A nurse smiling in a corridorToday we join nurses around the world to celebrate International Nurses Day, celebrated on Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

This year’s theme celebrates the day-to-day work of nurses in progressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - including ending poverty, increasing gender equality and improving access to education.

We acknowledge the dedication and commitment of nurses everywhere, and especially the remarkable role nurses play in advancing the health and wellbeing of people here in Victoria.

‘Our nurses are essential for improving the quality and safety of care delivered across our health system. Nurses provide the constant presence throughout a person’s healthcare experience and have enormous power to ensure that experience is the best one possible,’ said Ann Maree Keenan, Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services.

‘Today we celebrate our nurses, tirelessly working to ensure Victorians receive high-quality and safe care. I am very proud of my fellow nurses in Victoria and I thank them for their efforts every day.'

Happy International Nurses Day! 

More information

The Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer has a key role in developing a collaborative and strategic approach to nursing and midwifery for Victoria and nationally. 

Learn more about Safer Care Victoria - Victoria's leading agency for healthcare safety, quality and innovation.

Join in the conversation or see the celebrations happening globally online at: #IND2017 #internationalnursesday @SaferCareVic

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agency for healthcare safety, quality and innovation. Join in the conversation or see the celebrations happening globally online at: #IND2017 #internationalnursesday @SaferCareVic #IDM2017.