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International Nurses Day

By International Council of Nurses

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. The International Council of Nurses commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses' Day (IND) Kit. The IND kit 2010, contains educational and public information materials, for use by nurses everywhere.

The IND theme for 2010 is: Delivering Quality, Serving Communities: Nurses Leading Chronic Care. The content of this year's kit, including the poster image are posted on the International Council of Nurses' website as downloadable documents for use by individual nurses, associations, health ministries and health institutions. This material has already been disseminated to national nurses' associations worldwide. Though mainly planned around May 12 each year, IND activities continue for much of the year by nurses and others. We encourage nurses everywhere to make extended use of the Delivering Quality, Serving Communities: Nurses Leading Chronic Care kit throughout the year, through individual action and group activities.

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