International Nurses Day

IND 2023 Webinar - ICN President and WHO CNO

27 min 58

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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.

The theme for the 2023 resource is Our Nurses. Our Future.


Our Nurses. Our Future. will be a global campaign which sets out what we want for nursing in the future in order to address the global health challenges and improve global health for all. We need to learn from the lessons of the pandemic and translate these into actions of the future.

With the release of the State of the World’s Nursing report, the Global Strategic Directions for Nursing & Midwifery, the Sustain and Retain in 2022 and Beyond and many other important publications, ICN and other organisations have shown the evidence for change and called for action. It is now time to look to the future and demonstrate what these investments will mean for nursing and healthcare. The Our Nurses. Our Future. campaign will shine the light on nurses and on a brighter future.

IND2023 posters
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The IND posters are part of a set of resources which will be released in the lead up to International Nurses Day. This includes a social media toolkit, a Charter for Change, presenting 10 policy actions that governments and employers must take to create and sustain health care systems that are safe, affordable, accessible, and responsive, and a report setting out prescriptive evidence informing actions required for progress and transformation.

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