International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every year on 12 May, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.
Organised by the International Council of Nurses (ICN), the theme for 2021 is Nurses: A Voice to Lead with the sub-theme of A Vision for Future Healthcare, to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on the health system and the nursing profession and how these might be affected into the future.
“This global COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world the important role that nurses play in keeping people healthy across the lifespan,” said Annette Kennedy, ICN President. “While there has been significant disruption to healthcare, there has also been significant innovation that has improved access to care. In 2021, we will focus on the changes to and innovations in nursing and how this will ultimately shape the future of healthcare.”
The World Health Organization has also designated 2021 as the International Year of the Health and Care Workers (YHCW).
Howard Catton, CEO of The International Council of Nurses said: “Nurses and healthcare workers have been in the spotlight as they lead the global response to the pandemic and that’s where they must stay as we learn the lessons, rebuild and reset our healthcare systems for the future”.
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The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a federation of more than 130 national nurses’ associations (NNAs), representing the more than 20 million nurses worldwide. Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organisation for health professionals. Operated by nurses and leading nurses internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.
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