Welcome to the Faculty

 Faculty of Nursing brochure

The Hashemite University (HU) seeks to excel in all aspects of its performance. The vision, philosophy and goals of the faculty of nursing are stemmed from the vision, philosophy and goals of the HU. They are also consistent with the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Jordanian Nursing Council.

The faculty of nursing (FON) was established in 1999, it has been granting a bachelor's degree in nursing, which was the first accredited program in Zarqa city, Jordan at that time. The program consists of (137) credit hours, over the course of four academic years.The FON was established based on the urgent need for registered nurses at the local and international levels in order to prepare qualified nurses who can provide  healthcare services to individuals, families, and communities in health and illness. The Baccalaureate Nursing Program was accredited by the Higher Education Accreditation Commission in 2010/2011. This accreditation has been renewed by Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions in 2022/2023.

In 2010, the Master of Nursing program was established to prepare advanced practice nurses who can function as experts, leaders, case managers, and consultants in the different areas of nursing. The faculty grants a master's degree in oncology nursing, psychiatric and mental health nursing and maternal and women’s health nursing with (33) credit hours in two tracks (thesis / comprehensive) for two academic years.

The faculty is committed to creating a diverse, multicultural learning community to meet life-long educational needs for students with diverse backgrounds and goals. Particular emphasis is placed on preparing culturally competent clinicians and researchers who will assist in meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing healthcare system. The number of faculty members is 26 PhD holders, 4 MSc holders and 37 qualified clinical instructors.

In 2006, three departments were created within the faculty of nursing; Adult Health Nursing Department; Maternal, Child and Family Health Department; and Community and Mental Health Department. At the same year, the faculty was ranked the second among other Jordanian faculties in the National Competency Exam. In 2007, the faculty was ranked first in the Quality Assurance Program among other Jordanian Faculties of Nursing and ranked first in the National Competency Exam among other Jordanian Faculties of Nursing.

The Faculty of Nursing is in the process of obtaining international accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education (ACEN). The faculty obtained initial Candidacy accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education (ACEN) on 8-18-2022.