National Nurses Day is the first day of National Nursing Week, which concludes on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. If you think nurses are only found in hospitals, then think again! The majority of registered nurses (59%) practice elsewhere, such as a nursing home or on home visits. They work across communities to keep people worldwide happy and healthy, and National Nurses Day is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for their important work!

Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing healthcare services, and constitute more than 50% of the healthcare workforce in many countries. They are often the frontline healthcare professionals, and first point of care in their communities who devote their lives to caring for patients throughout the continuum of life.

Folks all over the world have always trusted and respected nurses. But for many, the COVID-19 pandemic is really reinforcing just how amazing nurses are. The public is in awe of the way nurses treat patients hospitalised with coronavirus complications and their willingness to report for duty in high-risk conditions.

It is during this period of the pandemic that nurses in all healthcare establishments has shown absolute resilience, care, passion, dedication and commitment. The nurse’s pledge for service to humanity has become in so many instances the order of the day.

While we really can’t ever thank nurses enough, National Nurses Day on May 6 is a prime opportunity to express appreciation for these superheroes of the worldwide community

A Tribute to Nurses