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In the UAE, there is a growing demand for more nurses to enter the work force as recognized by the relevant stakeholders, including the Nations’ Education sector, Community and Health related services. The FCHS Department of Nursing is dedicated to improving the health of the UAE community. This is achieved by graduating professional nurses who can contribute to the advances in health care through innovative research, scholarship and service.  Since its inception in 2006, the college has developed a nationally recognized reputation for excellence in Nursing Education, which makes the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, highly competitive. The Nursing program, at FCHS, is a well-established, accredited and recognized program embedding the art and science of health promotion, and prepares  nurses to work in diverse settings where they provide holistic care and manage a broad spectrum of acute and chronic health related conditions grounded in  best practice evidence based guidelines, whilst being culturally sensitive and contextually accordant.

Employment opportunities abound for graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN in the UAE. Graduates from the nursing program at FCHS, are employed as general nurses providing direct healthcare services to patients, families, and communities. Graduates may assume various roles in nursing practice, education, leadership, management, and research. An additional 16,158 nurses is projected to be required by 2025 in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi alone (Department of Health (DOH), 2018). Consequently, FCHS nursing graduates will be employed, both within the public and the private health care sectors, in both government and private hospitals.

The vision of the Department of Nursing in FCHS, is to be recognized as an influential and distinguished provider of an accredited nursing program through excellence in nursing education, scholarly activity and research, advancing the nursing profession, and promoting the health of the community in the UAE

To promote excellence in Nursing in the UAE and Middle East, through dissemination of a state of the art nursing education program, which is dynamic, culturally congruent, and socially relevant, meeting the comprehensive health care needs of the UAE community, especially in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention, through inclusion of evidence based best practices, guided by emerging research and high standards of scholarly activity.

Ø  Abu Dhabi
Ø  Al Ain
Ø  Ajman
Ø  Al Dhafra – Western Region​ 


                     Dr. Alexander Gleason

      Head of the Department, Nursing.​

      Dear Website Visitors,

      It is an honor to welcome you to the Department of Nursing at Fatima College of Health Sciences.  

    FCHS Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is the first and only internationally recognized program in Abu Dhabi. Since its inception in 2006, FCHS has developed a nationally recognized reputation for excellence in nursing education, which makes our Bachelor’s degree in Nursing highly competitive. The department of Nursing is committed to graduate nurses with the ability to use modern information and advanced skills needed to improve the level of healthcare provided to individuals, families and communities Read more​