Welcome to Poems On International Nurses Day, which is celebrated on 12th May every year. I have written two simple poems in honor of nurses. The Poems On International Nurses Day describes about the importance of nurses in the society and big role they play . The poems on nurses bring out my feelings for them.

The titles of these three poems are given below

  • HAPPY INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY TO YOU
  • LET US GIVE A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE
  • YOU ARE SOMEBODY – THE NATION NEEDS THE MOST

Before we read the poems, let us try to understand the following from the materials available in internet….

  • Dictionary meaning of Nurse
  • International Nurses Day
  • Themes Of International Nurses Day

Let us know….

DICTTIONARY MEANING OF NURSE:-

When used as NOUN

  • a person trained to care for the sick or infirm, especially in a hospital.

“a team of doctors and nurses”

Similar words – care giver, attendant

When used as VERB

  • give medical and other attention to ( a sick person )

“he was gradually nursed back to health”

Similar words – take care of, care for, look after, tend, feed ( a baby ) at the breast

“the women nursed their babies”

Similar words – breast feed, suckle, wet-nurse, feed

  • Let us know something about….

INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY:-

Every year, International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12th May. This is celebrated in honor of the founder of Modern Nursing, Florence Nightingale. This day also happens to be the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale. She is also known as the ‘Lady with the Lamp’.

International Council of Nurses ( ICN ) commemorates this important day with the production and distribution of the International Nurses’ Day ( IND ) kit. The kit contains educational and public information materials, for use by nurses everywhere.

This day is celebrated to mark the contributions of the nurses to our society. Nursing is the largest health care profession in the world. The nurses are engaged selflessly and are dedicated to the services of the mankind. On this day educational seminars, debates, competitions etc. are held. Nurses are honored by friends, doctors and even patients with gifts and flowers.

Let us know something about the Themes

THEMES OF INTERNATIONAL NURSING DAY:-

The Themes for International Nurses Day are declared by International Council of Nurses ( ICN ). Year – wise themes are given here from 2022 to 2014…

2022 – Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Invest in Nursing and respect rights to Secure Global Health

2021 – Nurses: A Voice to Lead – A Vision for Future Health Care

2020 – Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the world to Health

2019 – Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Health for All

2018 – Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Health is a Human Right

2017 – Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Achieving the sustainable Development Goals

2016 – Nurses: A Force for Change – Improving Health Systems’ Resilience

2015 – Nurses: A Force for Change – Care Effective, Cost Effective

2014 – Nurses: A Force for Change – A vital resource for Health

Now, let us read the poems….

POEM – 1

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY TO YOU

To day 12th May – International Nurses Day

We greet all the nurses of the world

And wish HAPPY INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY TO YOU

To day 12th May – Florence Nightingale’s birth day

And wish HAPPY BIRTH DAY to Florence Nightingale, the founder of Modern Nursing.

Nurses – you have great power

Your power is more than horse power

You have energy, patience, smile and you care

Your power is more than horse power.

You don’t bother – hail storm, rain or hot summer

You are there to serve like a super star.

Care, love and compassion you show

In the hospital and also for patients in the home.

Nurses – you have great power

Your power is more than horse power.

Patients first is your mission

You are always seen in action

During emergency operation

You are in action

While doing bandage or simply nursing

You are in action.

You are always hopeful – you give hopes to others

You are joyful – you give joy to others.

You reassure – you heal

With full care and compassion you deal.

You give comfort – you give support

Nurses – you have great power

Your power is more than horse power.

Hat’s off to our great nurses

We THANK YOU for your sacrifice and services.

We feel happy and proud of you

AND – SAY

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY TO YOU.

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY TO YOU.

POEM – 2

LET US GIVE A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE

Let us give a big round of applause

To the nurses of the world

They deserve it always my dear friends.

Nurses sacrifice a lot to give the best possible care

Their love and affection for patients is rare.

Let us give a big round pf applause

To the nurses of the world

Their touch, their smile, their gesture

Their listening ears and posture

Produce a feeling – “O, patient you are special”

Nurses take all care to heal and nurse you dear.

Let us give a big round of applause

To the nurses of the world

They put all their love and affection for their profession

They work with lot of passion

Their motto is patient first

They are kind hear-ted and very very smart.

Let us give a big round of applause

To the nurses of the world

They are full of compassion and caring

Give full comfort to the patients

They are caring as well as daring.

Let us give a big round of applause

To the nurses of the world

They touch our heart but never hurt

They have cool temper, smiling and never tired

They speak with their eyes and never hurt

Nurses are there for the newborn with life and first breath

Nurses are there in the death bed to give comfort in the last breath.

Oh nurses of the world!

You are so important and so dear

We appreciate you for ever

How can we thank you!

We don’t have the words

You are more than Angel

More than sister, brother, mother and father

You are great!

Really very, very great!

Allow us to applause you endlessly

Allow us to salute you every day endlessly.

POEM – 3

YOU ARE SOMEBODY – THE NATION NEEDS THE MOST

You are somebody the nation needs the most

Dear nurse – Dear respected nurse

We see you in different form

Day in and day out you have proved yourself to be an excellent leader.

Your caring nature mixed with good communication skill

Your natural tendency to show genuine care

Certainly gives us unique feeling of respect and thrill.

Certainly gives us unique feeling of respect and thrill.

Dear nurse – Dear respected nurse

Your excellent commitment and better communication with doctors, patients and all

Along with your full attention to all details

Gives the feeling that you care

You communicate properly without error and fear.

You empathize, it is praiseworthy

Putting yourself in other’s shoes is great

This proves you are trust – worthy and great.

This proves you are trust – worthy and great.

Dear nurse – Dear respected nurse

You are never afraid of any problem

Problem solving is your second nature

You have praiseworthy stamina, we all see

You are never tired, we all see

You have the sense of humor

You bring happy atmosphere

Patient’s safety and highest quality of care

This is your trademark dear.

This is your trademark dear.

Dear nurse – Dear respected nurse

Smilingly, everything you do in time

Good time management is simple thing for you

Great – you are always a learner

Willing to learn with critical thinking and analytical mind

Wow! You serve from the core of your heart

You always prove yourself

You are a leader in serving others.

You are a leader in serving others.

Dear nurse – Dear respected nurse

Your experiences speak a lot

We see you in different form

Your expertise tell unique stories to all

People come – get cured and they go

Satisfaction and service that you give, is of great value to all

We salute you dear nurse

You are somebody – the society needs the most

You are somebody – the nation needs the most.

For better understanding of this vital topic, let us read few selected Quotes…..

NURSES QUOTES:-

  1. Save one life, you’re a hero. Save 100 lives, you are a nurse. …. UNKNOWN
  2. Let us not consider ourselves finished, nurses. We must be learning all our lives. …. FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
  3. Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse. …. ELIZABETH KENNY, Australian Bush Nurse
  4. A nurse is not what you do, It is what you are….I am a nurse. It’s not what I do, its what I am. …. UNKNOWN
  5. How very little can be done under the spirit of fear. …. FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
  6. Nurses are a unique kind. They have this insatiable need to care for others, which is both their greatest strength and fatal flaw. …. JEAN WATSON, American nurse theorist and nursing professor.
  7. When I think about all the patients and their loved ones I have worked with over the years, I know most of them don’t remember me, nor I them. But I do know that I gave a little piece of myself to each of them, and they to me, and those threads make up the tapestry that is my career in nursing. …. DONNA WILK CARDILLO, MA. RN. CSP
  8. Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon. …. DAG HAMMAR SKJOLD, Swedish Economist and Diplomat
  9. I attribute my success to this; I never gave or took any excuse. …. FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
  10. A nurse is one who opens the eyes of a new born and gently closes the eyes of a dying man. It is indeed a high blessing to be the first and the last to witness the beginning and end of life. …. UNKNOWN
  11. It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing. …. MOTHER TERESA
  12. Caring is the essence of nursing. …. JEAN WATSON
  13. I’ am a nurse – nothing scares me. …. UNKNOWN
  14. I am a nurse because ‘miracle worker’ isn’t an official title. …. UNKNOWN
  15. Nurses dispense comfort , compassion, and without even a prescription. …. VAL SAINTSBURY
  16. Every nurse was drawn to nursing because of a desire to care, to serve, or to help. …. CHRISTINA FEIST – HEILMEIER, RN
  17. How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they are giving an enema. …. WARREN BEATY
  18. The trained nurse has become one of the greatest blessings of humanity, taking a place beside the physician and the priest. …. DR. WILLIAM OSLER, Canadian Physician and founder of Hapkins University
  19. As a nurse we have the opportunity to heal the mind, soul, heart, and body of our patients. They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel. …. MAYA ANGELOU
  20. America’s nurses are the beating heart of our medical system. …. BARACK OBAMA
  21. A nurse always give us hope, an angel with a stethoscope. …. CARRIE LATET
  22. Nurses are the heart of the healthcare. …. DONNA WILK CARDILLO, MA. RN, CSP
  23. Nurse: just another word to describe a person strong enough to tolerate anything and soft enough to understand anyone. …. UNKNOWN
  24. When you are a nurse, you know that everyday you will touch a life or a life will touch yours. …. UNKNOWN
  25. Our job as nurses is to cushion the sorrow and celebrate the job, everyday, while we are ‘just doing our jobs’. …. CHRISTINE BELLE
  26. You treat a disease: you win, or lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you win – no matter the outcome. …. ROBIN WILLIAMS
  27. Nursing is one of the fine arts: I had almost said ‘the finest of fine arts’. …. FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE, Founder of Modern Nursing
  28. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. …. MAHATMA GANDHI
  29. When someone is going through storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words. …. MAHATMA GANDHI
  30. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, a honest accomplishment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. …. LEO BUSCAGLIA
  31. Have a heart that never hardens. A temper that never tires. A touch that never hurts. …. CHARLES DICKENS
  32. The character of the nurse is as important as the knowledge she possesses. CAROLYN JARVIS
  33. Nurses are the hospitality of the hospital. …. UNKNOWN
  34. Remember: nurses are like icebergs. At anyone time, you are only seeing what they are actually doing. …. IAN MILLER
  35. To do what nobody else can do, in spite of all we go through, that is what it is to be a nurse. ….RAWSI WILLIAMS

CONCLUSION:-

We very well know that nurses have to play various roles in the hospital. They take care of the patients. They assist with evaluations and tests. Setting drips, checking and managing drugs and injections are also part of their job. They also observe and record the condition of the patients. Nurses have to work in tough environments and conditions with extreme stress. Still, they do it smilingly. This is their greatness.

We all have to thank the nurses. They are like the angels in the earth. Hope, you have liked this post. Please feel free to give feed back.

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