Yasmin Nadeem Parpio is an Assistant Professor at Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery (AKUSONAM). In her time as a researcher, she has focussed on the mental wellbeing of adolescents. She is currently undertaking a PhD on the subject of how building social skills among adolescents can reduce stress and improve resilience and quality of life. Ms. Parpio is the first elected regional coordinator from South Asia representing AKUSONAM for the Middle East Region at Sigma Theta Tau International, and is actively involved in chapters in Pakistan, Jordan and Lebanon. As a public health nurse, she is involved in clinical teaching for trainee community health nurses. Yasmin has extensive experience in shaping sustainable health and development projects with interdisciplinary collaborators, including a nation-wide TB programme. She also works on a voluntary basis with the local geriatric population, arranging regular educational sessions and working on yearly activity plans, and has established a peer support group. She has trained many healthcare professionals in northern Pakistan on how to improve the mental wellbeing of people aged between 20 and 30 in an effort to reduce suicide rates. She works tirelessly to strengthen the nursing curriculum and to optimise the learning experiences of students. One of her greatest contributions in this regard has been the introduction of simulations to improve students’ confidence levels and self-efficacy during community clinical rotations. She was the first in Pakistan to introduce this technique as part of her clinical teaching. Her diverse experience working with international associations and particularly in conflict areas is testament to her strong leadership qualities, as well as to her adaptive and cooperative skills.
Yasmin Nadeem Parpio(PAK) Pakistan: Nurse
Yasmin Nadeem Parpio works tirelessly to strengthen nursing curricula and to optimise the learning experiences of nursing students. She is currently undertaking a PhD on the subject of how building social skills among adolescents can reduce stress and improve resilience and quality of life.