforce analytics to inform decision making at the local, regional and international level.
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