International Nurses Day 2014 celebrated by the SWCON

Saida Waheed FMH College of Nursing (SWCON) celebrated International Nurses day 2104 at the General Attique-ur-Rehman Auditorium of Fatima Memorial Hospital, with a ceremony that highlighted the service nurses provide across the globe.

The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has celebrated Nurses Day worldwide since 1965. Each year the ICN presents a theme to provide a vision to nursing professionals all over the world. This year the theme is Nurses: A Force for Change – A vital resource for health.

The ceremony began with the recitation of the Holy Quran, Naat-e-Rasool and a welcome address The College than highlighted the services of Florence Nightingale through a presentation and dramatic representation by the students. This was followed by a tribute to Mrs. Nisab Akhtar – Director of Nursing, Saida Waheed FMH College of Nursing who had passed away late last year.

In attendance was Mrs. Rukhsana Kamal – Director General Nursing – Punjab, Mrs. Shahima Rehman – Chairperson, Executive Committee of Fatima Memorial System, Prof. Humayun Maqsood- Principal FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry, Dr. Haroon Ihsan – Vice Chairman, Executive Committee of Fatima Memorial System, Dr. Arif Amir Nawaz – Hospital Director of Fatima Memorial Hospital and Mrs. Irshad Javed – Director Nursing of Saida Waheed FMH College of Nursing.

The yearly celebration is a platform to encourage nursing professionals at a national level to share their views and ideas for the development of the field. This ceremony is also used highlight the achievements of the students of SWCON while appreciating their hard work and dedication for this profession.

Saida Waheed FMH College of is a part of Fatima Memorial System with aim to produce lifelong learners since its inception in 1978.It is providing excellent teaching and training opportunities to its students filling the gap to train and produce nurses in all disciplines both nationally and internationally.

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