International Nurses Day: May 12
May 12th is “International Nurses Day”.
In 1965, the International Council of Nurses established this day as an anniversary to honor Florence Nightingale.
On this day in 1820, she was born in England.
Nightingale was engaged in nursing injured soldiers during the Crimean War, 1853-56.
In 1860, she founded the Nightingale Nursing School in London.