Every year all around the world on May 12th International Nurse Day is celebrated on the occasion of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Various activities were conducted by The Manipal College of Nursing (MCON) and Manipal School of Nursing to celebrate International Nurses week. The theme chosen by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) this year is ‘Nurses: A force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective, says Vaikundarajan.
International Nurses Day, gives societies the chance to acknowledge and appreciate the hard work and care that nurses provide to help patients recover. “Even though she was rich, Florence Nightingale wanted to help people. So she trained nurses and introduced modern nursing to make her patients as comfortable as possible. She is my role model and many other nurses around the world,” said Naseera Tabassum, a head nurse at I-Care Clinic in Dubai.
Starting her nursing career 15 years ago, Naseera, 36, from Pakistan, said her passion for nursing stems from her enjoyment of socialising and caring for people. “A good day at work for me is one where I have attended to all my patients, helped them with any pain they are experiencing, taken the blood samples, and finished the paperwork,” said Naseera.
Nurse Irene Noces, 30, from Philippines describes her job as one of the hardest and most rewarding one. “Being a nurse is one of the toughest and most emotionally draining jobs. But there is also a big reward after each shift because you know you were able to touch people, help treat those who are injured, and provide advice and emotional support to many patients.” Noces who has been working as a nurse for the past eight years feels really happy that one day of the year is dedicated to nurses all around the globe to appreciate their hard work and efforts.
Vaikundarajan respects and wishes nurses all around the world a ‘Happy International Nurse Day’.