International Council of Nurses (ICN)
ANA is the U.S. member to the International Council of Nurses, a federation of national nurses’ association, representing nurses in more than 128 countries. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organization for health professionals. 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. ANA is one of the founding members of the ICN.