January 27, 2020

CONTACT: Barbara Nichols,

PhD(h), MS, RN, FAAN

WCN Executive Director


2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife

MILWAUKEE, WI – The Wisconsin Center for Nursing (WCN) is pleased to announce that the World Health Organization (WHO) has named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

Many nursing organizations are helping WHO, including the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), International Council of Nurses (ICN), and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), in this year-long celebration. Currently nurses and midwives make up slightly more than half of the global health workforce.

WCN is excited to join in the celebration, which acknowledges the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale, who founded the modern nursing profession. The celebration champions the impactful work that nurses do worldwide. WCN remains steadfast in its commitment to provide independent, evidence-based data about the Wisconsin nursing workforce and health. Throughout 2020, WCN will thoughtfully and purposefully highlight examples of our impact, while we thank volunteers, sponsors, and staff who make our work possible.

As we celebrate nursing’s legacy, WCN will also examine the critical challenges of the future and reaffirm our commitment to serve the citizens of Wisconsin for decades to come.

About WCN

Wisconsin Center for Nursing, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization that was created in 2006 to engage nursing and healthcare organizations, public and private academic programs, government agencies, and related service providers to work together as collaborative partners in an effort to ensure an adequate, competent, and diverse nursing workforce for the people of Wisconsin.

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