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International Nurses Day

9 May 2017 3:45PM

The University of Suffolk is marking International Nurses Day (Friday 12 May) by showcasing the important work done by professional nurses.

The day marks the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth and this year follows the theme ‘A voice to lead’.

Representatives from all nursing courses at the University, BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, BSc (Hons) Child Nursing and BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing, will be involved in an awareness event to be held at the University’s Waterfront Building.

The event is being supported by partner agencies including OneLife Suffolk, Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Hospital, West Suffolk Hospital, James Paget Hospital and Suffolk Community Health.

Lead Admissions Tutor, Linda Johnson, said “Nursing is a fantastic career for the right people.  The scope of development and specialisation post-graduation is enormous.  There are so many great nurses out there doing fantastic work and we want to celebrate these nurses and especially those who have trained with us over the last 50 years.  We have managed to track down a few and snapshots of them will be on display during the event on Friday.”

The theme for the event is 'health promotion' such as physical health promotion including free blood pressure checks, sexual health promotion, child health promotion and mental health promotion.

The public are welcome to attend; the event will take place between 11am-3pm in the foyer of the Waterfront Building.

To find out more about Nursing at the University of Suffolk visit

To follow the conversations about International Nurses Day on social media use #VoiceToLead and #IND2017

Read about some of our nursing graduates Danni, Jamie and current student Lucy


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