International Nurses Day is an international day observed around the world on 12 May of each year, to mark the contributions that nurses make to society.
The sub-theme for 2021 is A Vision for Future Healthcare.
“This global COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world the important role that nurses play in keeping people healthy across the lifespan,” said Annette Kennedy, ICN President. “While there has been significant disruption to healthcare, there has also been significant innovation that has improved access to care. In 2021, we will focus on the changes to and innovations in nursing and how this will ultimately shape the future of healthcare.”