the Department of Community & Mental Health Nursing are dedicated to
learning and teaching in the health sciences to fulfill the vision
and mission of the faculty of nursing in general through four primary
tasks: teaching, research, patient care, and public service.
The department currently encompasses 20 faculty
members, there are 11 doctoral prepared (2 full professor, 3
associate professors, and 6 assistant professors ), 1 master prepared
Instructor, and 8 master's prepared Full time lecturers; in addition to 3
clinical trainers with BSN degrees working as a supporting
staff. Moreover, the department is currently sponsoring 8 scholars to
pursue PhD's in the department related fields; they are expected to join the
team upon completion.
The Department offers undergraduate courses
in the areas of: Nursing Research, Nursing Administration, Nursing Ethics,
Mental Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Health Education, Health
promotion, as well as supervise the Clinical Training for the senior
fourth year students.
As a part of the faculty of nursing, this department
offers specialized theory and clinical courses that allow nursing students to
demonstrate adequate level of technical and theoretical skills. Students are
exposed to various nursing competences including those related to nursing
research, administration, and mental health.
The department also offers two graduate master
degrees, one in Community
Health Nursing and the other in Nursing
Service Administration. The focus of community health nursing master
program is the integration of community health theory and research in the
development and implementation of community partnership interventions that
build community capacity. While the master of science in nursing
services administration program enables students to examine and study ideas,
issues, and roles and develop skills that support the development of innovative
nursing practice as well as managerial and leadership qualities.