Welcome to the Faculty

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 at the HU was established in 1999 in response to the overwhelming need for nurses in Jordan. It offers a four-year bachelor's degree in nursing and also a two-year master degree in nursing in the specialty of oncology, psychiatric and mental health and maternity and women health.The HU where our faculty is located is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and the Jordanian Quality Assurance Commission.

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 delivery system.

 The HU faculty of nursing has been the only faculty of nursing in AL-Zarqa city in Jordan often providing the only source of nursing graduates in the industrial areas. In 1999, the government started the nursing program at the HU to serve the local areas of Al-Zarqa city and the rural areas around, and began offering a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree. In 2009, the faculty lunched a Master of Science nursing program in the specialty of advanced oncology and psychiatric and mental health and recently in 2019 maternity and women health. 

The Bachelor of Nursing Program was developed based on a scientific study. A questionnaire was distributed to a number of professionals in the fields of nursing, pharmacy, and medicine. Based on the results and recommendations of this study, methods of critical thinking and Problem-based Learning were adopted in teaching and training processes in order to prepare independent learners. At the faculty of nursing, advanced educational methods such as Problem-based Learning (PbL), Evidenced-based Practice (EbP), and Information Technology (IT) are highly utilized.   

In 2006 the faculty of nursing was divided into three departments, Adult Health Nursing Department; Women, 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.