International Nurses Day

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What is International Nurses Day?

Pulse Community Healthcare is supporting International Nurses Day on the 12th of May to highlight and promote the amazing work nurses do all over the world and to thank nurses everywhere for the difference they make. The nursing profession continues to be recognised as one of the most important roles within modern society. The International Council of Nurses’ (ICN) chosen theme for this year is ‘Health is a Human Right’ –  promoting the idea that ‘no matter the location, no matter the setting, healthcare should be accessible to all’. 

The history of International Nurses Day

The ICN has celebrated this day since 1965 and the date has a very strong significance, being the birthday of Florence Nightingale who is widely considered to be the founder of modern nursing. 

How are we celebrating? 

We’ve spent the week supporting and celebrating our nurses across the country and each of them received a ‘Nurse Survival Kit’ as a special thank you to show our recognition for the work that they do. The kit is complete with everything a nurse needs to get through their shift - from hand cream, mints and energy bars to additional treats including a scented candle. We asked some of our amazing nurses what they love most about their job and their advice for the future generation of nurses. Here’s what they had to say … 

Michelle, Governance Lead

My advice to prospective nurses…  You only need to make a difference in one person’s life, to make all the heartache worth it!






Kim, Community Nurse

My advice to prospective nurses… Enjoy your career choice and embrace everything the role has to offer. Also take advantage of the many opportunities available to travel and see the world!





Natasha, Senior Community Nurse

What I love most about being a nurse …  The job satisfaction from feeling like you’ve made a difference to someone’s life, especially with working in the community and promoting independence at home.






Shelley, Regional Nurse Team Leader

What I love most about being a nurse … It gives you so much perspective. As a community nurse, I love that I am able to give people the best quality of life in the comfort of their own home 






Our nurses’ hard work and dedication make a difference to so many people’s lives every day and we’d like to take this opportunity to say that we truly appreciate the significance of the roles our nurses carry out and for the compassionate care they provide. 

If you are interested in joining the Pulse Community Healthcare team contact us or view our latest community nurse jobs. To learn more about international nurse’s day visit

If you are interested in joining the Pulse Community Healthcare team contact us or view our latest community nurse jobs



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