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. You can access the IND Kit 2014 at this link IND_Kit_2014. It contains educational and public information materials, for use by nurses everywhere.
This year IND is dedicated to raising awareness about the work of nurses around the world. It highlights the necessity to the health of the world’s population for sufficient, adequately trained nurses. It demonstrates how investing in nursing can make a difference. It also sets out the ‘how to’ invest in nursing including position statements, fact sheets and lots of website references for further information regarding:
- How to better understand, determine and manage workloads
- Changing roles and scopes of practice
- Patient self management
- Encouraging health literacy
- The importance of good nursing working environments
- and much more.
Equitable access to good quality health services cannot be achieved without an adequate number of appropriately prepared nurses.
Don’t miss Ann Roche, Professor and Director of the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) at Flinders University, at this year’s DANA Conference speaking about the future of drug and alcohol nursing workforce issues.
Register now at this link http://www.danaconference.com.au/