Research Committee


The Research Committee at the College of Nursing – Jeddah (CON-J) is responsible for reviewing research proposals of faculty, and recommending permission for data collection at the level of CON-J. The committee organizes conferences, symposiums, and workshops at the request of CON-J management. The committee has organized a symposium on “Nursing Education, Research and Practice”; a conference on “Clinical Teaching / Learning in Nursing and Health Sciences”; and workshops of interest for faculty such as on “Biostatistics”, and “Qualitative Research”.

Further the committee has developed research policies, terms of reference, also developed a newsletter terms of reference and published issue no.1 of the newsletter.


Facilitate high quality research through peer reviewed research projects.


Create a rich scholarly environment with increased scientific rigor of peer reviewed research. The committee ultimate goal is to support faculty research while protecting the integrity of research conducted at CON-J.


  1. Develop and oversee structures and processes to promote and sustain the quality and productivity of faculty members’ research.

  2. Evaluate proposals in terms of scientific merit, feasibility, methodology, statistical validity and requested funding based upon King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) guidelines.

  3. Promote and coordinate multidisciplinary research activities throughout CON-J and collaborate with the KAIMRC at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) whenever appropriate.

  4. Organize national and international nursing symposia, and scientific days.

  5. Create a data base that outlines all nursing research publications in KSAU-HS.

  6. Seek annual reports from researchers covering project progress and/or publications arising from research.

  7. Prepare and submit Annual Report to the College Council.

Faculty Research

Faculty members are active in conducting research and attending conferences. Various research areas are of interest to CON-J faculty and students:

  • Academic (teaching and learning) that includes:  assessment & evaluation/ teaching & learning styles; e-learning; innovative teaching learning models; critical thinking; stress & coping among students; palliative care education; teaching methods (PBL vs. traditional methods); curriculum evaluation; effectiveness of different teaching strategies; predictors of students’ success.

  • Clinical practice that includes: critical care nursing; quality of care; oncology nursing; chronic illnesses; clinical teaching / learning; family health:  women, neonates, children abuse and neglect. Community at large that includes: managing chronic illness /quality of life; school health; and mental health & illness.

  • Administration that includes: Human resources development; Job satisfaction; Nurses image; Leadership styles; Administrative policies and procedures of clinical teaching/learning; Partnership models or Unification models. 

Research is one of the major requirements for faculty promotion. The King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) renders services and state of the art resources for faculty members at different colleges within King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.  


  • Dr. Jennifer De Beer, Assistant Professor (Chairperson) 

  • Dr. Wafaa El-Arousy, Assistant Professor

  • Dr. Jehad Halabi, Associate Professor

  • Dr. Houiada Helal, Assistant Professor

  • Dr. Hend AL-Najjar, Assistant Professor

Contact Us


College of Nursing - Jeddah
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
P.O. Box. 9515 Jeddah 21423, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Phone: +966 12 224-6666

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