Welcome to the Faculty of Nursing at Jordan University of Science and Technology.
In my time at the Jordan University of Science and Technology, I have had the remarkable opportunity to be a student, an alumni, and now, a faculty member and Dean for the Faculty of Nursing at our outstanding institution; an institution that ranks among the top universities, and is dedicated to the mission of preparing students to lead the future.
I am grateful to continue working to achieve our vision of becoming a center for innovation and excellence in nursing and midwifery and research, leadership, technology, and clinical practice. We will continue to strive to attain better healthcare by preparing morally reflective healthcare leaders and scholars who can positively transform the field.
Our work at the Faculty of Nursing (FON) began in 1983 with only two faculty members and 23 students. But after 38 years of continuous, backbreaking work, the FON now has 47 Ph.D. holders, 26 Master's degree holders, and 11 BSN qualified clinical trainers. The faculty has 2 BS.c programs, Nursing and Midwifery, 3 Master Programs, and is looking forward to establishing the Ph.D. program in Nursing 2022. The BSc program was accredited in 1998, by the Canadian International Development Association (CIDA) and the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and in 2019, accredited by the Accreditation Commission of Education in Nursing (ACEN).
I would be remiss if I did not spotlight the students. Students, as we know, are the heart of any educational institution. They are central to our mission, and enriching their experience is critical to our success. Alongside these enthusiastic students, the Faculty of Nursing's faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters will strive to achieve its mission and fulfill the strategic plan we have set forth. As nurses and midwives, we work within healthcare systems amidst many challenges. Every day, we are confronting and overcoming crises. Nurses and midwives remain in the frontline within the healthcare system.
For over 38 years, the Faculty of Nursing has maintained well-recognized relations with regional and international institutions. They will continue to strive for excellence to improve the health of the public. We will expand our remarkable work to promote health, prevent illness, and have a safe community. I am optimistic about giving more and reaching our goals. We need ideas and commitment from all.
Prof. Laila M. Akhu-Zaheya