International Nurses’ Day 2021

The International Council of Nurses hosts International Nurses' Day each year to mark the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth and to celebrate the achievements of the nursing profession.

A Voice to Lead – A Vision for future healthcare

International Nurses' Day 2021 is about highlighting the ways nurses are innovating and will also explore what nursing may look like in the future.

“The global Covid-19 pandemic has shown the world the important role that nurses play in keeping people healthy across the lifespan. While there has been significant disruption to healthcare, there has also been significant innovation that has improved access to care. In 2021, we will focus on the changes to and innovations in nursing and how this will ultimately shape the future of healthcare.” Annette Kennedy, President of the International Council of Nurses.

Find out more via the ICN.