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International Nurse Day (IND) is celebrated every year on 12th May across the world to mark the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing,
International Nurse Day (IND) also mark contribution of nurses towards the society.
International Nurse Day-2019, the theme declared by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) is ‘Nursing: The Balance of Mind, Body, and Spirit'.
On The International Nurse Day (IND), President of India conferred National Florence Nightingale Awards to nursing personnel from across the country for selfless services rendered by nurses with devotion, sincerity, dedication, and compassion.
International Nurses Day was first proposed by Dorothy Sutherland (an officer from the US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare) in 1953 and first proclaimed by US President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
International Nurse Day was first celebrated by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) in 1965. In January 1974, 12th of May was declared to be celebrated as the birthday anniversary of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. She was born on May 12, 1820.