A first ever global nursing anthem has been created as part of an initiative to represent the reality of nurses and their commitment to patients.
The Spanish General Council of Nurses, which is behind its creation, said the nursing song has been written to honour the effort and commitment of every nurse that takes care of patients and to acknowledge their daily hard work.
The song’s title, “I will be there”, was designed as a metaphor to represent how healthcare workers are always there to help take care of people, noted the Spanish council.
The melody, which was first produced in 2017, was written by Íñigo Lapetra, head of communications of the institution and musician, Carlos Prida, and has recently been translated into English in a drive to make the song a global anthem of the profession.
The council prides itself in representing every nurse who works in Spain and at present, it represents and defends the professional interests of 300,000 nurses.
Head of the Spanish General Council of Nurses, Florentino Pérez Raya, described the anthem as “a gift for the nurses around the world”.
Though to achieve its dreams of going global, the council explained how they believed translating it into English was a “crucial” step.
For the English adaptation, creators wanted to maintain the original orchestra and introduced the voice of American singer Erin Corine Johnson.
More than 1,500 nurses witnessed the release of the new version during the 2018 Nightin Gala of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) which took place last October in Washington D.C.
The original Spanish version was made public during the 2017 International Nurses Congress, organised by the International Council of Nurses, which was held in May in Barceleona.
More than 17,000 nurses were at the opening of the anthem and since this date it has become very popular in different Spanish-speaking countries, noted the council.
The anthem is available for all nurses and any associations that want to reproduce it or play it, the organisation added.