Ithemba Nursing Academy celebrated International Nurses Day at Sheppard Church in Eesterrus, Pretoria on Monday 25 May. It was held under the theme: 'Nurses: A Force for Change: Care Effective, Cost Effective. Principal at the college, Ms Chabedi, gave examples of where nurses excel in their work in the health system. "If you look at those leading us at institutions and departments, such as CEOs of hospitals, nurses are the ones occupying the highest positions," she said.
The more than 100 student nurses were urged to change the attitude and conditions that patients are being treated under for better, so that community members could respect the profession. Student nurses, lecturers and nurses, also paid tribute to a late student and potential leader, Brian, who was a student representative who lost his life recently. He was praised as a potential leader who was open and inspirational.