American Univesity of Beirut

Founding Dean's Message

​​​​​Welcome to the Rafic Hariri School of Nursing website.​

Whether you are looking to study for a BSN, RN-BSN, BS-BSN, MSN, or PhD degree, or looking for opportunities in continuing nursing education you will find it in our school. We invite you to browse our website and learn more about our activities in education, research, and public, and professional service.

More than ever before the mission of the School of Nursing at AUB, and since its establishment in 1905 as the first school of nursing in the Middle East, remains current and pressing. Lebanon and the region are in desperate need of highly skilled professional nurses at all levels - practice, education, and management and we are strategically positioned to meet these challenges. Our graduates excel in different areas and continue to be in high demand with many occupying leadership positions at the national, regional, and international levels.

In the last five years, we have revised our BSN and MSN programs, launched the BA/BS-BSN second degree program, and will be launching the PhD degree in Nursing Science. We have also increased our student enrollment, gained more scholarships to support our students, increased the number of PhD prepared faculty, increased our research funding and scholarly productivity, expanded our involvement in community service projects nationally and regionally, and received unconditional reaccreditation for 10 years from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in the US. The Rafic Hariri School of Nursing at AUB is the first school of nursing to be accredited by CCNE outside the United States. We have also established the Chi Iota Chapter, the first chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) in the Middle East. 

The Rafic Hariri School of Nursing at AUB is, as a result, uniquely poised to foster academic excellence, offer leadership, and meet the challenges facing us. We invite you to join us in this worthwhile pursuit.

Dr. Huda Huijer Abu-Saad, RN, PhD, FEANS, FAAN.
Professor of Nursing Science
Founding Dean​, Rafic Hariri School of Nursing
Faculty of Medicine
American University of Beirut
PO Box 11-0236
Beirut, Lebanon
Tel: +961-1-374374 extension 5952/3
Fax: +961-1-744476

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