International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. You can find information about Florence Nightingale on the Florence Nightingale International Foundation (FNIF) web site and the Girl Child Education Fund.
Eleanor Meldrum, assistant chief nurse at Leicester’s Hospitals, said: “International Nurses’ Day is a chance for everyone to come together and recognise those working in nursing and to be proud of their profession.
“Individual wards and departments will all be celebrating and thanking nurses with tea parties, cake sales and traditional nurses dress.
“Our plan for the future of nursing is to focus on developing and transforming our nursing workforce through innovations in education and practice learning, whilst reflecting on our nursing history.”
For more information about the activities being hosted by RCN this year’s Nurses’ Day, please visit: www.rcn.org.uk/nursesday