Year of the Nurse and Midwife


2020 is the year of the nurse and midwife in honour of the 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.

Nurses and midwives are invaluable, devoting their lives to the health of others all over the world. 2020 is a year to celebrate their accomplishments and honour those nurses and midwives making a difference in people’s lives.

In 2020, the NSWNMA will highlight the enormous sacrifices made by our members and the critical role they play in achieving universal healthcare.


Do you know an exceptional nurse or midwife? Nominate someone below.

Each month we’ll select a nurse or midwife to feature on The Lamp and our social media.


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Throughout 2020, the NSWNMA will be releasing posters to honour some incredible nurses and midwives who helped shape our profession. Download posters below.

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Edith Cavell – Historic Nurse for January

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Vivian Bullwinkel – Historic Nurse for February

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