IUBAT faculty and students celebrated International Nursing Day in May to raise awareness of the important contribution of caring, well-educated nurses to a modern health care system. Prof. M. Alimullah Miyan, IUBAT Vice-Chancellor created the College of Nursing because he believes that Bangladesh needs university level education for nurses. Opening the event, he welcomed representatives from our teaching hospital partners, Centre for Woman and Child Health, Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed and UnitedHospital (thanks for the cake!), as well as guests from Apollo Hospital Dhaka and Dhaka University College of Nursing. IUBAT College of Nursing students delivered presentations on nursing care for chronic illness, describing how RNs can help patients cope with these problems.