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International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

As the first college of nursing established in Tennessee, the UTHSC College of Nursing is taking the lead locally in recognizing 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, as declared by the World Health Organization.

This special year honors the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and highlights the importance of nurses and midwives in providing health care worldwide. Globally, nurses and midwives account for nearly 50 percent of the health care workforce.

In the Mid-South, the UTHSC College of Nursing will lead a year-long campaign, Nurses Change Lives, emphasizing a different theme in each quarter.

  • Nurses change lives through exceptional community service.
  • Nurses change lives through leading research.
  • Nurses change lives through innovative clinical care.
  • Nurses change lives through excellence in education.

We will highlight these themes on our social media platforms. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at UTHSCnursing. Hashtags for the International year of the Nurse and Midwife are #YON2020 and #nurseschangelives. We will also highlight this theme during our annual celebration of nursing, NightinGala, which will be held May 9. Please join us in celebrating this incredible year!

graphic of year of the nurse and midwife

The year 2020 is an international celebration of nursing. The World Health Organization (WHO) is leading the global recognition of the nursing profession. Learn more about the international recognition here.

The American Nurses Assocation (ANA) will highlight nursing nationally. Learn more about ANA efforts here.

The UTHSC College of Nursing is proud to lead the recognition of the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife in the Mid-South. Learn more about our legacy of leadership here.

Nurses change lives through exceptional community service

bsn students screen at libertas

UTHSC College of Nursing provides free health education and screenings to students and staff at Libertas School of Memphis, a public charter school serving low-income children. 

bsn students screen at mission of mercy

UTHSC faculty and students provide medical triage for patients at  Mid-South Mission of Mercy, a clinic offering free dental care to thousands of under-served and under-insured annually.

Last Published: Feb 4, 2020