International Nurses Day

Question: When is the International Nurses Day celebrated?
(a) May 1
(b) May 7
(c) May 10
(d) May 12
Answer: (d)
Related facts:

  • International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world on 12th May every year on the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.
  • The theme for 2019 International Nurses Day 2019 is – Nurses – A Voice to Lead – Health for All.
  • It is organised every year by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) since 1965. The day celebrates the contribution that nurses make to societies around the world.
  • Florence Nightingale was born on 12 May in 1820. She is said to be the foundational philosopher of the modern nursing.
  • International Council of Nurses established the day in 1974 for highlighting the importance of nurse’s role in providing the best healthcare services.

Links:
https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-dorset-48216658/dorset-nurses-celebrate-international-nurses-day
https://www.icn.ch/what-we-do/campaigns/international-nurses-day https://www.firstpost.com/india/international-nurses-day-2019-how-florence-nightingale-became-lady-with-the-lamp-after-crimean-war-all-you-need-to-know-6615871.html

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