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 September and October, we will be focusing on Innovation. Innovation can take shape in many forms and sizes. For example, it can be:

  • A new idea
  • An existing idea or leading practice applied in a new setting
  • A different lens applied to an old problem leading to new insights or improvement.

We want to hear about your experience with innovation, How has innovation improved care for a patient? What about your practice? 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 September and October, we will be focusing on Innovation. Innovation can take shape in many forms and sizes. For example, it can be:

  • A new idea
  • An existing idea or leading practice applied in a new setting
  • A different lens applied to an old problem leading to new insights or improvement.

We want to hear about your experience with innovation, How has innovation improved care for a patient? What about your practice? Share your experiences in the activities below.

  • Innovative Ideas

    about 2 months ago


    Do you have an innovation idea? Or have you heard of something that you think would be good in your practice?

    Share it here and inspire others.



    An example of innovation: "End PJ Paralysis"
    The "End PJ Paralysis" movement is based on an innovative idea that by helping patients get up, get dressed and get moving it will lead to a quicker recovery.
    Start by submitting an idea
  • Inspirational Ideas

    4 months ago


    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.



    Start by submitting an idea