The theme for this year's International Nurses Day, as announced by the International Council of Nurses (ICN), is "Our Nurses. Our Future. The economic power of care."
Celebrated annually on 12th May, International Nurses Day aims to highlight the remarkable contributions of nurses, challenge perceptions, and underscore the transformative impact of strategic investments in nursing on both economic and societal fronts.
In conjunction with International Nurses Day, the ICN will release a report on the economic power of care. This concept revolves around the idea that investing in care not only fosters the well-being of individuals and communities but also serves as a catalyst for robust and thriving economies.
For Practice Nurses, International Nurses Day is an event to recognise and appreciate all of your hard work! By spotlighting nurses on this important day, the ICN validates your professional standing and importance. The particular theme underscores the economic value of investing in nursing, which could lead to increased resources and support for Practice Nurses, benefiting both yourselves and your patients. Shaping perceptions about nursing, dispelling misconceptions and promoting a more accurate understanding of the diverse responsibilities and impact of nursing in healthcare settings, it's certainly an event you should add to your calendars.
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) is a global federation comprising over 130 national nursing associations, collectively representing the interests of more than 28 million nurses worldwide. Their mission is to advocate for the nursing profession and advance healthcare on an international scale.
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