Nurse's week is celebrated from May 6th to May 12th to celebrate the contribution of nurses to the society. The profession of a nurse requires great observational skills and the ability to respond sensitively to a patient's needs. On 12th May, International Nurse Day is celebrated worldwide to commemorate the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.
The International Council for Nurses has been celebrating this day ever since1965. Nursing as profession, is described as both an art and a science. People who have the passion to serve others are willing to take up the nursing profession. Each year on the International Nurse's Day, ICN prepares and distributes International Nurse's Day kit. The kit contains educational and public informational material, which can serve as greatly useful and handy information for nurses across the globe. Nurse's week is celebrated yearly in accordance with a particular theme.