New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: International Nurses Day is observed on May 12 across the world to mark the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, founder of modern nursing. The profession of nursing is the most labour-intensive medical duty, especially in times of ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Nurses play an important role in hospitals and assist doctors in every way possible. In order to become a nurse, one has to educate self with extensive expertise and skills that account for all sorts of primary treatment. 

Nursing as a profession: 

The literal meaning of the word 'nurse' arrives from the French Latin 'Nutricia' which means “the one who nourishes”. Nursing can be a hectic task as nurses work in tough environments where extreme stress is a part of their job. However, they the ability to complete their work efficiently and with a smile on their face. 

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The current scenario is quite evidential of the intensity of hard work this profession calls for as recently several videos of nurses surfaced the internet where they were seen beaming, even in strenuous times. 

Recognising nurses: 

International Nurses Day got its validation back in 1974 as the international council of nurses chose this day to celebrate the Nobel profession of nursing. Though the idea to honour nurses through this day was put forward in 1953 but the president of the council did not approve it and hence it took the world 21 years to recognise nurses internationally.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma