Festival to celebrate International Nurses’ Day

Published: 14 May 2019 at 12:00

Celebration photo

Student nurses and Mayor attend event at Anglia Ruskin University

Student nurses celebrated International Nurses’ Day 2019 with a festival event at Anglia Ruskin University’s Chelmsford campus.

The event was opened by Mayor of Chelmsford, Yvonne Spence, who also cut a celebratory cake.

Students then heard talks on a range of subjects, including 100 years of the Nursing Act, mindfulness, dealing with your first death as a student nurse, and a first-hand account of becoming a Nursing Associate. 

Following this, students were able to browse stalls from a number of organisations offering information, services and refreshments. The Mayor even took part in a birthing simulation. A raffle was held to support the Mayor’s charity, The Dementia Project at Broomfield hospital, raising more than £320 with prizes donated by local businesses.

Organiser Catherine Rajesparan, an Adult Clinical Skills Tutor at Anglia Ruskin University, said:

“International Nurses’ Day is celebrated on Florence Nightingale’s birthday each year, and we wanted to hold a celebration event to show how valued our student nurses are here at Anglia Ruskin University. 

“They enjoyed meeting the Mayor of Chelmsford, and the various festival stall holders. Thank you to everyone who gave up their time and skills to make the event a success.”