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International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2021

International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

The International Year of the Nurse and Midwife has been extended into 2021. Following this announcement, SAGE Publishing is proud to support this international celebration by continuing to showcase the latest nursing and midwifery research, providing leading academics and professionals with a platform at a time when their contribution is more valuable than ever.



Expert Insight from Leading Nursing Professionals


“Nurses will have experienced psychological and mental health trauma and we need to really and truly look at how we support this going forward."


Calvin Moorley discusses his experience of working as an ICU nurse and a university professor during the pandemic, and highlights the importance of a strong network of support for all nurses. Calvin is an Associate Professor in adult nursing and a practicing registered nurse in intensive care therapy.



"My hope is that there will be better funding for nursing training...if we don't then we won't have a nursing workforce and we need to protect that valuable asset because we will certainly miss it when it's gone."


Stephen McKeever shares his thoughts on how COVID-19 has increased societal awareness of what nurses do and why research is key to the development of the profession. Stephen is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Child Health Care.




"We should always be proud of what we do as nurses and midwives...and I think our pride is even stronger in our profession than it was at the beginning of the year."


Juliet MacArthur discusses her personal experience of working and leading during the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects it has had on practice, and the increased importance of clinical research. Juliet is Chief Nurse Research & Development at NHS Lothian, UK.



"Nurses can make a significant difference in the world if they choose to...I just think we need to have our voice out there, politically, socially, whatever needs to happen, it needs to be heard."


Geraldine S. Pearson discusses how COVID-19 has affected both nursing practice and education, what this means for the nursing profession, and her hopes for the future of nursing. Geraldine is Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.


Marie Nelson

"Responding to this public health crisis has been a challenge but also an opportunity to do what we do best, using our skills, knowledge and wealth of experience in setting up and delivering clinical research."

Marie Nelson highlights the importance of the Research Nurse and Allied Health Professional (AHP) in contributing to breakthroughs in treatments and potential vaccines for COVID-19.

Read Marie's Article


Year of the Nurse and Midwife Journal Articles

Free to access articles and special issues from leading SAGE journals. Available until 31st May 2021.


SuperNurse? Troubling the Hero Discourse in COVID Times

From: Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine

Journal Editorial Statements


‘We must grasp the once in a generation opportunity to be part of a global movement to support and raise the profile and status of our profession.’

Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020, Journal of Perioperative Practice

‘Nurses do extraordinary work every day. It is, without a doubt, a time to celebrate nurses.’

Celebrating Nurses, Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

'The power of nursing is most expressed in the many stories of how nurses took these challenging situations and found ways to support people in spite of the conditions they faced.'

Power and Vulnerability: Stories of Nurses, Journal of Holistic Nursing


Nursing Resources from SAGE

Nursing Support

To support all nursing students undertaking clinical practice at this time, we have put together a collection of free chapters from our leading textbooks that tackle the most pressing issues related to providing care during COVID-19.

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Health & Nursing Journals

SAGE Health & Nursing are proud to publish a broad range of high-quality research. On this discipline hub, you can browse our full journal portfolio, download new special issues, and view recently published articles.

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Nursing Textbooks

SAGE is dedicated to developing textbooks that support students’ learning as well as lecturers’ teaching and are proud to publish a wide range of textbooks by leading authors writing at every level.

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