Health Carousel Foundation Attends ICN Congress 2023

July 7, 2023

Having just wrapped up our final day at the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress in Montreal, Canada, the Foundation wanted to share our observations while they were fresh in our minds. "Our" being Health Carousel chief nursing officer Earl Dalton, and myself, Andrew Lingo, foundation executive director.

I can't say I was surprised by the number of nursing associations in attendance, but the opening plenary featuring the Parade of Nurses did make quite an impression. As the congress went along, it was very apparent that the work of the Health Carousel Foundation was well-received.

It was our first ICN Congress, and it was undoubtedly fruitful. We spent time at sessions, staffing our exhibit booth, meeting with constituents, and attending receptions as the days went along. We spoke to many attendees representing projects and organizations the Foundation can potentially assist. I genuinely look forward to all the fact-finding conversations from this over the next several weeks.

I asked Earl to share his thoughts on the global event.

"Watching nurses across the world come together to celebrate nursing, sharing similar concerns for our profession and our patients, was amazing. In my 27 years of nursing, this was a highlight I will not soon forget."

Thanks to the International Council of Nurses for the honorand privilege of joining the global nursing community to celebrate the profession, share ideas, and learn about the wonderful improvement projects the ICN has underway worldwide.

Special thanks to the Canadian Nurses Association and its leadership for hosting this year's event in Montreal, Canada, where the city shined bright with its historic jazz festival, entertaining nurses from across the globe. What a fantastic showcase it was.

When the ICN Congress commences in Helsinki, Finland, in2025, the Foundation will undoubtedly be able to showcase new meaningful ways we support global nursing development and sustainability due to our time in Montreal.

Since our inception in 2004, Health Carousel has maintained its Light the Way initiatives, through which all our programs and activities promoting ethical recruitment practices and nursing sustainability globally have been funneled.

We are one of the largest U.S. healthcare staffing firms and have been awarded numerous industry awards, including Best of Staffing Diamond Award by Cleary Rated and are listed on the Fastest-Growing US Staffing Firms by Staffing Industry Analysts.

Health Carousel and Health Carousel Philippines have received the status of Certified Ethical Recruiter by the Alliance for Ethical Recruitment Practices, a nonprofit organization that promotes the fair, transparent recruitment of global healthcare workers for employment in the USA. Health Carousel is a proud member of the Business Ethics Leadership Alliance and has achieved the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission.

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