International Nurses Day Quick Facts
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|International Council of Nurses
International Nurses Day Brief
Florence Nightingale's birthday is celebrated as 'International Nurses Day' every year on 12 May all over the world.
International Nurses Day History
The proposal to celebrate 'Nurses Day' was first proposed by 'Dorothy Sutherland', an official of the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Ultimately US President Dwight D. Eisenhower recognized it to be celebrated. This day was First celebrated in the year 1953. The International Nurses Council celebrated this day for the first time in the year 1965. The decision to celebrate May 12 as International Nurses Day, the birth anniversary of the eminent 'Florence Nightingale' who started the nursing professional, was taken in the year 1974.
International Nurses Day Objective
Nursing is considered as the largest healthcare profession in the world. Nurses should be well trained, educated and experienced to take care of the patient through all aspects like physical, mental and social level.
When professional physicians are busy seeing other patients, nurses have access and availability to care for patients round the clock. Nurses are expected to be friendly, helpful and affectionate, boosting the morale of the patients and controlling their illness.
International Nurses Day Theme(s)
|Nurses: Make a Difference
|Nurses: A Voice to Lead - A Vision for Future Healthcare
|Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Nursing the World to Health
|Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Health for All
|Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Health is a Human right
|Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
|Nurses: A Force for Change: Improving Health Systems' Resilience
|Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective
|Nurses: A Force for Change
|Closing The Gap: Millennium Development Goals
|Closing The Gap: From Evidence to Action
|Closing The Gap: Increasing Access and Equity
More info about International Nurses Day
Why is celebrate International Nurses Day?
International Nurses Day is celebrated because of:-
- To honor the contribution of nurses in health services.
- To educate and train nurses for the welfare of patients.
- To discuss about various issues related to nurses.
- To appreciate their hard work and dedication.
National Florence Nightingale Award
On this day, the Ministry of Family and Welfare, Government of India instituted the National Florence Nightingale Award for the commendable work and courage of nurses. These awards are presented every year on the occasion of Florence Nightingale's birthday. This award is given by the President of India. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 50,000, a citation and a medal.
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