The University of Calgary in 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 (four-year) baccalaureate program, a 45 credit (approximately two years) post-diploma baccalaureate program, and a 75 credit (24-month) diploma in nursing program. In addition, the Nursing 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 Bachelor of Nursing program, the graduate:
Critically appraises and applies knowledge in providing safe client care in adherence with Standards of Practice and the Code of Ethics
Communicates effectively while developing relational practice
Engages in leadership and inter-professional collaboration within a framework of health promotion
Advocates for health and wellbeing within a social justice and primary health care framework
Provides culturally competent and safe care
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 in 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 Centre, and a Learning Commons. There are also male and female gyms, a cafeteria, prayer rooms, and student lounges.
Faculty members are highly educated and experienced Canadian professors and instructors who are expert clinicians, educators, and researchers.