UP join international nurses day 2019

International Nurses Day 2019 was celebrated on 12th May, 2019. The International Council of Nurses and all nurses WorldWide celebrate this day on the anniversary of the founder of Modern Nursing, Florence Nightingale.

It is a day to recognize the contribution and importance of nurses and the nursing profession around the world. International Nurses day celebration reminds us of the importance of nurses and the huge contribution to health services and health outcomes in all societies.

The theme for this year reminds us that nursing care is holistic care, encompassing the physical, mental, and spiritual health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities in society. Cambodian nurses celebrated International Nurses Day with great professional pride this year due to the launching of the Cambodian Association of Nurses (CAN). The Cambodian Association of Nurses is a newly established nurses organization registered with the Ministry of Interior on 28 February 2019. CAN aims to promote the nursing profession in Cambodia working in accordance with the Ministry of Health and in partnership with all stakeholders.

There were over 400 nurses in attendance for this celebration, realizing the significant contribution this association means to the Cambodian Nursing profession. HE Minister of Health Mr Mam Bun Heng reflected this in his opening speech and his congratulations to nurses.

He noted nurses contribution to saving people lives and promoting healthy lifestyles as an important member of the health care team.
All nurses registered with Cambodian Council of Nurses are eligible to be a member of CAN.