International Nurses Day (IND) is observed around the world May 12 (the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth in 1820). The day is set aside to honor and note the many contributions nurses make to society. Nurses care for our loved ones at some of the most challenging times of their lives. They may run short of time, but not compassion.
In Australia, Canada, the United States, and other countries, International Nurses Day often is part of a week-long celebration, usually referred to as National Nurses Week.
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY
Do you personally know a nurse? Send a letter of appreciation.
Invite a nurse to make a presentation about the profession at retirement homes, school, businesses.
Use #InternationalNursesDay or #VoiceToLead to share on social media.