International Nurses Day is celebrated in memory of Florence Nightingale. On May 12, Florence Nightingale was born who was a professional nurse
Apart from being a nurse, Nightingale was a social reformer. She came into prominence for her contributions as a nurse during the Crimean War. During the war, she was serving as a manager and trainer of nurses and she was instrumental in organising care for wounded soldiers at Constantinople. Due to her efforts. she became an icon of Victorian culture.
In January 1974, International Nurses Day was announced by the International Nurses Council. During this time, nurses are also distributed by the International Nurses Council, which contains their useful materials.
According to the WHO, ”nurses account for more than half of all the world’s health workers, yet there is an urgent shortage of nurses worldwide with 5.9 million nurses still needed,
The theme for this year’s International Nurses Day is Nurses: A Voice to Lead – A Vision for Future Healthcare. Nurses are at the forefront of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Like doctors and other healthcare workers, nurses are continuously providing high quality care often working without a break.
Amid the COVID 19, nurses around the world are showing courage and dedication and suffering personal sacrifice to care for others.