Celebrating International Nurses Day
Every year on 12 May, we celebrate the all important work of nurses around the world. Nurses make up the largest healthcare profession on the planet, with over 20 million nurses across the world. Nurses hear the first cries of newborn babies and witness the last breaths of the dying. Considering the challenges we are currently facing, today we have an extra reason to celebrate their extraordinary work.
While this year has been designated International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the International Council of Nurses aims to show the world who nurses are and what they do as carers, healers, educators, leaders and advocates to contribute to the wellbeing of the world.
This International Nurses Day is particularly special as it also celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale and the 120th anniversary of the International Council of Nurses.
If you would like to learn more about International Nurses Day and the International Council of Nurses click here.