What is International Nurses Day?
International nurses day exists because nursing is an honorable profession filled with human love, done with compassion and patience. During this week, problems with nurses evaluated. Then, solutions discussed to better the life of nurses. So that patients’ care and life standards can increase when receiving a medical treatment.
Florence Nightingale came from England during the Crimean War, worked as a nurse at the Selimiye Barracks in Üsküdar and gained a great reputation. Since 1964, every May 12th celebrated as “Nurses Day ” in our country.
Who is Florence Nightingale?
Florence Nightingale; British social reformer, statistician and nurse, born on May 12, 1820 and died on August 13, 1910. She is the founder of modern nursing. She was at the 1st to stand on the front lines and was an example to all the nurses who trained during the Crimean War.
Soldiers treated and cared who injured during the war. She has built an extremely positive reputation for nursing and has become an icon in Victorian culture. She was called the “The Lady with the Lamp “. Especially because she looked after the wounded soldiers day and night.
Florence Nightingale is also a versatile writer. She published many works full of medical information throughout her life. Drawing attention with a simple and fluent English in his articles, Nightingale made these articles much more understandable by using statistics and graphic information.
People acknowledged that Nightingale’s achievements were decisive for their professionalizing nursing roles. In 1860, Nightingale laid the foundations of the professional nursing foundation with the establishment of its own nursing school in St Thomas’ Hospital in London. It was the first modern civil nursing school in the world and is now part of King’s College London. She was honored with the Nightingale Oath, taken by the new nurses.
Her birthday celebrated annually as “International Nurses Day“. Social reforms have been efforts to improve healthcare for all segments of British society, advocate for hunger relief in India, and expand the way in which women are allowed to participate in the workforce.