International Nurses’ Day 2015

Today we are celebrating International Nurses’ Day 2015! Held on the 12th May every year, this date also marks the birthday of one of nursing’s most famous historical figures – Florence Nightingale.

With a plethora of events, organisations and people getting involved to celebrate the contribution nurses make to our health care services and society, we at St George’s Library are getting involved too.

Karen, NHS Liaison Librarian, at International Nurses' Day event
Karen, NHS Liaison Librarian, at International Nurses’ Day event

On Friday our NHS Liaison Librarian, Karen John-Pierre, was at the St George’s University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust event, chatting to nurses about how we can better support their practice through the library and its resources.

Karen has also put together a guide specifically highlighting some of the e-resources, books and journals we have available that are relevant to nursing staff. Whether it’s in-depth research, evidence to support patient care or just keeping up to date with your profession, there’s something in the library to meet everyone’s needs. Download our guide to resources for nurses here – http://www.library.sgul.ac.uk/images/Blog_documents/Nursing_Resources_2015.pdf

If you want to show your support for the day or find out more there are lots of resources online. The Royal College of Nursing has twibbons for you to show your support, a #whyinurse hashtag for you to tweet or email in your stories, and an online chat at 7pm this evening for you to get involved in. Our own social media pages will also try and share some of the inspiring posts from around the web during the day so follow us on Facebook or Twitter for more.

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