Nurses Day is a unique day dedicated to honoring and celebrating the accomplishments of nurses worldwide. Every year on May 12, the day is celebrated. The International Council of Nurses chose this unique day, which has been honored since 1974. The renowned Florence Nightingale, a British nurse and social reformer who dedicated her life to improving the health sector is the inspiration for the day.

The theme for 2022:

"Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Invest in Nursing and Respect Rights to Secure Global Health," is the topic for Nurses Day this year.

Why this special day is witnessed on 12th May?

Dorothy Sutherland of the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare suggested to President Truman in 1953 that Nurses Day be declared in October. The plan, however, was rejected. Following that, Frances P. Bolton, the first woman elected to Congress from Ohio, introduced a bill to celebrate National Nurse Week. But it was until 20 years later, in February 1974, that President Richard Nixon declared National Nurse Week, which runs every year from May 6 to May 12. Nurses Day was introduced on May 12th as a result of this.

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According to the International Council of Nurses:

 A nurse shortage is a significant issue that endangers public health. The problem must be addressed as soon as possible before it has a negative impact on public health. Nurses' rights, safety, and well-being are also promoted by the organization.

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