Nurses are honored for their hard work and valuable contribution to the health care society as International Nurses Day is celebrated today. The International Council of Nurses celebrates this day globally to commemorate the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. This year’s IND theme is ‘Closing the Gap: Increasing Access and Equity’. Here in the hospital where in I am working, we will celebrate it with a symposium and poster presentations.
As many of you are aware that every country has their own nursing council, here in the United Arab Emirates, the UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council is quite new, in fact they celebrated its 1st year anniversary in February 2011 under the chairmanship of Her Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein. You can read the related news here.
Here in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, all nurses must secure a HAAD professional license aside from the nursing license obtained from the country of origin. There are set rules and regulation before the nursing license is issued to an individual nurse. In case you are a practicing nurse and you are contemplating on working here in the UAE, I suggest that you head on to HAAD webpage to read the important things that you must complete before securing a job.
Word of the day: mummarida is the Arabic word for a female nurse. Salaam!