This song's for you!

31 July 2020

The International Council of Nurses has dedicated a dancy little ditty to nurses around the world … and it’s damn catchy.

Released on July 22, the song, I am a Nurse, celebrates the exceptional work nurses do, their commitment, compassion and contribution to the health of the world’s people, especially in this the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife and in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The song was recorded by nurses from around the world, including the Tongan Nurses Choir, with each nurse recording themselves on their smart phones at the height of the pandemic. 

Featuring a lively drumbeat, snappy guitar licks, upbeat tempo and even hospital monitor beeps, I am a Nurse was written by ICN staff writer and editor, Colin Parish, who trained as a nurse in the UK. 

His nephew Daniel Parish played all the instruments, sang all the backing vocals and engineered, recorded and mixed the track. 

The ICN hopes the song will become the anthem for nurses across the world. Click on the image below to listen to the song.


I am a Nurse is available to purchase on Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify and other music sales/streaming websites. Profits from sales will go to the ICN’s Florence Nightingale International Foundation. The Foundation supports and complements the work and objectives of the ICN, including through the advancement of nursing education, research and services for the public good. 

The Foundation’s signature project is the Girl Child Education Fund, which pays for the education of girls in developing countries whose nurse parents have died.