Top 10 Facts about International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 12th, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.

The day was first observed in 1965 by the International Council of Nurses (ICN).

The theme of International Nurses Day 2023 is "Nurses: A Voice to Lead – A Vision for Future Healthcare."

The day is celebrated around the world to recognize and honor the contributions that nurses make to society.

The International Council of Nurses chooses a theme each year to focus on a particular aspect of nursing or healthcare.

The theme for International Nurses Day 2022 was "Nurses: A Force for Change – Care Effective, Cost Effective".

International Nurses Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of nursing as a profession and the challenges that nurses face.

The day is also a time to acknowledge the sacrifices that nurses make in caring for their patients, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many healthcare organizations and hospitals around the world celebrate International Nurses Day by holding special events or providing recognition and appreciation for their nursing staff.

International Nurses Day is just one of many events that recognize the contributions of nurses, including National Nurses Week in the United States and International Year of the Nurse and Midwife in 2020.