international nurses day

international nurses day

International Nurses Day is celebrated on May 12th every year. This day honors and celebrates the contributions and hard work of nurses around the world. It also marks the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The theme for International Nurses Day 2023 is yet to be announced, but past themes have focused on topics such as the importance of nurse leadership, the role of nurses in achieving universal health coverage, and the impact of COVID-19 on nurses. This day is an opportunity to recognize and appreciate the critical role that nurses play in delivering quality healthcare services and improving health outcomes for individuals and communities.

Who created International Nurses Day?

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has celebrated this day since 1965. In 1953 Dorothy Sutherland, an official with the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, proposed that President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaim a “Nurses’ Day”; but he did not approve it
What is the theme of International Nurses Day?
The International Council of Nurses designated Florence Nightingale’s birthday as International Nurses Day. Each year, a specific theme is chosen, and for 2023, the theme is “Our Nurses. Our Future.

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