International Nurses Day

IND is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. ICN commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses' Day (IND) resources and evidence.

IND 2024

Our Nurses. Our Future. The economic power of care.

Despite being the backbone of health care, nursing often faces financial constraints and societal undervaluation. IND 2024 aims to reshape perceptions, demonstrating how strategic investment in nursing can bring considerable economic and societal benefits.

IND 2024 message ICN President Pamela Cipriano (English/French/Spanish subtitles)

IND 2024 webinar

Thank you for joining us on the webinar for International Nurses Day 2024 on 10 May, which was chaired by ICN President Pamela Cipriano and served as the launch event for this year’s IND publication: "Our Nurses, Our Future: The Economic Power of Care." We had over 600 participants from every corner of the world!

Watch the recording below

Are you celebrating IND?

We would love to see and share photos of how you are celebrating IND 2024! Please send any photos of your celebrations, activities, community events to us here and we will post them on our website and social media!


IND Charter for Change 2024

PDF (93 KB)


IND 2024 Report

PDF (4 MB)


Download our resources: 

IND 2024 logo (various versions)

English  French  Spanish


IND 2024 Posters (A4 format)

English  French  Spanish

IND 2024 Posters (A3 format)

English  French  Spanish

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Past INDs

International Nurses Day 2023

Our Nurses. Our Future.

International Nurses Day 2022

Nurses: A Voice to Lead Invest in nursing and respect rights to secure global health

International Nurses Day 2021

Nurses: A Voice to Lead - A vision for future healthcare

International Nurses Day 2020

Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Nursing the world to health

International Nurses Day 2019

Nurses: A voice to lead - Health for All

International Nurses Day 2018

Nurses: A voice to lead - Health is a Human Right

International Nurses Day 2017

Nurses: A voice to lead - Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals