International Center on Nurse Migration Launches New Website
Philadelphia, USA, Geneva, Switzerland, 23 April 2015 – The International Center on Nurse Migration (ICNM) today launched its new website: www.intlnursemigration.org.
The ICNM was created by CGFNS International (CGFNS) and the International Council of Nurses (ICN) as a global resource for the development, promotion and dissemination of research, policy and information on nurse migration.
The new website features a bold, user-friendly web interface to easily access news, resources, and ICNM publications. eSource, a new website feature, offers a platform for new and experienced researchers to share articles, reports, papers or presentations on migration related issues with other researchers and the public.
The ICNM plays a key role in addressing the establishing dynamic, effective global and national migration policy and practice that facilitate safe patient care and positive practice environments for nurse migrants.
“The issue of human resources for health is high on the political agenda at this time, and the migration of nurses is a key part of that discussion,” said David C. Benton, ICN’s Chief Executive Officer. “ICN is pleased to work in partnership with CGFNS to provide this important resource to expand our knowledge and understanding of the issues surrounding migration.”
“The partnership between CGFNS International and ICN represents a great example in the world of nursing,” said Franklin A. Shaffer, Secretariat for ICNM and Chief Executive Officer of CGFNS International. “Our organizations are committed to best practices adopted from the WHO Global Code, for those seeking employment beyond their borders.”
Note for Editors
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses associations (NNAs), representing more than 16 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organization for health professionals. Operated by nurses and international nurse leaders, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.
CGFNS International, is an immigration-neutral, non-profit organization based in Philadelphia, is the world’s largest credentials evaluation organization for nursing and other health care professionals. CGFNS has served the global community of health professionals through its programs and services that verify and promote knowledge-based practice competencies. It is the only organization named in the federal statute to administer visa screening of foreign-educated nurses and other professionals in seven health care fields.
For further information, please contact:
CGFNS: Charmaine Rudder at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +1 215-243-5814; Fax: +1 215-243-5814, www.cgfns.org
ICN: Lindsey Williamson at: email@example.com
Tel: +41 22 908 0100; Fax: +41 22 908 0101, www.icn.ch