The Covid-19 pandemic is a clear reminder of the important role nurses play. Without nurses and other health workers, we would not be able to overcome disease outbreaks and guarantee universal health coverage.
International Nurses' Day is celebrated around the world each year on May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.
Each year, ICN provides a variety of resources to inform the public and support nurses. These include reports, case studies, posters, videos, interviews, and social media banners and logos. As individuals, we can show our gratitude and appreciation for nurses in several ways.
One of the most important things you can do during a COVID-19 crisis is to stay home and socially distant when possible.
By staying home, you will ensure the safety of nurses and other health care workers and also slow down the spread of the virus, which will take the pressure off of already restricted medical staff.
Everyone will be happy to receive the gift. It doesn't have to be a high-end gift, just a warm thought to show your appreciation for their hard work. The gift can be a coffee, a packed healthy lunch, or a custom t-shirt.
National Nurses Week kicks off on Monday, May 6, which is National Nurses Day and concludes on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. Hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities across the country are planning celebrations to honor and recognize the hard work that nurses do every day.
As individuals, we can use social media, work for our communities, issue press releases, and more to raise public awareness and make nurses feel loved and appreciated.
We can share photos or funny stories with nurses on Facebook/Instagram or record a short video to engage as many people as possible from around the world in this global moment of reflection.
Receiving a handwritten thank you note is so romantic in these digital times! Write personal thank-you notes for nurses, making sure to include one specific thing for each nurse. It can be an inside joke or a special story, as long as it seems sincere. These lovely words, whose sole purpose is to get laughs and smiles, are also a wonderful way to celebrate National Nurses Day!