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.

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).


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

Join us at the next ICCHNR international conference in Sweden in 2021!

Community Nursing Towards Sustainable Health

Date: June 22-23 2020

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 2021.
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

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