International Nurses Day is being observed on May 12, celebrated annually to praise the contributions of nurses to the health care sector. The day is also monumental as it marks the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale, who is well-known as the founder of modern nursing. The theme for 2022 was- “A Voice to Lead – Invest in nursing and respect rights to secure global health”, focusing on the necessity to protect, support, and invest in the nursing profession to boost health systems around the world.
Teerthanker Mahaveer University’s college of nursing gave a soulful remembrance to Florence Nightingale on the occasion of International Nurses Day. At first, college dignitaries and students paid their tribute by offering flowers and lighting candles on the portrait of Florence Nightingale, the mother of nursing. The management was done by faculty member Miss Visjemol.
Prof. Shrinath Kulkarni, Principal of the College of Nursing, highlights the contribution of Nightingale to the health care sector. She is often referred to as the "Lady with the lamp" and is remembered for taking care of wounded soldiers of the British troops during the Crimean War, fought between 1853 and 1856, which is unforgettable. She is mostly known for making hospitals cleaner and safer places to be.
Miss Bindu, PG Tutor, discussed the needs, roles, and rights of nurses. She said that nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system. At the time of COVID-19, the nurses worked day and night to save the lives of the patients, without caring about their own lives. Their commitment and compassion are admirable for their exceptional work even in the most challenging situations.
Nobia and Aseem Kuma, students of the college of nursing, recited poetry to remember Florence Nightingale. Mrs. Juhi, Mrs. Saroj Lata, Miss Shivani, Miss Anjali, Miss Sonia, and Miss Sarika were present there. More than 150 students attended the programme. TMU hospital also shows respect for the courage of the nurses and their commendable contribution to the health care system.
Teerthanker Mahaveer College of Nursing has a network of health care centres and clinical affiliations with community-based organizations and government agencies. Hands-on training is given to the students at the 1000-bed multi super-speciality hospital. Nursing students attend OPD sessions in the hospital. Students visit different places under community connect and provide primary health services and actively participate in health awareness programmes. To learn more, visit: https://www.tmu.ac.in/college-of-nursing