International Nursing Review

Cover image for Vol. 64 Issue 4

Edited By: Sue Turale

Impact Factor: 1.517

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 30/116 (Nursing)

Online ISSN: 1466-7657

Society Information

International Council of Nurses
International Nursing Review -  official publication of the International Council of Nurses

The International Council of Nurses is a federation of national nurses' associations (NNAs), representing nurses in more than 120 countries. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world's first and widest reaching international organisation for health professionals.  Operated by nurses for nurses, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of  a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.

The  ICN Code for Nurses is the foundation for ethical nursing practice throughout the world. ICN standards, guidelines and policies for nursing practice, education, management, research and socio-economic welfare are accepted globally as the basis of nursing policy.

ICN advances nursing, nurses and health through its policies, partnerships, advocacy, leadership development, networks, congresses, special projects, and by its work in the arenas of professional practice, regulation and socio-economic welfare. ICN is particularly active in:

Professional Nursing Practice

* International classification of nursing practice - ICNP
* Advanced nursing practice and entrepreneurship
* Women's health
* Primary health care

Nursing Regulation

* Continuing education
* Ethics and human rights
* Credentialing

Socio-economic Welfare for Nurses

* Occupational health and safety
* Remuneration
* Human resources planning
* Career development

The partnerships and strategic alliances with governmental and non-governmental agencies, foundations, regional groups, national associations, and individuals, assist ICN in advancing nursing worldwide.

ICN Goals and Values

Three goals and five core values guide and motivate all ICN activities.

These goals are:

* To bring nursing together worldwide
* To advance nurses and nursing worldwide
* To influence health policy

The five core values are:

Visionary Leadership