Today on International Nurses Day, we are proud to celebrate the contribution of our Neurocare community neurological nursing team and nursing colleagues across Australia, and around the world, for the incredible impact made in the neurological community.
We also wish to acknowledge the dedication and strength of all nurses around the world for the incredible work being carried out during COVID-19.
International Nurses Day this year is particularly special as the World Health Organisation has designated 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and because it falls on the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has set the theme for this year’s celebration as – Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health.
The theme aims to demonstrate how nurses are central to addressing a wide range of health challenges. Furthermore, ICN encourages nurses and the public to help raise the profile of the profession throughout the year and to attract a new generation into the nursing family.
The ICN leads International Nurses Day celebrations on 12 May each year. The day also marks the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.