May 12, 2017 is International Nurses Day #IND2017 and will be celebrated around the world as the 197th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. This year International Nurses Day offers all nurses a new opportunity to honor the spirit of Florence Nightingale. She is known for how she bravely created innovations that improved quality of care and advanced the science of the nursing profession. On this special day, my hope is that all nurses will take some time to reflect on the impact the nursing profession has had - and continues to have every single day and in every part of the world. From intensive care units to clinics, from schools to the community, nurses are taking action that promotes the health and well-being of the world’s people.
This year make your International Nurses Day a time to celebrate and take pride in the value of your work - and the work of all nurses. Nursing innovation and courage has led to many great improvements in health care. Today there are even more opportunities for nurses to take action. I celebrate each nurse and honor you for your work which promotes quality health care and increases access to essential health resources. Thank you for your commitment to the nursing profession.
|Cathy Catrambone- President of STT International|
Cathy Catrambone, PhD, RN, FAAN
President 2015-2017, Sigma Theta Tau International
Adult Health & Gerontological Nursing
Rush University College of Nursing
600 S. Paulina, 1080 AAC
Chicago, IL 60612