Year of the Nurse & the Midwife

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The World Health Organization (WHO) 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 marked 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.

As part of the Nightingale Challenge, Practice Wise is offering a Leadership series to AHS nurses and midwives. Every month, a new digital session is presented sharing leadership tools, strategies and best practices. You can access the schedule and past sessions here(External link).


The World Health Organization (WHO) 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 marked 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.

As part of the Nightingale Challenge, Practice Wise is offering a Leadership series to AHS nurses and midwives. Every month, a new digital session is presented sharing leadership tools, strategies and best practices. You can access the schedule and past sessions here(External link).

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    What are some things that you learned in your practice or from a leader that's had a meaningful impact? 

    Take a moment to share something that has made a difference to you and inspire others.

    Here are some examples to spark your thinking:

    • The way a leader challenged or inspired you
    • A committee that introduced you to an idea
    • A course that opened the door to new opportunity
    • An article that sparked a new perspective
    • A patient experience that offered a different point of view.



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