The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) is proud to announce a record number of events were held across the country on Saturday 12 May to celebrate the nursing profession’s contribution to health care in Australia on International Nurses Day.
“The Australian College of Nursing would like to congratulate each and every nurse for choosing an amazing profession and for delivering exceptional care throughout Australia,” said CEO of Australian College of Nursing, Adjunct Professor Kylie Ward FACN.
“The theme for this year’s International Nurses Day, as announced by the International Council of Nurses, was Nurses: A Voice to Lead, Health is a Human Right. In Australia that could not be more pertinent as nurses across Australia understand the importance of universal health care and patients having access to quality health care.
“As the professional and national voice for nurses across the country, ACN is committed to ensuring the nursing profession has a role in improving health care in this country and will continue to advocate on behalf of nurses at the policy-making table.
“This year, over 300 teams registered breakfast events with ACN, which means that over 10,000 nurses celebrated International Nurses Day across the country.
“Nurses deliver care all day, every day, everywhere and International Nurses Day is our day to celebrate and reflect on what we do,” said Adjunct Professor Ward.
International Nurses Day is celebrated every year on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.