Commenting on the Institute’s ICN membership Professor John Unsworth, Chair of QNI* Council said, “I am delighted that the QNI’s application for membership of the ICN has been successful. The Institute has a proud tradition of working internationally to develop community nursing services and were instrumental in founding the ICN as one of the only formally organised groups of nurses at that time.” 

He added, “The impact of climate change and emerging infections will present a range of future challenges to health systems across the world. We can only ensure that the needs of people and communities are met in the future through strong collaboration with other nursing organisations.” 


The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses’ associations, representing more than 27 million nurses worldwide.

Visit their website for more information