Posted on May 12, 2019

The University of Calgary in Qatar joins the International Council of Nurses and other healthcare institutions in Qatar and around the world in celebrating International Nurses Day. “On behalf of the University of Calgary in Qatar, we are honored to recognize the contribution of nurses in Qatar,” says Dean Dr. Deborah White. “We proudly recognize all nurses for their commitment to the health and wellness of the people of Qatar.”

University of Calgary in Qatar 2 [].jpgInternational Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12 and is the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The International Council of Nurses has designated this year’s theme as “Health for All” with an aim to focus attention on the intersection between nursing, global health, and universal health coverage. “We are fortunate to have Her Excellency Dr. Hanan Mohamed Al Kuwari, Minister of Public Health, as a visionary leader for health and healthcare delivery here in Qatar. Nurses in Qatar are at the forefront of delivering quality healthcare to its residents. An occasion like International Nurses Day is an important opportunity to recognize the vital role of nurses in meeting Qatar’s economic, social, and health priorities,” explains Dr. White.

The University of Calgary in Qatar is the only Canadian university in Qatar and its sole provider of nursing higher education. This distinction drives the University’s mandate of advancing nursing as a profession in Qatar and enhancing the practice of nursing through academic excellence and workforce development. The University of Calgary in Qatar is committed to increasing the number of nurses to help meet the complex health needs of Qatar. Next month, the University will graduate 97 Bachelor and Master of Nursing students, bringing its alumni total to over 700 nurses working in all facets of Qatar’s healthcare systems.