Nurses Day is a special occasion which is celebrated across the globe to show gratitude and respect to the nurses for their contribution towards welfare of the humanity.
Every year, May 12 is being observed as International Nurses Day since 1974 after the International Council of Nurses choose Florence Nightingale's birth anniversary to celebrate the day.
The theme for this Nurses Day is “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health.”
Nightingale, who was a British nurse and social reformer, had dedicated her life for the betterment of healthcare sector.
Fondly known all over the world as the “Lady with the Lamp,” Nightingale is remembered for her healthcare service she provided to the wounded soldiers of the British army and their allied forces during the Crimean War.
Moreover, she also established Nightingale Training School at St Thomas' Hospital in 1860 to offer necessary training to aspiring nurses and healthcare workers.