Dr. Huda Al-Noumani
Dean, College of Nursing
Greeting from the College of Nursing!
The College of Nursing was established as an independent ninth college in SQU in 2008. It has been recognized as the leading college across the nation, region, and globally. The college always strives for excellence in nursing education, research, and community service through its well-qualified and competent educators and staff. In addition, the college provides excellent opportunities to grow and challenge the complexities of nursing education and the profession nowadays. It gears and directs in building and shaping nursing and healthcare sectors in the country by graduating competent nurses and producing cutting-edge research. The College of Nursing's vision, mission, and core values emphasize the significance of creating a dynamic and student-centered educational environment using diverse and interactive teaching modalities using up-to-date technology and simulation. In addition, the college ensures exposing its students to various clinical experiencing and preparing nurses who are competent and able to provide culturally sensitive, ethical, legal, and evidence-based care.
Today, the College of Nursing is recognized for its remarkable achievements. The college was the first in Oman to establish a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2002 and a Master of Science in Nursing in 2016. The college was awarded its first international accreditation from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) in 2015 for the BSN program and in 2020 for the MSN programs. Currently, the college offers an MSN in Adult Acute Care, Nursing Midwifery, and MSN (by Thesis). In October 2016, we were granted the Excellence Award for Distinguished Academic Institution by the Scientific Society of Arab Nursing Faculties. In addition, the college is an American Heart Association (AHA) training site for Basic Life Support (BLS). Finally, it is the first in Oman and 4 th in the Middle East to establish a chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (A nursing honor Society) called Alpha Beta Delta Chapter. In 2022, the College of Nursing appeared for the first time on international-ranking websites. The college was ranked among the best 151-200 (ranked 174) colleges on Shanghai Ranking. In the same ranking list, the college was ranked 2 nd among the Arab world colleges appeared in the ranking list. Also, the college appeared on the QS Ranking for specialized classification at 151-170 globally (ranked 160). In the same ranking list, we ranked 26 th in Asia and 4th in the Arab world on the QS website for specialized classification. We have many national and international agreements and partnerships across the globe, and we receive international students and faculty as part of the exchange programs.
Finally, I am honored to be the first Omani Dean of the College of Nursing, and happy to welcome you. I invite you to browse the college’s website to learn more about the college, units, programs, students and faculty, community service, and national and international partnership.
Thank you and Best Regards