Dean’s Message

Dr. Selva Titus Chacko
Dean, College of Nursing

I am indeed honoured to welcome you as the Dean of the College of Nursing at Gulf Medical University.

The Bachelor’s in Nursing program commenced in 2014 under the umbrella of College of Health Sciences at the Gulf Medical University and later established as an Independent College since 2018. The College of Nursing offers two streams in undergraduate nursing program:a four-year stream for high school graduates and a Bridging/ Post-diploma stream for registered nurses with a Diploma in nursing.

The College of Nursing is part of an Academic Health System that includes Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Health Management, research institutes as well as hospitals and medical centres in Ajman, Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain. This comprehensive nature of the system provides a unique opportunity for inter-professional education across all disciplines and enhances learning. It is an excellent platform for faculty to work together and make a collaborative effort in meeting the learning needs of the students.

Our philosophy is based on active participation with our students and with practicing nurses in our hospitals, community, region and beyond. We are committed to become an influential and distinguished College by providing a high-quality nursing education, scholarly activity that advances the nursing profession and promotes the health of the community.

The competency-based curricula of our programs are bench marked with international ANA standards and has adopted best practices in teaching /learning and assessment approach. Our dedicated faculty and staff seek to provide quality education utilizing innovative teaching approaches incorporating the latest technologies that allow the students to engage actively in self- learning and become life-long learners.

The College integrates experiential learning and work for future health professionals. This approach challenges the notion of “best practice” with “real practice” and helps our students to achieve the highest learning and clinical outcomes, while gaining a competitive edge in the job market.Our unique strength is that we own our own clinical training facilities which includes JCI accredited hospitals, clinics, state of the art advanced Simulation facility and research centre. The College offers a 6-month internship program for GMU and non GMU graduates. This program is tailored to provide maximum clinical exposure to the nursing students in the region.

Nursing is one of the top listed jobs with no surprise as the demand for more skilled healthcare professionals’ skyrockets. This expansion can be attributed to a few factors including a move to patient and family centred care models and an aging population. We have premier educators & clinical nurses who prepare the students for these changing societal trends.

The College works in close partnership with our health regulatory authorities. It is  looking forward for gaining an international reputation by building MOU’s with Universities abroad and is in the process of launching graduate programs (MSN) and other Post diploma programs in Nursing in the coming years to fulfill the increasing demand of nursing professionals in the local/regional market.

I believe that the College of Nursing in a short span has managed to provide not only quality in Nursing education but also has addressed and developed a center for professional development and healthcare services.

Regardless of the career path you may choose, a decision to pursue a career among the next generation of healthcare in Nursing at Gulf Medical University is a wise one. We practice what we teach, and we want to teach you to practice.

Finally, I would like to invite everyone to explore our website and I am sure it will motivate you to be part of our prestigious institution.