Celebrating International Nurses Day at the University of Dundee
International Nurses day is celebrated annually on the 12 May to celebrate the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, who led the development of the first nursing programmes. Her contribution to the profession was inspirational and continues to this day.
The International Council of Nurses annually identify a priority area for international Nurses day and this year have identified A Voice to Lead : Influencing improvement in the sustainable development goals as the focus for nursing .
Nurses globally are the largest health workforce group and are in a unique position to lead and influence progress in achieving the sustainable goals which describe targets for health improvement across a range of indicators such as maternal and child health.
The University of Dundee's School of Nursing and Health Sciences is committed to making a sustainable difference to health and wellbeing and has excellent partnerships both locally and at an international level across both education and Research.
International Nurses day is an opportunity to celebrate achievements but also to consider the opportunity the profession has to now make a difference globally.
Professor Margaret C Smith OBE