Professionals, researchers, educators, and policymakers have gathered
at a seminar to explore critical advancements in nursing practice through
research and innovation.
The National Institute of Advanced Nursing Education and
Research (NIANER) held the scientific seminar on the most recent developments
in nursing education and practice at its facilities, said a KOICA press release
Established in 2016 with grant aid support from the government
of the Republic of Korea and implemented by KOICA, NIANER has emerged as the
premier institution for nursing education in Bangladesh. With a commitment to
quality and innovation, NIANER continues to be at the forefront of initiatives
to enhance nursing practice and education in Bangladesh and has been attracting
nursing students from abroad.
Additional Secretary Maqsura Noor, the chief guest at the
program, highlighted NIANER’s pioneering role in advancing research-based nursing
education in Bangladesh. She also applauded the initiative to hold this seminar
to encourage the young nurse researchers in taking more challenging nursing
Speaking as the special guest, KOICA Deputy Country Director
for Bangladesh and Bhutan Hyun Suh Kang, underscored the importance of
investing in nursing education and training to achieve sustainable healthcare
outcomes. She further commended NIANER for its dedication to advancing the
nursing profession and reiterated KOICA's unwavering support for initiatives
that empower healthcare professionals in Bangladesh.
Nearly 15 nursing students across the country presented
their research findings on contemporary concerns related to nursing care while
the main research paper was presented by Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Hamid from the
Health Economics Department of Dhaka University.
Prof. Dr. Debabrata Banik, Nursing Dean of BSMMU; Mr. Md.
Abdul Quader, Joint Secretary, Medical Education & Family Welfare Division;
Md. Nasir Uddin, Deputy Secretary and Registrar of BNM; Dr. Taslima Begum,
Director of NIANER was present among others in the seminar.
KOICA, established by the Korean Foreign Ministry in 1991
for Official Development Assistance, has been implementing Korea's grant aid
and technical cooperation to support socio-economic development in Bangladesh