The Year of the Nurse and Midwife

11 Jan, 2024

In celebration of the bicentennial of Florence Nightingale’s birth, the World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 2020, The Year of the Nurse and Midwife. For the first time in history, health organizations around the world unite in commemorating the professions of nursing and midwifery, recognizing the global impact they provide.

“While WHO recognizes their crucial role on a daily basis, 2020 will be dedicated to highlighting the enormous sacrifices and contributions of nurses and midwives, and to ensuring that we address the shortage of these vital professions.” – World Health Organization

Stat Staff Professionals, Inc. embraces every opportunity to honor nurses and praise the work they do every day. As a nurse-owned and nurse-operated organization, we relate to nurses on a personal level and understand the adversities members of this profession face. 

“Florence Nightingale used her lamp to illuminate the places where nurses worked, and I hope the designation of 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife will provide us with a new, 20-20 vision of what nursing is in the modern era, and how nurses can light the way to universal health coverage and healthcare for all.” – Annette Kennedy, ICN President. 

May the profession of nursing be elevated to new heights this year. Join us in paying tribute to all nurses and midwives throughout this coming year. As the saying goes, “A grateful heart is a happy heart,” so together, let’s share our love and appreciation with those who dedicate their lives to serving us and our loved ones.


World Health Organization. (2019). 2020 – Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Retrieved from—year-of- the- nurse-and-the-midwife

International Council of Nurses. (2019). International Council of Nurses and Nursing Now welcome 2020 as International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Retrieved from international-year-nurse-and-midwife

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