US Nursing: What’s New? – International Nurses Day
May 12th is International Nurses Day and is celebrated all around the world in reference to Florence Nightingale’s birth, the nurse who had formulated the basics of contemporary nursing.
Her contributions were numerous and important: she defined that each patient has individual needs and that the nurse’s role was to satisfy them. She believed that health and disease were dimensions of healthcare. She went on to establishing a training program which emphasised the importance of continuing education. She felt that good nursing practice doesn’t evolve by itself but results from studies, education, training and practice, a solid basis which transfers in all environments, and to all patients.
This date is celebrated in memory of brave acts accomplished every day by nurses for our society and to say ‘thank you’ to those who care for our society every day.