International Nurses Day (IND) is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The IND theme for 2015 is : Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective.
IND is promoted by the International Council of Nurses which has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The mission of the International Council of Nurses is “To represent nursing worldwide, advancing the profession and influencing health policy”.
Here at Bournemouth University the nursing lecturing staff (led by Drs Vanessa Heaslip, Janet Scammell and Sara White) are planning to have a stand in Bournemouth House reception presenting the work of Poole Hospital Charity link with Africa, and information on the International Council of Nurses. We are also having a charity cake sale on that day (10am-3pm) with the proceeds going to the Poole Africa link. Come and celebrate nurses with us!