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International Nurses Day 2022: Why this day is celebrated?

International Nurses Day 2022: The role of a doctor is very crucial for the health of the sick or patient. However, in the health sector, along with the doctor, nurses also play an important role. In the Corona period, doctors and nurses were called corona warriors or warriors.

During that time, along with doctors, nurses worked and served people day and night. To honor this service, Nurses Day is celebrated every year in the month of May.

International Nurses Day is celebrated on May 12. The day is dedicated to mark and honor the contribution of nurses. People understood the role of nurses during the Corona pandemic, but the tradition of celebrating Nurses Day has already started decades ago.

Do you know why and when did people started celebrating Nurses Day? the service spirit of which nurses were noticed by the people and dedicated to this day? Know the history, importance of this day on the occasion of International Nurses Day.

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Florence Nightingale’s association with Nurses Day

The celebration of International Nurses Day started in the year 1974 on January. The day is dedicated to Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Nurses Day is celebrated on 12th May in her memory. But learn about the reason behind celebrating Nurses Day initially in January and later in May and Florence Nightingale’s connection to this day.

International Nurses Day 2022: Why is Nurses Day celebrated on 12th May?

International Nurses Day is celebrated every year on May 12. The reason for this is Florence Nightingale, who was born on 12 May. It was Florence Nightingale who started the Nobel Nursing Service.

Who is Florence Nightingale?

Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820. She served the sick throughout her life. Florence’s own childhood was spent in illness and physical weakness. There was a lack of many health-related facilities in those days. There were no power tools. Health activities were carried out in the hospital with lanterns in hand.

Florence was always concerned about her patients. To take care of them, Florence would roam around the hospital even at night to check if any patient was in need. She used to work for the poor, sick, and downtrodden. Her nursing service brought a respectable position to the nurses in society. The Army Medical School was established in 1960 by the efforts of Florence.