Nursing Profession Celebrates 2010 as International Year of the Nurse

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Commemorative service April 25, 2010 at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

The year 2010 marks 100 years since the death of Florence Nightingale. Nightingale, recognized as the founder of modern nursing, is still revered and widely respected around the world today. To honor her legacy, 2010 International Year of the Nurse (IYNurse) founders, the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI); Nightingale Initiative for Global Health (NIGH); and the Florence Nightingale Museum, have launched a sustained public awareness initiative to actively involve the world’s nurses — estimated to be more than 15 million — in a celebration of commitment to promoting health in their communities, locally and worldwide.

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