Nurses and midwives play a vital role in healthcare. These trusted professionals devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after the elderly; and generally providing for patients' essential health needs. They are often the first and only point of care in their communities.The world needs 9 million more nurses and midwives if it is to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.
That is why the World Health Organization (WHO) announced 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. It is also in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
The American Nurses Association (ANA) Enterprise is joining with the WHO to celebrate and raise the visibility of the nursing profession throughout 2020 as well.And PassportUSA is also using this occasion to celebrate the nursing profession year-round. Look for special recognition, events, and promotions throughout 2020![caption id="attachment_352133" align="alignnone" width="808"]
PassportUSA Ambassador Shelley and PassportUSA Chief Nursing Officer Earl Dalton, with ANA President Ernest Grant[/caption]
Join in the Celebration
You can start celebrating with us by using the hashtags #YONPassportUSA and #YearOfTheNurse. You can also leave a comment below about why you are proud to be a nurse!Stay tuned for more PassportUSA updates about Year of the Nurse!Are you an international registered nurse that wants to live and work in the U.S.? Click on the button below to apply to the PassportUSA program and we will send you relevant information to get your #AmericanDream started!