Indus College of Nursing and Midwifery Celebrates International Nursing Day 2023
The Indus College of Nursing and Midwifery, together with Indus Nursing Service, came together to commemorate International Nursing Day (IND) throughout the month of May with various engaging games, activities and celebrations. This year’s celebration revolved around the theme “Our Nurses. Our Future,” emphasizing the vision for nursing in the coming years to tackle global health challenges and enhance healthcare worldwide.
Day 1 of the celebration kicked off with a quiz competition and engaging games organized exclusively for the students of Indus College of Nursing. The quiz competition tested the participants’ knowledge of nursing practices, medical advancements, and healthcare history. It was a thrilling and educational event that allowed students to showcase their expertise and learn from one another. The games organized on this day brought a sense of camaraderie among the nursing students, fostering team spirit and friendly competition.
On Day 2, the focus shifted to the VII semester students who were preparing to embark on their professional nursing careers. The highlight of this day was the Oath Ceremony, a solemn event where the students pledged their commitment to upholding the ethics and principles of nursing. The ceremony served as a symbol of their transition from being students to becoming responsible healthcare professionals.
During the Oath Ceremony, the VII semester students, clad in their traditional nursing uniforms, gathered together in a formal setting. They recited the Nurse’s Oath, a sacred promise to provide compassionate care, maintain patient confidentiality, respect diversity, and adhere to the highest standards of professionalism. This momentous occasion was witnessed by faculty members, fellow students, and esteemed guests, who applauded the new generation of nurses for their dedication and commitment to the noble profession.
Through the quiz competition, games, and the Oath Ceremony, the students were reminded of the vital role they will play in the healthcare system and the impact they can make on the lives of their patients. The celebration served as a reminder that nursing is not just a career but a calling driven by empathy, compassion, and a desire to make a difference.
The grand event took place on May 25, 2023. Notable attendees at the event included Dr. Zafar Zaidi, the CEO of IHHN and the Dean of the Indus University of Health Sciences (IUHS); Dr. Ghina Shamsi, the Associate Dean of IUHS; Ms. Yasmin Amersi, the first Ph.D. nurse; Ms. Alia Nasir, the Principal and Associate Professor of Hamdard University; Dr. Farida Amin, the Director of Community Health; and Dr. Shafaq Sultana, a medical educationist.
The program commenced with a ceremony where students pledged their commitment to the nursing profession. A compilation video showcasing a quiz competition was also presented, adding an interactive element to the celebration. Later, a panel discussion took place, providing a platform for attendees to exchange ideas and insights.
Recognizing exceptional performance, appreciation certificates were awarded to outstanding staff nurses, faculties, and students. This gesture aimed to acknowledge the significant contributions made by these individuals in the field of nursing and to inspire others to strive for excellence.
The International Nurses Day celebration at Indus College of Nursing and Indus Nursing Service not only served as a platform to honor the hard work and dedication of nurses but also provided a valuable opportunity for students to bond, learn, and be inspired. It reinforced the importance of nursing as a profession and encouraged the next generation to carry forward the legacy of compassionate care. By addressing global health challenges and working towards improved healthcare outcomes for all, institutions like Indus Hospital & Health Network are fostering a promising future for the nursing profession.