The College of Nursing in Jeddah (CON-J) was established in September 2006, by the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS). CON-J is one of three Colleges of Nursing within KSAU-HS, the Colleges were established by Royal Decree number 18226 dated Gregorian 11/9/1422H. CON-J is the second college and it is located in Jeddah, the Western Region of Saudi Arabia.
CON-J offers a Baccalaureate program in Nursing Science (BSN). The program is subject to accreditation by the Ministry of Higher Education. It aims at graduating independent, critical thinkers who are able to utilize their nursing education to work with ill and well individuals, families, and communities for promoting and maintaining good health, and to work with health professionals in delivering quality health care. It emphasizes professional attributes such as character, responsibility, cognitive maturity, cooperation and accountability.
The Program philosophy is to promote important values of caring derived from the religious heritage, historical tradition and cultural development of Saudi Society. The program aims to:
Prepare quality graduates; at the level of undergraduate, and in the near future at the level of, postgraduate education, sufficiently equipped with the knowledge and skills to operate within the competency based health workplace of the 21st century.
Pursue collaboration with local, regional and international academic and professional partners to maintain excellence in teaching and learning, practice and research.
Play a leading local, regional and international role in setting standards of nursing education, practice and research.
Operationalize the Saudization theme by developing Saudi academic staff through launching scholarship plans in various related postgraduate education programs.
Maintain an academic environment, which is culturally and linguistically diverse.
Create a physical environment where staff and students will feel a strong sense of national and professional values, commitment and belonging in the context of their work and study.
Currently, CON-J delivers two undergraduate programs which offer a baccalaureate of science in nursing (BSN) for Saudi females: the first is known as Stream I, catering for high school graduates and extending over a period of 4 years. The second is known as Stream II, catering for University graduates who wish to join Nursing as a second career. The two programs are preceded by a foundation program of one semester, and followed by internship program of one year length.
Altruism, integrity and transparency, respect, fairness, responsibility, scholarship, community and team spirit, creativity and excellence are the core values that guide our conduct, performance and decisions. These values have been incorporated into the CON code of ethics that describes behavior for members of the CON community, including faculty, staff and students of the College of Nursing. We – the faculty, students, and staff – embrace these values in our professional as well as our personal lives.
- Altruism:We Share information with sincerity and compassion and place the welfare of others above self interest, societal pressures and administrative pressures.
- Respect:We attend to the need, dignity and rights of all individuals with courteous regard for students, faculty, health care professionals and staff, regardless of differences.
- Fairness:We maintain an atmosphere of professionalism and mutual respect of decisions and viewpoints based on a full review of the facts from all perspectives. We maintain an atmosphere of respect for confidentiality, and recognize the importance of a trust-based relationship with others within the College of Nursing community.
- Responsibility:The faculty, staff and students are responsive to the needs of our community through addressing priority health problems, recognizing one's own limitations, biases and educational needs. We are acutely aware of our own personal representation of the College of Nursing at all times, whether in or out of the academic and clinical setting. We are accountable for deadlines, assignments, and the team-shared responsibilities. We comply with university and college policies and procedures and regulatory requirements.
- Scholarship & Collaboration:We cherish and honor learning and collaboration as a fundamental purpose of our membership in King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) community.
- Community & Team Spirit:We promote an open and supportive college environment by respecting the rights and contributions of every individual.
- Creativity & Innovation:We use our talents to turn new and imaginative ideas into reality with passion and commitment, that enrich the human experience and stimulate further work and ideas. We promote an environment for creativity and innovation through inventing different ways of working together and bringing multi-talented groups who work in close collaboration together— exchanging knowledge and ideas with making a contribution every day.
- Excellence:We strive toward the highest standards of performance in any endeavor we undertake. We maintain an active engagement and service in clinical, research, and education nursing communities. We strive for being proactive in promoting high standards and positive change in the academic and clinical environment with a commitment to lifelong learning, continuous personal, professional and organizational improvement.
In consistence with the National Guard Health System and King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, the Colleges of Nursing are committed to providing high quality education that prepares resilient professional nurses committed to holistic care to meet the health needs of the Saudi community.
This mission will be fulfilled through excellence and innovation in nursing education, nursing practice, leadership, research and scholarship.
College of Nursing is aspiring to be a Regional Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. CON prepares baccalaureate nurse generalists to function at an entry and advanced level of professional nursing in primary, secondary, and tertiary care settings in KSA.
The college strives for quality education, research and evidence-based practice, and contributes to the development of our community and society at large.
1- Contribute in overcoming the shortage of national nurses in Saudi Arabia and enhancing the quality of care through the professional excellence of graduates. The Baccalaureate Nursing program prepares graduates to practice as generalists across a variety of health care settings with diverse populations and provides foundation for leadership potential and graduate study. The graduates in nursing will:
- Demonstrate use of critical thinking skills in making informed judgment in the management of clients, families, groups, communities and population health.
- Integrate theory and research based knowledge from the arts, humanities, and sciences to develop a foundation for nursing practice.
- Provide direct and indirect care to a variety of client populations across the life span based on current knowledge, theory, and research.
- Provide care with respect for human dignity and uniqueness of the client, unrestricted by consideration of social, economic status, personal attributes, or the nature of the health problems.
- Take account of the influences of social, cultural, technological, political and economic forces on the health and life styles of people.
- Apply research-based knowledge from nursing and other sciences as the basis for practice.
- Collaborate with other members of the health team to define outcomes and provide cost-effective care.
- Demonstrate commitment to self-development and the advancement of the profession of nursing in a rapidly changing society through participation in educational, community and organizational activities.
- Demonstrate effective relationship skills in communicating and collaborating with clients, health care providers and members of the community.
2- Adopt teaching based on Evidence in a high tech environment.
- All courses reflect on up to date research,
- Course instructors utilize published research in preparing and delivering their lectures.
- Students at all levels are given the skills to identify and apply evidence in Nursing Education and practice.
- Provide a state–of–the–art environment for teaching and learning (i.e., resources such as computers, e-library, visual aids, modernized laboratories).
- Involve faculty in research activities.
3- Pursue excellence in clinical development
- Collaborate with the Nursing Division at outstanding hospitals to facilitate the training of the students.
- Allow Nursing Faculty to be actively involved with the Clinical training of students.
- Work closely with each student to ensure excellence in competently delivering nursing care.
- Clinical training takes place in a variety of settings including acute care hospitals, ambulatory care, public health, long-term care, and psychiatric care hospitals.
4- Pursue collaboration with local, regional and international academic and professional partners to maintain excellence in teaching and learning, practice and research.
- Affiliate with outstanding international colleges of nursing, which establish leadership in problem based learning to convert and hence offer learning using Problem Based Learning Curriculum.
- Achieve national and international recognition for excellence in nursing education and contribution to the development of nursing education.
- Facilitate for faculty to network with national and international experts with records of successful scholarship in similar areas of teaching and research activities.
- Provide a leading local, regional and international role in setting standards of nursing education, practice and research.
- Maintain an academic environment, which is culturally and linguistically diverse.
- Be recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a WHO collaborating center for National Nursing Development in Primary Health Care.
5- Developing Saudi academic staff
- Launch scholarships for Saudi females in various postgraduate education programs that involve the following disciplines: Nursing, Basic Sciences, and English Language.
- Provide challenging opportunities to demonstrate commitment to self-development as strong leaders in their area of expertise.
- Promote their role in research as an essential component for professional advancement.
- Has an obligation to operationalize the Saudization theme in building permanent Saudi academic staff.
- Create an image where Saudi staff and students will feel a strong sense of national and professional values, commitment and belonging in the context of nursing as a life long career.