|2023 Date||12 May 2023|
|2024 Date||12 May 2024|
|UK & Common Holidays|
|Misc. & Int'l. Observancesℹ|
International Nurses Day History
International Nurses Day is an annual event that honours and celebrates the dedication and contributions of nurses worldwide. The observance aims to raise public awareness about the significant role that nurses play in ensuring the health and well-being of communities. It not only recognises the invaluable work they do in providing expert care and compassion to patients, but also acknowledges the crucial role they play in addressing global health issues and challenges.
The celebration of International Nurses Day on 12th May coincides with the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, a British nurse, social reformer, and statistician who became famous for her foundational work in modern nursing. The choice of this date highlights the deep-rooted connection between the United Kingdom and the nursing profession. In the UK, nurses are an integral part of the National Health Service (NHS), providing vital services in various settings such as hospitals, clinics, and community care centres.
In the United Kingdom, International Nurses Day is celebrated through a wide range of activities and events to show appreciation and support for the nursing profession. This may include conferences, workshops, and public discussions that focus on the challenges and accomplishments of nurses, as well as their essential role in healthcare provision. Healthcare institutions, professional nursing associations, and communities often come together on this day to thank and recognise their nurses for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to providing the best possible patient care.
International Nurses Day Facts
International Nurses Day References and Related Siteswww.icn.ch: International Council of Nurses www.nmc.org.uk: Nurses in the UK 2022 www.nurses.co.uk: Nurses Pay 2023