Some of strongest women were identified by god and made them as nurses. It is not easy of being a nurse. You need to hold own tears and you must draw smiles on people faces. On may 12, it is observed international nurses day to make a contribution of nurses every year. We celebrate this day as the birth anniversary of Florence nightingale, who is the founder of modern nursing. Nurses plays a key role in hospitals and also helps in recovery of patients. Their job is amazing and work with out any tiredness and meets the needs of people. It is very significant this year because professional nurses are contributing and sacrificing everything in fight against Covid-19.
Florence nightingale is a British nurse, statistician and social reformer and foundation philosopher of modern nursing. She is called A Lady with the lamp because she greatly improved the conditions and many more soldiers survived. She used to visit soldiers at night with a small lantern in her hand.
History and significance:
In 1953, Dorothy Sutherland an official with US department of health had proposed about nurses day, but did not approved it. Later in 1974, may 12 was chosen to celebrate nurses day. It is birth anniversary of Florence nightingale. In this context WHO joins hundreds of partners world wide to highlight the importance of nurses in health care and thank nurses for what they do. “Nursing the world to health”. is the main theme of this year.
Historically as well as today, nurses are at the front line of fighting epidemics. Nurses account for more than half of all the worlds health workers, yet there is an shortage of nurses world wide.
- 2020 – Nurses : – Nursing the world to health
- 2019 – Nurses : – Health for all
- 2018 – Nurses : – Health is a human right
- 2017 – Nurses : – Achieving sustainable developed goals
International nurses day also provide information,data, sources and resources that indirectly help to increase the profession. So, new generation can easily know more about importance of their noble profession.
- She was awarded the royal red cross by queen Victoria in 1883.
- In 1910, she was awarded the badge of honor of the Norwegian red cross society.
No doubt, now more than ever, it is essential the government support and invest in this nursing. The epidemics reinforces the need for investment in nursing jobs, education. By developing their nursing work forces, countries can achieve the more impact of improving health. Nurses are the health heroes. No matter how hard the days may become, dont forget the reason you become a nurse. To all the nurses, Happy International nurses day.