Although International Nurses Day has been celebrated on May 12th over the past five decades, it feels particularly apropos to celebrate at this moment in time.

With the coronavirus pandemic raging on and our medical staff – and key workers, for that matter – continuing to fight at the front line, taking the time to appreciate them has never been more important.

So here our some of our top Instagram posts celebrating International Nurses Day 2020.

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What is the International Nurses Day 2020 theme?

Every year there is an appointed theme for International Nurses Day. Over the years we have seen themes such as ‘Safer Motherhood’ to ‘Working with the Poor: Against Poverty’.

This year the theme is Nursing the World to Health.

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This theme is particularly apt for the year 2020, as it marks the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing, played a crucial role in the Crimean War and is whom the COVID-19 hospital in London is named after.

Best Instagram captions for International Nurses Day 2020

Here are some of our favourites…

  • No all heroes wear capes. Some wear scrubs.
  • “Nurses are the heart of health care” – Donna Wilk Cardill
  • I Am a Nurse.
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  • “Lady with the lamp.” – Florence Nightingale’s nickname
  • “A nurse will always give us hope, an angel with a stethoscope” – Carrie Latet

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