Message from Head of the Department

Dr.Annie Rosita Arul Raj
Dear Students, Faculty, and Visitors, It is with great pleasure that I extend a warm welcome to all of you to the Nursing Department at Fatima College of Health Sciences (FCHS) located in four campuses (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Al Ain, Al Dhafra), UAE. As the Head of Nursing for all the four FCHS campuses, I am delighted to be part of this vibrant and dedicated community of healthcare professionals.

Our Nursing Department is pledged to excellence in Nursing education & research, and We are committed to preparing the next generation of compassionate and skilled nurses who will play a crucial role in shaping the future of healthcare.

At FCHS, we offer state-of-the-art facilities, experienced faculty, and a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the field of nursing. Our programs emphasize evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, academic and clinical collaboration, ensuring that you are well-prepared to meet the challenges of modern healthcare.

As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, nursing plays an increasingly vital role. Our dedicated faculty and staff are here to support you throughout your educational journey, providing guidance, mentorship, and a nurturing environment that fosters both personal and professional growth.

I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our programs, faculty, research initiatives, and the opportunities available to you. Whether you are a prospective student, a current student, a member of our faculty, or a visitor interested in nursing, we are here to enlighten you with the information you need about the Nursing Department.

Thank you for choosing FCHS and becoming a part of our FCHS-Nursing community. I look forward to witnessing your growth and success as you embark on this fulfilling and rewarding journey in the field of nursing.

Warm regards,

Dr. Annie Rosita,

Head of Nursing Department, FCHS (Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Al Ain, Al Dhafra), UAE

List of Programs and Local Accreditation Status

BSc in Nursing

Fatima College of Health Sciences (FCHS) vision is to be the foremost provider of excellence in health sciences education in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. FCHS intends to continue to provide high quality professionals in different health care disciplines to serve the current and future needs of the UAE whilst also to develop and maintain a culture of applied and operational research in the degree programs offered. FCHS in line with UAE’s 2021 goals, 2022 50 for 50 initiatives, 2025 Healthcare Master Plan and 2030 Abu Dhabi Visions, aims to provide a knowledge based economy and up skilling of the current workforce in health sciences.

In the UAE, there is a growing need for nursing as recognized by the relevant stakeholders, which include the Education sector, Community and Health services.

The FCHS Department of Nursing is dedicated to improve the health of the UAE community. This would be achieved by educating professional nurses and contributing to advances in health care through innovative research, scholarship and service.  Since its foundation in 2006, FCHS has developed a nationally recognized reputation for excellence in nursing education, which makes Bachelor of Science of Nursing highly competitive. The nursing program received initial Accreditation by the CAA in 2010 and most recent re-Accreditation in 2021.

The Nursing program is a well-established and recognized program embedding the art and science of health promotion, and prepares the students to work in diverse settings where they provide holistic care and manage a broad spectrum of acute and chronic health conditions grounded on evidence based practice. Recognizing the urgent need for Emirati nurses, the program maintains its roots in liberal arts while transitioning to a more vocational training inline with it’s parent organization ADVETI.

Employment opportunities for graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) are in high demand in the UAE and over 95% of Emirati BSN graduates are employed.

The nursing department in FCHS has grown significantly since the initial inception in 2009. There were 171 students on two campuses in 2009 to 1,650 students on four campuses in 2022.

The vision of the Department of Nursing is to become an influential and distinguished program through education, scholarly activity and research that advances the nursing profession and promotes the health of the community.

Bridging BSN

The FCHS nursing department used to offer a dedicated bridging program from diploma to BSN.  Currently that program is not accepting new applicants.  However, nurses with a higher degree (Associates, Diploma, Higher Degree) may apply to the BSN program.  Each application will be evaluated and equivancy against the current plan of study.  Currently Practicing nurses may receive up to ½ the Plan credits (~60 credit hours) for previous course work.  A typical applicant would require two years of full time study to convert a diploma to a bachelors degree

BSc in Midwifery

FCHS is also planning to offer a BSM in Midwifery when approved by the CAA.  Anticipated date of starting that program is Fall 2022

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Combine patient assessment, diagnostics and health informatics to formulate person-centered nursing care that results in delivering evidence-based care according to current policy and procedure requirements

  • While considering interprofessional communications and respecting patient, person, family, community, and clinicians viewpoints, compose treatment plans generating culturally competent clinical decisions

  • Respecting the context of civil, religious, ethical, and legal standards, design autonomous nursing interventions leveraging change management in a collegial and respectable workplace setting

  • Through lifelong learning using health technology and scholarly literature, invent innovative solutions for health promotion and education to deliver JCI level care for inpatient, home, community, and mental health settings.

  • Assess nursing as a profession and devise research to test ethical, legal, and culturally compliant interventions to meet professional guideline benchmarks

Annie Rosita Arul RajAbu DhabiAssistant Professor Nursing ; Head of theNursing
Abdelrahman SalamehAbu DhabiInstructor
Amitha MohanAbu DhabiInstructor
Briliya DevadasAbu DhabiAssistant Professor
Liezl Delfino PangilinanAbu DhabiLab Specialist
Nathira Abdelqader Ahmad AlhmaimatAbu DhabiAssistant Professor
Omar MelhemAbu DhabiAssociate Professor
Reeja ThomasAbu DhabiInstructor
Ymaleen Lorenzo CabralesAbu DhabiInstructor
Mansour Jawdet Mohammed MansourAjmanAssociate Professor
Allen DoyleAjmanSenior Instructor
Anupama KanisseryAjmanInstructor
Atika KhalafAjmanAssociate Professor
Doreen MukonaAjmanAssistant Professor
Emily Kay DettenmaierAjmanSenior Instructor
Hussam S.M. Al AmoorAjmanSenior Instructor
Jean Pilirani MukasaAjmanAssistant Professor
Jeffrey Victorino de JesusAjmanInstructor
Joemol JamesAjmanSenior Instructor
Judith RukwezaAjmanAssistant Professor
Mahmoud Al-QadiAjmanAssistant Professor
Malek Mutee Ahmad HmaidiAjmanInstructor
Maribeth Carpio TabayAjmanLab Specialist
Smitha JosephAjmanLab Specialist
Sylivia NalubegaAjmanAssistant Professor
Hadya Abboud Abdel Rahim Abdel-FattahAjmanAssistant Professor
Firas Adnan Abd Fattah QatouniAl AinInstructor
Francis Richard Loy-odan CotengAl AinLab Specialist
Ibrahim BashayrehAl AinAssociate Professor
Imad MaaloufAl AinInstructor
Julie Ann ZakariaAl AinSenior Instructor
Mohamad Abdul Salam Al MekkawiAl AinAssistant Professor
Mohammad Othman Ibrahim AbudariAl AinAssistant Professor
Mohammed Abdullah Al MaqbaliAl AinAssistant Professor
Nazih Said Mohammad Abu TabarAl AinAssistant Professor
Patrick Gladson PhiriAl AinAssistant Professor
Reem Salem Obaid Khasib AlnasriAl AinTeaching Assistant
Renuga DeviAl AinLab Specialist
Suleman ShahAl AinInstructor
Aisha Al DewasriAl AinInstructor
Kavitha ParthasarathyAl DhafraAssistant Professor
Lintu Maria MichaelAl DhafraInstructor
Manju VargheseAl DhafraInstructor
Mohammed AlmahroukAl DhafraAssistant Professor
Mohannad Al JaberyAl DhafraInstructor
Rasha Atia Kadri IbrahimAl DhafraInstructor
Suthan PandarakuttyAl DhafraAssistant Professor
Tagreed Al KhaldiAl