Posted on October 19, 2016

Applicants passionate about enhancing the health goals of Qatar are encouraged to submit online applications to The University of Calgary in Qatar (UCQ), the country’s sole institution for nursing education. The University issued the call for applications from Qatari nationals and residents of Qatar to apply to its world-class Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing programs on the University’s website before March 1, 2017.

“The University of Calgary in Qatar’s mission is to develop a generation of homegrown nurses to improve health outcomes and patient care locally,” noted Dr. Deborah White, Dean and CEO of UCQ. “Our programs are vital to Qatar’s goals, because a healthy and vibrant population is necessary for national development. I invite all those who want to make valuable contributions to Qatar’s health sector to apply to UCQ’s programs.”

UCQ’s Bachelor of Nursing (BN) program is a four-year course of study that prepares students to become Qatar’s future nursing leaders. Students gain practical and theoretical experience and instruction from UCQ’s professors, who bring a range of academic and clinical expertise. Graduates of the BN program go on to careers in community health, primary care centers, hospitals, and academia. The Master of Nursing (MN) program is an advanced degree designed to enhance the leadership and management skills of nurses already in the workforce. A two-year program requiring a full-time work release, UCQ’s MN program focuses on preparing nurses in Qatar to make a lasting impact in their chosen fields. Specializations include oncology, leadership, and thesis-based tracks.

UCQ alumna Fatima Al-Sulaiti (’14), Head Nurse, Aspetar, noted: “UCQ’s knowledgeable professors and open learning environment empowered me to succeed. With a UCQ degree, I am prepared to not only contribute to the future of my country by working in the growing healthcare sector, but also to advise my family and friends on day-to-day health related questions. I would recommend UCQ to all those who desire a rewarding and fascinating career path with a great impact on people’s lives.” Those interested in applying are invited to attend UCQ’s Open House, which will be held at the end of November. Prospective students and their families will be given the opportunity to interact with professors and UCQ’s management, as well as tour the University’s classrooms and training facilities. UCQ’s Student Services office will also help guide applicants through the online process with specialized help sessions in the coming weeks. Interested attendees can sign up for a session on UCQ’s website.

For more information about UCQ Nursing programs, the admission process and criteria, please visit the UCQ website: