Nursing

Message from Head of the Department

Dr. Alexander Gleason

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.

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The nursing department has a comprehensive scientific state of the art educational facility, and learning environment. These include modern learning resources and laboratories equipped with the latest equipment to train students. In addition to providing an optimal educational environment, the department also boosts an international faculty expertise, who are both student centered and Nursing Subject Specialists. . They are highly qualified and have excellent academic preparation in teaching, training, scientific research and community services. They all have relevant nursing certifications, which enable them to teach in all the areas of nursing. Classroom teaching methods and strategies include role-play, simulation training, tutorials and small groups work. Faculty members embody a unified team spirit, enabling them to achieve the mission and goals of the college and the nursing department. The nursing department believes in encouraging students and academics to be engaged in extracurricular activities and volunteering in community health initiatives. The College offers opportunities for collaboration with local and regional educational and health institutions, and has joint agreements and memorandum of understandings with International Universities and various local Institutions. Whilst reflecting the department’s continued commitment to the UAE’s vision for increased Emiratis in the nursing profession, the nursing department also recognizes that nursing is global and is proud to welcome students of all nationalities within our nursing program. For any additional queries and information about our department or the nursing program offered, or if you would like to further collaborate with us, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for visiting our website.

The nursing department has a comprehensive scientific state of the art educational facility, and learning environment. These include modern learning resources and laboratories equipped with the latest equipment to train students. In addition to providing an optimal educational environment, the department also boosts an international faculty expertise, who are both student centered and Nursing Subject Specialists. . They are highly qualified and have excellent academic preparation in teaching, training, scientific research and community services. They all have relevant nursing certifications, which enable them to teach in all the areas of nursing. Classroom teaching methods and strategies include role-play, simulation training, tutorials and small groups work. Faculty members embody a unified team spirit, enabling them to achieve the mission and goals of the college and the nursing department.

The nursing department believes in encouraging students and academics to be engaged in extracurricular activities and volunteering in community health initiatives. The College offers opportunities for collaboration with local and regional educational and health institutions, and has joint agreements and memorandum of understandings with International Universities and various local Institutions. Whilst reflecting the department’s continued commitment to the UAE’s vision for increased Emiratis in the nursing profession, the nursing department also recognizes that nursing is global and is proud to welcome students of all nationalities within our nursing program.

For any additional queries and information about our department or the nursing program offered, or if you would like to further collaborate with us, please feel free to contact us.

Thank you for visiting our website.

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

Staff
TitleCampusDegreeDepartment
Maeve O’Connell(Faculty) Assistant ProfessorAbu DhabiPhDMaternal Child Health (MCH)
Aisha Al Dewasri(Faculty) InstructorAl AinPhDLeadership
Alexander Mark GleasonHead of DepartmentAbu DhabiPhDLeadership
Annie Rosita Arul Raj(Faculty) InstructorAbu DhabiPhDMaternal Child Health (MCH)
Briliya Devadas(Faculty) Assistant ProfessorAbu DhabiPhDMaternal Child Health (MCH)
Doreen Mukona(Faculty) Assistant ProfessorAjmanPhDResearch
Enas Mohamed Aly Kassem(Faculty) Assistant ProfessorAl AinPhDMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Georgina Sosa(Faculty) Assistant ProfessorAbu DhabiPhDMaternal Child Health (MCH)
Hadya Abboud Abdel Rahim Abdel-Fattah(Faculty) Senior InstructorAl AinPhDMaternal Child Health (MCH)
Huda Anshasi(Faculty) Assistant ProfessorAbu DhabiPhDCritical Care
Ibrahim Bashayreh(Faculty) Associate ProfessorAl AinPhDMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Jean Pilirani Mukasa(Faculty) Assistant ProfessorAjmanPhDCritical Care
Kavitha Parthasarathy(Faculty) Assistant ProfessorAl DhafraPhDMaternal Child Health (MCH)
Mahmoud Al-Qadi (Faculty) Assistant ProfessorAjmanPhDResearch
Mohamad Abdul Salam Al Mekkawi(Faculty) Assistant ProfessorAl AinPhDCommunity / Psychiatric
Mohammad Othman Ibrahim Abudari(Faculty) Assistant ProfessorAl AinPhDPublic Health
Mohammed Almahrouk (Faculty) Assistant ProfessorAl DhafraPhDCritical Care
Nathira Abdelqader Ahmad Alhmaimat(Faculty) Senior InstructorAbu DhabiPhDGerontology
Nazih Said Mohammad Abu Tabar(Faculty) Assistant ProfessorAl AinPhDCritical Care
Omar Melhem(Faculty) Assistant ProfessorAbu DhabiPhDMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Prasundcoomer Ramluggan(Faculty) Assistant ProfessorAbu DhabiPhDMental Health
Rasha Atia Kadri Ibrahim(Faculty) InstructorAl DhafraPhDPediatric Nursing
Abdelrahman Salameh(Faculty) InstructorAbu DhabiMSNCritical Care BLS/ACLS/PALS
Amitha Mohan(Faculty) InstructorAl DhafraMSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Anu AbrahamLab Specialist (6)AjmanMSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Anupama Kanissery(Faculty) InstructorAjmanMSNPsychology
Aruna Samuel(Faculty) InstructorAl AinMSNCommunity
Bassam Ibrahim AlayaedsecondedAbu DhabiMSNGeneral (Leadership, research etc)
Ciba Sunil Raphael(Faculty) InstructorAbu DhabiMSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Fares Ahmad Khalil Daradkeh(Faculty) Senior InstructorAl AinMSNMental Health
Faten Mohammady Saad Mohammad Radwan(Faculty) InstructorAl AinMSNMaternal Child Health (MCH)
Firas Adnan Abd Fattah Qatouni(Faculty) InstructorAl AinMSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Francis Richard Loy-odan CotengLab Specialist (6)Al AinMSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Hanan Altawil(Faculty) InstructorAjmanMSNLeadership
Haya Fawzi Zaki Ismail(Faculty) InstructorAjmanMSNMaternal Child Health (MCH)
Hussam S.M. Al Amoor(Faculty) Senior InstructorAjmanMSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Imad Fouad Maalouf(Faculty) InstructorAl AinMSNPublic Health
Jainmol Melattukunnel Augustine(Faculty) InstructorAjmanMSNMaternal Child Health (MCH)
Jeffrey Victorino de Jesus(Faculty) InstructorAjmanMSNCommunity
Joemol James(Faculty) InstructorAjmanMSNPediatric Nursing
Karen Kubinec (Faculty) InstructorAbu DhabiMSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Liezl Delfino PangilinanLab Specialist (6)Abu DhabiMSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Lintu Maria MichaelLab Specialist (6)Al DhafraMSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Malek Mutee Ahmad Hmaidi(Faculty) InstructorAjmanMSNLeadership
Manju Varghese(Faculty) InstructorAl DhafraMSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Maribeth Carpio TabayLab Specialist (6)AjmanMSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Mohannad Al JaberyLab Specialist (6)Al DhafraMSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Muna Abdulrahman Haji Mohamed(Faculty) InstructorAl DhafraMSNQuality Assurance
Rebecca Rejo George(Faculty) InstructorAjmanMSNCritical Care
Reeja ThomasLab Specialist (6)Abu DhabiMSNMaternal Child Health (MCH)
Renuga DeviLab Specialist (6)Al AinMSNCritical Care
Smitha JosephLab Specialist (6)AjmanMSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Suleman Shah(Faculty) InstructorAl AinMSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Supriya Kainipunchayil Krishnankutty(Faculty) InstructorAjmanMSNCommunity
Sura Tawfiq Yousef AlHalalmeh(Faculty) InstructorAl AinMSNCritical Care
Taliaa Al Yafei (Faculty) InstructorAjmanMSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Ymaleen Lorenzo CabralesLab Specialist (6)Abu DhabiMSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Tracy Roake(Faculty) Assistant ProfessorAbu DhabiDBAMaternal Child Health (MCH)
Noor Hafez SaleemLab Specialist (3)Al DhafraBSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)
Reem Salem Obaid Khasib AlnasriTeaching Assistant – NursingAl AinBSNMedical/Surgical Nursing (MSN)