The world's greatest gathering of Nurses
Day 1 #ICN2019 Conference Singapore
The Conference opening ceremony took place yesterday. There were over 5000 Nurses Leaders from all over the World. It is the largest gathering of Nurses I have ever seen.
The Conference venue at Marina Bay Sands was charged and electrifying. Expectations were high. The hall was packed full. The organization of the event was classic. The ceremony began with welcome address by the President of ICN, then introduction of ICN Board of Directors.
Parade of all affiliates members of ICN. Nigeria was represented by NANNM officials.
Then came the introduction of Singapore political strong woman, the President of Singapore Madam Halima. The ovation was massive. Young, beautiful and versatile Lady with great profile. She addressed and welcomed all participants. Her speech was warm and reassuring that nursing is a great profession. She described Nurses as wonderful people that are the largest and indispensable in the health sector. She categorised increasing nursing roles into 3 and elaborated on each. She also told the participants what her government has been doing to encourage more people in Singapore to study nursing. She summarized that it you save a life, you are a Hero but if you save 100 persons, you must be a Nurse.
The opening Ceremony video is a must watch if you are a Nurse. You can visit youtube for the video