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Welcome to Oman
”Muscat, the “Jewel of Arabia
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Sultanate of Oman geographically located in the Arabian
Peninsula, the sultanate is rich in heritage and traditions
with a blend of modern lifestyle. Sultanate of Oman is
under the enlightened leadership of His Majesty Sultan
Qaboos Bin Said. According to 2010Census, the total
population was 2.773 million. This country possess such
splendid tourist attractions in Oman which include various Castles and forts, beaches, wadis, mountains, caves
and a lot more. The Omani people are known for their
extreme hospitality, generosity and the spirit of tolerance in both social and professional contexts.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Content
Welcome to Oman
Message from the Dean
Curriculum, Teaching – Learning System, Assessment
and evaluation
Course Syllabi, Orientation and Management and
Facilities/ Resources
Affiliated Hospitals for Clinical Placements
Faculty Mentoring Process
Glimpse of the First International Nursing Conference
College Directory
General Faculty Information of SQU
Unsafe Practice Criteria, Guidelines and Flowchart
Student grievances committee
Examination Policies, Documentation and Guidelines
Peer review process, guidelines and checklist
Laboratory Guidelines and Documentation
IT Service and Room Booking Forms
Faculty Induction and Mentoring Program, Schedule
and Checklist
Resource Guide
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Welcome and
Introduction to
College of Nursing,
Sultan Qaboos University
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The Nursing Curriculum
Message from Dean
Welcome to the College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
where students are nurtured to become ethically and professionally
sound practitioners who can adequately take on leadership roles in nursing services, education, community health delivery, policy making and management.
Our goal is to prepare compassionate nurses who are excellent critical thinkers, communicators
and leaders and who use evidence-based practice for effectively influencing the present and shaping the future of health care delivery in Oman in line with the International Nursing Education
Standards.
Our Baccalaureate Nursing Program was initially commenced in the College of Medicine and
Health Sciences of University in 2002 to meet the health care demands of the Omani society. In
September 2008, the College was officially recognized as the ninth College in the University.
As we are continuously challenged to deliver top-rated nursing education amidst shifting health
care needs, we provide every student with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills
that are required for performance in our ever-changing community in particular and the global
society at large. In doing this, we are cognizant of the need to be holistic and culture-sensitive in
the delivery of care across life-span and across health-illness continuum.
As care-giving is the heart of nursing professionalism, all our programmes are tamed toward
yielding caring practitioners. We, therefore, particularly train our students to cherish and practice
nursing that goes beyond the academics – a practice that emits transpersonal caring in terms of
protecting and enhancing dignity and humanity.
College of Nursing at SQU provides the unparalleled support that students need to progress both
academically and socially.
I invite you to take time to read to our Faculty handbook and if you would like further information
we will be pleased to respond. Just contact us through [email protected]
Prof. Bazdawi Mohammed Said Al-Riyami
Dean, College of Nursing
May 2013
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The curriculum of the BSN and the Nursing Diploma Graduates Program (NDGP), are designed
to provide students with the knowledge base, clinical skills and professional socialization and is
committed to prepare the future generation of Omani nurses who are competent to care for individuals, groups and communities and to using scientific approach in a variety of settings.
The BSN curriculum embodies national and international nursing standard of care and standard
of practice and guidelines and reflects the health needs and professional expectations of the Omani
Society. Teaching-learning practices are congruent with expected individual student learning outcomes and expected aggregate student outcomes. The environment for teaching-learning fosters
achievement of individual student learning outcomes. The BSN curriculum plan consists of 130
credits distributed as: University Requirements (6 credits); University Electives (6 credits) and
College Requirements (118 credits).
The Nursing Diploma Graduates Program consists of 67 credits distributed as: University Requirements (6 credits); University Electives (6 credits) and College Requirements (55 credits).
The BSN / NGDP curriculum at the CON incorporates established national and international
standards and guidelines and has clearly articulated student learning and program outcomes. In
its effort to continuously monitor the caliber of the CON curricular content, student learning and
program outcomes with those established by US accrediting bodies, the CON has been utilizing
the process of seeking an annual evaluation of the curriculum, curricular content , sequencing
and the evaluation of articulated student learning and programs outcomes. External Evaluators’
feedback is examined against the international professional standards and integrated in the curriculum as needed. The overall program outcomes are preparing graduates to assume the role of BSN
prepared nurses and maintain a commitment to lifelong learning. The CON philosophy, curricular
concepts and learning outcomes are also examined for congruence and logical progression to ensure the achievement of program outcomes.
The curriculum plan in the first semester enables the students to complete the requirements for
English. In the subsequent three semesters the students complete the requirements of prerequisites
courses in biomedical and behavioral sciences. In the 3rd and 4th semester students are taught the
fundamentals of nursing and health assessment in the laboratory practicing the needed skills to
be applied in various clinical settings. From the 5th semester onwards students progressively build
up in their nursing courses taking Adult Health Nursing I, Adult Health Nursing II, Psychiatric
Mental Health Nursing, Maternal and Child Health Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Critical
Care Nursing, Nursing Administration and Advanced Clinical Nursing. The courses are arranged
in a logical sequence and the students, when they reach the final semester are able to provide nursing care to clients with the help of clinical preceptors in all shits of care.
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On completion of 130 credits the students are having a structured six months academic internship
program designed to allow the interns to rotate into several clinical areas as to condense their clinical experiences. To further broaden their clinical skills the students get opportunity to have a two
months internship experience abroad in countries like USA, Canada UK, Jordan, India, Dubai,
and Saudi Arabia.
The B.S.N./ NGDP curriculum is reviewed and revised by faculty on an on-going basis, resulting
in a contemporary curriculum that addresses current nursing and health care trends, (i.e., such
as patient safety, evidence-based practice, informatics), and the use of clinical simulations and
technology to support student learning. The nursing faculty, through the Curriculum Committee,
reviews the nursing curriculum and courses for rigor, currency, and cohesiveness by a variety of
methods, workshops, feedback from course coordinators, students, review at the departmental
boards. The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee initiates and promotes activities necessary to
implement the BSN, NGDP curriculum, recommend curriculum changes, facilitate communication regarding curricular issues, and assure curricular evaluation. Curriculum Committee meets
regularly and as needed to conduct the business of the BSN and NGDP program. The process
for curricular changes is continuously done by the faculty in each course. Evaluation regarding
the course is obtained from the students’ feedback and in clinical courses from the students and
clinical instructors. Annually before the semester begins the course team finalizes the course plan
and makes necessary minor modifications. If major revision needs to be done the suggestions are
brought to the department and from the department to the curriculum committee. Any major
change needs approval of the Curriculum committee. Periodic input and feedback is sought from
the faculty, course coordinators, Head of Departments and students’ representative.
The feedback flows in the following manner:
Departmental Board
Course Coordinator
Lecturer/Faculty
The BSN curriculum is designed to accomplish program outcomes and provides students with
rich and diverse didactic and clinical learning experiences. Student learning outcomes drives the
curricular content, and direct the delivery of instruction and learning activities as well as the approaches to evaluating students progress. The student learning outcomes serve as the organizing
platform upon which the course learning objectives and the course content are delineated, the
logical sequence of courses is mapped, the integration of overarching concepts such as professional role development, ethical conduct, quality and safe practice are integrated throughout the
curriculum as well as forming the approaches to content delivery and students’ learning evaluative
measures.
Serving as the building blocks of the curriculum, course content and course goals and objectives
are spelled out in CON syllabus. Course evaluations query students on whether or not assignments
and activities assist with meeting these stated learning outcomes and expectations. The course
outline documents the course content and learning experience appropriate for the development of
competencies required for a BSN and NGDP graduate nurse.
On regular basis, CON seeks continuing collaboration and inputs from nurse leaders in the US,
UK and Canada to ensure currency in knowledge, skills, and competencies required for contemporary nursing education. One of the measures used by the CON, to ensure that the nursing
graduates competencies match those of US, UK and Canada based nursing graduates, an initiative
of 6 months internship program was launched, The internship is designed to provide graduates
with opportunity to practice under direct supervision both nationally (four months) and optional
internationally (two months) as interns. This mandate has provided the opportunity for graduates
to be exposed to diverse international nursing and health care delivery systems
Courses in the curriculum are defined by credit hours. Each one credit in theory courses is equal to
one contact hour. and each one credit in the clinical courses equal to four contact hours except for
the course titled Adult Health Nursing I/Clinical where each one credit hour is equal to four contact hours and for the course titled Advanced Clinical Nursing each one credit is equal to six contact hours. Credit hours for the simulation labs or other lab-based courses are calculated according
to the following formula: Each credit hour is multiplied by 2 to account for the contact hours.
Curriculum committee
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Didactic instruction and supervised practice are intentionally designed to achieve student learning. A variety
of instructional methods are utilized to promote student learning and achievement of course objectives.
Frequently used methods include lecture discussion, group discussion, use of variety of multimedia
materials, and e learning (Moodle). Clinical courses are conducted through direct clinical supervision
by clinical instructors and preceptors from the hospital, demonstration, return demonstration and field
visits. Assignments assist students to acquire and apply the course content to practice situation. Examples
of teaching learning include writing care plans, case presentations, demonstrations and simulation. The
objectives/learning outcomes of each course are prepared in a specific format as a course outline. The course
outline specifies the teaching learning methods and methods of evaluation.
The curriculum and instructional processes of the SQU/CON BSN program are based on sound educational
principles, which synthesize principles of adult learning and educational pedagogy and include critical
thinking, core communication skills, integration, synthesis and application of knowledge, intellectual depth
and breadth, understanding of society and culture and of ethics and professional values. The instructional
processes draw on principles of Motivational Theory, Behaviorism, Pragmatism, Cognitive Development
Theory, and on best practice standards to ensure achievement of program outcomes. Interdisciplinary and
collaborative instructional processes and collaborative research are promoted and encouraged.
The college incorporates interdisciplinary approach in teaching and instructional process. The nursing
courses are taught by the nursing faculty and the basic sciences courses such as General Chemistry for
nurses is taught by the faculty of college of science. Bio-medical courses such as Anatomy, Physiology,
Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Pathophysiology, and Pharmacology are delivered by the College
of Medicine faculty and in direct collaboration with the CON. The course coordinators incorporate up-todate evidence-based knowledge for teaching and instruction. The university has facilities for uploading the
teaching materials online through a system called Moodle which is one of the online teaching management
systems.
The interdisciplinary collaboration is the interaction between the CON and other colleges in the university.
Other colleges participate in teaching the nursing students some courses such as the COMHS that teaches
the courses of Anatomy, Physiology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Pathophysiology, and
pharmacology. Chemistry for nurses is taught by the faculty of college of science .The College of Agriculture
& Marine Sciences teaches the course of Nutrition in Wellness and Illness. These courses are basic for
synthesis and integration of the knowledge in the curriculum theory courses and provide the foundation
for the clinical nursing courses.
The CON uses Evidence based practice literature to guide the instruction. Students are encouraged to look
for best evidence available for clinical practice. CON uses best practice standards while allowing innovation
in their teaching flexibility and technological advances.
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COURSE FILE FOR CLINICAL AND THEORY COURSES
Theory and Clinical Course Coordinators should maintain the Course File which should contain
the following documents according to the requirements of the course:
1.Course Outline should contain the Course Description, Course Objectives, Unit Objectives,
Teaching and Learning Approaches, Assessment and Evaluation, Grade system, References, Guidelines
2.College vision, mission, objectives, outcomes, core values and philosophy
3.BSN competency standards
4.Evaluation Criteria, Formats, and Guidelines
5.Templates of evaluation formats and samples filled in
6.Samples of students assignments and evaluation
7.Written Exam Question paper with key answers
8.Peer reviewed Question papers for each exam
9.Item Analysis with short report
10.Class attendance
11.Clinical rotation plans- Master and individual hospital plan
12.Laboratory training schedules and lab article request form
13.Students Schedule for Clinical assignments
14.Students marks
15.Clinical formats/ worksheets/ care plans
16.Sample lesson plans/ hand notes/ notes
17.Sample of Moodle teaching plans, materials, notes
18.Course evaluation
19.Course academic and teaching survey results
20.Any relevant documents
Assessment and Evaluation:
The university and the college have very clearly defined grading criteria for both theory and clinical courses the theory courses need a pass grade of 60%. Examinations comprise the major component of the theory grade. In course exams are given during the 5th-6th week and 11th-12th
week of the semester. Students are given feedback on their performance within a week’s time. The
grades are displayed on the notice boards. Students who have performed poorly are addressed to
the academic advisor. Some of the theory courses have assignments and projects which are graded
and contribute to the portion of the final grade.
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The clinical courses have various evaluation patterns. Student communication and critical thinking
skills are tested through, clinical exams, Objective Structured Clinical Examination, case scenarios,
oral presentations and poster presentations. Clinical performance is evaluated at the end of posting
in the clinical area it could be once in three to four weeks. The clinical rating scale is used which
is based on the objectives of the particular clinical course. The students are given formative and
summative feedback. The pass grade for a clinical course is 60% and it is the cumulative score of in
course and final exam as specified in the evaluation scheme of the course. The clinical evaluation
also includes self evaluation from the student and day to day feedback from the instructors.
To make sure that the graduates are competent and safe practitioners, more emphasis is given to
the clinical competencies. Every clinical course as a log book in which the procedures are listed to
be completed by the students at the end. The course syllabus identifies the skills the student needs
to master in each course. The basic nursing skills are learnt in the laboratory and then re demonstrated in the clinical area under the supervision of the clinical instructors. The nursing skills are
progressively developed from semester to semester and gradually the students are able to take care
of clients with minimal supervision during the advance nursing course. The clinical log books give
the evidence for students’ completion of the clinical course requirements.
Clinical Experience:
The College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University has a university hospital were the students are
posted for the clinical experience. This hospital is a tertiary hospital catering to the health care
needs of the Omani population to a great extent. The Hospitals under the Ministry of Health
Sultanate of Oman offering specialized services are also utilized for the clinical placement of the
students. The criteria for choosing the clinical sites include the following: The ability of the clinical
site to meet course and clinical objectives, Patient census and clinical cases, student and faculty
feedback of the clinical area, Quality of the learning environment, Proximity to the college, Hospital compliance with the regulatory standards. The Clinical course coordinator at the end of the
semester evaluates the clinical learning area and submits the report the Assistance Dean clinical
training and community Services. Any Issues arising in the clinical learning area is discussed in
the Joint clinical training committee.
Clinical placement Areas: The B.S.N curriculum has 9 clinical courses. Students during these
courses are posted in various hospitals of Muscat for their clinical learning experience. The hospitals that are selected for the clinical experience are:
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a.Sultan Qaboos University Hospital (SQUH): This is a 675 bedded multispecialty tertiary care hospital.
Apart from general wards where patients are admitted for care under various specialties, SQUH also has
an intensive care, coronary care and post cardiac surgical units with all the advanced gadgets necessary for
monitoring and patient care. SQUH also has facilities for cardiac catheterization, bone marrow transplantation, and hemodialysis. There are 8 operating rooms where major and minor surgeries are performed
every day.
b.Khoula Hospital: This is a 500 bed hospital under the administration of Ministry of health. The following
specialties of this hospital are utilized by the students of college of nursing for their clinical experience.
i.Orthopedics
ii.Plastic surgery
iii.Neurosurgery
iv.General surgery
v.Burns unit
vi.Obstetrics and Gynecology
vii.Pediatrics Orthopedics
viii.Trauma unit
ix.Trauma ICU
c.Armed Forces Hospital: This is a 172 bedded hospital under the administration of Ministry of defense.
The following specialties of this hospital are utilized by the students of college of nursing for their clinical
experience.
i.General medical surgical care
ii.Obstetrics and gynecology
iii.Neonatal ICU
d.Royal Hospital: This is a 630 bedded hospital under the administration of ministry of health. The following specialties of this hospital are utilized by the students of college of nursing for their clinical experience.
i.Cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery
ii.Pediatric surgery
iii.CCU, PCCU, PCSU, Cathlab
iv.Dialysis unit and Nephrology units
v.HDU Medical and Surgical
e.Primary health care centers of Muscat: All the health care centers in and around Muscat are utilized as
clinical areas by the students of community health nursing. Students also get experience in school health,
industrial health and home visits during their community health nursing clinical course.
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f.Ibn Sina Psychiatric Hospital for psychiatric posting
Students are also instructed and supervised to practice in the clinical area utilizing evidence-based practice
and current best practices. All the clinical courses have Safe practice as their main focus. Students are instructed on safe and quality practice and are monitored constantly to ensure quality and safe practices. The
CON adheres to the patient safety goals of various hospitals. Student evaluation includes a component on
Safe Practice in all clinical courses (Clinical Evaluation).
Patient safety goals of SQUH (www.squ.edu.om/squh) are listed below:
1.Identifies patient correctly
2.Improve effective communication
3.Improve the safety of high alert medication
4.Ensure correct site, correct procedure, correct patient surgery
5.Reduce the risk of health care associated infections
6.Reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from fall.
In order to avoid commonly made unsafe practices, the faculty at the CON developed a list of safe practices.
Faculty instructs, alert and reinforce the imperatives of totally avoiding unsafe practice and mistakes. Failure to adhere to these expectations may result failing of student. This list was approved by an international
consultant during the Clinical Evaluation Workshop and is applied in all clinical courses (Unsafe practices
in each clinical course outline). CON adheres to the patient safety related standards issued by the Oman
Nursing & Midwifery Council (ONMC National standards for Nursing practice, Code of Professional Conduct for Nurses and Midwives in Oman).
Academic Calendar
The Academic Calendar for SQU contains dates and events of the semester. The calendar is available in the
website at the beginning of the academic year.
Audiovisual Equipment
All classrooms are equipped with computers and LCD screens. If additional equipment (OHP) is needed
a request should be sent to the Computer personnel. You will need to specify the date, time, room and
equipment needed.
Computer Assistance
Requests for technical assistance should be sent online in a template in the CON website.
Continuing Education Program
The Staff Development Committee for Faculty Development Programme (FDP) provides continuing educational programs and opportunities for faculty from different educational and experiential backgrounds to
maintain and expand their knowledge, skills, and competencies to meet the needs of their current or future
roles in clinical, teaching and scholarship, and assists them to progress along a professional career development path. Faculty is often encouraged to participate in the planning and offering of FDP.
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Course Materials
Textbook Orders
Textbooks are ordered through the Department. Library will co-odinate and the Administration
staff will place orders or assist faculty with placing orders.
Email
Email is the CON’s official route for most communications to faculty, staff and students.
Faculty are given SQU email addresses which is the default address in the CON’s
address book for email. Common courtesy suggests that e-mail, in general, should be responded
to, even if only acknowledging receipt, within 2 working days. When email relates to an urgent or
time-sensitive issue, responses should occur as soon as possible. Such e-mails, those that are urgent
or require immediate response, should be labeled as such in the subject line. Email messages for
all students should be forwarded to the Asst Dean’s Co-ordinator/ ADUGS for mass distribution.
SQU allows faculty access to SQU email from any off campus connection.
Despite the best intentions of faculty or students, the anticipated promptness in replying to e-mail
is not always possible. Faculty who will be out of their office for extended periods of time should
consider using the automated vacation reply system that will notify students and others of your
unavailability.
Faculty/Student Communication
Faculty/ Course co-ordiantor and students have a mutual responsibility within each course to
negotiate methods and frequency of communication, submission of papers and projects and timeframes for evaluation feedback. Faculty should make their expectation of students clear in oral and
written communication (course syllabi) as well as their process for the timely return of written assignments. Students who experience difficulty receiving information in courses should first discuss
the matter with the faculty member. If no acceptable solution is obtained, the Course
Coordinator and then the Head of department should be consulted. If problems remain unresolved, the student may request the assistance of the AD (Undergraduate Studies).
Office Hours
Office hours should be posted, even if the faculty member is only available by appointment. The
method for making an appointment should also be included in the posted information.
Faculty Requirements
• Departmental board meetings
Departmental board meetings are held once in 2 months during each semester. The content of
these meetings usually include the following: minutes from the previous meeting, student input,
committee reports, new business, administrative, input, and other information or announcements.
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• Course meetings
Team meetings are conducted by the course co-ordinator of each course, and are held at least
once a month (sometimes more often) during the semester. Those in attendance include clinical
instructors. During these meetings, the group collaboratively plans for the future of the course,
provides guidance for instructor issues, and collaborates to resolve any student issues at hand.
• Committee meetings
There are specific meetings that fall under the heading of Committee Meetings. Full-time faculty
are required to take an active role in a college and/or nursing committee. Committee meetings are
led by the committee chair that is responsible for leading the meetings, submitting minutes, and
reporting committee progress during faculty meetings.
Faculty Mentor Program
Faculty mentoring checklist attached
New Full-Time Faculty
CON offers a year-long mentor program to new full-time faculty in order to assist them in
adjusting to their positions, to ease anxiety, to share the program philosophy and goals, and simply
to form a cohort of colleagues with whom new faculty can relate and rely on
for support. The program is supported by professional development opportunities for teaching and
learning techniques offered to all faculty members.
The Role of the Mentor
The role of the mentor is to advise and counsel the new faculty member. In doing so, the mentor
will function as a socializer, introducing the new faculty member to the culture and climate of
the program, the mentor will also function as a role model for teaching, encouragement and
coaching. The mentor will assist the new faculty member with course preparation; he or she will
review course materials with the new faculty member; observe instruction; assist with processing
evaluation data; and more. The mentor is a resource person for information and direction, taking
an active role in the orientation process of the new faculty member. Before the beginning of the
semester, the mentor will contact the new faculty member to arrange a preliminary orientation
meeting. During this meeting, the mentor and new faculty member will get acquainted, review and
begin the orientation process and plan and assess for any learning needs the new faculty member
may have. The mentor and the new faculty member will collaborate in creating a plan to meet
those needs. Also, during this initial meeting, the mentor and new faculty member will create a
schedule of regular meetings to follow the New Faculty Orientation sessions which will take place
during Faculty Development Program Days.
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Requirements for Mentors
A successful mentor must be willing to:
• Commit time and positive energy to help a colleague. Note: You cannot have evaluative responsibilities for your mentored partner the same semester you are that person’s mentor.
• Be active about seeking out your mentored partner and meeting regularly (informally or formally) with your mentored partner.
• Attend the Mentoring Meeting with your mentored partner during Preparation Week.
• Negotiate Mentoring Partners’ Expectations Agreement with your partner and make a copy for
your records if you wish. Mentoring activities should meet the needs of the mentored partner and
not be supervisory. Renegotiate expectations as your mentored partner’s needs change or become
clear. Note: You do not need to submit this form to Mentoring Coordinator.
• Complete the Mentoring Program Feedback and Reflections Form and submit it to the Assistant
Dean before the last week of the semester. You may choose to have a copy of this form forwarded
to your Department Chair or administrator.
• Complete the Mentoring Program Stipend Request Form and submit it to the Assistant Dean
if you wish to request a stipend. Please Note: Only faculty mentors are eligible for a mentoring
stipend. Staff, administrators, and mentored partners are not eligible for a stipend.
Requirements for Mentored Partners
A successful mentored partner must be willing to:
• Attend the Mentoring Meeting during Preparation Week with your faculty mentor.
• Negotiate Mentoring Partners’ Expectations Agreement with your partner and make a copy
for your records if you wish. Be as clear as possible about your needs and interests. Re-negotiate
expectations as your needs change or become clear. Note: You do not need to submit this form to
Mentoring Coordinator.
• Share responsibility for establishing a relationship and meeting regularly.
• Complete the Mentoring Program Feedback and Reflections Form and submit it the Assistant
Dean before the last week of the semester. You may choose to have a copy of this form forwarded
to your Department Chair or administrator.
Syllabi preparation
➢Cover page to have college logo, course title, semester
➢Instructor name, email, address, voice mailbox, office hours
➢Course #, section, title, meeting days and times, room, building
➢Prerequisites for course
➢Description of course
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➢ Course goals & objectives
➢Grading standards & criteria
➢ Policy regarding late assignments
➢ Required purchases: textbooks / supplies
➢ Dates for major assignments / exams
➢Place, time and date of final examination
➢Topics to be covered in sequence with dates
➢Reading assignments & dates
➢Computer lab assignments
➢Skills lab assignments
➢Instructional modules
➢Absence policy
➢Academic honesty
➢Student expectations
➢Important college dates: holidays / last day to drop with a “W,” etc.
➢Course syllabus must be updated yearly
➢ All curriculum changes must be submitted to the Curriculum Committee prior to implementation
Resources: library / literature searches /other pertinent readings
Classroom Orientation (review with Faculty Mentor)
• Use of classroom computer for instruction
• Use of AV equipment - computer, projector, remotes
• Classroom microphone use
• Extra chairs need to be requested through Administrators office
• Classroom locks/lights/cabinets
• Food/beverage restrictions
• Phone access for emergency
• Emergency / disaster protocol
• Building maintenance
Classroom Management
Attendance
• Obtain a Positive Attendance roster
• Obtain a class roster from the sis website. Accurate attendance records and rosters are critical. Be
aware of add, drop, and withdrawal policies. Questions should be discussed with Faculty Mentor
or the Director.
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• As applicable discuss, with Faculty Mentor, sign-in sheet, Census Report, and other attendance
forms.
• First week class attendance policy (classroom / clinical)
Classroom Environment
• Be aware of campus classroom policies.
• Create an environment that is a positive learning environment for all students.
• Teaching is based on a 50 minute hour. This can be negotiated with the class.
• Guest speakers must be approved and may/may not receive an honorarium.
Text Book Ordering
• If you work on a course team, textbook decisions are a course decision.
• Be sure that you have the latest edition of your text book.
• If a new edition of a textbook is coming out a few weeks before a semester starts, it is recommended that you use the older edition (it is not uncommon for anticipated publication dates to
be postponed).
• Keep course books in Library current
Organization / Time management
• Discuss with Faculty Mentor techniques to organize time
• Develop methods to manage paper work such as faculty mail, student papers, etc.
Clinical Orientation
Clinical instructors & nursing students are expected to maintain all legal & ethical parameters of
the nursing profession in caring for patients.
Guidelines for Clinical Instructors
• Plan & organize clinical laboratory learning experiences & select appropriate instructional aids &
materials for the achievement of student learning.
• Assist in reviewing course content & course description, & in formulating the course overview
& course objectives.
• Develop clinical lab rotation schedules, distribute to students, & post in appropriate areas of the
clinical facilities.
• Assist in review of texts, audiovisual materials, & pertinent literature used in course content &
lab sessions.
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• Assist in developing & refining tools for measurement of student learning in the clinical setting.
• Evaluate student performance in the clinical setting. Conference with the student & provide
written evaluation of performance as necessary & at the end of the clinical rotation. Document any
eventful incidence occurring during performance of patient care.
• Determine the final clinical grade based on a pass/fail basis.
• Establish & maintain effective working relationships with staff personnel in clinical facilities.
• Participate, as appropriate, in department & team meetings, division meetings, agency meetings,
office hours, & related student activities.
• Assume responsibility for being a contributing faculty member through appropriate participation
on college wide committees, recruitment activities, & nursing committees.
• Adhere to the philosophy, objectives, policies, procedures, & standards for the college & the
nursing program.
Clinical Site Orientation - General
• Clinical faculty & students go to the individual clinical facilities for hospital orientation.
• The instructor orients the students to the clinical agency specific policies, procedures, documentation systems, & clinical rotation schedule.
• The faculty member, based on pre-planning, assigns the students to rotate through the various
units of the clinical facility. The number of students on a unit is determined by the facility, the
faculty, & the needs of the students.
The faculty can alter the rotation schedule at anytime based on student needs/issues, hospital
needs/requirements, patient census, & student experiences.
• Any changes in the student rotation schedule must be shared with the facility & the students. A
copy of the clinical rotation schedule is submitted to the AD Clinical Training office each semester.
Clinical Site Orientation - Faculty
• Clinical faculty orientation to specific facilities or units will be done based on the clinical assignment & needs of the faculty member.
A thorough orientation to a clinical facility may be given by a full-time faculty member who is
familiar with the facility, its policies & staff.
• Unit specific orientation can be arranged through the Nursing department of the clinical facility.
• Meetings between the Course co-ordinator & the clinical instructors should be held prior to
the start of each semester to discuss the required objectives of the specific course. All instructors
should coordinate their teaching plans to ensure all objectives are covered.
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Clinical Orientation - Students
• Clinical co-ordinator should contact their student group ahead of time to give instructions for
the 1st clinical day. Hospital directions & meeting time & room should be included along with
what to bring.
• The faculty orients the students to the clinical course expectations as stated in the course syllabus
& clinical evaluation tools.
• Proper student dress code for the clinical rotation is explained & observed according to the student dress code policy in the student handbook.
• Remind the students they are not to receive personal phone calls while on duty in the clinical
setting. If an emergency call is necessary, the call is to be directed to the clinical instructor who
will locate the student.
• Cell phones are not permitted in most clinical facilities or they must be set on vibration mode.
• Any student who is not in compliance with the College of Nursing clinical policies cannot go into
patient care areas & thus cannot attend clinical.
Pre-Conferences & Post-Conferences
• As appropriate, pre-conferences may be a good time to connect with students before they report
to their assigned units, & also to check attendance & tardiness.
• Student lateness needs to be addressed when it occurs. An anecdotal note should be written &
the student counseled.
• Other activities for pre-clinical meeting depend on the course needs such as checking completion
of paperwork & discussing daily objectives.
• Post-conferences are 1-1 ½ hour in length depending on the specific type of clinical schedule.
• Faculty use this time to discuss events occurring during the clinical experience, & students can
discuss patient care situations.
• However, if topics have been covered in theory class, these topics can be discussed in post conference, possibly using examples of patients cared for that day.
Clinical Evaluation Tools
• Clinical evaluations will be completed on the last 2 days of each rotation.
• The clinical instructor should follow the guidelines for clinical evaluation tools for their assigned
course. Students do a written self-evaluation using the tool.
• Clinical evaluation tools also usually include Clinical performance, Case presentations and Nursing Care Plans specific to each semester.
• Clinical evaluations should reflect positive accomplishments as well as any identified areas needing improvement.
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• The final clinical exam evaluation tool should include the final course grade & percentage, & may include
other final scores.
• During evaluation meetings, the student & the clinical instructor discuss the written evaluation tools &, if
in agreement, both sign the documents in the appropriate spaces.
• At semester end, the clinical instructor is responsible for assuring completion of & collection of the clinical evaluation tool packet for each of their clinical students.
• At semester end, all of the clinical final evaluation tools are submitted to the Course co-ordintor for the
student files.
• Accurate & progressive documentation of student behaviors is essential. Clinical instructors should use
a method for keeping anecdotal notes in the clinical setting to help them keep track of both positive &
negative student occurrences.
• Be fair & objective in your evaluative process. If you have a student who is not passing clinical you MUST
discuss it first with your Course co-ordinator.
FIRST INTERNATIONAL NURSING CONFERENCE
Innovation in Nursing Education & Practice Leading to Quality Care
NOVEMBER 27th - 29th 2011
The First Sultan Qaboos University International Nursing Conference “Innovation in Nursing
Education & Practice Leading to Quality Care” was hosted on November 27th -29th 2011 in partnership with the SQUH, MOH and Armed Forces Hospital at the SQU Cultural Centre.
Clinical Grading
• At semester end, the clinical instructor will also submit a letter grade for each clinical student.
Course Instructor Evaluation
At the end of each semester, each student is given the opportunity to evaluate her/his instructor and the
course. Information obtained from this is helpful in self-evaluation and development, and in course evaluation and curriculum development.
• Each semester, each student will complete an Academic Course Teaching Survey of their individual clinical sites using a computerized program in the computer lab.
• Students will be instructed on when & how to complete these computerized clinical site evaluations during
the 11th-13th week of the semester.
Student Issues
• Student issues can vary in severity & content. All need to be addressed immediately by faculty.
• All issues should be documented not only to protect the faculty, but also to place importance on the event
for the student.
• Written documentation by the clinical instructor is necessary to validate student behavior. It is highly recommended that faculty use anecdotal notes to document student problems with behavior or with a specific
clinical objective. Anecdotal notes are helpful to aid in the ongoing evaluation of student performance & to
assist faculty with keeping a current account of
student problems.
• Student issues include such things as inappropriate dress, communication problems, & unprofessional behaviors directed at faculty, staff, patients, and/or other students. Other issues may be patient safety, patient
care, & obvious lack of theoretical knowledge &/or application of theory to clinical.
Academic Dishonesty. If academic dishonesty is suspected, written procedures, UGR should be followed.
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Introduction
Scientific knowledge is expanding exponentially with rapid changes in healthcare practice. A new
system of integration of education and practice is needed to meet the challenges in the health
care system. Today the demand is to prepare nurse clinicians and nurse educators to incorporate
innovation in education and practice that leads to quality health care. Currently the nursing profession is experiencing tremendous growth and is recognized as an efficient and equal partner
in the health care management of the society at large. This change is definitely attributed to the
innovations which the nursing pioneers and practitioners have creatively incorporated in their
professional practice. This conference is organized by the College of Nursing at Sultan Qaboos
University in The Sultanate of Oman titled “Innovations in Nursing Education and Practice Leading to Quality Care” It will focus on identifying the best practices of teaching and strategies for
enhancing partnerships between education, practice, and research. Furthermore, it will provide
an opportunity to the nurse specialists, experts and representatives of various countries to discuss
and share common issues, exchange ideas, enhance networking and expertise towards promoting
excellence in quality care. Worldwide nurse scholars, educators, leaders, researchers, novice to
advanced practice nurses, policy makers, and decision makers are invited to participate and share
their experiences reflecting the themes of the conference.
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Oman Medical Specialty Board OMSB credits will be given. Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is
offered in cooperation with Californian School of Health Sciences, CEU is approved by California
Board of RN (provider number is # 12885)
Conference Objectives:
1.Share innovative ideas, knowledge, experiences and historical landmarks in nursing education,
practice and research with overseas peers, students, nursing service and academic colleagues.
2.Exchange current nursing trends and highlight significant advances at local, national and international levels to bridge nursing education and practice.
3.Recommend new designs in nursing education and practice that will help nurse clinicians and
educators to face the emerging challenges in health care.
4.Disseminate the most recent scientific research and its implications in nursing education and
practice leading to quality of care.
5.Provide opportunities for global networking and collaboration leading to quality care.
6.Recommend implications for nursing education and practice leading to quality care in the Sultanate of Oman.
Themes of Concurrent Sessions:
1.Innovations in Nursing Profession
2.Nursing Education
3.Nursing Practice
4.Nursing Management
5.Information Technology in Nursing
6.Ethics and Professionalism
7.Quality Care
8.Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice
Message from the Dean, College of Nursing
Prof. Bazdawi Mohammed Said Al Riyami
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It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the Sultanate of Oman, the land of history and the land of
future; and to the First Sultan Qaboos University International Nursing Conference “Innovation
in Nursing Education and Practice Leading to Quality Care”. Muscat, the capital offers unique
topography of mountains, beaches, old forts and many more attractions.
This conference comes as part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the Sultan Qaboos University
and is organized by our college in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Armed Forces Medical Services, Oman. With practice and education gap still an issue in the profession, this
conference offers unique opportunities to exchange ideas not only on how to harness quality care
but also how to bridge this gap. Through plenary sessions and a number of parallel sessions I am
confident you will be able to find an appropriate forum for yourself and make significant contribution. In addition the pre-conference workshops will provide excellent opportunity for learning
and interaction with scholars from internationally reputed institutions..
We are pleased to announce on this occasion the contribution of HRH Princess Mona of Jordan,
President of Jordanian Nursing Council through Inaugural speech. Furthermore the social events
will offer a different type of attraction to your spouse and yourselves. We are confident that you
will find our international nursing conference inspiring and enriching. Please take this once in a
lifetime chance of being in this small world, gathered by nurses from different countries of the
world in an eventful three day journey and do not miss the opportunity to savor some of the
attractions of Oman.
Message from the Conference Chairperson
Dr. Raghda Shukri
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On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee, it is my pleasure to welcome you to Sultan
Qaboos University’s College of Nursing and to our First International Nursing Conference, “Innovations in Nursing Education and Practice Leading to Quality Care”. This conference promises to
offer our fellow delegates from around the world with opportunities to broaden horizons, exchange
ideas and discuss issues of mutual concern related to providing quality care through nursing education and practice. The College of Nursing at Sultan Qaboos University is privileged to organize
and conduct this conference in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Armed Forces in
Oman. The partnership between these three organizations provided the team work necessary to
ensure a successful international conference which is being held in conjunction with Sultan Qaboos University’s Silver Jubilee celebrations.
We are indeed honored that the conference will be crowned with the opening keynote speech by
Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. We are
also pleased to announce significant keynote addresses by the International Council of Nurses, the
World Health Organization and from internationally known nurse experts from countries all over
the world. Five Preconference workshops and other plenary sessions will focus on the professions
key contemporary nursing education and practice issues. We are indeed delighted to welcome each
of you; our nurse colleagues from education, practice and service who have come together here
in Oman from nearly every part of the globe. Nurses in Oman are proud to have been working
diligently to create an enlightened and progressive image of nursing in the gulf region.
Please join us in the celebration of nursing through thoughtful exchanges of ideas, information and
experiences under the major theme of “Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice Leading to
Quality Care.” We look forward to working together with you as we all share our current concerns
and our visions for a brighter future.
We hope you take the opportunity to experience the warmth of Omani people, reap the benefits of
a fruitful time in Oman, and enjoy the company of fellow nurses while the conference objectives
are achieved.
The Opening and closing ceremony was attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Muna al Hussein of Jordan, HE Dr. Ali Al Bimani, SQU Vice Chancellor, Senior officials and delegates from
twenty different countries. The objective of the two day conference was to exchange ideas, information and experiences in nursing practice while focusing on the best approaches and strategies in
education which will augment partnership between education, research and practice.
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“The first day has been a very big success given the excellent attendance of the pre-conference
workshop. I was particularly impressed by the fact that all speakers turned up and more participants attended than expected. I am satisfied with the organizers….“everybody had a smile on their
faces as I walked in the corridors and the foyer of college of Nursing. ” I take the opportunity
to welcome once again all speakers and participants and wish them very successful two days of
scientific and cultural treat while in Oman.” Prof. Bazdawi Mohammed Al Riyami, Dean Col. of
Nursing, SQU.
“ I am enthusiastic about the turnout and hope that the local participants will get the worth of
their investment from the sessions. For the Omani nurses, I really hope they can benefit from the
knowledge and experiences of experts that the conference has attracted to Oman. The Conference
will be more beneficial if the nurses within the region can use the knowledge gained to improve
their performance at work. For the international guests, I expect them to enjoy their stay during
the conference and in Oman in general.” Dr. Raghda Shukri, Expert, SQU-CON, Chair, Organizing
Committee.
During the Official Opening of the First International Nursing Conference Her Royal Highness
Princess Muna Al –Hussein, WHO Patron for Nursing and Midwifery, Eastern Mediterranean Region and President of the Jordan Nursing Council (JNC) expressed, “… the changing expectations
in health care, requires health practitioners to sup-port patients in changing their lifestyles. Care
giving is central to nursing….it requires nurses to focus on families and communities as well. Patient centered care is critical to nursing and should be built-in training curricula…”
“I welcome you with deepest pleasure, sincerest appreciation and utmost pride to the conference”
I particularly welcome those involved in developing, strengthening, and advancing the nursing
profession”. I offer special appreciation to all invited guests for leaving their programs and choosing
to share their experiences with us…” Dr. Raghda Shukri, Chairperson, Organizing Committee,
“ The aim of this conference is to exchange ideas, information and share experiences in nursing
practice....attention to nursing research should receive attention in Oman especially where there
is rapid development and change in lifestyle. I welcome you to savor the rich heritage of Oman”
Prof. Bazdawi Al-Riyami, Dean, College of Nursing, SQU. The Opening and closing ceremony
was attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Muna al Hussein of Jordan, HE Dr. Ali Al Bimani,
SQU Vice Chancellor, Senior officials and delegates from twenty different countries. The objective
of the two day conference was to exchange ideas, information and experiences in nursing practice
while focusing on the best approaches and strategies in education which will augment partnership
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between education, research and practice.
The conference mooted the idea of establishing a national institute of nursing for conducting
research and funding research proposals. It also recommended conducting more collaborative
research with partners at national and international level. With regard to nursing education, the
conference emphasized on quality and safety, evidence-based practice, research, and leadership.
It observed that several programs are currently active to incorporate these concepts into nursing
education, including quality and safety in nursing education. The conference indicated that an independent body of nursing is desirable to lead the future of nursing as a profession in the country.
The conference was preceded by seven preconference workshops on international accreditation,
critical thinking and reflection, evidence based practice, reflective practice, simulation technology/
lab education, writing for publication and role of nurses on asthma management. Nearly 28 participants attended each workshop and a total 195 participants were present on the preconference day.
10 Plenary sessions were held on the two conference days. There were three concurrent sessions in
addition to two independent workshops on research on the second day. These concurrent sessions
were distributed to six themes: innovations across nursing education, nursing research, nursing
management, nursing practice, nursing informatics, and quality of care. 80 participants attended in
each of the four sessions and 200 participants in the other two sessions. There were nearly 84 oral
presentations across the three concurrent sessions. A total of 1007 delegates attended the scientific
sessions.
Awards for the best three paper presentations were given to Ms Angel David, India, Dr. Diane Watkins, UK and Sabah Abu Zinadah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. There were 33 poster presentations
based on the six themes of the conference. Ms Angel David, India, Mr Joshy Abraham, Oman and
Ms Preethy D’Souza, Oman won the prizes for exhibiting the best posters.
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FACULTY AND
STAFF DIRECTORY
August 2013
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Faculty and Staff Directory
Tel.No. +968 2414 5401 Fax No. +968 2441 3536
www.squ.edu.om/nursing
Deens Office
No
Name
Designation
Extn
E-Mail Address
Acting Dean
5400 [email protected]
1 Dr. Joshua Muliira
Coordinator
5401 [email protected]
2 Mr. Joseph Oye Oyetunde
Coordinator
5447 [email protected]
3 Ms. Rahma Al Harrasi
Expert
5435 [email protected]
4 Dr. Raghda Shukri
Coordinator
5408 [email protected]
5 Mrs. Naama Ali Said Al Lamki
Asst. Dean›s Office
1 Dr. Esra Al Khasawneh
Postgraduate
5407 [email protected]
Studies & Research
Training & Community 5406 [email protected]
2 Dr. Joshua Kanaabi Muliira
3
4
5
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
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Services
Undergraduate Studies
Mr. Ramesh Venkatesaperumal
Mr. Roderick Alabado Cortez
Coordinator
Ms. Ruby P. Natividad
Coordinator
College Administration
Mrs. Badriya Al Hashar
Director
Mr. Nadeem Al-Zadjali
Assistant Director
Mr. Khalid Hilal Al-Harrasi
Coordinator
Laboratory Technician
Mrs. Sumaiya Nasser Al-Kindi
Mrs. Zakiya Ali Nasser Al Subeihi Laboratory Technician
Ms. Kawkab Abdullah Al Garabi Laboratory Technician
Laboratory Technician
Ms. Samia Salim Said Al Sabari
Computer Technician
Mr. Abdulmuttalib Al-Hinai
Computer Technician
Mr. Zayid Al Mahrooqi
Ms. Aisha Nassir Al-Sheibi
Clerk
Mr. Younise Masood Said AlClerk
Hinai
Ms. Sharifa Said Al Hamadani
Clerk
Mr. Mohammed Ali Juma Al-Maharbi
Messenger
5404 [email protected]
5409 [email protected]
5409 [email protected]
5445
5402
5414
5446
4556
5474
5474
5440
5442
5413
5412
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
Name
Designation
Extn
Maternal and Child Health Department
Dr. Esra Al Khasawneh
Postgraduate
5407
Studies & Research
Mrs. Girija Kalayil
Head of
5411
Madhavanprabhakaran
Department
Dr. Santy Sajan
Asst. Professor
5417
Dr. Suhaila Nain Halasa
Asst. Professor
5463
Dr. Vidya Seshan
Lecturer
5463
Mrs. Lina Mohd Wali Shakman Clinical Instructor 5422
Mrs. Adenike Adepero Akintola Lecturer
5459
Mrs. Deepa Shaji Thomas
Lecturer
5465
Mrs. Renu Geethakrishnan
Lecturer
5418
Mrs. Rhoda Suubi Muliira
Lecturer
5461
Mrs. Savithri Raman
Lecturer
5466
Ms. Basma Mohammed Abdullah Lecturer
5458
Al Yazidi
Ms. Iman Hamdoon Hamed Al
Lecturer
5456
Hashmi
Ms. Zainab Nasser Sulaiman Al Lecturer
5458
Azri
Ms. Atiya Said Salim Al Furqani Demonstrator
Ms. Samira Suleiman Salim Al
Coordinator
5468
Hatmi
E-Mail Address
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
5404 [email protected]
5443 [email protected]
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1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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Name
Designation
Extn
E-Mail Address
Fundamentals and Administration Department
Dr. JJ (Babs) van der Colff
HoD, Asst.
5405 [email protected]
Professor
Mrs. Arwa Atef Sultan Obeidat
Clinical Instructor 5422 [email protected]
Mrs. Jahara Noor Ali Hayudini
Clinical Instructor 5422 [email protected]
Mr. Dennis Cayaban Fronda
Lecturer
5439 [email protected]
Mrs. Jayanthi Radhakrishnan
Lecturer
5418 [email protected]
Mrs. Laura Lutfi Jeires Sharaiha Lecturer
5430 [email protected]
Mr. Ramir Certeza Castro
Lecturer
5438 [email protected]
Mr. Gerald Amandu Matua
Lecturer
5439 [email protected]
Mrs. Jansi Natarajan
Lecturer
5462 [email protected]
Ms. Maria Beatriz Yambao
Lecturer
5457 [email protected]
Ms. Asma Al-Yhyaei
Demonstrator
5456 [email protected]
Mr. Sulaiman Al-Sabei
Demonstrator
5431 [email protected]
Ms. Ibtisam Saud Said Al Omairi Coordinator
5467 [email protected]
Community and Mental Health Department
Dr. Samira Maroof Ahmad
HoD, Asst
5433 [email protected]
Professor
Dr. Rasha Ahmed
Asst. Professor
5426 [email protected]
Mrs. Wasfieh Salloom
Clinical Instructor 5430 [email protected]
Mr. Joshy Abraham
Lecturer
5439 [email protected]
Mrs. Eman Shelleh
Lecturer
5462 [email protected]
Mr. Mohammed Abuel Eale
Lecturer
5441 [email protected]
Mr. Nasir As›ad Ibrahim Matani Lecturer
5431 [email protected]
Ms. Wafa Hamood Saleh Al Jabri Demonstrator
5459 [email protected]
Ms. Zainab Khalifa Al Kindi
Demonstrator
5458 [email protected]
Mrs. Aziza Saleh Nasser Al Sawafi Demonstrator
[email protected]
Ms. Fawziya Rashid Ali Al Hinai Coordinator
5432 [email protected]
No
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
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Name
Designation
Extn
E-Mail Address
Adult Health and Critical Care Department
Dr. Ali Ahmad Ammouri
HoD, Assoc Prof 5434 [email protected]
Training &
Dr. Joshua Kanaabi Muliira
5406 [email protected]
Community Services
Dr. Melba Sheila D›Souza
Dr. Ahmad Abu Raddaha
Mr. Ramesh Venkatesaperumal
Mrs. Shreedevi Balachandran
Mrs. Anandhi Deva Amirtharaj
Mrs. Chandrani Isac
Mr. Ephraim Catoto Mirafuentes
Mrs. J. Anitha Nesa Thanka
Mrs. Huda Salim Yaqoob AlNoumani
Mrs. Joy Kabasindi Kamanyire
Mrs. Susan Achora
Mrs. Maryam Al Harrasi
Ms. Devakirubai Jacob
Mr. Omar Ali Al-Zaabi
Mr. Nasser Majid Dhawi Al Salmi
Salma Juma Fadhil Al Mukhaini
Mrs. Rahma Khalifa Al Shamakhi
Asst. Professor
Asst. Professor
5427
5429
Undergraduate Studies 5404
Clinical Instructor 5418
Lecturer
5466
Lecturer
5461
Lecturer
5438
Lecturer
5463
Lecturer
5460
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
Lecturer
Lecturer
Lecturer
Lecturer
Demonstrator
Demonstrator
Demonstrator
Coordinator
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
5460
5460
5456
5465
5431
5431
5458
5428
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]
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General Faculty
Information
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General Behavior
The Faculty of College of Nursing is expected to maintain high standards of Personal Conducts;
any deviation from these standards could result in disciplinary action. The faculty should strictly
observe all the laws, rules & regulations, policies, standards laid by College of Nursing SQU, and
traditions and customs of Sultanate of Oman.
ONMC Code of Ethics
Each Faculty should act as to justify public trust and confidence to uphold and enhance the good
standing and reputation of their profession to serve the interest of the students, patients and communities.
Each faculty should work in a collaborative and co-operative manner with all other health care
professionals. They should also recognize and respect the contributions within the health care
team.
In the context of individuals own knowledge, experience and sphere of authority, assist peers and
sub-ordinates to develop professional competence in accordance with their needs.
Refer Oman Midwifery and Nursing Council Code of Ethics
Confidential Information
All information to which the Faculty of College of Nursing has access must be regarded as confidential.
Performance Appraisal
All the faculties of College of Nursing are subjected to a scheduled performance appraisal carried
out by their respective HODs. Process Of Appraisal Of Academic And Clinical Staff:
1.Appraisal of faculty is conducted annually and triennially. It is initiated in the month of October
by the Dean and the Heads of the departments.
2.The individual faculty is asked to fill in the appraisal forms. Faculty members report on past and
future objectives and activities, future development programs and comment on various issues that
would improve the academic developments of the department/college/university.
3.A meeting between the appraisee and an appraiser is held to discuss the Appraisal Report. The
HODs conduct individual interview with their department faculty.
4.The deliberations of the appraisal (report and discussion) are kept confidential.
5.A summary report on the strength of the department/college/university is submitted by the
HOD/Dean/DVCAACS to the Dean/DVCAACS/VC. The HOD/Dean discusses the summary report at the Departmental/College Board. As a byproduct of the appraisal process, the summary
reports provide the university with key developmental indicators.
6.Departments receive from HOD/Dean/DVCAACS responses as appropriate on their feedback
on department/college/university issues.
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After a formal interview, the Dean forwards the recommendations to the University Administration for contract renewal. Generally contracts are renewed unless the appraised performance of the
faculty is deemed unsatisfactory.
Health and Safety Information:
Health:
Sultan Qaboos University as well as the College of Nursing possess adequate infrastructure and
policies to ensure the health and safety of its faculty and students. The Student clinic and Family
health medicine & community (FAMCO)department located in the university premises caters to
the health needs of the staff and students respectively during the normal working hours.
During the first or second week of joining the university every employee undergoes a medical
checkup wherein a Medical Record Number (MRN) card will be provided. Please keep this safely
and take it with you whenever you go to FAMCO for any medical consultation. It is a procedure to
charge RO1 at the beginning of the year and 200 baizas for every visit to FAMCO. It is preferable
to take prior appointment for your medical needs in FAMCO. On weekends and public holidays
you can contact SQUH A&E for emergency medical treatment.
Medical facilities for you and your family are available in all health centers and hospitals in Oman
as per your contract. Please ensure that you have made a Family Card to avail of all medical facilities. This card requires a specified size photograph. The CON administration will help you in
processing and obtaining this card.
Safety:
In order to adhere to college safety policies, please refer to College of Nursing Emergency evacuation plan and attend the Fire awareness program for your safety .On hearing a fire alarm, please
move out through the emergency fire exit to assembly points. A telephone tree is available with
your HOD for communication in a disaster. The CON has an Automatic electronic defibrillator(AED) and a First aid box on each floor of this building which is easily accessible.
Please ensure that you are immunized for Hepatitis B and assess your hepatitis B titer annually
since you are at risk for exposure to blood and body fluids during work.
For more details and any other concerns, please contact Ms. Shreedevi B, Chairperson Health
& Safety committee or any member of the Health & Safety committee at the CON.
The Health Card is renewable every two years.
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Emergencies
Fire Evacuation Procedures
When the fire alarm is activated:
•In a calm and orderly manner, proceed to the nearer of the two stairwells located at the rear of
the building (northwest or southwest) and follow the instructions of the Fire Wardens assigned to
your floor or to emergency response personnel. The building has designated evacuation areas; if
you exit the southwest stairwell, evacuate to the park immediately south of the exit door. If you exit
the northwest stairwell, evacuate to the fountain at the College entrance. Follow the Emergency
plan prepared by the Health and Safety Committee.
•Faculty are expected to instruct their students prior to having a drill or an emergency as to the
exit strategy for their particular classroom. Direct them to the nearest of the two rear stairwells.
•Do not rush, push or panic.
•Close your office or classroom door behind you.
•Do not use elevators to evacuate. Descend fire exit stairs (northwest or southwest) in single file
down to the basement level and exit the building.
•If there is someone who requires assistance, please provide it.
•Do not re-enter the building unless directed.
Procedure for Applying the Health Card
•Obtain an application from the administration department.
•Fill the form and return the same with Family Photograph.
•Collect the health card from the concerned department approximately 3 weeks from the date of
submission.
PUBLIC RELATION AND INFORMATION DEPARTMENT
Driving License
The license application obtained from the ROP needs to be filled in Arabic and submitted with the
following documents.
•A letter in Arabic from the Public Relation and Information department supporting your application.
•Photocopy of university ID card
•Photocopy of your Passport including Visa page
•2 recent stamp size color photograph in blue back ground
•Photocopy of your driving license of your home country if available
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University Car Sticker
Every Car owned by the Faculty should carry an identification sticker visible on the windshield of
the driver side.
To obtain the car sticker the following documents are to be submitted through the Administration
Department of College of Nursing.
•Copy of your Oman driving license
•Copy of your Car Registration Card
•Copy of your University ID
•Civil Status Resident Card.
Visa
➢Employment Visa
Is stamped in your passport on arrival by the Oman immigration, it is valid for 2 years.
➢Renewal of Visa
Renewal of Visa is done by the Public Relation Department 2 weeks prior to expiry of your visa.
Through the portal you have to apply for the renewal of Visa and submit the following documents
with the Public Relation department.
•Passport size color photograph with blue background - 2
•Passport Original
Note:
The Faculty/Staffs of College of Nursing, SQU shall not stay out of Sultanate for more than 90 days
failing which the visa shall stand cancelled without prior intimation.
➢Visiting Visa
Visiting Visa to Sultanate of Oman for your close family members like Parents, brothers and sisters
can be applied through the Public Relation department.
Procedure:
•A request is to be made through the portal
•Submit the following documents to the public relation department:
•Photocopy of the valid passport of the Visitor
•Passport size color photograph of the Visitor - 2
•20 OR to be given as visa charges by the concerned faculty
•Copy of the concerned faculty’s passport / sponsor’s passport
•Copy of University ID
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➢Domestic helpers
Visa for domestic servants can only be sponsored by married staff with accompanying family. It
also depends on the contract held by the Faculty/staff.
The faculty shall be responsible for the accommodation, Air tickets, Salary and medical treatment
of the said domestic servants.
The visa charges shall be borne by the concerned faculty. The details of the visa procedures can be
obtained from the Public Relations Department.
College of Nursing ID Card
All the faculties of College of Nursing are issued with Identity Card by the Administration Department. This ID card should be worn for ensuring your entry to the University Campus.
Note: Lost card will be replaced at the cost of RO 3.000.
Passport Renewal
It is the responsibility of the Faculty to ensure the validity of their passport. In the event of expiry
of the passport the faculty shall renew the same at his/her own cost.
Note: Visa stamped old passport should be accompanied with the renewed passport.
Contract
On arrival, your Final Contract is prepared in duplicate by the Personal affairs of Sultan Qaboos
University and forwarded to the Administration department of College of Nursing. The same is
to be signed by you and returned to the administration department of College of Nursing. After
counter signatures, original copy of Contract shall be handed over to you.
Contract Renewal
The contracts for all the faculties are renewed after interview and recommendation of the Dean
except those which are either terminated by faculty themselves or by the College of Nursing.
Notice of termination should be in accordance with the rule as stated in your contract of employment.
Certificates and Other Documents:
•Employment/Salary Certificate can be obtained for personal reasons from Personnel Affairs Department.
•No Objection Certificate can be obtained for the purpose of issuance Visa from concerned embassy and Consulate.
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Leave and Travel
•You are entitled to have your first vacation and ticket only after six months of service
•One ticket annually is granted for you and your family as per your contract
•Leave should be applied 6 weeks in advance
•Leave application should be submitted to the respective HOD, after approval from the HOD, has
to be submitted to the administration of College of Nursing
•Once you receive the leave approval from the administration, along with your leave approval, ticket requisition form to be submitted to the ticketing section of the university. You should make your
own booking with the travel agent as per the direction of the PTA officer. Tickets can be collected
from the respective travel agent.
Return from Leave:
When you return from leave, you must fill in the return from leave form and submit to the respective HOD, once signed has to submit the same to the administration along with the copy of your
passport and the pages indicating your departure and arrival. This is very important procedure,
upon your return from leave and to get back on the payroll system.
Emergency Leave:
A maximum of 10 days emergency leave per annum may be granted to all expatriate staff in the
event of death of immediate family member.
An application form must be filled in and signed by the Head of the Department then forwarded o
the college administration along with the document (fax or email) stating the reason of emergency
leave.
When you come back, return from leave form must be filled, duly signed by the HOD and along with that you have to submit:
➢Copy of passport page showing the exit and entry
➢Copy of certificate stating the reason of emergency leave (Death Certificate, Medical treatment
Certificate attested by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Oman) and give it to the college administration
for your payroll formalities.
Leaving Permanently: Resignation:
Faculty can leave the employment at SQU either by resigning or by termination of contract by the
employer. The resignation should be given 3 to 6 months in advance according to the type of contract and prior to expiry of contract through the head ofthe department. After 3- 4 weeks you will
receive a letter from the administration acceptingyour resignation. Further proceedings can be
coordinated through the college administration.
The SQU policies as described in the Bye-laws of the Charter of SQU and its Executive Regulations. These are:
➢Administration Affairs of the University
➢Postgraduate Studies and Scientific Research
➢Student Disciplinary System
➢Personnel Affairs
The major policies related to welfare of faculty and staff are listed below:
Chapter (2): Increments and Allowances
Chapter (3): Working Hours and Leaves
•Section (1): Working Hours
•Section (2): Leaves
Chapter (4): Gratuities
Chapter (5): Additional Remuneration
Chapter (6): Performance Assessment Reports and Promotions
•Section (1): Performance Assessment Reports
•Section (2): Promotions
•Section (3): Promotion of Academic Staff
Chapter (7): Transfer, and Secondment
Chapter (8): Compensation for Occupational Accidents and Diseases
Chapter (9): Training and Scholarship
Chapter (10): Duties of the Employees and Prohibited Acts
Chapter (11): Disciplinary Inquiry
Chapter (12): End of Service.
Some information is subject to revision based on current laws, rules and regulations of SQU.
Contact the concerned department to confirm the procedures at the specific time.
Bye-laws of the Charter of SQU and its Executive Regulations.
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Employee and students services of communications
Service
Function
SQU portal
Employees and students can access specific dynamically updated
information, target for their needs
Computer labs
There is an extensive network of computer laboratories in
academic areas. The CIS provides the technical support
e-mail
e-mail services is available for more than 20,000 users (including
about 15,000 student accounts)
Internet and
CIS/SQU web resources can be accessed from on and off campus
internet access
Student
SIS provides a number of student academic information services
information System
(sis)
On-line Learning Moodle is supported by the CET and CIS
Student roaming
Students have access to a personalized desktop and the ability to
profiles
store their files in a CIS-maintained storage pool, accessible from
any computer on-campus workstation
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Policies and
Operational
Guidelines in the
College
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Continuing Nursing Education
Staff Development Committee provides professional, academic, clinical education and technological updates for faculty and staff in the College of Nursing. Faculty and Staff are informed of
programs and workshops through the email, webpage, notice boards and printed announcements.
Every Wednesday is devoted for the CEU (Continuing educational units) for the faculty based on
the learning needs assessment and outcomes of the CON. For more details or your suggestions
kindly contact the SDC. Policy for Faculty Development Program was approved by the College
Board in October 2010.
Summary of computing policies for faculty are given in the portal
The Centre for Information Systems (CIS) provides the Sultan Qaboos University›s computing resources making them accessible to authorized users. Here we summarize how we expect you to use
them, and how we will respond to service abuse. Computing resources are to support: academic
and research activities, administrative needs, and clinical and diagnostic work. Resources include:
hardware, software, networks and any other support facilities provided by the CIS. Use them in a
mature and responsible way. In using our computing resources, you must respect University regulations as well as national/international law, as may be amended from time to time.
Approved Policies in CON
➢Attendance
➢Examination and Evaluation
➢Grades
➢Sick leave
➢Absenteeism
➢Computer lab
➢Skills laboratory
➢Faculty Development Program
➢Induction and Mentoring (SQU)
Guidelines
➢Internship guideline
➢Health and safety
Policy Committee
General Guideline for policy making
Who can develop the policy draft?
•The committees and departments: For Example: Specific policies like Roles and responsibilities
of the students in clinical areas, Faculty development policy, Undertaking health care projects in
the community etc.
•Policy Committee: For Example: General policies like Dress code, Attendance policy etc.
How to develop the policy document?
1.Identify the common Need for a Policy
•If there is confusion about the most appropriate way to behave (For example: Grading of the
students, Faculty development programs, Health and safety precautions to be followed etc.).
•If guidance is needed about the most suitable way to handle various situations of conduct (For
example dress code, attendance of the students etc.)
•To establish consistent work standards, rules, and regulations for the faculty and students
•To provide consistent and fair treatment for faculty and students
2.Gather Information through Consultation
•Undertake detail study to ensure best practice, consult with stakeholders to gain, in principle,
agreement on policy.
3.Develop and Write the Policy
•Use simple English and short words
•Avoid the use of jargon, unnecessary technical expressions and fancy vocabulary.
•Use common words (e.g. «use» instead of «utilize»).
•Use active, rather than passive language.
•Write as you would speak, editing out informal words or phrases.
•Use gender-neutral language - use «their» instead of «he/she».
•Use short sentences (maximum of 15 words).
•Use short paragraphs (maximum of 100 words for policies; maximum 40 words for procedures).
•Use numbering to facilitate easy referencing.
•Be consistent - repetition of familiar words increases comprehension.
Some policies are in the process of approval and formation.
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•Remove words that don›t add meaning. Tips to help achieve this include: write as you would
normally do so, and then edit to create short sentences to remove unnecessary words and information that does not add value to the policy. For example use «often» instead of «in most cases», «before» instead of «prior to», «because» instead of «due to the fact that».
•Give definitions of the terms initially to ensure consistency of terms throughoutpolicies
•Avoid the use of acronyms. If acronyms are necessary, use the full title/term first before using the
acronym.
Use of Action Words
•Rather than «submit the appropriate form» say for example «Submit the leave form».
•If action is mandatory, «must» or «will» is used.
•If the action is recommended or valid reasons to deviate from the requirement may exist in
particular circumstances, then ‹should› is sed.
•If the action is permissive «may» is used.
•The word «shall” to be avoided unless there is a legislative requirement. This word causes confusion between whether an action is mandatory or recommended.
•Use department names, rather than position titles (if possible).
•Avoid using specific names or contact details.
4.Review the Policy
•Review the policy draft within the department/ committee/ with stakeholders
5. Submit the draft of policy to policy committee
6. Policy committee will review the policy draft put it in the template form and submit it for
approval to the EC and later to College Board.
7. Implement the policy
8. Include the policy in employee handbook
9. Maintenance and Review
• Monitor changes required to policy. Review every two years or earlier if necessary.
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COLLEGE OF NURSING
CLINICAL TRAINING COMMITTEE
POLICIES RELATED TO CLINICAL TRAINING (Draft for approval)
A.CLINICAL AREA ALLOCATION:
1.Clinical training of students in college of nursing takes place in the skills lab as well as in the designated hospitals (SQUH, Royal Hospital, Armed Forces Medical Services, Hospitals and Health
Centers of Ministry of Health) of Muscat.
2.The clinical areas for student learning is allocated/Controlled by a central committee comprising of members from the clinical training committee of College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Muscat Nursing Institute, Oman Nursing Institute and Oman Specialized Nursing
Institute. The Head of the Clinical Training committee of College of Nursing is a member of this
committee.
3.The clinical placement of the student should be planned after assessment of the area in terms of
number of patients and types of cases etc.
4.The course coordinators of each clinical course should inform the head of clinical training committee in writing two months before the beginning of the semester of the areas required for clinical
training for a particular semester. The information should include the number of students and the
days when the students will be posted in these areas. The areas for clinical posting are to be chosen
depending on the course objectives and the type of clinical experience required.
5.The course coordinators of the Lab courses intending to provide clinical exposure to the students
for a short period of time must inform the clinical training committee about the details of student
placement.
6.Once the areas are allocated by the central committee, the course coordinators will be informed
of the areas by the clinical training committee at least two weeks before the beginning of the semester.
7.The total number of students posted in each of the clinical area/ward should not exceed six per
area/ward.
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B.CLINICAL ROTATION/TRANSPORT:
1. The tentative student clinical rotation (without the names of the students) and the transport
requirement have to be forwarded by the course coordinator through the Head of the Department
to the clinical training committee three weeks before the start of a semester.
2. The final clinical rotation (with the names of the students) needs to be prepared and forwarded
to the clinical training committee within one week after the add/drop period.
3. All students must have equal clinical experience to ensure adequate clinical experience.
4. Each clinical area posting to be minimum of week duration. Posting which is less than one week
should be considered as internal rotations.
5. The number of contact hours allocated for each clinical course must be strictly adhered to.
C.PROFESSIONALISM & SAFE PRACTICE:
1. The course coordinators must ensure that all the students have their full uniform including the
ID card issued by the SQU hospital before starting their clinical experience.
2. Attendance policy of SQU will apply for clinical courses. 5% Absenteeism will result in Absentee warning notice being issued and 10% Absenteeism will result in Absentee failure notice (FW).
3. Students must adhere to the policies and procedures of the hospital where the training is taking
place. Any discrepancy identified must be brought to the notice of the clinical training committee.
4. Access to Hospital Information system is a privilege and all patient information is private and
should be dealt with highest confidentiality.
5. Safe clinical practice must be ensured for each student in the clinical area.
6. Any untoward incident such as needle stick injury or unsafe practice (as per the unsafe practice
list of College of Nursing) must be brought to the notice of clinical training committee.
D.ORIENTATION:
1. Students in all clinical courses must receive clear guidelines with regard to their clinical posting.
2. Course coordinators must ensure that all clinical instructors have been oriented to the
clinical areas.
3. All clinical assessment methods devised for students should be explained to the students
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E.CLINICAL EXAMS:
1. Final clinical written exams should be completed before the start of the final theory exams.
2. The course coordinator must submit a plan of clinical exam to the Head of Clinical Training
Committee at least 2 weeks before the start of the exams.
3. The plan should include the number of students to be examined, the unit/ward, hospital and
the other logistic supports required for the conduct of the clinical exams.
4. Hospitals need to be informed of the clinical exams by the beginning of the semester and reminded with a schedule at least two weeks before the start of the clinical exam .
F.CLINICAL EVALUATION:
1. At the end of each rotation the students must receive complete and concise feedback.
2. Clinical evaluation is to be given for a rotation which is of minimum four days.
G.IMMUNIZATION:
1. Before starting the clinical posting health and safety committee will ensure that all
students have been immunized for Hepatitis B.
ATTENDANCE POLICY
Purpose of the document:
• To maximize the attendance of the students in the course
• To provide opportunities to the students to participate in extra- curricular activities
Scope:
• Attendance at Theory classes and clinical fields
• Participation of the students in extra- curricular activities
Definition:
• Attendance: Regular presently of the students in theory classes and in clinical areas.
• attendance record: Record of attendance maintained by the Course Coordinators and Clinical
Instructors
• Extra – Curricular Activities: Extra – Curricular Activities planned by the departments, college
or University.
Document:
It is the student’s responsibility to be punctual and to attend all classes. Failure to attend classes
without prior approval for whatever reasons is considered as part of the percentage missed. Students bear full responsibility for checking their own attendance record.
Course instructors should keep attendance records. An “absentee warning notice” will be issued if
a student is absent for:
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• more than 10% in courses with less than 75 total contact hours
• more than 5% in courses with 75 or more total contact hours
An “absentee warning notice” will be issued and the student will be deemed to have withdrawn
from the course with an FW grade if a student is absent for:
• more than 20% in courses with less than 75 total contact hours
• more than 10% of total contact hours for courses with more than 150 total contact hours
Absence for Approved (Extra-Curricular) Activities:
• A student Instructors and Advisor should be involved in granting permission to participate in
Extra – Curricular Activities based on student’s academic performance.
• Approval of Instructors should be obtained in advance of the event and the student’s college
consulted in certain cases.
• A compulsory attendance record is to be maintained with a balance between granting permission for absences due to legitimate reasons and taking undue advantage of a flexible policy,
particularly by weaker students. Absences due to late additions of a course during the DROP/ADD
period will NOT count toward the absenteeism limits.
DRESS CODE
Purpose of the document:
a. To facilitate employees to appear for work in attire that is professional and suitable for the work
setting.
b. To emphasize a dress code that will ensure personal safety
Scope:
Theory and Clinical Courses
Dress Code:
All outer garments shall fit properly. Clothing shall be of appropriate size and properly laundered to present a neat, clean appearance.
1.1.Professional Attire:
• Male employees are required to wear white colored dishdasha, suits, tie (optional) slacks, shirts,
socks and shoes. (Chappals)
• Female employees are required to wear dresses, suits, skirts, slacks, blouses and shoes. Hosiery
should be worn when wearing a skirt or dress
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1.2. Clinical Duties:
Employees are required to
• Wear pants, shirts / blouses with clean lab coats. For safety reasons Skirts are not preferred
• Wear ID cards at all times
• Wear rubber sole shoes with socks or hosiery
• Avoid jewelry (necklace ,anklets, Bracelets).Medic alert bracelets, necklace
and watches may be worn
• Put up their hair neatly.
• Maintain trimmed Nails with subtle nail colors.
• Consider safety reasons and avoid wearing wedding bands
• Avoid loose fitting clothing or items that may cause a safety hazard in the workplace
1.3. Casual Wear
➢Khaki, Flannel or dress slacks are acceptable
➢Denim, jeans are not allowed.
➢Casual dresses and full length skirts in subtle colors are acceptable
➢Clothing that are culturally prohibited, excessively revealing, distracting or provocative are
strictly prohibited
1.4Head Gear:
• Head gear to honor cultural traditions is acceptable
1.5Grooming:
• Appearance enhancing styles like hairstyles, hair color, make up’s, beard, moustaches, side burns
should appear neat and professional.
• Cologne, perfume and aftershave should be subtle.
1.6Responsibility
• Proper appearance includes personal hygiene.
• Strive to project a professional image.
Two lab coats are provided by the college administration at the time of joining. (Refer to CON
Document Revision & Retention Policy)
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STUDENT’S SICK LEAVE REGULATION
Purpose of the document:
To guide staff and students to deal effectively with students’ illness leave
Scope:
Students on medical leave
•Sick leave certificate shall be accepted by Course Coordinator only if it is issued from SQUH,FAMCO or Government hospitals(MOH,AFH)
•The Private Clinics or Hospitals sick leave Certificates are not approved unless it is duly attested
and stamped by FAMCO/Government Health Centers.
•The approved sick leave must be endorsed by the Course Coordinator with signature and date.
• If the students remains absent or fails to produce a certified sick leave document, the student is
required to fill the absenteeism form(Annexure 1)
•The student should submit the Sick leave certificate on the day of joining to the college (class/
Clinical).
• If hospitalized, the students must inform the Course Coordinator/Advisor/ Clinical Instructor
within 24hrs of absenteeism.
• All scheduled appointments at FAMCO/OPD should be deferred during the clinical hours.
• Course Coordinators and the Clinical Instructors will be responsible for keeping prompt record
of the student’s sick leave.
•All sick leaves will be dealt as per the Attendance policy of the college. Leave due to chronic
ailments potential for exceeding the normal limits will be dealt individually at the level of the
Department /Deanship
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College of Nursing
UNSAFE PRACTICE CRITERIA
Any student engaged in any situation that may have potential outcome for violation of safety standards will be subjected to immediate 0 marks in the specific component of the Formative assessment
or 0 in the Summative exam of the clinical course. This is necessary to maintain the nursing practice free from disruption and to ensure quality of client care.
Unsafe Practices are is defined as any action threatening, jeopardizing or compromising patient’s
life.
1.Failing to check or error in patient identification
2.Lack of knowledge regarding action or effects of medications or practice.
3.Medication administration errors in the 9 rights (Right Patient, Right Drug, Right Route, Right
Time, Right Dose, Right Documentation, Right action, Right Form and Right Response).
4.Lack of aseptic technique while handling invasive or central lines, while caring for immune-compromised patients with invasive lines, repeatedly contaminating invasive lines.
5.Avoiding hand washing or hand hygiene for asepsis or exposure to contaminated items during
asepsis.
6.Leaving patients unattended, e.g. unconscious, confused, acutely ill patients, disabled patients,
infants, newborn, patients with suicidal tendencies or any patients requiring monitoring.
7.Causing environmental hazards that jeopardize patient’s safety and excessive property damage
such as fire, lack of infection control, causing patent’s fall.
8.Error in communicating significant information in documentation/ reporting.
9.Unsafe handling of equipment, syringe pump, lifesaving equipment.
10.Improper handling of sharps and needles or waste management.
11.Omission of major critical or scientific steps in nursing procedures, e.g. not checking nasogastric tube placement before each feeding, not checking pulse, blood pressure, blood sugar as
required.
12.Negligence or threatening patient’s life while on oxygen therapy, suctioning, vital signs etc.
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13. Not adhering to the hospital policies when performing any procedures (e.g. improper disposal
of infected materials, leaving the sterile field unattended, etc).
14. Any other facts or circumstances potential for violation of safety standards or judged as unsafe
when such situations arise in the clinical postings or exams.
15. Any unsafe practice in the standards of the clinical course and profession, communication,
safety, thinking or ethics.
Important reminder:
Anything that compromises patient safety will lead to 0 in the Specific Criteria/ Competency in
Formative Assessment.
Anything that compromises patient safety will lead to 0 in the Final Clinical Exam.
Unsafe Student Guidelines for Evaluation and Remediation
1.During clinical learning student’s clinical practice must always be geared towards safe and effective
comprehensive nursing care (Refer the Unsafe Practice Criteria).
2.If Unsafe practice is found during Formative assessment of a student in any clinical unit posting
or rotation- the student should be considered unsafe. The student should get a score of 0 on in the
Specific Criteria/ Competency in Formative Assessment.
3. If Unsafe practice is found during the Summative assessment (Final clinical exam)- the student
should be considered unsafe. The student should get a score of 0 on the overall Final Clinical exam
evaluation form.
4. Any unsafe practice observed by the teacher/ instructor, evaluator or exam committee should be
reported to the Course Coordinator and Head of Department. The student should be provided with
direct verbal feedback about the intended or completed action and consequences by the observer.
5. An incident report or detailed write-up of the observed unsafe practice should be prepared by the
observer. Detailed notes about the incident should be written on the clinical evaluation form and in
the write up including aspects such as the students general performance, strengths, weakness, unsafe
practice incident, setting where it occurred, effect on the patient, and feedback given to the student.
6. The student found to be unsafe should be referred to the Clinical skills lab for remediation. The
course coordinator should write an individualized remediation plan for the student and discuss it
with the head of department. The remediation plan should state the particular skills or competency
the students need to practice in the Lab and for how long (time).
7. The course coordinator should complete the student referral form to the lab to make sure they
prepare the stations and equipment the students needs for remediation. The Lab personnel will provide an environment for the student to practice the skills or competencies for the specified time. The
lab personnel will certify that the student has completed the required number of lab hours.
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8.The student is responsible for ensuring self practice to complete the remediation plan and will do
this on his/her own time before continuing the course requirements. The assigned clinical instructor for the student will supervise the final practice session in Lab before the student completes the
remediation plan.
9.Students found to have unsafe practices will continue the clinical posting on completion of the
remediation plan.
10.On returning to the clinical unit students who have been identified with unsafe practice should
be closely supervised to ascertain achievement of competencies and safe practice.
Unsafe Student -Guidelines for Evaluation and Remediation
(Actual Commission of Error or Potential to Commit an Error
as listed in unsafe Practice criteria)
Formative Evaluation During
Clinical Practice (Rotations)
During Clinical
Practice
Documented
remediation throgh Lab
practice/Assignments/
Extra practice in the
clinical area
(As deemed fit by the
clinical instructore and
course coordinatore)
Summative Evaluation During Final Clinical Exam
At the Time of
Evaluation
1.zero marks in the relevant component
of evaluation.
2. Documented remediation throgh Lab
practice/Assignments/ Extra practice in
the clinical area
(As deemed fit by the course coordinator
and clinical instructor)
(At the own of student )
3.Re-evalution for the relevant component to make sure he/she is safe.
(without changing the original score)
Zero Marks in The whole Exam
Option1:
if student is failing the entire course,
he/she repeats the entire course or
granted FSP* (if eligible) with remediation plan.
Option 2:
if student is passing the course, he/
she will be given incomplete grade
(IC) for the final exam.
*Failure Supplement Privilege
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ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
During clinical postings while caring for patients the student nurses should maintain professional
standards and appropriate professional behavior. Students are expected to adhere to the Oman
Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of ethics and Code of Conduct. They should adhere to the
Standards of Nursing Practice and Standards of Professional Practice. These behaviors are evaluated during the ongoing clinical performance and examinations.
Professional behaviors are:
1.Shows caring and empathy
2.Shows genuine concern and is helpful
3.Shows confidence and competence
4.Is reliable and dependable
5.Is accountable and responsible
6.Uses critical thinking and problem solving
7.Accepts corrections and improves performance
8.Takes initiative and identifies limitations
9.Adheres to safety principles and hospital policies
10.Follows critical elements during the procedures
11.Builds rapport and healthy interaction
12.Appropriate use of language and healthy communication
13.Improves interpersonal relationship
14.Has a pleasant general appearance and behavior
15.Maintains ethos and professional etiquettes
16.Maintains discipline and punctuality
17.Follows professional nursing standards of care
18.Maintains Code of dress and personal hygiene
19.Adheres to Code of ethics Code of conduct (ONMC)
20.Adheres to Standards of Nursing Practice
21.Adheres to Patient safety goals
22.Professional relationship with patients, classmates, staff, faculty members, health care team or
any hospital members.
Important reminder
Any inappropriate professional attitude or behavior will result in penalty/ reduction of marks in
the Formative and Summative Assessment.
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REPORTING STUDENT GRIEVANCES
The grievances addressed at the college of nursing currently operate at various levels. The students
have the right to approach the academic advisors, course coordinators, Head of departments, Assistant deans and Dean of the College of Nursing.
The Undergraduate academic Regulations (UAR, 2005: article C10-4) grant the students the right
to appeal if they do not accept the appropriate grades obtained in any course.
At the university level, the VC formed the grievance committee that acts as a tribunal for student
appeals. (VC Qarar 247/2008). The committee is chaired by the Dean of Student Affairs (DAR)
and includes 4 academics (2 each from science and humanities colleges) and one representative
each from the DAR and administration.
At the College Level, currently the student liaison committee, advisor, cohort advisors, Head of
Departments, Assistant Deans and Dean acts as a tribunal for student issues and problems.
At the College of Nursing student complaints and grievances are addressed at various levels from
individual students to Dean. The student complaints and issues related to academic, clinical and
extracurricular activities are examined and appropriate solutions in accordance with the UAR and
customary are taken. The issues to be examined and addressed are but not limited to:
1.Disproportionate or unfair distribution of marks in particular course.
2.Expressive academic demands/examinations if they represent an unusual load on students.
3.Excessive application of educational plans and programs and inflexibility in solving problems.
The mandated procedure in Qarar 247/2008 from the university gives college an opportunity to
exhaust all possible means to resolve an appeal in question prior to forwarding it to the grievance
committee of the University. This improvement reduces the time and effort in requesting and
gathering details of appeals from colleges.
The regular meetings held by the student liaison committee, the cohort advisors, academic advisors
were able to identify and resolve student issues related to academic and clinical areas. The main
resolved issues were:
1.Curriculum overloads which has been addressed by rescheduling through summer courses.
2.Availability of Computer lab for students.
3.Time and stress management session for students has been arranged.
4.Food coupons issue has been resolved.
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Program policies related to formal complaints and the procedure for filing a complaint.
•Student grievance procedure (Appendix )
•Suggestion box, visitor book is placed in the Dean’s office for verbatim.
•Compliant/Grievance policies and records for CON
Examination Policies
(Approved in College Board 27th October 2010)
1. General Examination Policy
1.All examination papers and the grades should be dealt with confidentiality.
2.The distribution of the marks for in-course and the final exams can range from 40% - 60% to
secure grand total of 100%. This distribution should be stated in the Course Outline (F1) and
should not be changed.
3.The examination should include questions to measure all levels in the 3 domains of educational
objectives. The weight age of each level need to be estimated according to the course objectives.
4.The duration of the examination should be appropriate to the number and type of questions in
the examinations.
5.The examination should clearly discriminate the performance levels of students from grade A
to F.
6.The examination paper should be prepared according to the Question Paper Template (F2) approved by the College which can be obtained from office of the Asst. Dean for Undergraduate
Studies (ADUGS)/ Examination Office (EO).
7.The Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s) should have clear stem/statement/question with minimum of four response alternatives. Situation type of questions should be culturally sensitive and
reflect higher level domains.
8.Questions other than MCQ’s like short essays or short note type should help students to reflect,
analyze and critically think. Correction of such questions should be based on answer key points.
9. Questions should not be repeated from in-course exams to final exam in the same semester.
10.The number of questions should be appropriate to the course content covered for the examination and also the questions should have an adequate representation of the prescribed course
content.
11.The terms used in the questions should be scientific and clear avoiding unfamiliar words.
12.The examination question paper should be submitted to respective Head of Department (HOD)
two weeks before the date of that examination, for review. The HOD should return the reviewed
question papers to Course Coordinator as soon as possible.
13.Minimum of two reviewers will be assigned by HOD and the reviewers are expected to return
the reviewed paper back to the HOD with their comments specified clearly as soon as possible
preferably on the same day or the next day.
14.The Course Coordinator will take the final decision regarding reviewed examination paper.
However, if there is any disagreement with reviewers, discussion should be made to reach consensus.
15.If the examination question paper is not fulfilling the examination standards, the HOD should
make sure that the question paper is reframed and reviewed for the second time.
16.Computerized answer sheets (OMR) should be collected from the office of ADUGS/ EO two
days prior to the examination date.
17.The photocopying of question papers should be done in the presence of Course Coordinator
according to the Exam Invigilation Schedule (F3) given by the ADUGS/ EO.
18.Unanticipated events occurring during the examination should be reported by the Senior Invigilator to the ADUGS/ EO immediately in the Exam Incident Report (F4) form.
19.The students should be instructed by the Course Coordinator in the beginning of the course to
bring the ID card, articles (pen, 2HB pencil, sharpener, eraser, calculator etc.) for the examination.
20.All the reviewed copies of the question paper and the final corrected copy with answer key and
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the item analysis report should be submitted to the ADUGS/ EO which will be submitted at a later
stage to the Examination and Evaluation Committee (EEC).
3.The date, day and time of the exam should be clearly mentioned in the Course Outline (F1). If
there is any change, it should be informed to the ADUGS through HOD.
21.All answer sheets and the answer key should be submitted to the ADUGS/ EO.
4.The Course Coordinators will send the In-course Exam Plan (F5) in time to the HOD according
to the prescribed form which will be sent to the ADUGS/EO.
5.The ADUGS/EO will send the Exam Invigilation Schedule (F3) to the HODs.
22.If the examination day, falls on unexpected institutional holiday, the exam will be conducted on
the immediate next week on the same day and time.
23.Final exam should cover all the content in the course.
24.Peer review of the exam question paper can be given to the subject experts.
25.The criteria for constructing exam questions and peer review should be relevant content following the educational principles (knowledge, comprehension and application).
26.Common mishaps before the exam like forgetting the question paper in the photocopier should
be avoided. Destroy all the unused or discarded question papers before leaving the exam office.
27.Re-exam should be conducted for students who are absent for reasons such as sickness, emergency or unexpected events. It should be conducted as soon as the student joins the course. There
are no re-exams for students with failure or low marks.
28.The Course Coordinator should give clear instructions to the students regarding writing the
exams and stationary to be bought for the exam.
2. In-course Exam Policy
1.All theory courses can have at least two in-course assessments (first and second written exam)
planned on 5th/ 6th and 10th/ 11th weeks of the semester respectively. The courses that have other
types of evaluations (practical tests, assignments, quizzes, projects etc.) should have at least one
written exam between 8th/ 9th week of the semester.
2.The first written exam should be conducted before the withdrawal period (8th week of the semester).
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6.The photocopied question paper should be kept with the Course Coordinator under lock till the
conduct of examination.
7.The Course Coordinators will plan to conduct the exam in the same lecture room allotted for
the lecture, but if another room is needed it has to be mentioned in the In-course Exam Plan (F5).
8.The Course Coordinator can suggest invigilators for the examination after discussing with the
concerned faculty. However, the confirmation of the invigilators will be from the office of the
ADUGS/EO.
9.The ADUGS/ EO will finalize the invigilator’s list according to the availability of faculty and
number of students. One invigilator with the Course Coordinator will be allotted for invigilation
of 40 or less students. If the number of students is more than 40, additional invigilators will be
assigned.
10.The Course Coordinators will coordinate with the assigned invigilators for conducting the examination on the stipulated date, time and place.
11.The exam date and time should not be changed after confirming the dates with students in the
beginning of the semester. If any change is required, it should be sought from ADUGS/EO through
HOD only in emergency situations.
12.It is preferable to have both multiple choice questions and short essay type of questions. Avoid
using true or false, match the following, fill in the blanks type of questions unless there is a strong
rationale for using one of them in that particular course.
13. If the exam paper has 10 or more MCQ’s, computerized answer sheet (OMR) should be used.
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14.When online exams (Moodle) are planned, arrange logistics with the computer lab technician.
15.The exam papers should be corrected within one week of the exam and distributed in the class
to the students for clarification.
16.The Course Coordinators should discuss the answers with the students in the class while projecting the question paper and the answer key on the LCD.
17.No OMR sheets should be distributed to the students. The Course Coordinators may collect the
question paper back from the student.
18.After discussing the exam questions with students, the grades should be displayed in the students’ bulletin board with identification number (ID No.) and marks.
19.Keep the in-course marks in the two digits (e.g. 72.52, 65.09, 87.50 etc.).
3. Final Examination Policy
1.It is preferable to have only MCQs for the final exam.
2.The duration of the exam should be two to three hours according to the number, level of the
questions, course objectives and time duration.
3.The final question paper after being peer reviewed according to items 12, 13, 14 and 15 of the
General Examination Policy should be submitted to ADUGS/ EO through the HOD with the students’ attendance sheet and completed Exam Photocopy Request (F6) form.
4.The question paper will be photocopied according to the Examination Photocopy Schedule (F7)
forwarded by the ADUGS.
5.The question paper will be photocopied in the EO and packed with computerized answer sheets
(OMR), students’ Attendance Sheet (F8) and sealed in the presence of the Course Coordinator.
20.A copy of the grades with a summary report should be submitted by the Course Coordinator to
HOD within one week after discussion with students. The HOD should
submit the same report to the ADUGS who will submit it to the EEC by 8th and 13th week for first
and second in-course exams respectively.
6.The Exam Packet Identification (F9) form should be completed and signed by the Course Coordinator and fixed on the question paper envelope.
21.If a student is absent for in-course exams and if the reason is accepted by the Course Coordinator, he/she should be given a chance for another exam in accordance with the rules and regulations
of the university.
8.The question paper envelope should be sealed and signed by the Course Coordinator and kept
under lock in ADUGS/EO.
7.Attach the Exam Incident Report (F4) to the question paper envelope.
22.The name of the students and respective ID Nos. should be pasted in exam venue.
9.The Senior Invigilator take and sign for the exam papers from the ADUGS/EO at least 30 minutes prior to the exam time.
23.Seating arrangement in the exam hall should be with the course code, course title, ID No. and
name of the student.
10.The Senior Invigilator will be responsible for distributing the exam papers with the other Invigilators, so as is ready for students at the exact exam time.
24.Check the ID No. of each student with the seating arrangement.
11.The Senior Invigilator is responsible to hand over all the exam papers to the ADUGS/EO upon
completion of the exam.
12.During the examination the Course Coordinator should be available to clarify doubts of the
students if required.
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13.The Course Coordinator shall collect the answers sheets with the question paper from the
ADUGS/EO after the exam.
14.The final grades of the course should be prepared and submitted to the Exam Grades Verification Committee (EGVC) through the HOD according to the Grade Submission Guidelines.
15.The verified grades should be returned to the HOD by the EGVC and the HOD will submit the
grades to the ADUGS which will be sent to the EEC for approval.
16.Online grades can be submitted directly to the Deanship of Admission and Registration (DAR)
with a copy to the ADUGS once approved by the EEC within 48 hours after examination.
17.In emergency situations like system failure, a hard copy of the Original Grade Sheet should be
submitted to the ADUGS to be forwarded to the DAR through the Dean.
4. Grades Submission Guidelines
1.Submit the grades of the final theory examination within two working days and the final clinical
examination within three working days after the examination.
2.The Grade Submission Schedule (F10) prepared by the Exam Grades Verification Committee
(EGVC) will be sent to all the HODs which will be given to all the Course Coordinators at least
one week before the submission.
3.The Course Co-coordinator must make sure that the grades have been discussed and approved
by the Head of the Department (HOD) before submission to the EGVC.
4.Rounding off the marks to single digit (e.g. 72.5, 65.0, and 87.9) should be done only to the grand
total of the final marks.
5.The Course Co-coordinator should complete and submit the following details of marks/grades
for verification to the EGVC duly signed by the HOD:
a.Grade Summary Report (Theory) (F11) for each section
b.Grade Summary Report (Clinical) (F12) for each section
(If there are two sections or more for the same course coordinated by the same Course Coordinator,
a report should be prepared for the combined sections as well).
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c.Final Mark and Grade Sheet (F13)
d.Grades Graph A (F14): Detailed graph showing grades A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, and F
e.Grades Graph B (F15): Non- detailed graph showing grades A, B, C, D, and F
f.Grade List (F16): Enter the grades online on the Grade List of the Deanship of Admission and
Registration (DAR), save and print a copy to be submitted to the EGVC. Do not submit the saved
copy of the Grade List until verified by the EGVC and approved by the EEC. After approval of the
EEC, submit the final Grade List online to the DAR.
6.Use the Grade Scale (F17) approved by the college. If a different grading scale is used other than
the one given by the university academic regulations, a copy of the modified grade scale must be
attached.
7.The HOD submits all the marks/ grades to the ADUGS which will be submitted to the EEC.
8.The Course Coordinator should review the grades of the failed students to know if the student is
eligible for FSP and submit Eligibility for FSP Report (F18) to the ADUGS. However the final FSP
decision is taken by the EEC.
5. Guidelines for Examination Invigilators
1.Invigilation is an academic responsibility, which has to be carried out as mentioned in the academic
regulations of the university.
2.Each examination should have a Senior Invigilator and a number of invigilators according to the
number of students. There should be a female invigilator while male invigilators are present.
3.The Senior Invigilator should give clear instructions to the students regarding the exam.
4.Examination Invigilation Schedule (F8) should be circulated and signed by the concerned faculty
after checking the date, time and venue of the examination.
5.Any request for change of duty has to be informed to the ADUGS/ HOD at least one week prior
to the date scheduled. In the case of emergency, if the invigilator is delayed or unable to reach the
examination venue in time, it should be informed to the ADUGS/ HOD as well as to the Senior
Invigilator.
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If the invigilator is late/ absent, the Senior Invigilator should inform the ADUGS who will provide
an alternative invigilator.
7.The concerned late/ absent invigilator should report to the ADUGS.
8.Senior Invigilators have to collect the examination papers from the ADUGS/EO at least 30 minutes prior to examination.
9.All invigilators must be present at examination venue at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled
examination time.
10.Invigilators must switch off their mobile phone or put in silent mode while invigilating.
11.Invigilators should not leave the examination venue without informing the Senior Invigilator
and only for emergency situations.
12.No persons other than students and invigilators are allowed inside the examination venue except with the permission of the Senior Invigilator.
13.Invigilators are not permitted to bring personal work or pursue any activity (e.g. eating, drinking, talking, correcting papers, text messages) within the examination venue, which may divert the
attention from invigilation duties.
14.Invigilators should be cautious so as not to disturb the students during the exam (e.g. talking
to each other loudly, looking into students answer sheet for a long time, making loud noise while
walking around).
15.Direct the students to keep personal items (mobile, purse, handbag, textbook, notebooks, files,
etc.) in a designated place.
16.Ensure all students carry ID card while entering the examination venue. Students should be
sent to the ADUGS upon the discretion of the Senior Invigilator, if they do not have an ID card.
17.Place the examination papers and answer sheets (OMR) turned over before students enter the
exam hall.
18.Instruct the students to start writing only when announced by the Senior Invigilator.
19.The exam should start exactly at the specified time.
20.Invigilators must get student’s signature in the Attendance Sheet (F8).
21.Senior Invigilators must instruct students to write name and ID number clearly and shade them
on the answer sheet (OMR).
22.Remind students the total duration of the examination.
23.No students should be permitted to enter the examination venue 30 minutes after starting time
of the examination and no students should be allowed to leave the hall before the first 30 minutes.
Frequently patrol all areas of examination venue, in such a way as to make it obvious to students
that invigilators are closely observing.
25.Alert the students regarding time when the examination has reached last:
a.Half time,
b.30 minutes and
c.10 minutes before the time ends.
26.Invigilators who observe any misconduct during examination should inform Senior
Invigilator who in turn will warn the student but permit to complete the examination. The Senior
Invigilator should fill the Exam Incident Report (F4) form and obtain signatures wherever needed.
Submit the report to the ADUGS in line with the university academic misconduct rules.
27.Any misconduct of the invigilators should be reported by the Senior Invigilator to the ADUGS.
28.Invigilators are not allowed to answer student’s questions or tell the answers. They
can listen only if anything is wrong in the exam papers such as missing questions or pages or unclear typing and inform the Senior Invigilator. They cannot tell the meaning of the terms during
the exam.
29.A student shall not be allowed to leave examination venue temporarily except under exceptional
circumstances at the discretion of the Senior Invigilator. The student must be accompanied by an
invigilator if needed.
30.The Senior Invigilator may require a student to leave the examination venue, if in the opinion of
the invigilators, his/her conduct is disturbing other students, or disrupting the smooth progress of
examination. Fill out the Exam Incident Report form before he/she leaves the exam hall.
31.The Course Coordinator should be available over phone to the Senior Invigilator if students
require clarifications for questions.
32.At the end of the allocated time, the Senior Invigilator should instruct students to stop writing,
and hand over both question paper and answer sheet to the invigilator.
33.All the College related forms and the Attendance Sheet (F8) duly signed by the students and
invigilators have to be submitted to the ADUGS/EO.
34.The Senior Invigilator assigns one of the invigilators to ensure that the students have entered
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their name and ID number on the answer sheets clearly. Count the total question paper and answer
sheets against the attendance list.
5.College related forms (F1- F18)
F1.Course Outline
F2.Question Paper Template
F3.Examination Invigilation Schedule
F4.Exam Incident Report
F5.In-course Exam Plan
F6.Exam Photocopy Request
F7.Examination Photocopy Schedule
F8.Attendance Sheet
F9.Exam Packet Identification
F10.Grade Submission Schedule
F11.Grade Summary Report (Theory)
F12.Grade Summary Report (Clinical)
F13.Final mark and Grade Sheet
F14.Grades Graph A
F15.Grades Graph B
F16.Grade List
F17.Grade Scale
F18.Eligibility for FSP Report
F19.In-course Grade Scale
(CON Examination and Evaluation Policies, Guidelines and Forms printed on 22nd Dec 2011)
Course Title:
Course Code:
Academic Term: Credit Hours:
Contact Hours:
Pre-Requisites:
Day & Time:
Venue:
Course Coordinator:
Office Hours:
Course Description:
Course Objectives:
Teaching/Learning
Approaches:
Evaluation Plan:
•In-course assessment
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Final Examination
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•Total Marks
Grading Scheme
Textbook
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QUESTION PAPER TEMPLATE (F2)
Course Title (Course Code) Fall/ Spring/ Summer Semester 20___
First/ Second/ Final Written Examination
Day, Date and Year Time Venue:
Course Coordinator:
STUDENT’S NAME:__________________________________ ID #:___________________
Instructions: (General Exam Instructions)
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•
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(If there are parts in the Exams)
Part One: (Each part should have its own instructions)
Select the most appropriate choice of answer for all the ----- questions or statements (You can add
all instructions you need).
1)
When you are rescuing a drowned victim from water to a safety place, you must:
Double
Space
a.Keep the head at the same level of the body
Choices
b.Keep the head at a higher level than the body
indented
c.Keep the head at a lower level than the rest of the body
d.Not care for the position of the head
2)What is your first action in rescuing a victim who inhaled fume in a closed room?
a.Enter the room quickly to rescue the victim
First letter in
b.Open all doors wide before rescuing the victim
choices to be
c.Call for the emergency services
capitalized
d.Move the victim to a safe place
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Part Two: ……………………………………………………………………….. Marks
Part Three: ……………………………………………………………………… Marks
etc…………………………………………………………………………………
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No. Course
Code
Course
Title
No. of
Students
Date of
Examination
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Examination Invigilation Schedule
Fall / Spring / Summer 20 _____
Invigilators in
each room
The pulse of a person who was hit by a car and is suspected to have a cardiac arrest
be checked for:
Immediately after opening the airway
After the first four ventilations
After the first two ventilations
Before the ventilations are given
Time Rooms Senior
Invigilator
3)
should
a.
b.
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COLLEGE OF NURSING
EXAM INCIDENT REPORT (F4)
Course Code and Title of Examination
Date
Time
Location of Examination
Description of Incident (by Senior Invigilator):
Action Taken:
ID No.& Name of Student(s) Involved:
Signature of Student(s):
Name and Signature of:
a) Invigilator
b) Senior Invigilator
c) Witness
Name
Signature
If student wishes to make a personal statement, please use reverse side
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Signature of Candidate
:
Name of Witness
:
Signature of Witness
:
Signature of Senior Invigilator :
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EXAM PHOTOCOPY REQUEST (F6)
Fall / Spring / Summer 20 ____
Department: ______________________________________________________________________
________
Course Code and Title: _____________________________________________________________
______
Number of students registered in the couse: ___________________________________________
____
Total number of pages including cover page:___________________________________________
___
Number of copies required: _________________________________________________________
_____
(if there are two sets of question papers, please fill out two separate forms)
Date
of
Examination:_______________________________________
Time:__________________________
Exact duration of examination:________________________(Hour)
Course Coordinator: _______________________________________________________________
_______
Contact Telephone # of Course Coordinator: ____________Mobile________________(optional)
Office Room #____________________(For Senior Invigilator to return completed answer papers)
Please state below any special requirements for the examination.
Signature
of
Course
Coordinator:_______________________________________
Date:______________
IN-COURSE EXAM PLAN (F5)
Semester/Year:__________________
Course Title:___________________________________________
Course Code:___________________________________________
Name of Course Coordinator:_____________________________________
Examination
First incourse
Second incourse
Date
Day
Time
No. of
Students
Venue
Suggested
Invigilators
New Additional Room: Yes _____ No _____
Signature of Course Coordinator:_____________________________________
Date: _________________________
Approved:
HOD____________________________________________________
Date:_________________
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For Official Use:
Received
on:______________________________________________
Time:_________________________
Appointment date:_______________________________________ Time:____________________
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Fall/ Spring/ Summer 20____
Course Code
Course Title
Time
Date
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ATTENDANCE SHEET (F8)
Course Title (Course Code)
Fall/ Spring/ Summer Semester 20___
Day, Date, Month, and Year of Exam: _____________
Student’s ID
Name of
Gender
Student’s
Student
Signature
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Name & Signature of Senior Invigilator:_____________________________
Name & Signature of Invigilators: 1. ________________________________
2. ___________________________________________________________
3. ___________________________________________________________
Date:________________
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EXAM PACKET IDENTIFICATION (F9)
Fall / Spring / Summer 20 ____
Course Code and Title:_______________________________
Date of Examination:________________________________
Time of Examination:________________________________
Venue for Examination:_______________________________
Number of Students:________________________________
Name of Senior Invigilator:___________________________
Name of Invigilators:_________________________________
Name of Course Coordinator:__________________________
Course Coordinator’s Extn. No.:________________________
Course Coordinator’s GSM No.(optional) :_________________
Question Paper packed by:____________________ Signature:___________________
GRADE SUBMISSION SCHEDULE (F10)
FALL/SPRING/SUMMER 20___________
Name of the Department_________________________________________
Theory and Clinical Courses
Date of
Subject
Examination Code
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Name of
Subject
Total No. Course
of Students Coordinator
Date for
Receiving
Grades
Complete Final Mark and Grade Sheet (F13) with all the College related forms (F11-F15) according to the Grades Submission Guidelines to be submitted by the Head of the Department to the
ADUGS/ EO on the dates specified Exam and Grades Verification Committee Date.
In the presence of:___________________________ Signature:___________________
Date and Time:__________________________________________________________
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GRADE SUMMARY REPORT (THEORY) (F11)
Fall/Spring/Summer 20 __
Course Title: __________________________________________Course Code: _______________
Section: ____________________ No. of Registered Students: _____________
NO. OF STUDENTS BY COHORT :
Earlier than 2003 ______________ (Please
specify)
2003 2007
2004 2008
2005 2009
2006TOTAL:
Comments and Observations:
(E.g. FSP or justifications if needed) END OF COURSE TOTAL:%
GRAND TOTAL %
Name & Signature of Course Coordinator:
_______________________________________
Date: __________________
Name & Signature of Head of Department:
Date: __________________
Grades Verified by:
__________________
_______________________________________
__________________
COURSE RESULTS
ASSESSMENTS
Grade No. of Students
% of Total
In-course:
A
%
a. Written Exam I %
B
%
b. Written Exam II %
C%b. Practical Test
%
D%c. Assignment
%
F%d. Quiz
%
IN-COURSE TOTAL:
%
PASS MARK: __________ %End of Course: a.
Final Exam
b.
Others___________________%
____________________%
MEAN ___________________ (Grade & Score)
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Fall/Spring/Summer 20__
Course Title: _______________________________
Section: __________________ ___________
2003 2007
2004 2008
2005 2009
2006TOTAL:
NO. OF STUDENTS BY COHORT
specify)
Course Code: _____________
No. of Registered Students:
Earlier than 2003 _______ (please
COURSE RESULTS
Grade No. of Students
% of Total
ASSESSMENTS
A%In-course:
B%a. Ongoing Evaluation
%
C%b. Quiz
%
D%c. Case Presentation
%
F%d. Case Study
%
e. Assignment
%
Comments and Observations:
(E.g. FSP or justifications if needed)
f. Written Exam %
IN-COURSE TOTAL:
%
End of Course:
a. Written Exam %
b. Clinical Exam %
c. Oral Exam
%
END OF COURSE TOTAL: %
GRAND TOTAL:
Name & Signature of Course Coordinator: _________________________
Date:
___________
Name & Signature of Head of Department: __________________________
Date:
___________
Grades Verified by: ___________________
_______________________
(Please return completed form to the Head of Department with all course results)
PASS MARK: __________ %
MEAN __________________ (Grade & Score)
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Grades
No: % Grades
COLLEGE OF NURSING
Fall/ Spring/ Summer Year ________
FINAL MARK AND GRADE SHEET (F13)
Course Code: __________________
Course Coordinator: ________________
_____________________
Course Title: ____________________________________________________________________
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Stu
Name of In Course assessment (
%)
Final
Grand Grades
No
Student
Exam (
Total
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(100%)
First exam Second
Assignment
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NB: The number of columns for the in-course assessments or final assessments can be modified as
per the approved Course Outline (F1)
Name &Signature of Course Coordinator :_____________________________________________
Date: ____________________________
Name & Signature of Head of the department: _________________________________________
Date: ____________________________
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GRADES GRAPH B (F15)
User Name: --------Your Course/Section Exam Ends on: -----------------Grade Confirmation Period Ends on: -------------------
COURSE TITLE/COURSE CODE
SEMESTER
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NOTE:
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as you enter them; for example after every 5-10 entries.
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Note:
1. Click on Save Grades button to save the grades you entered without submitting them.
2. Click on Print Grade Sheet button to print the un-confirmed grades to discuss them with the
department board.
3. Click on Confirm Grades button to save the grades permanently.
4. Click on Print Grade Sheet button again to print the confirmed grades and submit them to the
Deanship of A&R.
5. No submission will be allowed after confirmation period is expired. In case of late submission,
you need to print the grades sheet, sign it and send it via the College’s Dean.
6. Grades entry must be done by the faculty responsible for the course.
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GRADE SCALE with 2 Digits (F17)
Letter Grade
A
AB+
B
BC+
C
CD+
D
F
Numeric Value
4.0
3.7
3.3
3.0
2.7
2.3
2.0
1.7
1.3
1.0
0.0
Lower Range
90.00
87.00
83.00
80.00
77.00
73.00
70.00
67.00
63.00
60.00
0.00
Upper Range
100.00
89.99
86.99
82.99
79.99
76.99
72.99
69.99
66.99
62.99
59.99
Grade Diff
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.3
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ELIGIBILITY FOR FSP REPORT (F18)
Fall/Spring/Summer 20__
Title of the Course:………………………………………………...Course Code…………
Name of the Student: ………………………………………………ID # ……………….
To be completed by the Course Coordinator
Final Marks and Grade (Theory)
First Exam (%) Second Exam
Assignment(%)
(%)
(Failures) First Exam: Yes/NoSecond Exam: Yes/No
Final Exam: Yes/No
Final Marks and Grade (Clinical)
Clinical Eval- ------(%)
--- (%)
uation (%)
-- (%)
Final Exam (%)
Eligible for FSP Yes/No
Name and Signature of the Head of the Committee:
_________________________
Date: __________________
Grade
Assignment: Yes/No
Final Exam
(%)
Grade
(Failures) First Component: Yes/No Second Component: Yes/No Third Component: Yes/No
Fourth Component: Yes/No Final Component: Yes/No
Name and Signature of the Course Coordinator:_______________________________
Date: ____________________
To be completed by the Academic Advisor
Number of credits completed:………………………cGPA: ……………
Is the student under probation: Yes/No (Attach copy of the transcript)
Name and Signature of the Advisor: _____________________________________
Date: ____________________
To be completed by the Examination Evaluation Committee
1.Student has failed in one component of the evaluation Yes/No
2.Student is under probation Yes/No
3.Student has completed more than 50% of the total credits Yes/No
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Peer Review of Teaching
Peer Review Process, Guidelines and Checklists
Peer Review of Teaching Committee
•Peer review of teaching committee is an administrative committee formulated by the College
Board, its responsibility to supervise and guide the process of peer review every academic year.
Responsibility
1.Design a year-long schedule for conducting peer reviews for all instructors in the college. The
schedule include: course class, pre-observation meeting, class observation, and post-observation meeting.
2.Forming peer review groups (Randomly). Each group consists of two reviewers preferably
teaching the same area or course.
3.Determine criteria and report format to be used
4.Write to the dean and college board a collective report about the strengths of the teaching process
of the department members as a whole and areas that need to be improved in the future.
Membership, Quorum And Reporting
MEMBERSHIP: The committee is chaired by a senior faculty member. Other members shall include senior members and few juniors representing all departments of the College.
QUORUM: The quorum shall be 50% of the total membership.
FREQUENCY OF MEETINGS: Ordinary meetings shall take place periodically at least once every
semester. The chair can also call for any extraordinary meeting when deemed necessary.
FREQUENCY OF REPORTING: The committee should produce annually one reports to the Dean
to be discussed and approved by the College Board.
Peer Review of Teaching
Peer review teaching is a process for gaining feedback on any or all aspects of teaching, for a range
of purposes. It is a collaborative process in which a lecturer/tutor (the reviewee) works closely with
a reviewing colleague (the reviewer) or group of colleagues to:
1.Help faculty examine their teaching for purposes of maintaining and improving the quality
of education.
2.Systematic assessment for improving teaching performance.
3.Can be used for the purpose of promotion and probation or teaching awards.
4.Can be used as source of evidence about teaching performance.
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Process of Peer Review
It is conducted once a year for each instructor (or upon request). The administrative committee
should design a year-long schedule for conducting peer reviews for all instructors in the college. It
is responsible for forming peer review groups for all members of the college. Each group consists of
two reviewers. The reviewers may be colleagues of any rank mutually agreed upon by the instructors and the committee. It is recommended that the observers are from the same department or
program, but in case of small departments, one of the observers may be selected from outside the
department or program preferably from a related program within the same college.
The instructor can select any course and any section from the course for the process of peer review.
The administrative committee should arrange a pre- observation meeting for each group before
classroom visits to enable them to examine and discuss the course materials of each other and to
put a schedule of the classroom visits for each other, follow the schedule of the classroom visits
with the group, and arrange a post- observation meeting for the group after the classroom visits.
1.The Pre-Observation Meeting:
The instructor should provide the administrative committee with the following written materials
to be submitted to the other members of the peer review group for examination prior to the preobservation meeting:
A.Course outlines (syllabus), which should include content and objectives of the course, nature
of the course, number of credit hours and teaching hours, assessment method of the course…etc.
B.Objectives of the lecture, teaching strategies
C.Title of the lecture and handout
D.Any Supporting documents
E.Examples of graded and ungraded exams, quizzes, homework assignments, class activities, and
projects
2.The Classroom Observation:
These guidelines are to help the observer collect the kind of information that will facilitate a productive conversation later:
A.Take descriptive notes of what happens in the classroom. The descriptions should be free of
overtly evaluative language and focus instead on concrete actions and behaviors. The descriptions
should also exclude strictly interpretive comments. Keeping evaluative and interpretive language
out of your note-taking will help you to give descriptive feedback that can be interpreted by the
faculty member himself/herself.
B.Observe students as well as the faculty member (reviewee).
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C.Describe aspects of the class that focus on both students and instructor, maintaining a primarily
observational stance and tone.
3.The Post-Observation Meeting:
The post-observation meeting should take place as soon as possible, while impressions are still
fresh. Receiving timely feedback helps the reviewee to reflect on the experience and decide whether/when to implement changes. However, the reviewer should allow time between the observation
and the meeting to review his/her notes in preparation for the meeting.
4.Peer Review Report:
Each reviewer should independently write a peer review report using a Written Course Documents
Form and a Classroom Teaching Observation Form. During the post meeting, the instructor can
reflect on the content of the report. Copies of the peer observation report (i.e., the Forms) should
be submitted to the chair of peer review committee within one month of the date of the classroom
visit. The peer review report should include nonjudgmental descriptions of the teaching process
indicating strengths of the teaching process and areas that need to be improved in the future. The
content of the report should be kept confidential and restricted to the chair of peer review committee and the peer observation group.
The chair of peer review committee should write to the dean of the college a collective report about
the strengths of the teaching process of the department members as a whole and areas that need
to be improved in the future
General Guidelines for Peer Observation: For Reviewee
1. Inform your students that there will be a visitor observing the class before the day of the
observation.
You want the day of an observation to be as “normal” as possible, so you want your students to be
prepared for the presence of the observer and not feel uncomfortable.
2. Meet with the reviewers at least a day before the scheduled class meeting.
The purpose of this meeting is for you to let your observer know as much as possible about your
intentions for this class meeting and to identify your objectives. The discussion should create a
context for the class to be observed and give you the opportunity to give the observer any special
information he/she may need to understand what will be happening in class on the day of the
observation. If the observer has not already seen it, bring a copy of your course syllabus and any
other relevant materials to discuss during this meeting. There are some questions you might want
to be prepared to answer during this meeting:
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How does this class fit into the course syllabus?
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What are the specific goals of this class meeting?
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How does this class meet one or more of the course objectives?
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What happened in the previous class meeting?
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What have the students done to prepare for this class?
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What will you do in class? What methods and strategies will you use?
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What would you like for me to focus on when I observe?
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How would you like to receive feedback from me?
3. Reflect on the class meeting.
Before you meet with your observer, take some time to think about your sense of how the class
went. Ask yourself some questions:
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What went well?
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Where did your students seem to respond positively to what you were doing?
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Where do you see evidence that you met your objectives for the class meeting?
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What do you wish had worked better?
4. Meet with the reviewer (observer).
After you have been observed, make sure to take time to meet with the reviewer to discuss both of
your perceptions of the class. Considering the reflective questions in #3 will help you prepare for
this meeting. Feel free to ask your reviewer questions about his/her perceptions of how students
were responding to particular activities.
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General Guidelines for Peer Observation: For Reviewer
1. Meet with the reviewee of the class to be observed at least a day before the scheduled class
meeting.
The purpose of this meeting is for you to learn as much as possible about the reviewee’s intentions
and to identify his/her objectives. The discussion should create a context for the class to be observed. You should take time to look at the reviewee’s course syllabus (outline) and any other relevant materials before and/or during this meeting. You might want to ask the following questions
about the class meeting you will be observing:
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How does this class fit into the course syllabus (outline)?
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What are the specific goals of this class meeting?
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How does this class meet one or more of the course objectives?
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What happened in the previous class meeting?
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What have the students done to prepare for this class?
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What will you do in class? What methods and strategies will you use?
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What would you like for me to focus on when I observe?
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How would you like to receive feedback from me?
2. Visit the class.
Arrive early and take a seat in an inconspicuous part of the room. Bring a watch and a note pad
as well as the observation instrument/form you will be completing during the observation. The
most important thing to remember about the class visit is that your primary goal is to observe and
record as accurately as possible the events that transpire. Consider it your job to write an “ethnography” rather than an evaluation.
No matter what kind of observation instrument you are using, focus on recording what the students see, hear, say, and do. Also record what the instructor does, but do so from the student’s
perspective.
3. Reflect on your experience as an observer.
Reread your notes and identify several items that you can discuss with the reviewee. You should
include things that went well, and that you will want to reinforce in your post-observation meeting.
You should also identify places where you could make constructive suggestions for changes in how
the class was managed.
If you are using any kind of checklist or observation form, it might also be useful for yourself and
the instructor being observed to construct a summary narrative of your comments.
4. Meet with the reviewee.
Start by asking the instructor how he/she felt about the class. Was it a typical class? Were the ob
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jectives reached? What went well? What would he/she have liked to improve?
Keep in mind that an important goal of the observation is to give the reviewee a snapshot of his/
her class—free of judgment. Offer to read sections of your notes where interesting, particularly
good, or problematic things occurred. Your ability to recapture the class in detail helps your credibility as an observer. The transcript will also give you something concrete to use to demonstrate a
point you wish to make about a moment of the class.
Make sure that you indicate to the reviewee the things that worked. Then limit your suggestions
or recommendations for change to just a few. Too many suggestions may leave the instructor less
confident as a teacher and uncertain about what to change.
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Peer Review of Teaching Checklist
Name of the Reviewee: ________________________________Department: _________________
__________
Course: ____________________________________________________
Lecture Title: _____________________________________________Date_____________________
________
Domain
Needs Improvement
Effective
Highly Effective Comment
I. Class
1
2
3
Organization
1.
Start class on time
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
II. Presentation
7.
8.
9.
10.
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Introduced lesson
Sequenced topics logically
Related lesson to previous
or future lesson
Summarized or reviewed
major lesson points.
Ended class on time
Used audio visual
materials to support
presentation
Used example to clarify
points
Selected creative teaching
methods
Material presented is
relevant to the purpose of
the course.
Domain
Needs Improvement
Effective
Effective
Effective
Comment
III- Delivery
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
IV-Content
17.
Presented information
or led discussions with
enthusiasm and interest
Encouraged student
questions.
Emphasized important
points
Responded appropriately
to students’ questions
Provided opportunities
for students to interact
together
Use time and resources
efficiently
Content are clearly
presented
18.
Appropriate breadth and
depth of knowledge
19.
Foster critical thinking
20.
Demonstrated command
of the subject matter.
Total Score: _____/60 (60-50 Excellent; 49-40 very good; 39-30 good; 29-20 unsatisfactory)
Feedback
Given (
) Not Given (
)
Comment of reviewer:
Strengths points:
Areas of improvement:
Signature& Date:
Reviewer 1
Reviewer 2
Reviewer 3
Reviewee
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Checklist for Course Material (to be submitted before the class observation)
Name of the Reviewee: _______________________________________ Department: __
_________________________
Course Name & Number: _______________________________
Lecture Title: _____________________________________________ Date: __________________
______________
Document
Yes
No
Remarks
Course Outline
Objectives of the lecture, teaching
strategies and
Title of the lecture and power
point handout
Supporting documents
(if available) (assignment,
moodle, scenario …..etc)
Copy of in-course exam
Signature& Date:
Reviewer 1
Reviewee
Reviewer 2
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PEER REVIEW FINAL REPORT AND FEED BACK
Name of the reviewee:
Date of the class:
Designation:
Venue :
Department :
Course title:
Score:
Topic :
Domains
Score
Domain 1
/18
Domain 2
/12
Domain 3
/18
Domain 4
/12
Total score:
/60
(60-50 Excellent; 49-40 very
good; 39-30 good; 29-20 unsatisfactory)
Strengths :
Areas of improvement:
Reviewer 3
Name and signature and of the reviewer:
1.
2.
3.
Feedback/ comments by the reviewee:
Name & Signature of the Reviewee:
Date: _______________________________
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Date:
Date:
Date:
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Nursing Skill Lab
Lab Booking Request Form
Nursing Skill Lab
Course name:Course code:
Booking date:
Booking time: (from:To:)
Number of students:
Name and number of planned stations:
Equipment/Consumables
Equipment/consumables
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Requested by:
Date:
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Incident Report Form
Brief report of the malfunction skill-lab item:
Lab. Item Model/Equipment/Instrument:
Location:
Date:
Incident Description:
Quantity
Incident reported by:
SQU ID#:
Position:
Reported to:
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Nursing Skills lab
Nursing Skill Labs
Equipments and manikin borrowing form
______________________________________________________________________
Name:
Ext:
Course:Department:
Date requested for:
Pick-up date:
Return date:
Equipment/Manikin requested:
For lab personnel use only
Returned by:
Received by:
Date:
Working condition
➢Reservations for use of equipment must be made 7 days in advance
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Equipment Repair Notifying Form
To be completed by faculty member reporting
Lab Personnel Use Only
fault
No. Name of
Nature of
Date Fault Action
Date
Equipment
Fault
Reported Taken
Action
Taken
Fault reported by:
Outcome
Report received by:
Action taken by:
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GUIDELINES FOR THE CLINICAL SKILLS LABORATORY
Booking The Nursing Skill Lab facilities for academic activities
Guidelines
➢Any course coordinator planning to utilize the nursing skill lab must send a tentative plan to the
lab personnel by e-mail at least 2 weeks prior to the semester. The plan must include the planned
sessions , dates, time and expected number of students
➢The lab personnel will prepare and publish the semester master plan in the college website. The
allotted rooms will depend on the planned stations and the number of students
➢A separate booking request (Lab Booking Request Form) for each session must be submitted by
the faculty member at least one week prior to the session. Courses that utilize the labs for the whole
semester need to fill the form only once at the beginning of the semester. Booking will not be
processed without a fully completed booking request. Booking request will be confirmed by e-mail
➢Faculty planning to book the simulation lab should submit the Simulation Lab booking request
form at least one week prior to the session
➢Each Wednesday the lab personnel will print of a timetable that shows what rooms have being
booked in the skill lab for the week and display it ground floor notice board
➢Lab personnel will be responsible for preparing the stations according to the request
➢Any faculty member who booked the lab should be in the lab at least 15 minutes prior to the
session to ensure that the stations have been arranged properly. Faculty member should also ensure
the tidiness of the labs after the teaching session
➢Lab personnel need to be notified when the lab session is cancelled at least 48hours in advance
➢The skill lab is intended to be used for practical clinical training. In order to maximize its use priority will not be given for bookings for lecture style teaching that could be delivered in a class room
Student General behavior in the lab Guidelines:
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➢Students should wear lab coats/uniform when in the lab for class or for self - practice
➢Eating or drinking is NOT ALLOWED in the labs
➢Students are not allowed to bring books or bags inside the labs
➢Students must make an attempt to keep the lab as quit as possible during teaching/practice time
➢Ink permanently stains the manikins, students should only use ink pens at the tables at the end
of the bed.
➢Providone Iodine (betadine) permanently stain the manikins. DO NOT use betadine on the
manikins or the training models
➢Manikins should be treated like people. Do not misuse the manikin or leave the manikin exposed
➢Students are not allowed to sit or put any personal items on the beds, stretchers or wheelchairs
unless practicing that particular skill under supervision
➢Students must respect the lab personnel and equipment at all time
➢Leave the lab in the condition you found it. Place all the chairs back, close the curtains, make the
bed and return all supplies to the area you found them
Equipment borrowing Guidelines:
➢Students can only borrow 3 items at one time
➢The maximum borrowing period is 72 hours
➢No items can be issued after 03:30pm
➢Any student who does not return the borrowed items on time will not be allowed to borrow
items for the rest of the semester
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➢In case of damage or lost of an item, the student must pay or replace the item
Laboratory Schedule for Student Self Practice Guidelines
➢Prior booking check the nursing skills lab notice board for the availability of the labs for student
self -practice and register your name in the student self-practice booking form
➢The labs will be arranged for student self-practice according to the skills that are taught during
that week. Any student wishing to practice other procedures must book and inform the lab personnel at least 72 hours prior the booking
➢Notify the laboratory personnel as soon as possible if you are unable to keep an appointment.
Equipments safety Guidelines
➢All electrical equipment in the labs will be checked by the lab personnel using the manufacturer
guidelines.
➢The lab personnel must check that the labs area are free of any trip hazard from leads and cables .
➢All equipments used in the labs should be with 3 pin plugs.
➢Any worn or damaged electrical leads must be removed from service.
➢All faculty must be trained on the use and care of the equipments used in the labs.
➢Students should only use the specialized equipments under the supervision of trained faculty.
➢Any faculty noticing any damage or fault in the equipments must notify the lab personnel by
filling the Equipment Repair Notifying Form.
➢Any faulty electrical equipment must be clearly marked and removed from service.
➢The lab personnel must notify the technical affairs of any equipment that needs maintenance
or repair.
to create space in the container.
➢Sharps containers should be assembled properly with the lid firmly locked onto the container.
➢The sealed sharps containers are stored in a safe storage area pending final disposal (incineration).
Needle stick Injury policy
In the event of a “Clean” needle stick
➢the individual must inform the faculty member or lab personnel immediately; render first aid as
needed Wash hands with soap and water
➢The faculty member or lab personnel must fill out the incident report form
➢A copy of the incident report will be forwarded to the Chairperson of the Health and Safety
Committee
In the event of a “Contaminated” needle stick
➢Do not squeeze the wound
➢Wash the injury site for 5 minutes in running water and a surgical scrub
➢Notify the faculty member\lab personnel immediately
➢The lab personnel will contact the infection control nurse in SQUH who will advise upon the
appropriate action to taken
➢The faculty member or lab personnel must fill out the incident report form
➢A copy of the incident report will be forwarded to the Chairperson of the Health and Safety
Committee
Sharp disposal Guidelines
➢Needles should not be recapped, removed from disposable syringes or manipulated by hand.
➢The person using the sharps must dispose them into a sharp box immediately after and at the
point of use. Never leave them for someone else to clear it away.
➢Never leave the sharps protruding from the bin.
➢Sharps containers should be securely sealed when they are ¾ full to prevent overfilling.
➢Non-sharps should not be placed in the sharps containers.
➢No attempt should be made to retrieve items from a sharps container or to press down on sharps
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IT Service Request Form
College of Nursing
Applicant Details:
Name:................................................................................ Date:......./......../...... Time:............................
Dept............................................................................... Ext./bleep #:...........................
Room#:....................
Equipment›s Tag number:
Service Request:
** Please be informed that, All requests for Educational Technologies Services such (Preparing
LCD, RGB Cables, Connecting LCD to laptops etc...), Technicians should be informed 24 hrs
ahead.
E-learning
Mini- Job Maintenance
E-Assessment
Internet Connectivity Support
College Website
Hardware Installation
Troubleshooting PC
Problem Solution:
....................................................................................................................................................
.....................................................................................................................................................
......................................................................................................................................................
Technician Details:
Name:
................................................................................................
Date........./........./........
Technician Signature:...............................
Time:.............................................
Duration: ................................................
Applicant Signature:...............................
Others: ............................................................
......................................
Troubleshooting LCD
Software Installation
E-mail
Problem Details:
........................................................................................................................................................................
........................................................................................................................................................................
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College of Nursing
Room Booking Form
Asst. Dean for
Undergraduate
Studies Office
Social and Public Relations committee – Policy statement
2012
Dear Nursing College Member, kindly full up the following information for your booking .
Booking Information
Date of the Booking Time of the Booking
From
To
Room No.
Room Type
Reason for Booking
First Name
Job designation
Second Name
Extn. No
Booked By
Third Name
Other Information
Email
Please Note: This form is for internal use of College of Nursing only.
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Surname
Tel. No.
Chairperson: Mrs. Rhoda Muliira
Reporter:
Mrs. Sumaiya Al Kindi
Treasurer:
Mrs. Bernardita McGregor
Members:
Mr. Nadeem Al Zadjali, Mr. Khalid Al Harrasi, Ms. Rahma Al Harrasi
The document discusses the roles and responsibilities of the Social and Public Relations Committee grouped under two headings, namely Social activities and Public-Relations oriented activities.
The policies related to execution of these activities are also stated herein.
Social Activities
1.Membership
All academic and administrative staff can volunteer to become members of the committee .
2.Subscription
A monthly subscription of Omani Riyal one is collected from all faculty and staff of the college
to meet the expenses of the activities. With effect from January 2010, the payment is to be made
annually / biannually by each faculty member to the treasurer.
3.Utilization of subscription
3.1 The subscription money will be utilized for organizing farewell gatherings and celebrations
necessitating payment for food , snacks , flowers, venue etc.
3.2 The subscription money will be utilized for Purchase of gifts to acknowledge memorable
event(s) that have occurred in the life processes of the members such as marriage, child birth {first
child birth after joining this college}, achievements, marriage of children or any other significant
celebration as authenticated by the committee .The budget allocated for these gifts is 20 OMR.
3.3 Non-members (those staff who do not pay subscription) will also be provided gifts in memory of their treasured life events if authenticated by the committee.
4.Distribution of Greeting Cards
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Greeting cards embedded with rich meaning will be individually distributed to the staff in accordance to the occasion they are observing such as birthday, condolence, early recovery, achievements
etc.
5.Farewell Function
In the event of the bidding farewell to the faculty who are leaving the institution, a sum of 2 OMR
will be collected from the faculty members to purchase a treasured gift.
6.Muscat Tour
The Social Committee will accompany external examiners and visiting faculty to areas of importance in and around Muscat.
7.Picnic
The committee will advertize on various picnic sites to the faculty and will periodically encourage
faculty to take a social break from their crucial academic framework.
8.Faculty Orientation
The committee is responsible for planning and executing orientation program for new faculty
in liaison with Staff development committee in order to ensure that their initial settlement is
smooth.
Public-Relations Activities
The following deliberations will be performed by the committee in liaison with Public Relations
department of SQU towards the publicity activities conducted by College of Nursing.
Forward the approved flyer / invitation for internal web broadcast.
1.Facilitate television , and radio coverage of the events.
2.Prepare the manuscripts for pre and post-event releases to be published in newspapers, SQU
on-line news and Horizon.
Welcoming
Send off
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College of Nursing Floor Map
SQU Hospital
Level I Reception
Waiting Area
ATM
Finance
Dept
Day Care
Level
II
Level
III
Level
IV
Cafeteria,
Laundry
Public Relation, Nursing
Directorate
Hospital
Administration
Accident OPDand
Gyne,
Emergency surgical,
ENT,
Ortho
1Yellow 1 Blue
Ward
ward
OPD-Medicine, Neuro
ICU
OT
2 Yellow & 2 Red Ward
3 Red Ward
3 Yellow
Ward
4 Yellow
Ward
3 Blue Ward
4 Red Ward
4 Blue Ward
Pharmacy Clinical
Physiology
Radiology
Dept
1 Purple Pediatric
ward
OPD
Physio Therapy Dept
2 Blue and 2 Purple
ward
3 Purple ward & BMT
Unit
4 Purple ward & BMT
Unit
Administrative / Maintenance Units
Therapeutic / Investigative Units
Out patient Departments
In-patient Units
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2;30-3:00pm
Communication practice
Introduction to theory and
clinical teaching
Evidence based teaching
Student centered learning
Class room preparation and
teaching
Lab teaching, Pedagogy,
Tutorials
Assessment and Evaluation
methods
Course outlines, manuals,
feedback and meetings
Course files, Textbooks
Approval of courses
Mr Ramesh
Venkatesaperumal
AD Undergraduate Studies
Chair , Advising, Probation
and Scheduling Committee
Student liaison committee
3:00-3:30pm
Introduction to training and
community activities
Clinical training guidelines,
policy
Clinical placement
orientation/ endorsement
Community activities
Committee role
Co-curricular events
Dr Joshua Muliira
AD Training and Community
Services
Chair Joint Clinical Training
committee
Laboratory committee
Staff Mentoring Policy
Mentoring Program for Mentors Fall 2013
Time
1:30-2:00pm
2:00-2;30pm
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Mentoring policy
Resource personnel
Day 1: Thursday 26th September 2013
Dr Ali Ahmad ali Ammouri,
Introduction to the
Asso Professor
mentorship
Mentor-mentee relationship Head, AHCC
Chair, Curriculum
Introduction to the
Committee
Department
Department vision, mission Examination and evaluation
Committee
and objectives
Job description of faculty
members
Role of head and faculty
members
Introduction to the courses in
the departments
Annual performance
appraisal
Departmental activities and
events
Courses in the departments
College vision, mission
College research
Development needs
Annual performance and
appraisal
Line of hierarchy
Moderator, Staff Development
Committee
Dr Esra Al Khasawneh
Asso Professor
Asst Dean Postgraduate
Studies and Research
Chair Research and Ethics
Committee
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Sultan Qaboos University
COLLEGE OF NURSING
Staff Induction Policy
Faculty Induction Program for New Academicians
Fall 2013
Time
Topic
Speaker
Week 1: Thursday 3rd October 2013
Dean
1:30pm – 2:00pm Welcome Address
Chair, College Board
- Introduction of New Academic Faculty
- Historical Development
Executive Committee
Academic Staff Appointment
- Vision, Mission and Objectives
Committee
- Organizational Structure
- Strategic plan and KPIs
- SQU directory/ Contact list
-College annual report
-College performance appraisal report
- Overview of College Committees
- Forthcoming events
2:00pm – 2;30pm Curriculum Plan for UG program
Dr Ali Ahmed Ali Ammouri,
Degree and Study Plan
Asso Prof
- Course Syllabi
Chair, Curriculum
Committee
Peer review committee
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2;30pm – 3:00pm Academic Affairs and Undergraduate
Studies
- Courses and Faculty Load
- Academic Advising and Counseling
-UG regulations
-Grievance redressal
-Academic calendar
- Timetable and Scheduling: Classes and
Exams
- Security and storage of question papers
-Student evaluation
-Adding name to email and phone lists
-Booking rooms and facilities
-Student handbook
-Faculty handbook and College Catalogue
-Communication practices
3:00pm – 3:30pm Training and Community Services
- Clinical Training and Student placement
-Community outreach and activities
-Accident and incident reporting
Mr. Ramesh
Venkatesaperumal
Asst. Dean, UGS
Chair, Advising Probation
and Scheduling
Chair, Student Liaison
Committee
Dr Joshua Muliira
Chair Joint Clinical Training
Lab committee
Coordinator, Internship
Coordinator, Alumni
Coordinator, Community
activities
Sharing experiences with academic faculty
Open dialogue
Dr Melba Sheila D’Souza
Moderator, Staff Development
Committee
Week 2: Thursday10th October 2013
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1:30pm-2:00pm
Research
Research goals and targets
Research ethics
Research teaching nexus
Consultations and policies
Research areas
Research funding
Applying for Conferences
Postgraduate Program
2:00pm – 2:30pm Examination and Evaluation Policy
Assessment and evaluation
Guidelines, College forms
Online grade entry
Departmental general information and
procedures
Working hours, holidays
Reporting sickness and absence
arrangements
Ordering resources/ Budget
Submission of responsibilities
Handover during leave
Social and support activities
Mentoring
Clinical and theory supervision and
guidance
Job description and expectation
Department board meetings
Documentation and records
Work ethics, safety and quality
2:30pm-3:00pm
130
-Accreditation process
-Self assessment /study report
Dr. Esra Al Khasawneh
Asst. Dean, PGSR
Chair, Research and Ethics
Committee
Postgraduate studies
committee
Dr Ali Ahmed Ali Ammouri,
Asso Prof
Chair, Exam and Evaluation
Committee
Computer lab 0080-B
Open dialogue
Dr Vidya Seshan, Moderator
Staff Development
Committee
Week 3: Thursday 17th October 2013
1:30pm – 2:30pm Student center counseling activities
Student center counseling
2:30pm –3:00pm Role and Responsibilities of Administration Mrs Badria Al Hashar
Director of Administration
Offices
Introducing administration staff
Coordinator, Budget
Committee
- Administration Procedures
- Staff Support Services
- Leave and Travelling procedures
- Gate pass and parking permit
- Stationary
Procedures for booking facilities and
equipment
Exit questionnaire
Security arrangements
Mr Zayid Al Mahrooqi
3:00-3;30pm
Guide to IT policies and procedures
Computer technician
New office
Chair Computer lab and
Network access and software
website
Workstation ergonomics
Mrs Chandrani Isac,
Moderator
Staff Development Committee
Week 4: Thursday 24th October 2013
08:30-09:30am
SQU Hospital Visit
Mrs Eman Shelleh
Member,
Dr. Raghda Shukri, Expert
Chair, College Quality
Assurance Committee
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10:00-12:00md
02:00-02:30pm
SQU Physical orientation
Campus tour
Staff parking areas
Shops and Canteens
Catering
Day care
Security office
Library Main and Medical
Cultural centre
Deanship of Student Affairs
Deanship of Admission and Registration
Deanship of Research
Deanship of Post graduate studies
Housing department
CON Clinical skills simulation lab
Computer lab Physical orientation and
facilities
Classrooms, Meeting rooms
Photocopy, Offices, Lecture halls
Library
Emergency exit
Sultan Qaboos University
COLLEGE OF NURSING
FACULTY INDUCTION AND MENTORING
RESOURCE GUIDE
Mrs Eman Shelleh
Staff Development
Committee (SDC)
Part
Part I: Pre-Arrival (HR
Office)
Mr Ramir Castro, Staff
Development Committee
Mrs Sumaiya Al Kindi, Lab
Technician
Mr Zayid Al Mahrooqi,
Computer technician
Note. Please register with Mrs Rubyrhose for the transport.
Week 5: Thursday 31st October 2013
1:30pm – 3:00pm
3:00-3;30pm
Health and Safety information and policy
Fire alarms, exits, assembly points
Fire awareness and safety live demonstration
H&S Policy,
Immunization, First aid, AED
Emergency plan, evacuation
Staff Development Committee
1st September 2013
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Technical Affairs, Health and
safety, SQU
Mrs Shreedevi Balachandran
Chair, Health and Safety
Committee
Mrs Anitha Thanka, Moderator
Staff Development Committee
Arrival
Item
Introductory information on
Oman
Job description and roles
Resource/ Faculty
Website
Information on post-arrival
induction
Name of the inductioncoordinator
Schedule of first-week activities
Information on arrangement to
meet with University contact
person(s) on arrival
Information on accommodation
and relocation support, logistics
University policies
Meet with University contact
person(s) upon arrival to Muscat
PR/ Administration
Information pack
Faculty handbook
Department head
Mentor
Course coordinator
Employment terms and probation Contract
conditions
Basic information about the
Website
University
University location map
Public Relations (PR)/
Administration
Basic information about the
Department head
Department
Faculty handbook
PR
PR
PR
PR
PR/ Website
PR
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Part II:
Post-arrival
Introduction
Day 1
Meet line-manager
Meet Head of Department
Meet induction-coordinator
Induction checklist to be given
Meet mentor
Meet Departmental colleagues
Meet Course Co-ordinator (CC)
Part III: Post-arrival InLocation of College and
Department facilities; meeting
duction- Week 1
Departmental Orientation room, classrooms, theatres etc.
(PR???)
General information about the
college and department
Staff office is shown, office keys,
computer, stationary, phone,
e-mail, name plate
Network access, access card and
staff card
Location of college common
room, lifts, labs, equipment, fire
assembly points
Use of printer, photocopier,
binding, faxing and mail
distribution
Stationary
Cloakrooms
Notice boards
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Administrator
Head of Department
(HOD)
Administrator
Part IV: Post-arrival University Central Induction
Weeks 1 & 2
University Overview
Department
Departmental board
meeting
CC
College tour Public and
Social committee
Faculty handbook
Department tour
Administrator
College tour
College tour
Administrator
College tour
College tour
University Orientation
History of SQU
Organizational Structure
Vision, Mission, Goals and
Strategic Plan
Research strategies and areas
Service units and centers
Omani culture and University
values
Introduction Dinner- meeting
with senior staff including VC,
DVCs, Deans of Colleges
Campus map
Campus tour
Staff parking areas
Facilities – mosque, shops,
banking, sports and health
Tea and coffee area, kitchen and
common rooms
Catering – restaurants, cafes and
laundry
Day care and nursery
Security office
Library and Cultural Centre
HR office
IT office
Deanship of students
Deanships
Housing
Website
Website
Website
Website
Website
Campus tour
Website
Meet local faculty
Higher administration
PR/ Induction coordinator
PR
PR
PR
PR
PR
PR
PR
PR
PR
PR
PR
PR
PR
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Health and Safety
Workstation Ergonomic
HR Procedures
136
Accommodation quarters
Health and safety information
and policy
H & S induction program
Fire alarm, exists and assembly
points
Accidents & incident reporting
After working hours security
arrangements
University main risks and risk
register
FAMCO
Office chair
Desk
Computer monitor
Keyboard
Lighting
Storage
Gate pass and swipe card or
access keys
Staff parking permit
List of University acronyms
Specific information to
international staff
Probation performance criteria
and requirements discussed
Passport, medical check, road
pass
Bank details to payroll
University directory
Library and staff club
memberships
PR
Health and Safety
Committee (HSC)
HSC
HSC
HSC
HSC
Procedures for booking facilities
and equipment
Leaves and booking procedure
Part V: Post-arrival
Week 1-3
Departmental general
induction
HSC
H and S
Administration
Computer technician
Computer technician
Computer technician
Computer technician
Administrator
Administrator
Staff handbook
Procedures for ordering
resources, purchasing, expenses,
travel
Booking rooms and facilities
Administrator
Human Resource (HR)
HR
Department
HR
HR
HR
Library co-ordinator
HR
Exit questionnaire
Working hours, holidays,
reporting sickness and absence
arrangements
Academic calendar
Departmental communication
practices including notice boards
Schedule of various regular
Departmental meetings
Social and sport activities
Departmental procedures
Administration
Department
Administration
PR
Department
ADUGS/ website
Department
Department
Public and Social
Committee
Administration
Staff Development
Committee
Department
Administration
ADUGS- College rooms/
computer/ halls
ADTCS- Clinical
Lab technician – Lab
Stationary – Administrator
Events co-ordinator
ADUGS
Meal and tea/coffee breaks
Adding name to e-mail and
phone lists
College and Department mission, Department, website,
objectives and strategic plan
faculty handbook
College and Department
Department
organizational chart
137
Job-specific (academic
Staff)
Research
138
College and Departmental
meetings, committees and
procedures
Department report
Annual report
Performance report
Sample minutes of department
and committees meetings
College and Departmental facts,
figures and reports
Discuss mentoring with Mentor
Enrolment on compulsory
Teaching and Learning Certificate
program
Roles and expectations and link
to the College, Department and
University structure
Timetable is given
Quality and standards of work
Student feedback and peer
reviews
Professional accreditation and
OAAA
QA handbook
Research goals and plans and any
link to College, Departmental and
University plans
Research ethics, intellectual
property rights and
commercialization
Teaching-research nexus
Consultations and policies
Research areas and groups
Postgraduate supervision
Research funding
Department
Part VI: Information and
communication technology
1-4 weeks
Department
Department
GCHE, CoE, COE
Website
Course Survey
Part VII: Ongoing induction
IT and communications policies
and procedures
E-mail, telephone, voicemail and
video conferencing
Computer account and password
Internet access
Software at SQU
Shared drives and calendar
Wireless connection
Off-campus access
Moodle or other university portal
Online management and access
to administration and students
information systems
Informal feedback on
performance
Development needs
QA office
CQA Committee
ADPGSR
Student feedback
CIS / IT
Website
Administration
IT
Computer technician
CIS
CIS/ Computer technician
CIS
CIS
CIS
CET
DAR, SIS, Website
Mentor
Department Head
Course coordinator
Mentor
Department
Staff Development
Committee
Student liaison committee
Cohort advisor
Student group
Course feedback
ADPGSR
Progress in achieving set targets
Appraisal
Head of department
ADPGSR
ADPGSR
ADPGSR
ADPGSR
ADPGSR
General developmental
discussions
Department
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Part VIII: Post-arrival
3-6 months
140
Mid-probation performance
review
End-probation performance
review
Discuss annual performance
review
Department
Resources
1.Website http://www.squ.edu.om
2.The Charter of Sultan Qaboos University and its Executive Regulations (2008)
3.University Annual Report 2008-2009
4.Quality Audit Portfolio 2009
5.Postgraduate Academic Regulations DPS 2010
6.University Academic Regulations
7.Strategic Plan 2009-2013
8.The Handbook of Department of Personnel Affairs 2011
9.Curriculum Plan Cohort 2006 Spring 2011
10.Student Handbook 2011
11.College Brochure 2009
12.Faculty Directory 2011
13.Alumni Brochure 2007
14.Clinical Course Manual 2011
15.College Annual Report 2010
16.Faculty Handbook 2011
17.Emergency Plan 2010
18.Self assessment Study Report 2011
19.National Standards of Nursing Practice ONMC
20.Code of Professional Conduct ONMC
21.Quality Manual SQUH 2011
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Organized and Edited by
➢Prof. Bazdawi Mohammed Said Al Riyami, Dean
➢Mr Ramesh Venkatesaperumal, Asst Dean Undergraduate Studies
➢Dr. Esra Al Khasawneh, Asst Dean Postgraduate Studies and Research
➢Dr Joshua Muliira, Asst Dean Training and Community Services
➢Dr. Melba Sheila D’Souza, Chair, Staff Development Committee
➢Dr. Vidya Seshan, Co-chair, Staff Development Committee
➢Mrs. Badria al Hashar, Director of Administration
➢Mr. Nadeem Al Zadjali, Asst Director of Administration
➢Dr. Ali Ahmad Ali Ammouri, head, Adult health and critical care
➢Dr. Samira Maroof, Head Community and Mental Health
➢Dr. JJ van der Colff, Head Fundamentals of Nursing and Administration
➢Mrs Rubyrhose Natividad, Co-ordinator
Contributions and Acknowledgement
➢College Committees
➢Committee Coordinators
➢Faculty and Staff Members
➢Administrative offices
Please provide constructive suggestions or feedback in improving the Faculty Handbook.
Published by the College of Nursing, P.O Box 66, Al Khoud 123, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman
Available on the website: http://www.squ.edu.om/nursing
Phone: (968) 24145401, Fax (968) 24413536
First Edition: 29.09.2010
Second Edition: 01.09.2011
Third Edition: 01-07-2012
Fourth Edition: 01-06-2013
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