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.

  • Inspirational Ideas

    about 1 month 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