International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth.
International Nurses week (
) is celebrated
around the world every 6–12 May, IND
to mark the contributions nurses make to society.
The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has celebrated this day since 1965. In 1953 Dorothy Sutherland, an official with the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, had proposed that President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaim a "Nurses Day," but he did not approve it.
In January 1974, the decision was made to celebrate the day on 12 May as it is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, who is widely considered the founder of modern nursing. Each year, ICN prepares and distributes the International Nurses' Day Kit. The kit contains educational and public information materials, for use by nurses everywhere.
In 1999 the British public sector union UNISON voted to ask the ICN to transfer this day to another date, saying Nightingale did not represent modern nursing.
As of 1998, 8 May was designated as annual National Student Nurses Day. As of 2003, the Wednesday within National Nurses Week, between 6 and 12 May, is National School Nurse Day.
12 May 1820 – 13
August 1910) was a celebrated English
nurse, writer and statistician. She came to prominence for her pioneering work
in nursing during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. She
was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" after her habit of making rounds
at night. An Anglican, Nightingale believed that God had called her to be a
Nightingale laid the foundation of professional nursing with the establishment, in 1860, of her nursing school at
in St Thomas , the first secular nursing school in the world, now part of King's
College London. The Nightingale Pledge taken by new nurses was named in her
honour, and the annual International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world
on her birthday. London
The musical Ja Zuster Nee Zuster (Yes Nurse! No Nurse!) is an adaptation of a popular 1960s Dutch television series. Loes Luca portrays Klivia, who runs a nursing home filled with colorful eccentrics.
One day a girl, Jet (Tjitske Reidinga), from the guesthouse meets a nice young guy Gerrit Waldemar Torenstra). Sister Klivia lets Gerrit stay regardless of him being a thief. Will that give a chance to the insinuations of the neighbour?
That neighbour, Boordevol (Paul R. Kooij), who owns the property, constantly brings legal complaints against Klivia due to the noise coming from the nursing home.
Yes Nurse! No Nurse! was screened in competition at the 2003 Berlin Film Festival.