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AUA Celebrates International Nurses Day

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YEREVAN, Armenia — Marking International Nurses Day, observed worldwide on May 12, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at the American University of Armenia (AUA) hosted an event at the Keshishian Student Union to celebrate nurses and raise awareness about the nursing profession.

The event was preceded by a social media campaign in line with the International Council of Nurses 2023 theme “Our Nurses, Our Future”. An awareness booth was also run by BSN students who interacted with AUA community members using True or False questions highlighting the role of the nurse.

The Keshishian Student Union event was open to the AUA community. The BSN students had set up several interactive stations, with the help of BSN faculty and the Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS) staff. The event included a trivia Q&A competition that asked interesting and informative questions, such as naming the hormones of happiness or feeling good (serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins). Other stations included cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), where participants learned about this lifesaving technique that begins with chest compressions.  At the blood pressure screening station, interested attendees could have their blood pressure measured while learning about the latest blood pressure and salt consumption guidelines. In addition, “A Day With a Nurse” video was on display. The video was filmed and edited by two BSN students featuring their daily professional work and the various aspects of nursing practice. 

AUA is excited to see the growth and success of Armenia’s first BSN program and is proud to celebrate International Nurses Day on campus. 

The AUA BSN program admitted its first cohort in the Fall of 2022 within the CHS. 

The AUA Turpanjian College of Health Sciences works actively to improve population health and health services in Armenia and the region through interdisciplinary education and development of health professionals to be leaders in public health, nursing, health services research and evaluation, and health care delivery and management.