As the single largest workforce group, nurses are there at every turn, making a real difference to the care and the experience of patients and their families and carers. International Nurses Day is celebrated each year on 12 May, on the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

On International Nurses Day, we want to acknowledge the compassion, professionalism, and round-the-clock commitment of nurses caring for patients in the public health system. We celebrate and appreciate nurses, and the important role of nursing across the world.

In this video Jacqui Cross, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer for NSW Health, talks about the contribution nurses make and the real difference they make to the health care system.

Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer’s Message to NSW Health Nurses

Current as at: Thursday 11 May 2023
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