12th May is observed as International Nurse Day (IND) across the world. The day marks the anniversary of Florence Nightingale-‘the Lady with the Lamp’. She was a noble person who highlighted the importance of nursing profession and had taken it to a respectable position.
Someone has rightly said, “Nurses serve their patients in the most important capacities. We know that they serve as our first lines of communication when something goes wrong or when we are concerned about health.”
Taking care of the wounded and ill people is undoubtedly a noble task, and who can do it better than nurses.
International Nurses’ Day (IND) is an occasion to acknowledge the innumerable contributions made by nurses in the society.
‘In January 1974, 12 May was chosen to celebrate the day as it is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is widely considered the founder of modern nursing.’