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 2023

Our Nurses. Our Future.

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






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