RAKCON NEWS AND EVENTS 2016-2017

  • Orientation programs for the students of BSN, RN-BSN and MSN students of First year and regular for the Academic year 2016-2017. It was held on 21st, 22nd and 30th August 2016.
  • Visiting faculty Professor & External examiner for the course thesis, MSN program Dr. Kyung Sood Choi from C A University, Seoul, South Korea who was in RAK went back to her country. Hence we had arranged a small farewell program for her on 21st October 2016
  • Ms. Maria Tet Aqui – Sr. Clinical Instructor resigned as she got better job with higher salary for better. She was given farewell by the faculty on 10th November 2016.

Student Exchange Program

We have collaboration with CAU University, Red cross College of Nursing, Seoul, South Korea, we had the 2nd batch of student exchange program from 18th January to 27th January 2016. There were 3rd & 4TH Years students of Red Cross College of Nursing visited RAKCON, had joined activities with RAKCON students. The students and faculty of both college had exchange programs.  They joined programs arranged with RAKCON BSN SNF students.  They attended clinical in SKSH, RAK and theory classes with BSN students in RAKCON, RAKMHSU.

  • Collaboration process with Tata Memoria Cancer Hospital, Mumbai, India.  Dean visited the hospital and met the authorities for the process on 30th January 2016.
  • Social and Community Events: Faculty
  • Seasonal Get together
  • In the pleasant season of winter on the 22nd December 2016 we had the faculty seasonal get-together, which brought closeness, unity and oneness among faculty which is so important for the development of the college.
  • Faculty Picnic
  • On the 15th January 2017 we had another full day event for faculty. We went for a picnic to Corniche in Khorfakkan beach and the faculty enjoyed the trip.
  • There is plan to start oncological nursing program in coming academic year, so we planned to send students for the clinical experience in Tata Cancer memorial hospital Mumbai, India.  Dean visited the hospital to discuss about MoU between the two institution with the Director of Nursing on 30th January 2017
  • On the 2nd February 2017, there was lecture arranged on Blue printing of question paper as part of faculty development program.  The speaker was Dr. Premila Lee, Professor and Nursing superintendent of CMC Hospital and Nursing College, Vellore, India
  • Nursing development is one of the top priorities of the country. RAKCON is very actively involved in Emiratization program.  Conversion program is partially conducted to encourage the Emirati students to join the profession of nursing.  The 5th Batch of students of Conversion program was inaugurated on 4th February 2017.
  • RAKMHSU mini marathon took place on 6th February 2017.  One of our RAKCON faculty Dr.Maragatham participated in this event and she was awarded certificate.
  • Presentation on “Environmental and Occupational Health: Can they lead to family health and happiness.”? at Fatma College of Health Sciences for their annual conference at Abu Dhabi held on 16th March 2017.
  • New Community health nursing lab has been developed as Emirati home setup by 2nd year Community Health Nursing students. It was inaugurated on 22nd March 2017 by the Dean and Community Health Nursing faculty.
  • GCC Day was celebrated on 24th March 2017 at Dubai.  Our students and faculty participated in the program.
  • The group of students and faculty who attended the GCC day program with director of nursing Dr.Sumaya from Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP)
  • In every faculty meeting if there is any social events among the faculty members like, birthday, they are also celebrated. On 2nd April 2017 one of our faculty birthday was celebrated.
  • There was one week of faculty development program conducted during the spring break from 2nd April 2017 to 5th April 2017.
  • The Valedictory program of the faculty development was conducted on 5th April 2017.  The Chief Guest was Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer.  The Dean welcomes the guest.
  • RAK College of Nursing candle lighting ceremony of BSN year 1 was conducted on 27th April 2017.  29 BSN year 1 students lighted the candles from senior faculty and took the Florence Nightingale  Nursing Oath
  • Inauguration of the academic block complex & 10th Anniversary  of RAKMHSU, our Dean, Dr. Vijaya Kumardhas was awarded 10 year service award for her contribution to RAKMHSU
  • The RAKCON – Student Nurses Forum (SNF) first bulletin was released by His Excellency Shiekh Khalifa Bin Saud Al Qasimi
  • The Nurses day celebration on 15th May 2017, Dean welcomes the guest and students.
  • On the 15th May 2017 Nurses Day was celebrated by RAKCON.  The Dean is unveiling the international nurse’s day theme.
  • On 12th May 2017 usually nursing students celebrates the birthday of Ms. Florence Nightingale founder of Modern Nursing.  So cake cutting was done by our SNF students of BSN program
  • On 18th May 2017.  The Dean, Dr. Vijaya Kumardhas was invited for the International Nurses day celebration by RAK Medical District and was awarded thanks and appreciation award for her contribution and development of Nursing in UAE
  • In the same above program, she was also awarded by Emirates Nursing Association a memento for  RAKCON’s involvement, and her contribution to ENA 
  • On 23rd of May career fair arranged by Gems School for all the schools of Ras Al Khaimah.  RAKCON Dean, faculty and students were invited to participate in this program specially to encourage 12th grade students to select nursing as a career.