International Nurses Day
International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. ICN commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses’ Day (IND) resources and evidence.
In 2021, the theme for IND will be ‘Nurses: A Voice to Lead – A vision for future healthcare’.
#IND2021 will focus on the changes to and innovations in nursing and how this will ultimately shape the future of healthcare.
A Vision for Future Healthcare
COVID-19 has changed our lives, deeply affecting those who have been infected and those who have lost loved ones as a result of this devastating virus. The pandemic greatly impacted the lives of nurses and the health systems they serve. Although daily life may have changed, the core character of nursing has not. Now more than ever, health, economies and societies are heavily influenced by nurses who are on the frontlines battling COVID-19 whilst continuing to improve access to quality and affordable healthcare.
As a result of COVID, health systems and healthcare are under enormous strain. However, in response to this pressure, healthcare is on the brink of large-scale disruption and innovation. As the largest provider of healthcare services, nurses are leading this revolution of the healthcare system.
- DOWNLOAD FACTSHEET IN STRESS & BURNOUT IN THE NURSING PROFESSION
- DOWNLOAD FACTSHEET IN COVID-19 INFECTIONS & DEATHS AMONG NURSES AND OTHER HEALTHCARE WORKERS
- DOWNLOAD FACTSHEET IN NURSE SHORTAGE AND RETENTION