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  • Armenian flag raising during the official opening ceremony of STTI
  • Second International Nursing Congress of Armenia
  • Yerevan State Armenian-American Medical College "Erebouni" established STTI "Chi Delta" chapter

Events

Ministry of Health of Armenia, Ministry of Education and Scinece of Armenia, Armenian Association of Nursing Administrators, Yerevan State Armenian-American Medical College Erebouni in collaboration with Global Education Development Institute (GEDI) and Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society (STTI), organized the Second International Nursing Congress of Armenia which took place in Yerevan, Armenia on September 18-20, 2013 in Marriott Hotel Armenia.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The role of the first Congress, which was held in May 2011, was breakthrough in nursing development in Country. Due to meetings with professionals, nurse leaders and sharing the practical experience we advanced and improved access to quality of health service. The congress contributed towards better health of individuals, families and communities.
These achievements are invaluable and serve us as stimulation to new challenges, to explore innovative strategies to promote excellence in global nursing practice.
The unforeseen success of the first Congress obliged us to organize the Second International Nursing Congress which is promising with the participation of eminent professionals from different countries.
The theme of the Second International Nursing Congress in Armenia was
Nursing: Transition from profession to professional practice.
 
CONGRESS GOALS
The congress offered opportunities for nurses around the globe to come together and share nursing excellence, education, experience and evidence-based practice, resulting in information sharing, communication, and discussion of key issues impacting the profession and practice.
 
CONGRESS OBJECTIVES
  • To explore innovative strategies to promote excellence in global nursing practice;
  • To present an overarching framework for collaborative action: WHO New Strategic Directions for Strengthening Nursing and Midwifery Services 2011-2015
  • To explore main interventions of the Health 2020: a European policy framework supporting action across government and society for health and well-being
  • To demonstrate the role of nurse leaders and their contribution towards better health of individuals, families and communities;
  • To promote research, innovation and new technologies to address the gaps in policy development
  • To develop educational models that address the challenges of nursing practice;
  • To explore opportunities for international collaboration in nursing and partnership;
  • To provide opportunities for integration of   Armenian Nurses into the Global Nursing Community.
The following areas were covered during the congress represented by both international and national experts in nursing:
Global Issues
  • Global initiatives in nursing
  • Human and patient rights
  • Patient safety and safe outcomes
  • Transition from profession to professional practice
  • Occupational health – creating a safe practice environment
  • Nursing education
  • Scientific basis and best practice in nursing education using simulation
  • Nursing leadership, management and informatics
  • Role of nursing associations and global partnership
 
Practice Issues
  • The role of nurses in maternal and child health
  •  The role of nurses in health of young people
  •  Nursing care for elderly people and disabled persons
  •  Palliative care
  •  Nursing care for HIV/AIDS, TB and Hepatitis
  •  Pandemics and disasters
  •  The role of nurses in emergency and intensive care
  •  Nurse's contribution to primary health care
  •  Family Health Nursing
  •  Health Environment
This congress was the best place to gain enriching experience, practice and collaborations. Many international nursing experts from the all over the world were invited to attend. Among them Baroness Caroline Cox (UK), President of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI), faculty from Global Education Development Institute, INLY graduates, International CO-Director at Nightingale Initiative for Global Health, former USAID partners (AIHA), representatives from WHO regional European office for Nursing and Midwifery, President and General Secretary of European Federation of Nurses Associations, Presidents of Nursing Associations of Italy, Scotland, Croatia, Ukraine, Russia, Moldova, Georgia and etc.
 

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