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.

  • Signing up for the Nightingale Challenge helps us keep you informed of activities throughout the year and track participation for the World Health Organization (WHO).


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