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Rafic Hariri School of Nursing
Mission & Vision


The Mission of the Rafic Hariri School of Nursing is to promote and maintain the highest educational standards of excellence, integrity, and professionalism in nursing, following the American model of nursing education and practice. The School aims to provide learning opportunities that will enable students to develop into competent nurses who respect cultural diversity while coordinating and delivering high quality, compassionate nursing care in Lebanon and the region, guided by ethical principles. The faculty believes education is an interactive process between faculty and students with both taking responsibility for active learning. The baccalaureate program, drawn primarily from the humanities, sciences, and caring disciplines, focuses on the use of nursing theory and research as a basis for practice. The master’s program focuses on preparing nurses for advanced nursing practice roles, and is based on the use and generation of research based knowledge to guide practice. Nursing students at AUB learn to think critically, develop professional attitudes and leadership skills, and appreciate the value of lifelong learning and freedom of speech.


The Rafic Hariri School of Nursing aspires to become the leading school of nursing in Lebanon and the region; nationally and internationally recognized for excellence in education, research, and service. The school is committed to offering cutting-edge culturally relevant and internationally recognized graduate and undergraduate education, fostering life-long learning and scholarship, developing the leaders in nursing and health care, and attracting a competent and culturally-diverse student body.

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