International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12th May every year in the honour of the contribution made by the nurses to the society. The day also marks the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale (12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910), an English Nurse, statistician and social reformer. She was awarded several distinguished honours like OM (Order of Merit), RRC (Royal Red Cross) and DStj (Order of St John) for her exceptional service as a nurse in military and civil society.

Florence Nightingale is also considered the pioneer of modern nursing as she laid the foundation of world’s first professional nursing school at St Thomas hospital in London.

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has been celebrating International Nurses Day since 1965. In 1974 the ICN decided on celebrating the day on 12th May to honour the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale.

International Nurses Day is celebrated the world over by many countries. International Council of Nurses prepares and distributes kits containing education and public information material, for the nurses across the world.

All over the world nurses with distinguished service are honoured and awarded. Various events are held in hospitals and nursing schools. These events are mainly commemorative, stressing on the role and contribution of the nurses to the society.

In India too, the day is celebrated across all the private and government hospitals along with the PHCs (Primary Health Centers). Nurses reaffirm their commitment to the pledge they took on entering into the profession and reiterate their commitment to providing healthcare to the society.

International Nurses Day Slogans in English

Below we are providing some unique and catchy slogans on International Nurses Day for you to use whenever you feel to honour the nurses for their contribution to healthcare and society. You can use these slogans, especially on International Nurses Day or other similar events.

Unique and Catchy Slogans on International Nurses Day


Nurses mend us in sickness so that we regain fitness.


Nurses are committed to our health, applaud them and wish them health.


Celebrate nurses’ day to thank them, for in adversity, with us they stay.


Only few remain with you in worse – relatives, close friends and nurse.



The day honours nurses around the world, let their greatness be unfurled.


Give them the recognition they deserve; risking their lives for sicks they serve.


Let’s be fair, a nurse is not less than a mother who cares.


A nurse puts the disease in reverse, saving us from its curse.


Nurse saves several lives in a lifetime; their help to the society is divine.


Doctors prescribe the medicines, while nurses administer it with care.


When everyone leaves you in sickness, your nurse stays with you.


You just have to make a deal; they have got the power to heal.


They are in a highly challenging profession; they must get their due recognition.



Staying with the sick day and night; how many of us could do it right?


Nurse remembers your medicine time; be it late night or daytime.


Disease will finally crushed to ground, if the nurse is around.


She has the strength to face anything and the softness to love anyone.


Your mother cares only for you; a nurse cares for many like you!


A patient surrenders to a nurse, hoping that she will put illness in reverse.


Nurses never get tired, neither their touch ever hurts.