Year of the Nurse & the Midwife


The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 2020 the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. AHS is celebrating the year and the profession's historic legacy and continued role in our healthcare system.

The year also marks the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. To build on her legacy, the WHO is challenging healthcare organizations to offer leadership and development opportunities through the Nightingale Challenge.

AHS has accepted the challenge and invites all nurses and midwives to sign up.



Throughout July and August we'll be focusing on the importance of mentorship. Mentorship is about sharing knowledge, skills and experience. For mentorees, it helps guide personal and professional development. And for mentors, it helps us learn new things about ourselves, grow pride in our practice and pass on knowledge.

Has a mentor every made a difference in your personal or professional development? Share your experiences in the activities below.


The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared 2020 the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. AHS is celebrating the year and the profession's historic legacy and continued role in our healthcare system.

The year also marks the 200th birthday of Florence Nightingale. To build on her legacy, the WHO is challenging healthcare organizations to offer leadership and development opportunities through the Nightingale Challenge.

AHS has accepted the challenge and invites all nurses and midwives to sign up.



Throughout July and August we'll be focusing on the importance of mentorship. Mentorship is about sharing knowledge, skills and experience. For mentorees, it helps guide personal and professional development. And for mentors, it helps us learn new things about ourselves, grow pride in our practice and pass on knowledge.

Has a mentor every made a difference in your personal or professional development? Share your experiences in the activities below.

Mentorship Matters


Mentorship is a key aspect of leadership, and an important part of the Nightingale Challenge

When we engage in mentorship, it guides how we work together and support one another to be our best which helps improve the care we provide Albertans.

Has a mentor ever made a difference in your personal or professional development?  Share your story.  Click on the box below.

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  • The gift that never stops giving

    by Roula, about 14 hours ago

    I have been very fortunate to have has many great mentors throughout my nursing career. There is not enough space and time for me to speak about all of them.....so I will focus here on one my more recent mentors who has been supporting me in my practice over the past 3 years. My mentor came into my life after I showed interest in focusing my nursing practice in older adults. Soon after completing my Gerontology certificate, I reached out to my mentor for advice on advancing my nursing career as a specialist in Geriatric Nursing. My mentor has been... Continue reading

  • Through thick and thin

    by KBlom, 8 days ago

    I was very fortunate to have my mentor throughout my learning as a nursing student while I worked casually as a nursing attendant in a fast paced, high acuity area where patient variability was constant and learning opportunities endless. I felt like everyday at work during that time was a countless opportunity to learn something new and get hands on experiences to take back to the classroom to apply to my theoretical learning with real life examples! Once I graduated my mentor continued to be there for me, helping me navigate those initial steps as a graduate nurse and through... Continue reading