Amman- 23 January 2023

The School of Applied Medical Sciences (SAMS) at the German Jordanian University (GJU) organized a symposium on the prospects for nursing education in Jordan (present - future - challenges) with the participation of specialists, including deans of nursing faculties in public and private Jordanian universities, the head of the Jordanian Nursing Council, nursing directors in public and private hospitals, and representatives of accreditation and quality assurance commission for higher education institutions.

During the inauguration of the symposium, which came within the framework of the university's direction to develop a study program in nursing, the President of GJU, Prof. Ala’aldeen Al-Halhouli, pointed to the approach of the University in applied sciences and the expansion of academic programs that serve the country and the citizens in partnership with partners of German universities to transfer leading German expertise in various fields and provide training for GJU students in prestigious international institutions.

For his part, the Dean of SAMS, Prof.  Ibrahim Tarawneh, provided a briefing on the German dimension and the main topics of the symposium, which included contemporary areas in the nursing specialization, the challenges facing the sector, the needs of the local, regional and global market, the foundations and standards for accreditation, study plans and training in Jordan, and the cost of establishing the program such as human cadres, infrastructure, among other factors.

Furthermore, specialists gathered to achieve a general framework for the challenges facing the sector and ways to reflect this through updated study plans that include expanded courses in caring for the elderly, the use of information technology in nursing services, and providing early training opportunities for students from the first year to keep pace with knowledge theory without waiting for the clinical year.