The vision of College of Nursing at Sultan Qaboos University is to be among the leading colleges in the region with high standards of nursing education, service and research.
The mission of the College of Nursing at SQU is to respond to the health care needs of the Omani society through the development and execution of strong educational nursing programs, service and research.
5 Community Service
The goals of the College of Nursing reflect our overall mission of education, research, and practice to enhance the health and quality of life for all people, as follows:
1. To develop academic programs that respond to societal needs for nursing expertise.
2. To provide high quality education as a foundation for lifelong learning and excellence in nursing practice.
3. To develop leaders in practice, education, research and administration.
4. To lead interdisciplinary research that results in innovative approaches to improving health and illness outcomes.
5. To participate in community service.
6. To collaborate with international agencies.
7. To nurture values of excellence professionalism, caring, diversity and community service.
Educational Learning Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of Bachelor of Science in Nursing the graduates are able to demonstrate the following competencies:
1. Provide ethical and professional nursing care to individuals, families and community.
2. Utilize evidence based nursing process in provision of holistic, culture-sensitive care across life span and health – illness continuum.
3. Provide leadership in the delivery, management and advancement of health care in a changing health care environment.
4. Practice effective communication skills at all levels of care.
5. Adopt critical thinking in clinical nursing practice.
6. Collaborate and work effectively with members of the multi-disciplinary health care team.
7. Demonstrate ability to learn independently
The Philosophy of theCollege of Nursing is reflected in the values and beliefs of the faculty regarding human being, health, society, nursing, nursing education, learner, and curriculum.
- The Human being is viewed as a holistic dynamic individual with a physical, mental, social and spiritual dimension and is endowed with intellect, free will and inherent dignity. A human being reacts holistically to alter circumstances and tries to maintain a state of equilibrium within self. Fulfillment of the Human basic needs throughout the lifespan is essential to maintain optimum health. Human being has the potential to direct, integrate and/or adapt to his/her total environment in order to meet own needs.
- Health is a state of complete physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being. Well-being is a state of equilibrium reached through different coping mechanisms. The state of health might vary along the wellness - illness continuum. Healthcare is a right and ensures man’s choice of participation in the process of healthcare delivery.
- Society/Environment is dynamic. The socio-cultural, economical, political, educational and physical environmental changes have a bearing on health, health problems, healthcare management, the attitudes and behavior of people towards health.
- Nursing is a dynamic and caring profession which involves the diagnosis and treatment of human responses to actual and potential health problems through scientific and evidence-based approach. Nurses will emerge as partners with other health disciplines at primary, secondary and tertiary levels in a variety of settings.
- Nursing education provides a solid scientific preparation which will enable the graduates to carry out their professional roles with an individualized, problem-solving, humanistic, research and evidence based approach in all healthcare situations. The education provides the students with opportunities to develop leadership potential, positive attitudes, habits of critical thinking and professional judgment. The intellectual development is attained in a teaching-learning environment that fosters sharing of knowledge, skills and attitudes as well as inquiry toward the development of new knowledge. The educational program is a beginning step in the ongoing process of continuing professional education and development.
- B.Sc. nursing graduates are qualified professionals who will practice with a sense of responsibility and accountability, function as effective members of the multi-disciplinary health team, and maintain a high standard of nursing. The graduates will further assume responsibilities for personal and professional growth provide leadership for the advancement of the nursing profession and participate as change agents at different levels of healthcare delivery system.
- Curriculum forms the building blocks for professional practice, and the clinical experience will further reinforce and integrate the theoretical concepts in the provision of nursing care to individuals of all age groups. The teaching learning strategies will encourage critical thinking, self-motivation, independent learning and enhance personal, social and professional development.