Today's Reason to Celebrate

May 12, 2023 is

International Nurses Day

It’s International Nurses Day! Today we recognize the important work that nurses do to provide care and combat global health challenges such as the current crisis we face. Take the time to thank all the nurses in your life with a free Nurse Appreciation eCard.

The International Council of Nurses declared the first International Nurses Day in 1965. We celebrate this occasion on May 12 because it is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. Today also marks the end of Nurse Appreciation Week. This year’s theme for International Nurses Day is "Nurses: A Voice to Lead - Invest in Nursing and respect rights to secure global health."

To celebrate today, recognize the vital work nurses do worldwide and thank them for their dedication to their patients and profession!

  • May 12, 2023 is also Limerick Day | Military Spouse Appreciation Day | National Nutty Fudge Day | National Public Gardens Day
  • May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month | Mental Health Awareness Month | Motorcycle Awareness Month | National Bike Month | National Hamburger Month | National Strawberry Month
  • This week is National Pet Week