College of Nursing marks Nurses Day with two activities


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College of Nursing at the University of Human Development held two activities on the International Nurses Day, May 12th, for which it involved its students and lecturers.

The first activity was performed in two separate places, on campus and at Majidi Mall. It was free tests and medical instructions for students, lecturers and university employees, and also for visitors at the shopping mall. Many students from the Nursing Department volunteered for this activity.

The tests included: Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, Measuring Height and Weight, and Heart Rate and SPO2. And the medical instructions included: Child/Infant Choking First Aid, Bites/Stings and Chemical Poisoning First Aid, and Bone Break and Fracture First Aid. 

UHD President Professor Dr Mariwan Ahmed Rasheed together with several members of the university’s Presidential Council visited the student volunteers to wish them a Happy Nurses Day and thank them for their efforts and participation in activities which benefit students, employees and the society at large. He mentioned that the UHD Nursing Department is at the for front at providing health services and instructions and helping people.

The second activity was a webinar held on Zoom Platform at 8:00 p.m. titled ‘Nursing Across Borders’ between four institutions: College of Nursing at the University of Human Development (the host), College of Nursing at the University of Sulaimani, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at Hamadan University of Medical Sciences in Iran and Leeds Mental Health Hospital, England, UK.

The speakers were: Dr Bushra Jabar Hama-Rashid (Head of Nursing Department, University of Human Development), Dr Shwan Asaad Qadir (Head of Community Health Nursing at the University of Sulaimani, Dr Farshid Shamsaei (Professor of Nursing at Hamadan University of Medical Sciences) and Daria Omar Mustafa who works at Leeds Mental Health Hospital.

Nurses Day is an occasion for nurses to promote their professional growth and well-being, engage with the community, advocate for important causes, and ultimately, enhance the quality of healthcare for all. The day is an opportunity to celebrate and honour the contributions of nurses around the world to the wellbeing of humanity.

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