Omar Mohammed AL-Rawajfah
Dean, College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University
Sultanate of Oman
Dr. Omar Al Rawajfah is the current Dean of College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman. He also served as a Dean in Al al-Bayt University in Jordan from 2009 to 2014. He completed his PhD from University of WisconsinMilwaukee, USA in 2007. During his academic life, he was awarded different recognized honors. He is an active member of national level committees in Jordan and Oman related to vital health and nursing issues in both countries. He chaired and served in organizing and scientific committees of various international nursing conferences. He has spoken and presented at conferences on nursing and infection prevention in US, UK, Jordan and other countries. Dr. AL Rawajfah received prestigious grants to conduct and publish numerous studies relevant to critical care and infection control. His research studies has been published in well-recognized specialized journals and contributed as a reviewer in journals of advanced nursing, nurse education and nursing research. Dr. Al Rawajfah is a strong advocate of infection control. As such, he is promoting and mentoring faculty in research related to this area. He is also passionate in mentoring and guiding novice faculty to progress in their management skills granted his extensive experience in holding leadership position.
University of Nizwa
Sultanate of Oman
Zabidah Putit is currently the Dean and Associate Professor of College of Pharmacy and Nursing, University of Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman. Previously was a Deputy Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia (2017). She is also a visiting Professor at Andalas University, Sumatra, Indonesia and Chairman of the Nursing Council, Institute Higher Learning Malaysia (2012 – 2017). She obtained her PhD at University of Bristol UK, Master in New Zealand, Bachelor degree in Universiti Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, while Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery in Kuching, Malaysia. Assoc Prof Dr Zabidah started her career in Nursing since 1983. Besides Malaysia, she also has nursing experiences in Bristol Royal Infirmary Hospital and teaching in the School of Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK in 2005 – 2008. She has been teaching and supervising undergraduate and post graduate students in Nursing and Medical programme since 2001. Her area of expertise are Public Health, Mental Health, Behavioral Science, Domestic Violence and Social Policy. She has been consulted in her areas of specialty by various public and private universities in Malaysia that includes USM, UKM, UIA, UMS, UiTM, UniKL, IMU, OUM, and also in Indonesia. Assoc Prof Dr Zabidah has been invited as speakers and keynote speakers both nationally and internationally including England, Scotland, China, Indonesia, and Thailand. She has published internationally and nationally in journals, and also journal reviewer for journals in Malaysia and USA. She is an author of seven books, and also reviewed manuscript for books. Throughout her service at the university, she received several awards. Beyond academia, Assoc Prof Dr Zabidah is known to be actively engaged in the public community services and was recognized by the State government of Sarawak, Malaysia and honored as member for Women and Family Council Sarawak since January 2011. She is elected as Deputy Chairman of “KASEH”, a non-government organization dealing with community healthy lifestyle. Recently (March 2017) she received Anak Sarawak Appreciation Award Medallion from Sarawak Convention Bureau, Malaysia.
Shadia Fouad Aboulazm
Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
Shadia Fouad Aboulazm is a Professor of community nursing at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. She is the member of research committee in the nursing colleague and also participates in evaluation of BSc program. She has published numerous articles in reputed journals.
Prof. Hicran Cavusoglu
She has received bachelor’s degree in nursing from Hacettepe University School of Nursing in 1981, MS in 1983, PhD in 1989 from Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences Nursing Program. She received Certificate of Education in 1981 from Hacettepe University Faculty of Education. She began her career as a staff nurse in 1981 at the Hacettepe University Children’s Hospital. She was appointed to the Assistant Professor position in 1991 and gained her Associate Professorship in 1994 and Professorship in 2002 in Pediatric Nursing. She has been working as the Head of Pediatric Nursing Department since 1998 at the Hacettepe University Faculty of Health Science Nursing Department. She was the Editor of Nursing Science Section of Türkiye Klinikleri Journal of Medical Science between 2006-2010 and she has been the Editor of Türkiye Klinikleri Journal of Nursing Science since 2009. She is the founding president of Ankara Office of Pediatric Nursing Association. She organized the First and Second International Mediterranean Pediatric Nursing Congresses in 2009 and in 2015 at Ankara. She wrote a book of two volumes about Pediatric Nursing. The book was published for the twelfth time in 2015. She attended 5th International Pediatric Nursing Courses held by Dina Academic School of Nursing and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel between June 17 and August 7- 1999, Ravin Medical Center in Petach Tikva. She had been in Molloy College as visiting scholar for attending Independent Study Course NUR 599 and she had been attended various education activities, July 6-19 2010, New York. She received second prize award from 24th Annual Pediatric Nursing Congress, Las Vegas, Hilton Otel, “Problems of Siblings of Children with Leukemia”, June 26-28, 2008 (Poster Presentations).
Laila Younis Abu-Salem
University of Dammam
Laila Younis Abu-Salem is an Assistant Professor at Department of Nursing Education, Pediatric Nursing, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. She completed her Ph.D, (Pediatric Nursing) at Alexandria University, Egypt in 1999. She has published numerous articles in various reputed journals and also presented papers in scientific conferences. Dr. Laila Younis Abu-Salem is the member of Egyptian Nursing professions Association and Blood Diseases association.
Maha Mohammed Al-Madani
Imam AbdulRahman Bin Faisal University
Maha Mohammed Al-Madani is an Assistant Professor at Department fundamentals of Nursing/Maternity Nursing, IMAM ABDULRAHMAN BIN FAISAL UNIVERSITY, Saudi Arabia. She completed her Ph.D at University of Surrey, UK during 2011. She has published numerous articles in various reputed journals and also presented papers in scientific conferences.
Mimi Mohamed Mekkawy
Professor of medical surgical of nursing, Assist University, Egypt. Vice dean of graduates and research for affairs, Secretory editor of the scientific Nursing journal, Member in Faculty of nursing council, head of Partnership of proposal of postgraduates rule of credit hours, member in undergraduate and post-graduated final exam committee, editor in national and international journals of nursing, thesis supervision in faculty , internal and external arbitration, General Conference Secretary, Reviewer, Chairperson in the 1st International conference: Nursing Practices & Era Challenges(11-2017). Work in Al-Zaytoonah University, Amman Jordan from 2002-2010. Peer-reviewed in Republic of Iraq Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. University of Babylon and Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Committee for the promotion of professor and assistant professor.
Valdosta State University
My name is Kynthia James. I live in a small town in South Georgia. I began my nursing education back in the 1992 when I received my diploma in Practical Nursing. I received my Associate Degree in Nursing from Darton College in 1995 and in 1999; I received my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia. I graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Master of Science in Nursing in 2004. I most recently obtained my Clinical Nursing Leader (CNL) certification and my Certified Medical Surgical Registered Nurse Certification (CMSRN). I have nursing experience in the Medical-Surgical, Cardiac Step-Down and Critical Care units. I currently teach full time in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program. I have worked in nursing education for ten years. I have taught in a Practical Nursing, Associate Degree nursing, Baccalaureate nursing, and Masters nursing programs. I love teaching and I enjoy teaching in both the online and traditional classroom environment.
Nahla Mansour Al Ali
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Nahla Al Ali is associate professor of community health nursing at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan. Her PhD issued from Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland, UK. Nahla is currently teaching advanced community courses for graduate students in the Faculty of Nursing at Jordan University of Science and Technology. She is a head of a committee of the community health licensure exam, Jordanian Nursing Council. She has published research articles in health promotion and disease prevention, NCDs, school health issues, and adolescent’s health in reputed journals and serving as an editorial board member of repute.
Notre Dame University
Najwa El-Gerges is currently a lecturer of Nursing at the Faculty of Nursing & Health Sciences at Notre Dame University. Mrs El-Gerges-Ghawi has more than 20 years of experience in teaching nursing students at NDU, the Lebanese University and other academic institutions in terms of designing courses, lecturing, supervising and coordinating clinical training. She taught Biostatistics tutorials and SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) for Master and Medical students at Kuwait University, USEK and Saint Joseph University. She supervised the research thesis for medical, master students and undergraduate nursing students. She followed many continuing education programs. She coordinated several research projects at Kuwait University and IDRAAC (Institute for the Development Research Advocacy and Applied Care). She collaborated in the writing of several research papers. She is an examiner at the colloquium for more than 10 years. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies in Education at University Haute Alsace in France.
Arnel Banaga Salgado
Dr. Arnel Banaga Salgado is a Psychologist & Psychotherapist, a Registered Professional Teacher and a Registered Nurse. He earned his nursing qualifications (B.Sc. Nursing), his Master of Arts in Nursing (MAN) and his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degrees from the Philippines. He practiced as a bedside nurse, as a clinical instructor, lecturer, associate professor V, professor I and eventually as a chief nurse, college administrator, principal and dean. He is licensed and qualified to practice in the Philippines (PRC No. 0228576), Malaysia (TPC No. T3394) and the United Arab Emirates (RN010205). At the start of his career as a young nurse, Dr. Arnel took this graduate studies in nursing education majoring in Medical-Surgical Nursing with sub-specialization in Neurologic Disorders and Geriatric Nursing which he finished and eventually was awarded with Certificate in Teaching as a government scholar of the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute through the Regional Science Development Center and Regional Science Teaching Center (DOST-SEI RSDC/RSTC) from the Saint Louis University, Baguio City. Few years after finishing his Certificate in Teaching (MA in Education), Dr. Arnel decided to try another field, this time in Psychiatric Nursing and Psychology that he practices until now. Dr. Arnel has a multifaceted expertise in the field of nursing, mental health, teaching and learning, psychology and education. He was trained and certified as a psychiatric nurse instructor by the National Center of Mental Health (NCMH) when he started his teaching career in the Philippines. Since then, his line of practice both in the nursing service and nursing education is on Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing. Earlier, in his life, Dr. Arnel also took courses in Philosophy (AB Philosophy) and Theological Studies from Christ the King Mission Seminary and Adamson University, Manila while getting his formation and training to become a Roman Catholic priest. He taught for over twenty-five years various courses in Nursing, Leadership & Management, Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing and Care of Patients with CNS Disorders and Psychology & Behavioral Sciences (also for the College of Medicine and Dentistry). He also supervises thesis and dissertations on mental health in both degree and graduate degree programs (MA, MS & PhD) in several colleges and universities. Because of his commitment to develop and improve his mental health practice, he got his education and courses on mental health (MN Psychiatric Nursing) from the University of the Philippines - Manila (UP-Manila) and the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas (MAN Psychiatric Nursing. Eventually he completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology (equivalent to Master of Arts in Teaching) from the premiere university for teachers in the Philippines, the Philippine Normal University (PNU). Since then he was involved with the development of psychosocial nursing interventions, indigenization of psychometric tests, and textbook writing. His thesis and dissertations (Master of Arts in Nursing and Doctor of Education) are all focused on psychometric tests development for adolescents, nursing students and other health professionals. As an educator, Dr. Arnel is always involved in various committees such as: Teaching and Learning, Student Affairs, Research, Examination and Vetting as well as Faculty Development. Lately, he is nominated to become a member of the RAKMHSU Center for Educational Decvelopment and Research (CEDAR). Dr. Arnel always carries out all his tasks with high degree of enthusiasm and excellence. As a published author, he wrote several books that include Psychology for Nurses published by McGraw-Hill Education and contributed on writing the Philippine contents for the Oxford Handbook of Nursing and Midwifery series. Dr. Arnel is a lifetime member of the Philippine Nurses association (PNA), the East Asia Forum of Nursing Scholars (EAFONS), Association of Deans of the Philippine Colleges of Nursing (ADPCN), Association of Nursing Service Administration of the Philippines (ANSAP), Psychological Association of the Philippines and the Beta Nu Delta (BND) Nursing Society. He has presented research papers at national and international conferences held at Silliman University in the Philippines, Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan and other places. Dr. Arnel is also a school psychologist and a board certified teacher. Currently, he is serving as Editorial Board member in several peer reviewed international journals and reputable book publishers like McGraw-Hill and Oxford Education. Because of his commitment to help in the improvement of himself professionally, he continued his post-doctoral studies eventually earning him a Certificate in Health Informatics from with Distinction from the Health Institute of Informatics at De La Salle University – Manila. He is also training to be a cognitive behavioral therapist, hypnotherapist and special education needs and disability (SEND) specialist. In 2016, he completed his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology by research, and in July 2017, Dr. Arnel was awarded his Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) with Latin honor, Summa Cum Laude (with highest honor) by the St. James the Elder University, Florida, USA. The Doctor of Psychology degree awarded to Dr. Arnel qualifies him to become a psychotherapist. Dr. Arnel as an existentialist from the beginning of his career, he is credited as the founder of Functional Emotive Existential Therapy. On June 27, 2016, he was admitted as a full voting member of the American Psychological Association (APA) with membership on various APA Divisions such as: Division 5: Quantitative and Qualitative Methods (The Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology) Division 7: Developmental Psychology Division 8: Society for Personality and Social Psychology Division 10: Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity and the Arts Division 15: Educational Psychology Division 24: Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology On September 10, 2016, he was also invited to join and eventually inducted to the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI). Currently, he is serving as a member of STTI Technology Committee. Dr. Arnel is currently is offered to run as Vice President of Sigma Phi Lambda. He is also a member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
Jordan University of Science & Technology
I have an extensive teaching experience at both graduate and undergraduate levels in the area of Adult Health. A major participant in initial curriculum development and evaluation for graduate and undergraduate programs and program accreditation in campus and out campus; collaborated in preparations for accreditation review and ACEN visit to faculty of nursing at JUST. Furthermore, currently as a Vice-dean, previous dean and department Head for many years, I have been involved in establishing the links with well-known international agencies and universities to enhance the development of human resources on the local and the regional levels. Significant contribution to the overall work of the University, nursing organizations and serving on various committees at the department, faculty, and university; such as organizing conferences, workshops, and scientific days. Finally, to maintain own continuing professional development to keep up with current research activities in my areas of expertise, by attending international conferences and workshops, and collaborate with other researchers in my field to produce scholarly research work and disseminating findings nationally, regionally and internationally.
Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University
Dr. Samantha Ismaile is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)in the UK. Currently, she is an assistant professor in Nursing. Dr. Ismaile earned her PhD and MSc from Durham University-UK. She have a PhD in leadership and administration in nursing and MSc in Medical Education. Her area of research and interest includes Health policy, Medical Education, e-Health, e-Learning, Health Informatics, Leadership and Management, Patient Safety and Quality of Care. Dr. Ismaile has more than 4 years of experience teaching medical students at Durham University UK, and 3 years as an Assistant Professor in Nursing. Dr. Ismaile worked as a registered nurse for more than 7 years in London-UK. Dr. Ismaile has been awarded several excellence prizes and awards for her education, research and projects.
Azza Saad Zaghloul Elsayed
RAK Medical & Health Sciences University, CON
I had PhD in Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health Since 2008, Graduated from Alexandria University, Faculty of Nursing. Currently work as Associate Professor of Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health in RAK Medical and Health Science University, UAE. Participated and presented in many international conferences in different countries as France, Italy, Turkey, Kuwait, United Kingdome, Kingdome of Saudi Arabia, United Arab of Emirates and Egypt. Have 30 years teaching, clinical and training experience.
Ikram Ibraheem Mohamed Ahmed
Ikram Ibraheem Mohamed Ahmed is a Professor and Head of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Department at Faculty of Nursing; Assiut University- Egypt. Member in Faculty of nursing council- Assiut University. Peer reviewer in the Assiut Scientific Journal of Nursing- Faculty of Nursing- Assiut University. Participate in research arbitration for the promotion of assistant professors in the field of psychiatric nursing and mental health, the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities Participate in research arbitration for the promotion of associate professors in the field of psychiatric nursing and mental health, at Mutaa University- Jordan. Chairperson in the 1st International conference: Nursing Practices & Era Challenges (11-2017).Working as associate professor at the faculty of nursing at El Hussein Ben Talal University- Jordan. Participated in some projects in the faculties of nursing as HEEP, QUAAP2 and CIQAAP. Participate in many courses related to the development of faculty members at Assiut University as ICDL, information technology etc. Participated in various conferences and workshops in the field of psychiatric and mental health nursing. Supervised on a number of master and doctorate theses in the field of psychiatric and mental health nursing. Participated as a member of evaluation committee; of master and doctoral dissertation in the field of psychiatric and mental health nursing. Participated as a member of exam committee; of under and post graduate exams in the field of psychiatric and mental health nursing.
Kholoud Abu Obead
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Blessy Prabha Valsaraj
College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University
Fatma Rushdy Mohamed Ali
Fatma Rushdy Mohamed Ali is a Professor of Nursing Administration - Faculty of Nursing - Assiut University- Egypt. Member in Faculty of nursing council- Assiut University, Egypt. Associate trainer at the National Center for Faculties and Leadership development Center. Associate trainer at Assiut Center for Faculties and Leadership development – Assiut University, Egypt from 2007 until now. Director of assessment and measurement center at Faculty of Nursing – Assiut University – Egypt. Assistant director of Assiut Center for Faculties and Leadership development – Assiut University, Egypt. Peer reviewer in the Assiut Scientific Journal of Nursing- Faculty of Nursing- Assiut University. Member from the organizing committee in the 1st International conference: Nursing Practices & Era Challenges (11-2017). Participated in some projects in the faculties of nursing as DSASP, QUAAP2 and CIQAAP. Participate in many courses related to the development of faculty members at Assiut University as conferences organization & Professional behaviors, Ethics of scientific research etc. I have an extensive teaching experience at both graduate and undergraduate levels in the area of nursing administration. I have published numerous articles in various journals and also presented papers in scientific conferences. Participated as a member of evaluation committee for master and doctoral dissertation in the field of nursing administration. Participated as a member of exam committee of under and post graduate exams in the field of nursing administration.
Ta’an, Wafa’a Falah
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Dr. Ta’an, Wafa’a Falah is currently the Acting Chairperson, Department of Community and Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan. Dr. Ta’an, Wafa’a is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowship University of Western Ontario University, London, Ontario, Canada (2016). She obtained her Nursing PhD at University of Western Ontario University, London Ontario, Canada (Sep, 2009-Dec, 2015) Got Scholarship from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan for the period (Sep. 2009-Aug. 2013). Also got a scholarship from University of Western Ontario (2011-2013). Master of Nursing, Queen’s university Belfast, UK (2006-2007). Got a scholarship from TEMPUS project (A European Union’s program) for the period (Jan, 2006-Aug, 2006). Bachelor of Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan (2001-2005), (One of the top ten graduated students) Tawjihi (Post-secondary certificate) from Jubilee school (for gifted students), Amman, Jordan. (2000-2001) She has published numerous articles in peer-review Journals and also participated in many national and internationals.
Hacettepe University School of Nursing
Prof Yildirim graduated from Hacettepe University School of Nursing in 1976 with a master’s degree. Following that she started working as the head nurse in Surgery Department of Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Hospital. İn 1985 she became the head of Nursing Services Directorate, which she actively participated in the foundation. She received her master’s degree again in Istanbul University Health Science Institute. Psychiatric nursing program in 1987 and she then got her doctorate degree in social science institute hospital and health institutions administration program. İn 1997 she became an assistant professor, and in 2002 she received the titled of associate professor in the field of management in Organization. İn 2009 she was appointed as a professor at the Department of management in Nursing. Having completed her academic studies at Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty Hospital where she served for for 30 years without interruption, Yildirium, transitioned to the Florence Nightingale Faculty of nursing on September 2005. She was also assigned as the head of Istanbul University Hospital Nursing Services Directorate in line with the Operating Regulation. Yildirium, ha been active in various commission studies within the ministry of health Institutions,Management of Nursing, Nursing Legislation, Leadership, Health Policy, and Undergraduate and graduate program. Yildirium, who has many works in national and international professional qualities in Journals and book, is the head of the Istanbul branch of the Turkish Nurses Association. She has one daughter who is an E.N.T surgeon.