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Honoring Nurses Around The World 12 May Is International Nurses Day. Each year, people around the world celebrate and honor the dedicated and devoted men and women who care for us when we need it most,  nurses! International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Florence Nightingale was one of the most influential women of her time. Born in Italy on May 12, 1820, she was the daughter of a wealthy landowner. She went on to become a nurse. During her nursing career, “The Lady with the Lamp” helped care for thousands of injured and sick soldiers during the Crimean War. In her later years, she went blind and became a “complete invalid.” Ironically, Nightingale required full-time nursing until she died in London in 1910 at the age of 90. May 12th is International Nurses Day (IND), an annual event observed on the anniversary of the birthday of the visionary nurse, Florence Nightingale.
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