International Nurses Day

Nurses: A Voice to Lead - A Vision for Future Healthcare. International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. We commemorate this important day each year sharing inspiring nurse insights and free nursing content. The theme for the 2021 resource is Nurses: A Voice to Lead - A vision for future healthcare in partnership with ICN

Five prominent Nurses seek to show how nursing will look into the future as well how the profession will transform the next stage of healthcare. We are honored to welcome Ms. Annette Kennedy, President of the International Council of Nurses, Dr. Barbara Stilwell, the Director of Nursing Now, Dr. Eun-Ok Im, Dr. Janet Fulton and Dr. Parveen Ali’s inspiring blogs! So let’s celebrate this very special day in appreciation and gratitude for nurses’ unwavering dedication in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Feel free to share!

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*Header image copyright: Bruno Lavi - IND2021 photo contest winner

Keep up with the latest information from our partner, the International Council of Nurses (ICN)

Review the ICN IND resources 

See the special ICN IND Posters

Read the online publication ICN released in March 2021, detailing the work it undertook in 2020 to advocate and lobby for the support and protection of nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Nursing Now is a three-year global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization

The 2021 11th ICN/APN virtual Conference takes place August 29 - September 1, 2021, learn more here. Springer will be sponsoring that event!

The virtual ICN Congress: Nursing Around the World takes place 2-4 November 2021

Nurses from the ICN's National Nurses Associations share their experiences, findings and advice from the front lines of COVID-19 

Read the new APN ICN guidelines (April 2020)

Keep up-to-date about the Springer Advanced Practice in Nursing Series endorsed by ICN


Research highlights

Free access is available for featured articles and chapters until 12 June 2021

Open access articles are freely available online on a permanent basis.

Equity and Social Justice in Developing Theories

from Situation Specific Theories: Development, Utilization, and Evaluation in Nursing

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Midwifery in Global Health

from Global Midwifery: Principles, Policy and Practice

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Supporting Decision-Making Through Technology

from Developing and Utilizing Digital Technology in Healthcare for Assessment and Monitoring

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Reflections and Future Directions

from Understanding Gender-Based Violence

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Creating an Environment for Effective Conversation

from A Clinician’s Guide to Discussing Obesity with Patients

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

Principles for Person-Centred Nursing Research

from Person-centred Nursing Research: Methodology, Methods and Outcomes

Springer 20 px © Springer Nature 2020

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Key Series and Collections

Advanced Practice in Nursing. Under the Auspices of the International Council of Nurses (ICN)

This series of concise monographs, endorsed by the International Council of Nurses, explores various aspects of advanced practice nursing at the international level.

Every ICN member gets 20% discount on this Series. For more information contact Springer here

The 2021 11th ICN/APN virtual Conference takes place August 29 - September 1, 2021, learn more. Springer will be sponsoring that event! 

NEW in 2021

Clinical Nurse Specialist Role and Practice

Spiritual Dimensions of Advanced Practice Nursing  

A Caring Advanced Practice Nursing Model

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ESNO Virtual Event International Nursing Day 2021 © Springer Nature

Principles of Specialty Nursing. Under the Auspices of the European Specialist Nurses Organisation (ESNO)

The role of the specialist nurse in Europe is still not clearly defined. Despite the fact that there have been formal training programs – e.g. for nurse anaesthetists, operating room nurses, intensive care and mental health nurses – for years now, the practices, status, duration and content of training can vary greatly from country to country. This series, which encompasses textbooks for each specialty, shapes evidence-based practice in Europe, while also integrating lessons learned from other continents. Moreover, it contributes to clarifying the status of the specialist nurse as an advanced practice nurse.

Every ESNO member gets 20% discount on this Series. For more information contact Springer here

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Soon available: Principles of Nursing in Adult Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Under the auspices of the European Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Nurses and Associates

ESNO Virtual Event International Nursing Day 2021 on May 12th! Check the program and the video. Springer is a sponsor of this event.

Perspectives in Nursing Management and Care for Older Adults

The aim of this book series is to provide a comprehensive guide to nursing management and care for older adults, addressing specific problems in nursing and allied health professions. It provides a unique resource for nurses, enabling them to provide high-quality care for older adults in all care settings. The respective volumes are designed to provide practitioners with highly accessible information on evidence-based management and care for older adults, with a focus on practical guidance and advice. 

NEW in 2021

Understanding Ageing for Nurses and Therapists 

In Open Access: Interdisciplinary Nutritional Management and Care for Older Adults

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Call for Nursing Book Proposals

Nathalie and Marie © Springer NatureInterested in exploring publishing opportunities in nursing? Contact Nathalie Lhorset-Poulain and Marie Come-Garry to talk about your proposal.

Nathalie and Marie are here for you and offer support. Let your journey begin. It would be great if you could forward the following:

  • Book title
  • Draft table of contents
  • 2-3 paragraphs synopsis, including what makes your book unique
  • Brief description of the audience you wish to reach

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