This year was already designated as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife before our current pandemic re-emphasized nurses’ vital role in caring for patients, comforting families and protecting the health of the community. Nurses’ contributions both on the front lines of care and in shaping policy cannot be overstated, writes Robyn Begley, R.N., AHA senior vice president and chief nursing officer and CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership. In this AHA blogpost, Begley urges health leaders to support the agenda set forth in the World Health Organization’s State of the World’s Nursing Report 2020

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