Call to Action! Your Input Matters! Time Sensitive!

The Outreach Committee members for the International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO) have developed a survey for nurses caring for individuals in the home and community to see how IHCNO can assist nurses in meeting the needs of those that they serve. To do this, we need and value your input. We are asking you to go to this link to complete the survey. Click Here. In order for IHCNO to analyze the data, share the results and begin to address the findings, we ask that you complete the survey by September 1, 2021.

What's New

WHO The State of the World's Nursing 2020: The WHO report, The State of the World's Nursing 2020, is officially released. Nursing's response to the pandemic sets the stage for the world to see the valuable contribution of nurses to our countries, states, and communities. However, there are times when data and a thoughtful analysis helps as well. On April 7th, the World Health Organization released a report, The State of the World's Nursing 2020.  Using nursing workforce data submitted by 191 countries, this report puts forward an agenda to strengthen the nursing profession.

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Emergency Preparedness Resource

Brought to you by HHS ASPR, the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE) was created to meet the information and technical assistance needs of regional ASPR staff, healthcare coalitions, healthcare entities, healthcare providers, emergency managers, public health practitioners, and others working in disaster medicine, healthcare system preparedness, and public health emergency preparedness.

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International Guidelines

The International Guidelines for Home Health Nursing Practice (Guidelines) are guiding principles for nurses who aspire to provide excellent care to patients in their homes. The Guidelines were developed by international home care nurses from diverse countries to provide guidance to nurses around the globe who seek to develop their professional home healthcare practice and performance.

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International Home Care Nurses Organization

The International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO) seeks to advance home care nursing around the world by providing a platform where nurses can support and learn from one another. We define “home care nurses” as nurses who provide care to patients in their homes. Home care nursing’s patients include those with acute or chronic health problems, no matter how young or old. Patients include those receiving hospital-at-home, skilled, private duty and palliative services, and many other types of care provided in the patient’s home. We recognize that home care nursing is a specialized area of nursing practice and we seek to support nurses in home healthcare clinical practice, education and research.

Join our Home Care Nurse Network

We are a dynamic and committed network of home care nurses. We do not share your name or personal contact information with any other organization. Joining means receiving our email updates and participating in our network as desired.

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Celebrate and Honor Nurses Around the World on Nurses Day May 12, 2021

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) sponsors International Nurses Day on May 12, 2021 to celebrate the tireless efforts of nurses in maintaining public health. The theme for 2021 is: “Nurses: A Voice to Lead” ( and the date recognizes the 201 st birthday of Florence Nightingale.

The American Nurses Association (ANA) sponsors Nurse Week, May 6-12, 2021 to celebrate nurses and their role in society. (www.ananurseweek2021). The theme for 2021 is: “Excel . Lead . Innovate”.

You are invited to celebrate and honor nurses around the world with a donation to the International Home Care Nurses Organization. You can make your donation by visiting our Support Page OR Checks can be sent to

International Home Care Nurses Organization

1 Shepherd’s Way Suite 207

Warminster, PA 18974-4203 USA

You are also invited to sign up on the website to become part of our online network. Thank you.

Announcement from the IHCNO: Research Opportunity. Home Care Nursing Research Award

Research Award Announcement Research Award Application Criteria the Reviewers will use to score the applications

Community Nursing: Learning from our International Partners

Professor Julie Green PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), PGCert, RGN, BEd, SFHEA, Queen's Nurse is the RCN district and community nursing forum chair, Queen’s Nurse and professor of district nursing at Keele University.

We are happy to post this article published in “RCN survey reveals ‘relentless pressure’ on district nurse services”.

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