Nurses' Day - May 12

International Nurse Day – May 12

World Nurse Day or International Nurse Day is celebrated all over the world on 12th May every year. This day is celebrated for Florence Nightingle’s birth celebration. Florence was the founder of Modern Nursing. World know her because of her serve. She serving as a manager of nurses trained by her during the Crimean War. There she organized tending to wounded soldiers. Because of her serve, nursing got a highly favorable reputation and became icon. People started to call her “Lady with the Lamp”.

The main purpose to celebrate Nurse Day is to mark the contributions of nurses to the society. Since 1965, The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has celebrated this day. Every year, on this day ICN distribute Nurse Kit in which they provide material for education and public information for use of nurses everywhere.

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