ICCHNR statement of purpose:

The International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR) supports community nurses worldwide through its international network of nurse researchers, international conferences, fund raising activities and scholarships for community health care nursing research in Lower and Middle Income Countries to advance and share knowledge and evidence based practice of community health care nursing.

International Nurses’ Day Message, 12 th May 2020

ICCHNR is celebrating 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife through the dedication to research and science that community nurses have shown internationally, making a global difference to community health and wellbeing for all. Public health and community nursing is needed now more than ever as we face a global pandemic, research to provide evidence and data to support practice in the community is vital. The pandemic has put nursing very much in the spotlight and as public health and community nurses you have gone that extra mile to care for families, children, the frail and vulnerable, schools and communities with compassion, commitment, courage and love.

The ICCHNR poem Nursing the World by the acclaimed nurse and poet Molly Case shares the global contribution of community nursing across the world:

Nursing the World

Our plane is almost struck,

bucking through storm-clouds,

a lightning bolt

streaked with thousands of volts

electrifying the sky,

sunrise over Africa –

we marvel the very science

of being able to fly…

On land the earth is dry,

sandstone and dust,

tortuous tunnels of gold below,

the streets aglow,

honeysuckle yellow,

almond light,

cut open cassava roots

white-hot, bright and shining.

 

We are nursing,

reversing statistics

to which we were once restricted.

Our children living longer

stronger limbed and full bellied:

under the trees,

around the fire

aspiring to be all they can be,

strong hands, stretched fingers,

reaching up, ever-higher.

 

We are nursing,

Nigeria, community-led,

our babies fed,

our elderly helped to take steps,

no longer spending days lying in bed

able to see once more

reading newspapers that once lay un-read.

 

From Ghana to Manchester

and back again,

my moon-blood

brings pain just breathing the air,

scared to go to school

because all the children will stare.

And though my sickle cells

cannot be seen

I know the tiredness it brings,

know what pain really means.

 

We are nursing

mobile clinics

in the market-place in Togo,

and free phone lines

so that

you can call us whenever you need to,

whatever the time.

 

We are nursing,

all over the world

and though there may not be gold

beneath every street,

I know that where there are nurses

we are rich

beyond our wildest dreams.

Molly Case

There will be many more stories to tell of the everyday actions and extraordinary differences you have made to your communities during these unprecedented times. While we celebrate these stories we also remember, together with the ICN, WHO and Nursing Now, the nurses and health workers lost to the pandemic #RememberHealthHeroes

Happy International Nurses Day to you all ….

State of the World’s Nursing Report – 2020

The State of the world’s nursing 2020 report provides the latest, most up-to-date evidence on and policy options for the global nursing workforce. It also presents a compelling case for considerable – yet feasible – investment in nursing education, jobs, and leadership.

ICCHNR Pledge to the Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020 Nursing Now.org Campaign

In celebration of the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, ICCHNR is offering two scholarships of £500 to community nurses to undertake a small research project*. The scholarships will be awarded from the Mary McClymont Fund. All practising and registered community nurses in LMICs are eligible to apply. Applications will open on 1st April 2020 with a deadline of 30th June 2020. Successful applicants will be informed by 31st July 2020. Mentorship will be provided through ICCHNR’s networks. The projects should be completed by 31st December 2020 and final reports will be publicised on the ICCHNR website.

Note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, these time scales may be subject to change.  

*The following research activities will be eligible for funding:

Extended literature review

Evaluation and quality assurance

Participatory community engagement

Quality improvement

Service development and innovation

‘Pump priming’

Please follow the link for further guidance on your research project application (Please note the dates for this 2020 call are as above).

http://icchnr.org/mary-mcclymont-fund/

For information please contact s.kendall-608@kent.ac.uk

Join us at the next ICCHNR international conference in Sweden in 2022!

Community Nursing Towards Sustainable Health

Date:

ICCHNR are delighted to announce that we are collaborating with Linnaeus University in Sweden in organising our next international community nursing research conference in June 2022.
ICCHNR is pleased to receive applications to the Mary McClymont Fund to support community health nurses from developing countries to attend this event.
Deadline 30th September 2020, Decision notification 15th December 2020
Applications to be emailed to: Professor Sally Kendall, s.kendall-608@kent.ac.uk
The conference website is:
Further announcements will be made about abstract submissions and keynote speakers in teh near future, please SAVE THE DATES!

Read the Nursing Now! Report in collaboration with ICCHNR


ICCHNR worked closely with Nursing Now in the progression of the research on global nursing leadership. Prof Gina Awoko Higginbottom acted as research consultant and the full report can be obtained by clicking the button below:

Year of the Nurse and the Midwife 2020

The Lisbeth Hockey Memorial lecture to be held at Edinburgh University in November 2020 to commemorate the work of our UK founder Dr Lisbeth Hockey in the WHO Year of the Nurse and Midwife https://www.who.int/news-room/campaigns/year-of-the-nurse-and-the-midwife-2020

Further details will be announced shortly.

Nursing the world

Molly Case, BA RN was our Poet in Residence for ICCHNR 2017 in South Africa. In joining the conference, taking part in workshops, discussions and social interaction Molly wrote and performed her visionary poem on Nursing the World.

Click here to hear Mollys performance.

Click here to read the words of Nursing the World  in full

Please share and tweet #NursingtheWorld

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Nursing the world

Molly Case, BA RN was our Poet in Residence for ICCHNR 2017 in South Africa. In joining the conference, taking part in workshops, discussions and social interaction Molly wrote and performed her visionary poem on Nursing the World.

Click here to hear Mollys performance.

Click here to read the words of Nursing the World  in full

Please share and tweet #NursingtheWorld