Happy International Nurses Day!!! Shout out to all the nurses out there making a mark in the society. The theme for this year is: NURSES: A VOICE TO LEAD–NURSING THE WORLD TO HEALTH. They should really be celebrated and appreciated for the contributions they are making to the world at large. Especially in this time of the Covid-19. Today also marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
Nursing is one of the most oldest and respected professions in the world. The word “Nursing” originally came from the Latin word “Nutrire”, meaning to suckle, referring to a wet nurse; only in the 16th century did it attain its modest meaning of a person who cares for the infirm.
Modern nursing began in the 19th century in Germany and Britain before spreading worldwide by 1900. So, today I’m going to give brief facts about the IND( International Nurses Day ).
The international Nurses Day( IND), is an international day observed around the world on May 12 ( The anniversary of Florence Nightingales birth) of each year to mark the contributions that nurses make to the society.
Also known as the international council of Nurses (INC), this day has been celebrated, since 1965. In January 1974, 12th of May was chosen to celebrate the day. Each year, ICN prepares and distributes the International Nurses Day Kit, which contains educational and public materials for uses by nurses everywhere.
BRIEF FACTS ON FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE.
Florence Nightingale (12 May 1820–13 August 1910) was a British reformer and the founder of modern nursing. She came into prominence while serving as the manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean war, in which she organised care for wounded soldiers. The crimean war was a significant development in nursing history when she laid the foundations of professional nursing with the principles summarised in the book Notes On Nursing.
She gave nursing a favourable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture, especially as the persona of “The Lady With The Lamp” making rounds of wounded soldiers at night.
She laid the foundation of professional nursing, with the establishment her nursing school at St Thomas hospital in london. It was the first secular nursing school in the world and is now a part, of Kings college London.
In recognition of her pioneering work in nursing, the Nightingale pledge taken by new nurses, and the Florence Nightingale medal, the highest international distinction a nurse can achieve, were named in her honour. The international Nurses Day is therefore, celebrated annually on her birth date to honour her.
Have a nice day ahead♥. Once again, Happy International Nurses Day.