International Nurses’ Day 2021
Today is International Nurses' Day 2021. We're celebrating with stories from our community.
A Voice to Lead – A vision for future healthcare
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. IND 2021 is about highlighting the ways nurses are innovating and will also explore what nursing may look like in the future.
Nurses have never been more important to the country than during this pandemic and we’re proud to play a key role in developing nurses in hospitals across the country and the next generation, here at the School of Healthcare. Watch our videos to hear academic staff and students talk about why they chose to become nurses.
“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.
Nursing at the University of Leeds is about more than caring. It's a way of life. It's about empowering patients, advocating for them and making their lives safer. We are resilient, determined, committed, passionate.
“Some people think that nursing is just doing the daily care needs and giving out medications, but to me nursing is a lot more than that. You’re dealing with patients, you’re dealing with families, you’re dealing with people at the end of their lives. Your strength as a nurse develops every day you go into work.”
“For me, nursing is truly is a job like no other. You are part of someone’s life at their most vulnerable and you (along with many others) are helping this family going through a difficult time. Nursing overall is truly a privilege.”
“Within mental health nursing, everybody has a story, a background, a history. Things going on that you may not notice first-hand. It’s an honour to be able to work with people in a way they feel safe to open up with you. I want to be one of those people to steps forwards and help people.”
Do you have the drive and ambition to become the best nurse you can be?
At Leeds, you'll learn first-hand from service users, carers and practitioners, and our leading academics.
Ranked 2nd in Yorkshire and the Humber for nursing and midwifery (The Complete University Guide 2021), we'll provide you with the outstanding education you need to grow and develop as a nurse.
Visit our course pages to explore our nursing degrees and learn more about nursing as a profession.