The College of Nursing at Hawler Medical University held its first scientific symposium in Erbil International Hotel on 22-23 November 2018. The symposium was held under the theme of 'Toward Effective Clinical Teaching in Nursing Education' and was attended by a large number of participants including the deans of the nursing colleges in Iraq and Kurdistan Region and faculty staff. The opening ceremony was attended by Assist. Prof. Dr. Nazar Shabila, Vice President of Hawler Medical University and a number of officials. The symposium included a number of presentations and five plenary sessions that involved extensive discussions and engagement of the symposium participants.