This center is committed towards supporting the nursing force at SSMC by enhancing their professional practice, skill and knowledge. Additionally, it promotes interprofessional collaboration with our colleagues from the Education Shield to achieve quality outcomes

For further inquiries and assistance, please contact us on the email below:

[email protected]

Zahra Mohamed

Associate Dean, Nursing Education Center

Claudine Santos

Nursing Education Center Coordinator
    • Following the latest evidence-based recommendations, the Nursing Research and Education Department (NRED) aims to appropriately integrate new nurses into the culture, practices and values of the SSMC; thus creating the Nursing Residency Program. New staff nurses at SSMC will be inducted into this six-month program after completing a three-month probationary period.

    • The main objectives of the program are to:

      • Function effectively within nursing and other multidisciplinary teams by using appropriate communication, conflict resolution and critical thinking skills
      • Provide patient-centered care by implementing standards of patient/family education
      • Incorporate evidence-based practice principles when performing practices within their scope of practice
      • Apply quality improvement principles to maintain a culture of safety through the use of proper assessment tools (pain and fall assessment tools) and referral to appropriate support bodies (palliative care consults)
      • Appropriately assimilated into SSMC cultural diversity, violence and escalation and second victim identification principles.
    • Our program utilizes the concept of Impactful Learning and focuses on explaining, expanding, engaging and embedding knowledge attained and transferring them into the clinical setting

    • It is a hybrid learner–paced program whereby learners complete assigned online material and then attend and actively participate in live face-to-face meetings

    • We are also proud to announce that candidates will receive a total of 19 ANCC accredited hours along with 5 Lippincott CE hours.

    • What is The Nursing Clinical Ladder Program?

      • It is a concept based on the understanding that the art of nursing is practiced at different levels of skills and competencies

      • It provides an opportunity for professional development, recognition of performance and enhanced quality of patient care

      • It strives to acknowledge qualities of excellence in clinical practice.

    • 3 levels of clinical practice are identified through Benner’s model “stages of clinical competence” as the framework for the Registered Nurse who demonstrates initiative and progression toward expert clinical skills

    • Through self-assessment, nurses develop a portfolio that demonstrates their level of practice. This includes subjective and objective data that is evaluated by the Clinical Ladder Oversight Committee

    • The program will run for a period of 12 months in which submission of all documents and evidence are required for evaluation.

    What are the benefits of the program?

    • Enhance employee satisfaction
    • Professional growth and development
    • Identify good clinical performance
    • Recognize those who are performing at a higher level.

    Who can apply?

    The program is open to all nurses this year that meet the following criteria:

    • A minimum of 3 years’ experience post qualification
    • A minimum of 1 year employment within SSMC
    • A Registered Nurse with bedside care (at least 50%)
    • Not currently under development plan
    • Performance ‘meeting standards’ within MyPath
    • Intention to complete the program
    • Motivation to participate.
    • The Critical Care Fundamental Program, an ANCC accredited program, is designed for newly hired nurses in the adult critical care units

    • The program’s main goal is to provide registered nurses, working in the critical care areas, with the specialist knowledge and expertise required to care for critically ill patients. Participants are introduced to the latest advances in hemodynamic monitoring, respiratory management, ABGs interpretation, ECG rhythm interpretation, assessment and management of pain, sedation and delirium
    • From lectures to interactive games, hands-on practice, and case study analysis, the program integrates a variety of learning methodologies. Nurses who complete this three-day program are equipped with evidence-based knowledge and are trained to a competent level in ICU competencies allowing them to deliver quality care and make safe clinical decisions.

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  • What is The Nurse Students Program?

    • A cooperation between SSMC and its stakeholder ( FCHS, HCT) that has facilitated a training program for students according to subject requirements

    • It supports students at SSMC in line with SSMC’s criteria and policies.

    What are the Goals of the program?

    • Apply theoretical knowledge and skills pertaining to the profession and practice of clinical professionals in accordance with the relevant Scope of Practice Framework, theoretical preparation and experienc

    • Increase ability in the analytical assessment of situations leading to effective decision making and problem-solving.

    Who can apply?

    Students who require placement to fulfill academic requirements and where a stakeholder agreement exists.

    • What is The Nurse Interns Program?

      • A formal system-wide program providing practical experience for new graduates in an occupation or profession
      • An Internship Program for graduates to facilitate practical experience for licensing with the Department of Health, Abu Dhabi (DoH)
      • The internship is a 6-month program in an agreed specialty area outlined in the specialty specific curricula document
    • What are the benefits of the program?

      • The program aims to provide a learning environment that supports the clinical and professional journey from graduate to a clinical professional
      • To provide practical experience which enables the Nursing intern to obtain a license from the Department of Health-Abu Dhabi (DOH)
    • Who can apply?

      • A nursing graduate from a local or international educational institute recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the UAE Nursing Midwifery Council and approved by DOH requiring clinical placement
      • Any international nursing graduate who has been trained outside the UAE is not permitted to apply to the Nurse Intern (NI) Program
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    Program Overview

    There is an ongoing need to encourage nurses to re‐enter the profession through the Return to Practice program “RTP”. Research confirms RTP offers healthcare providers the opportunity to employ nurses who possess a wealth of experience. The RTP program also has low attrition rates and is far more cost-effective than returning nurses to the workforce when compared to training a pre-registration nurse. Abu Dhabi Health Services Company SEHA launched a new clinical and nursing education program which is the nursing and midwifery Return to Practice Program. It is approved by the Department of Health Abu Dhabi (DoH). This program is designed to meet the needs of Emirati and/or UAE Permanent Residents (non-nationals) whose professional registration with the DoH as a Registered Nurse has lapsed, or who have had a gap in practice longer than 2 years and who wish to return to clinical practice to seek professional licensure with the DoH. The Duration of enrolment will be dependent upon the gap in practice and performance assessment but will require a minimum period of four months and a maximum of twelve months of study and training.

    Application Process

    Due to the nature of the Return to Practice roles and responsibilities, applicants must apply to and be approved by the Department of Health (DOH) regulatory body, after which, they must apply online through the SEHA website to partake in the program. The applicants will then undergo an interview by the Return to Practice Program coordinator in SEHA.

  • Introduction

    The Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) is a one and a half day course developed by the Emergency Nurses Association to present a firm foundation in trauma nursing and to provide nurses with core or basic trauma cognitive knowledge and psychomotor skills associated with the delivery of professional nursing care to the trauma patient. The goal of the TNCC is to improve trauma patient outcomes by providing nurses with foundational trauma knowledge, skills and a systematic Trauma Nursing Process to guide trauma patient care. The verification of successful course completion is based on passing the written exam and the Trauma Nursing Process (TNP) psychomotor skills station. The verification is valid for four years.


    Participants must be a registered nurse and possess a current, unrestricted nursing license to receive verification. It is preferred that participants have at least six months of clinical nursing experience in an emergency care setting before attending the course. It is assumed that the course participant possesses generic nursing knowledge, has an understanding of emergency care terminology and has familiarity with standard emergency equipment.

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