Every year, nursing is celebrated across the world on May 12th, International Nurses Day, and Bangladesh was no exception. To commemorate this annual day of recognition, the IUBAT nursing students organized a memorable event and celebration. Sara J., volunteer faculty for summer 2014, writes:
“The ceremony began with a traditional Bangladeshi dancer. Heather Cruden, the Canadian Ambassador to Bangladesh, gave the opening speech. The stage was decorated with floral arrangements, bouquets, and garlands of jasmine, roses and tuberose. I had the honour of lighting the symbolic Nightingale lantern with one of the students. One of the senior Nepalese nursing students spoke of his feelings on becoming a well-trained professional nurse, worthy of respect. Afterwards, the students ran a health screening clinic for IUBAT faculty, support staff, and students, checking vital signs, BMI, blood sugar and vision. The turnout was good, including a newborn baby with his proud mother and grandmother. The celebration concluded with tea, cake and fresh coconut juice. This was one very special day.”
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