Here at EfN we’re already getting excited about Saturday 12th May: International Nurses Day!
International Nurses’ Day celebrates the birth date of Florence Nightingale, who is widely regarded as a pioneer in nursing because of her work tending to wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. Subsequently, Florence set up the world’s first secular nursing school – the Nightingale Training School– at St Thomas’s Hospital in London. All of which means that she continues to be an important historical figure for our profession!
What will you be doing to mark the occasion? We may light a lamp and run around. Just like old times.