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Celebrating Nurses !!!

A message from IHCNO President,

Susan Hinck PhD APRN GCNS-BC

May is acknowledged as Nurses Month in many counties to honor the birthday of Florence Nightingale.  IHCNO celebrates the expertise, leadership, and passion nurses bring to their work. We want to hear your stories of how nurses have advocated for patients and families, advanced health equity, and transformed lives and communities. Share your story by sending an email to  and we may post it on our website. We at IHCNO thank you for all that you do.  Susan Hinck,  IHCNO President

Participate in a Research Study


    Calling Nurses from All Countries who Provide Care for Patients in    their Homes 

Create the future you want to see!

Survey 2 

May 15 – June, 15 2024

Study to Guide the Development of the New

Home-Based Nursing: International Scope & Standards of Practice

Introduction. The International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO;  and the American Nurses Association (ANA) are conducting a research study to give nurses who provide care for persons in their homes a voice in developing the new Home-Based Nursing: International Scope and Standards of Practice.  Survey 2 of the study is now open. 

Please contribute to this important project

Study Eligibility.

  • You are eligible to participate in this study if you provide nursing care in people’s homes; or you supervise, educate, conduct research, or provide policies for those who do.
  • You can participate in Survey 2 whether or not you participated in Survey 1. 
  •  We seek nurses from all countries around the world who practice all types of in-home nursing services.
  • Study Description.
  •  Survey 2 should take about 20 minutes to complete.  
  •   Do not forget to click on the Submit button after completing the survey.
  •  Please complete the survey by June 15.
  •  After completing the survey, you will have the opportunity to be acknowledged as a contributor to the Home-Based Nursing: International Scope and Standards of Practice. The To-Be-Acknowledged button takes you to a separate site, not associated with the survey data, where you can provide your name, credentials country, and e-mail.

Study Link:

Thank You!

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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