No one expected the Year of the Nurse and Midwife to look like this. The World Health Organization declared 2020 the Year of the Nurse long before a pandemic swept the world, thrusting nurses onto the front lines of an unprecedented public health crisis.

Today, nurses are heroes, central to a tireless, overworked workforce leading America through dark days. While nurses have always done the work of caring, healing, innovating and leading, coronavirus is spotlighting this largest segment of the health care work force at its best. Daily stories highlight the courage, strength and wisdom that nurses are displaying at each turn, in this appropriately named Year of the Nurse.

nurse, in a mask and gloves, holds up a sign that says "I stay at work for you. You State at home for us, in response to the coronavirus


We have compiled ways people can help, stay safe, express gratitude and support nurses and other health care providers. If you have a resource or idea you want to share, please send it to us.


Stay safe:

Give time:


The situation is changing rapidly and the Campaign will be continuously updating this page with additional news and resources. Please note that this is for informational purposes and is not an exhaustive list. Do you know of something else we should add? Let us know.


AARP Foundation

  • Connect2Affect, spearheaded by AARP Foundation,  hopes to create a network of resources that meets the needs of anyone who is isolated or lonely, and that helps build the social connections older adults need to thrive.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Coronavirus Resources for Nurse Educators

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

“What COVID-19 Needs Are You Seeing in Your Community? survey creates a network of resources that meets the needs of anyone who is isolated or lonely, and that helps build the social connections older adults need to thrive.

AJN Off the Charts

The collection of COVID-19 posts from blog of the American Journal of Nursing

American Nurses Association

nurse in personal protective equipment tests possible coronavirus patientCenters for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Partner Toolkit

Materials for various communities and populations, including faith-based; rural; and the general public:

National Academy of Medicine

The National Academy of Medicine’s Clinician Well-Being Collaborative compiled a list of strategies and resources to support the health and well-being of nurses and all clinicians providing health care.

National Association of School NursesNational Association of School Nurses COVID-19 resource page:

National Black Nurses Association

“COVID-19 Pandemic: Are Disadvantaged Communities at Higher Risk?” (podcast)

NBNA COVID-19 Primer:  Coronavirus: A Primer for Communities of Color (PDF)

National Council of State Boards of Nursing

NCSBN updates its COVID-19 information webpage regularly with special provider licensing circumstances that arise or may arise from state or federal emergency declarations.

National League for Nursing

NLN’s Coronavirus Resource Center includes “NLN Town Hall: Strategies for Online Teaching and Learning,” recorded on March 18. Experts discuss the move to online courses as well as clinical cancelations due to COVID-19.

Organization for Associate Degree Nursing

OADN’s COVID-19 resources includes virtual simulation and distance learning resources, and a call to action urging nursing programs to donate personal protective equipment to community health care facilities.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s resource page provides blog posts, briefs, as well as other resources from the field.

World Health Organization

Situation dashboard


Nurses are making the rounds in the media, sharing with the public what is going on in the hospitals and best practices, especially handwashing. Here are a few of the stories: