ZUFONAM celebrated Science Olympiad on October 7th, 2022 at Ziauddin University Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery. Subjects like Applied Nutrition is a basic course offered in BSN I that deals with the relationships between nutrition and the well-being of the general population of all ages. As part of an applied nutrition assignment, students of BScN I were divided into groups and given a variety of disorders of organs such as the liver, heart, kidneys, etc. in which they talked about their respective topics and the appropriate nutrition that should be given in such conditions. The way students presented their models and presentations astounded the faculty members and appreciated all the students for their hard work.
ZUFONAM BSN III Students celebrated Culture Day on September 30th, 2022 at Ziauddin University Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery. As it was a graded assignment, 150 students of BSN III took part and presented their assigned culture in which they highlighted various health, educational and social issues. Also, they displayed different handicrafts and famous foods of national cultures. Dr. Shireen, MS of Ziauddin Hospital, Dean, Directors of Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs, and Faculty members of ZUFONAM visited and appreciated all the participants for their hard work.
Communities are struggling with a large number of people across the lifespan, who receive minimal or no health care because they cannot afford or access services. Moreover, public concerns regarding quality, cost, access, and fragmentation of health care have contributed to a shift in care from the more traditional acute care settings to the community. This has led to changes in nursing practice.
Nurses have always cared for individuals, families, and communities in their practice. Recently, there has been an increase in the number of nurses working outside the hospital, primarily in community-based settings that focus on individuals and families. There is also increasing emphasis on community-focused nursing care with the community as the client.
Ziauddin University Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery plays a remarkable performance while visiting different communities and creating awareness among them. Community Health Nursing (CHN), being a part of the nursing curriculum focuses and motivates the students to take part in it. As a ritual, this year too BSN students visited various communities mainly Dar-ul-Sukun, Ibtida, Aga Khan Health Service Pakistan (AKHSP), Public Health School ( PHS), Lady Dufferin Hospital, Rahnuma Family Planning Association of Pakistan (R-FPAP), and Community Water Filter Plant in Karachi to recognize the needs of the community.
For BSN I and III student’s respective teams leads different sessions on vaccinations, water filtration, drug abuse, special child, family planning.
The purpose of community visits is not only to create awareness and identify the needs of the people who are unaware of it but also to allow students to deal with real health problems in natural settings that result in the enhancement of professional skills, communication skills, self-confidence, knowledge and awareness, and critical thinking skills and teamwork skills in undergraduate nursing students.
Ziauddin University Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery celebrated the Independence Day of Pakistan with zest and fervor on August 12, 2022. The celebration was attended by the students and faculty members of the institute.
Freedom is a heavenly gift of God. For a Pakistani 14th August is a day that gives us an identity, a day that sums us all as a nation. Dr. Pamella Marshal, Dean ZUFONAM, along with Dr. Sumaira Punjwani, Director of the BSN program hoisted the Pakistani flag followed by national anthem. On this occasion, Ms. Afshan Nazli said as we move forward, it is important to remember how Muslims fought to get independence under the leadership of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It is equally important to acknowledge the sacrifices that our forefathers made with their blood to secure a homeland for us where we enjoy freedom today. Make sure you serve your Country “PAKISTAN” which has given you identity and freedom to live independently.
Dr. Pamella Marshal in her remarks stated that today we celebrate the 75th Independence Day. The future of Pakistan depends upon its students; let us strive to make our future much better and more prosperous. Bring a revolution in yourself; make yourself a better and more responsible citizen of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Unless we at an individual level do not change ourselves, we will not be able to change the state of our nation. She further said YOU are the pillars who have the power to CHANGE at any given moment. REMEMBER THAT!
Students of BSN delighted the event by singing national songs along with musical instruments, and deliver several speeches
In a 3-day OPEN Alumni conference sponsored by Regional English Language Office (RELO) Pakistan, US Embassy in Islamabad Miss Tania Shabir Shaikh, senior lecturer English represented Ziauddin University Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and led interactive sessions enabling participants to learn different tools and techniques to instill intercultural knowledge, attitudes, skills, and awareness in the English language teaching context. She has also completed the Global Online Course (GOC) on ‘Teaching Grammar Communicatively’ offered by World Learning, sponsored by OPEN program and RELO Pakistan, U.S embassy in Islamabad.
We congratulate her on her achievements and wish her good luck for her future endeavors.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations back in 2015 to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Nurses are working hard in achieving sustainable development goals for a better society in the future. Ziauddin University, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery (ZUFONAM) Community Stream organized a one-day session on ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’ on July 4th-5th, 2022 for students of BSN I and IV years who are future nurses. The presence of Madam Farhana Siddiqui and her team members made a great difference in the learning of SDGs for ZUFONAM students. On the first day, Dr. Atif Anjum and Madam Farhana briefed students about the background and significance of SDGs to all 1st-year students. On the second day, Madam Farhana and Major Sadia Kanwal taught students about SDGs and gave them new ideas about what would they need to do and how would they work in the community. In this 2nd-day seminar, 210 participants including the faculty members (Mr. Jonathan Johnson, Ms. Bilquis Alidino, Ms. Mashal Hirani, Ms. Gulshan, and Ms, Sahaar Bashir) and students attended the session. All participants made us proud and committed that they will work hard to achieve SDGs. It was an amazing, interesting, and learning experience with the Ziauddin University Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.
Ziauddin University Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery collaborated with Pakistan Life Savers Program (PLSP) to organize two days’ workshop consisting of four sessions on June 21st and 23rd, 2022, to give Hands-on Master training on Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). This workshop was organized for students, non-science faculty members, and administrative staff members of ZUFONAM.
PLSP team leads the sessions highlighting the importance of CPR as a life-saving measure for the victims of cardiac arrest, its scope, and its limitations. This was followed by the demonstration of steps of adult CPR, Child CPR, and infant CPR including the management of choking in the case of adults, children, and infants.
The main objective of the workshop is to make students, faculty members, and staff members into empowered individuals with the fundamental life-saving knowledge and skills of CPR and bleeding management needed to save lives
Dr. Pamella Marshal, Dean ZUFONAM appreciated the work of the PLSP team and gave them a token of gratitude to inspire and promote mankind’s services towards the nation and the advancement of basic life support in the community.
On July 14, 2022, Thursday, the ZUFONAM Student council decided to dress up. Indeed, the students dressed in their favorite personas. We witnessed a range of topics, including culture, horror, the historic age, superheroes, and some villains since they chose the themes for their characters.
This simple combination of the multiverse not only delighted the students—who were already content since they had been given some time off from their studies—but also the Dean and Faculty, who took pleasure and valued the student’s efforts.
The purpose to organize this day was to give students ownership of a day and celebrate it on their own. Soon we saw students engaged in taking pictures and making videos of the plays that portrayed their characters. They were joined by the teachers who were actively taking part in videography. The day passed in a light mood with lots of positive vibes as it seemed that we were having a fair or festival with lots of cackles and laughter.
REPORT ON CURRICULUM RETREAT 2022
The curriculum retreat is a process to analyze the gap, identify the alternative and incorporate the course and program learning outcome. The session for undergraduate and graduate nursing program was held from Monday June 13, 2022 till Friday June 17, 2022 at Ziauddin Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery campus. All the faculty members were invited, and respective course coordinator presented their courses. The session was supervised by director of undergraduate program Dr. Sumaira K. Punjwani and graduate program Ms. Afshan Nazly, along with Chair Curriculum committee Dr. Yasmin Amarsi. The activity proceeded in ascending order of BScN Program i.e. From Year I to Year IV and MSN Program from Year I to Year II.
This activity intended to evaluate the BScN courses for its quality based on teaching learning process and assessments placed in each course, along with comparison with parallel courses for congruency in content and flow during semester. The courses were also appraised for its level of complexity and translation of credit hours into weekly schedules.
The intended impact of this exercise will produce significant alignment among courses, appropriate execution and integrated concepts delivery to students between science and nursing courses. This can enhance the understanding of course content, generate critical thinking and promote consistent learning experience for students.
REPORT ON NURSING STUDENTS AWARDED WITH NEST SCHOLARSHIP
Self-sustainable organization, generating revenue from its endowment fund. NEST has mandate to launch wide range of Scholarships in Pakistan. In connection with this, nursing students of ZUFONAM were granted with need cum merit scholarships at undergraduate and graduate levels in the month of June 2022.