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.


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.

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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  • Mentorship Matters

    by Tyler Burley, 4 months ago

    Mentorship (even if at times that's not what I may have called it) has been responsible for every opportunity I've had in health care. I've had the great fortune at every step of my career of being positively influenced by brilliant leaders - from expert clinicians when I was a transitioning new graduate nurse, to a clinical nurse educator after I had gained some experience and was keen to develop new skills to a series of formal leaders who have taught me (and continue to teach me) about healthcare improvement, system leadership, professional governance and health services research. I'm always... Continue reading

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  • The gift that never stops giving

    by Roula, 7 months 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, 7 months 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