The National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) House of Delegates (HOD) passed a resolution, “In Support of the International Council of Nurses and Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine,” at the NSNA 70th Anniversary Convention. The meeting took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, April 6-10, 2022.
Considering current world events, the International Council of Nurses (ICN), European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN), and European Forum of National Nursing and Midwifery Associations (EFNNMA) issued a joint statement condemning the invasion of Ukraine, health service disruption, healthcare facility and innocent civilian attacks by Russian forces.
NSNA stands in solidarity with the ICN by condemning the acts of war committed against Ukraine that endanger nurses, healthcare facilities, and other medical personnel. Nursing students are calling for an end to hostilities in Ukraine, by supporting the #NursesforPeace campaign to assist Ukrainian nurses and nursing students, and by supporting the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine and neighboring countries.
By adopting this resolution, NSNA supports healthcare workers across the world who are providing care for those in Ukraine and caring for the millions of refugees who are fleeing the war zone. NSNA encourages national nursing associations and individuals to donate and directly impact relief efforts.
NSNA constituents and members are urged to promote the #NursesforPeace social media campaign and joins nurses and nursing students in solidarity with Ukrainian nurses by promoting the campaign on their social media.
Finally, NSNA members are asked to contact federal legislators and President Biden to support the people of Ukraine by providing humanitarian relief.