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Al-Forousiya Road, Opposite Horse Race Track
PO Box 23133
Doha, Qatar


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The University of Calgary Qatar - Nursing was established in 2006 through a comprehensive agreement between the State of Qatar and the University of Calgary, and was granted faculty status by the Board of Governors of the University of Calgary in February 2008. The purpose of the Faculty is to prepare residents of Qatar at the undergraduate level as nurses qualified to assume first level positions in professional nursing. Health care in the State of Qatar has a growing need for professional nurses in a variety of settings and students are provided with learning experiences in several different areas. The vision of the Faculty is to enrich health and wellness in Qatar and the Gulf region through world-class education of nurses.


The Qatar faculty offers a 120 credit (4 year) baccalaureate program, a 45 credit (approximately 2 years) post-diploma baccalaureate program, and a 24-month diploma in nursing program. In addition, the Foundation Program leading to the Nursing Diploma or the Bachelor of Nursing degree is offered to increase access to and success in the Nursing programs in Qatar.


Upon completion of the regular BN program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Practice in a variety of settings including health care agencies/institutions, the home and the community
  • Consider factors influencing health and illness
  • Use knowledge, critical thinking and clinical skills for making sound judgments and providing competent care
  • Act in promoting health, disease prevention, and care for individuals with acute, long-term, and anticipated terminal illnesses
  • Communicate effectively and develop professional relationships with clients
  • Practice with cultural awareness and sensitivity to the influences of racial and ethnic diversity in health
  • Participate in the advancement of nursing practice through research
  • Possess leadership abilities and organizational skills that make an effective contribution as a member of the health care team
  • Integrate changing technologies into health care
  • Be committed to the pursuit of knowledge, lifelong learning and professional development
  • Have a professional sense of social responsibility and be an active participant in influencing health, health care policy, and reform

Upon completion of the Post-Diploma Bachelor of Nursing program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Synthesize concepts from the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences with nursing knowledge in the practice of nursing
  • Demonstrate caring in nursing practice
  • Apply the nursing process based upon conceptual frameworks of nursing
  • Provide nursing care throughout the life cycles of individuals, families, groups and communities
  • Demonstrate independent, interdependent and collaborative roles in the practice of nursing to promote, maintain and restore health of individuals, families, groups and communities, and when life is no longer sustainable, to assist in coping with the dying process
  • Demonstrate accountability for the professional practice of nursing within current legal, ethical and professional standards
  • Apply research findings in the practice and for the advancement of nursing
  • Accept responsibility for self-directed, continuous professional development

Upon completion of the Diploma in Nursing program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Provide direct patient care in acute care hospital units
  • Enter the Bachelor of Nursing Post-Diploma program

Upon completion of the Foundation Program, students will transition directly into the Bachelor of Nursing degree program or the Diploma in Nursing program (see objectives above).


The opportunities for nursing careers in Qatar are many and varied. Staff nurse positions are available in acute care (hospital) settings, extended care, home care, and community settings. Health care is a rapidly expanding field in Qatar with an increasing need for highly educated nurses.


The University of Calgary Qatar is located on Al Forousiya Road in Doha, Qatar. The campus offers students high-tech classrooms, biology and chemistry laboratories, computer labs, a Clinical Simulation Learning Centre, a Learning Commons (library, media, learning resources), and a Faculty Development Centre. There are also male and female gyms, a cafeteria, prayer rooms, and student lounges.

Faculty Members

Our faculty members are all highly educated and experienced Canadian professors and instructors who are expert clinicians, educators, and researchers.