Principal of GCCN meets GCU's student nurses

12 April 2017

Niru Shamsun Nahar, Principal at Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing in Bangladesh, met nearly 600 student nurses at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) during the university’s health fair this week.

During a visit to the Glasgow campus in which she toured the School of Health and Life Sciences, Niru had the opportunity to view GCU’s unique facilities including the inter-professional clinical simulation centre which uses technologies to support health and social care practitioners with their learning and development.

Between assessments, the first year nursing students are showcasing their projects, which include the effects of sleep deprivation on student nurses, the importance of early breast cancer checks, the amount of hidden sugars in food and drinks, the effects of unhealthy eating on oral health, and the dangers of exceeding alcohol recommendations.

Nursing lecturer Jackie Gillespie said: “The health fair is a wonderful showcase of the variety of student projects and each group is formed of students in specialist areas such as child, adult and mental health nursing so they are working collaboratively with different approaches to really practical health challenges.”

Niru said she was “excited to meet the students and to take back some knowledge from Glasgow to Bangladesh”.

Co-founded by GCU and the Grameen Healthcare Trust, the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing aims to raise healthcare standards in Bangladesh and to address the needs of the country’s most disadvantaged communities.

Since its establishment in 2010, GCCN has increased its numbers to more than 400 students this year.