PAKISTAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION 2022

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

REPRESENTATION IN OPEN ALUMNI CONFERENCE BY REGIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE OFFICE

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.

REPORT ON SUSTAINALE DEVELOPMENTAL GOALS

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.

Report on Hands-on Master Training on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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.

REPORT ON CHARACTER DAY 2022

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

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

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.

 

REPORT ON INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY 2022

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. On this day the hard work and contributions of nurses are celebrated.

Ziauddin University Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery organizes an event on May 23rd, 2022 to celebrate International Nurses Day and to appreciate the role of nursing in the health profession.

To recognize the nurse’s efforts toward global health, almost all nursing leaders from various institutes were called to share their views about the ways we can secure the rights of nurses and empower them.

As Nursing is the backbone of all healthcare systems around the world, and without nursing, there would be no healthcare, demonstrating how vital this subject is to us.”

The event was formally started with the recitation of the Holy Quran, followed by the national anthem and the Ziauddin anthem.

 

 

The event proceeded with the welcome speech by Dean ZUFONAM, Dr. Pamella Marshal.

 

 

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While giving the knowledge about the current nursing reports Dr. Rozina Karmaliani, Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery Aga Khan University said by 2030, the WHO expects that the globe will require an additional nine million nurses and midwives. Take a look at the situation in Pakistan; it was already in short supply before the conflict, and “we urgently need to develop a large number of high-quality nurses and midwives in Pakistan.”

Afterward, guest speaker, Dr. Jai Das focused on the key role of nurses in contributing to global health and how to enrich their knowledge in clinical and community fields. He emphasizes that we do not just need a rebuild of our health systems, we need transformation. This begins with the fundamentals of recognizing and respecting the rights of those authorized, accountable, and entrusted to care for individuals and communities. The Transformation will require investment in nursing education, jobs, and leadership. But it begins with recognizing and adhering to the fundamental rights of every nurse and health care worker.

Guest speaker Mr. Alexander Lawson, Director, Centre for International and Constitutional Law, Ziauddin University. He focuses on the legal rights of nurse employees and how legally we can work more on bettering their working environment

Guest of Honor Dr. Nida Hussain, pro-chancellor of ZU said, “We understood the need of promoting nurses’ work and rights to a safe workplace, as well as their full participation and decision-making in patient care and our administrative function. We’ve worked very hard in the last two decades to improve the quality of our nursing”, Dr. Hussain added.

 

Representing the Government of Sindh, Director General Nursing Mr. Shabir Hussain Jhatial (Chief Guest) said that since the country’s founding, Sindh province has had almost 1100 BSN admissions and nearly 600 midwifery admissions. The Covid was at its peak when the Sindh government interpolated 2,000 nurses, despite the country’s financial problems. The nurses were given hundreds of job opportunities. The federal government has allocated Rs8.1 billion rupees for the improvement of nursing and midwifery services. As far as the Sindh government is concerned, nurses and midwifery are being developed and improved, and nurses are being invested in for the good of our country.

 

In the second half of the event, ZU Dialogues were held moderated by Dr. Yasmin Amarsi to have an extensive talk with the panelists on the IND theme.

Dr. Sara Salman, World Health Organization Sindh Representative stated “In terms of Sindh, we are assisting the health department, nursing department, and another education department in developing the ability of our health personnel.  Stating the role of NGOs in securing the rights of midwives,

Dr. Khairunnisa Ajani, Assistant Dean, School of Nursing & Midwifery at AKU, said education was the building block of any professional study. “If we as nurses don’t have a solid scientific knowledge base of what we’re doing and where we’re going, we won’t be able to stand up for ourselves, stand up for the patient, and make the impact we’re supposed to make, so we must ensure that we have the scientific nursing knowledge”.

Ms. Kausar Khan, Advisor Community Engagement her primary concern is to promote women’s rights to their life and to participate in their life according to their aspirations.

Dr. Amy (Aisha) Winslow, a certified nurse-midwife from the USA, stressed the need for developing an effective education system to ensure that well-trained nurses and midwives were available to meet future needs.

In the end, Vice-Chancellor, ZU Prof. Dr. Irfan Hyder came to appreciate all efforts of nurses and highlight the efforts of Ziauddin University for empowering Nursing Students.

 

The event was summed up by the vote of thanks by Ms. Afshan Nazly, Associate Professor and Director Post-Graduate program, ZUFONAM.

REPORT ON SECOND LINE MASTER TRAINING WORKSHOP ON CERTIFICATE COURSE FOR NURSING EDUCATORS

The Sindh Health Department and the World Health Organization (WHO) has organized a second line master trainer Training Workshop on Certificate Course for Nursing Educators in Karachi from May 24 to May 31, 2022. Dr. Sara Salman, Provincial Head of WHO Sindh, delivered a second-line master trainer training workshop for nursing educators on the Certificate Course. The goal of organizing this workshop was to help faculty members in Sindh enhance their
capacity building and assists nursing educators in gaining a better understanding of modern nursing education.
In this regard, faculties from various schools of nursing are invited to deliver lectures, interactive sessions, and group discussions. Dr. Yasmeen Amarsi and Dr. Sumaira K. Punjwani from Ziauddin University Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery also facilitated the Second Line Training session.

REPORT ON TRIBUTE TO NURSES AND MIDWIVES AS FRONT LINE SOLDIERS WHO PERFORMED SELFLESS SERVICES FOR NATION AGAINST COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Nurses and midwives have been on the frontline of the COVID-19 response in our hospitals, aged care facilities, community services and general practices, providing quality professional care under extraordinary conditions.

An Appreciation Award Ceremony was organized on June 11th, 2022 by Ministry of Health, Government of Sindh in collaboration with WHO hosted at Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical College to give “Tribute to Nurses and Midwives as front line Soldiers who performed selfless services for nation Against Covid-19 pandemic”.

In recognition of their work in such unprecedented times faculty from various schools of nursing were invited. Dr. Pamella Marshal, Dr. Yasmeen Amarsi, Ms. Afshan Nazli and Dr. Sumaira K. Punjwani attended the ceremony as Special Guest to represent Ziauddin University Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.

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