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Scholarships Available:   Deadline to Apply is March 1, 2024

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Transforming Community and Home-Based Care in An Ageing World

18-20 April 2024

Hybrid Conference in Singapore!  

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 Early bird rates Extended:  29 February 2024     

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2025 IHCNO

Marilyn D. Harris Research Grant

The purpose of the funding is to provide seed money, pilot funding, or total funding for research with promising contributions to home care nursing.  

For more information and the application, 

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Just Released:

2023 RIHC Home Care Chartbook,
Co-Sponsored by NAHC

The Institute is excited to announce the 2023 RIHC Home Care Chartbook is now available online! 

Highlighted by data on Medicare Advantage home health patients, workforce trends, and more, the Chartbook is an invaluable tool for understanding the role home care plays in the U.S. healthcare landscape. 

Released annually, the Chartbook,  summarizes and analyzes statistics on home health from a range of government sources. The Chartbook offers a glimpse of home health patients, the home health workforce, organizational trends, and the economic contribution of home health agencies. The Chartbook includes updated statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Medicare Cost Reports, Home Health Compare, Medicare fee-for-service claims, the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, and other data from CMS. 

We would like to thank 2023 Chartbook sponsor NAHC for their continued support of the Institute and the Chartbook. Learn more about NAHC Click Here: 
A copy of the 2023 RIHC Home Care Chartbook is available here

Free WOCN Wound Education Event Dec. 9

The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN®), an ANA organizational affiliate, invites you to register for Wound Education Day 2023, a free virtual education event Dec. 9, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET. 

                       Learn more and register.

Volunteers in the News!  

Please Join Us in Congratulating a member of our Membership Committee!   

Ari was just elected to become  the President of the European Federation of Nurses Association!   

                        Congrats to Ari!  

Aristides Chorattas PhD, MA, Bsc Cancer Nursing, DipNA, RGN

President, European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN)

CYNMA Board Member
President, CYNMA Accreditation Committee

With permission, we are so pleased to share this important information with you!   

American Geriatrics Society 2023 updated AGS Beers Criteria® for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults - - Journal of the American Geriatrics Society - Wiley Online Library

Help us Recognize and Celebrate the IHCNO 2023 DAISY Foundation Nurse Leader Honoree!

Dorcas Wanjohi  RN, BSN, PHN,MHA  and current supervisor Sabrina Trovato (pictured below)

Read More About Dorcus Here


Dorcas with Melissa Kimble, BSN, RN,  PHN

Thank you Melissa for nominating Dorcas!


Our Members in the News!

IHCNO Advisory Council Member is Honored by CDC

Elizabeth “Betsy” Walls, MSN, RN, MBA, NHCP- BC, is the retired Director of Personal Health for the Chester County Health Department (Pennsylvania). Betsy’s efforts helped to establish the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program and Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) in Chester County. Betsy was recognized as the Pennsylvania’s PHEP Trailblaze in celebration of CDC’s 20th anniversary of the PHEP program and Walls’ decades-long service to public health. Betsy is one of two Pennsylvanian’s who received this CDC recognition.

Read More Here!

Congratulation to Professor Julie Green!

IHCNO Board Member Julie Green was promoted to Professor of District Nursing in January 2020.  Due to COVID restrictions, she was not able to deliver her inaugural lecture.   

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Professor Julie Green RN PhD FQNI FRCN Head of School
School of Nursing and Midwifery | 1.38 Darwin, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK ST5 5BG


               In Partnership with the                      DAISY Foundation                     

IHCNO Launches 2024 DAISY

Nurse and Nurse Leader


The Daisy Foundation and the International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO) invite nurses who provide compassionate care for patients in their homes to nominate themselves, or a colleague, for an IHCNO DAISY Award in

 Spring 2024.

The DAISY Foundation was established in memory of J. Patrick Barnes by his family to recognize nurses and nurse leaders for the extraordinary, compassionate care they provide to patients in their homes.

The DAISY Award criteria and nomination forms for IHCNO’s DAISY Nurse  and DAISY Nurse Leader

Please accept this opportunity to nominate home-based care nurses and nurse leaders by March 15, 2024. The honoree is selected by a committee of international home care nurses, using a blind review format, and scoring sheet to identify how the criteria are met.   

You will be invited to join us online when the honoree is recognized in Spring 2024.

On behalf of the IHCNO board of directors,

         Thank you!                   



We hope you enjoyed the session and took away valuable insights and information. For those who couldn't attend, you may watch the webinar replay.

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Best regards,

Tsao Foundation & International Home Care Nurses Organization

International Guidelines

The International Guidelines for Home Health Nursing Practice (Guidelines) are guiding principles for nurses who aspire to provide excellent care to patients in their homes. The Guidelines were developed by international home care nurses from diverse countries to provide guidance to nurses around the globe who seek to develop their professional home healthcare practice and performance.

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International Home Care Nurses Organization

The International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO) seeks to advance home care nursing around the world by providing a platform where nurses can support and learn from one another. We define “home care nurses” as nurses who provide care to patients in their homes. Home care nursing’s patients include those with acute or chronic health problems, no matter how young or old. Patients include those receiving hospital-at-home, skilled, private duty and palliative services, and many other types of care provided in the patient’s home. We recognize that home care nursing is a specialized area of nursing practice and we seek to support nurses in home healthcare clinical practice, education and research.

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We are a dynamic and committed network of home care nurses. We do not share your name or personal contact information with any other organization. Joining means receiving our email updates and participating in our network as desired. 

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