21 - 23 April 2024
Philadelphia University
Amman, Jordan

Towards improving quality of health care

The Third International Scientific Nursing Conference - virtual and physical participation

Under the patronage of HRH Princess Mona Al Hussein

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Nurses are dedicated to the health and well-being of all individuals. Caring requires nurses to examine routine procedures and determine how they might be improved. Nursing procedures are best examined through rigorous scientific nursing research. The amount of information produced by rigorous nursing research improves nursing knowledge and practice, contributes towards development and shaping of health care policies as well as the advancement of global healthcare. Nursing research findings establishes the foundation of clinical practice and strengthens disease and disability prevention, symptom management, and end-of-life care. Using research, nurses produce positive outcomes for their patients and their families throughout the healthcare system. As patients' needs become more complicated and healthcare systems become more diverse, nurses implement evidence-based care by combining their own nursing research, professional experience, and patient's preferences. Consequently, the purpose of the current conference is to disseminate up-to-date information on nursing research and its contributions towards improving global health. This will strengthen the professional and public awareness of the nursing profession. It will facilitate dissemination of recent nursing research methodologies and findings, as well as provide opportunity for networking and collaborative activities among nursing practitioners and settings.

Abstract Scopes

The abstract scope will encompass the following topics

Maternal and Child Care:
Maternal Health Nursing
Child Health Nursing

Critical and End of Life Care:
Geriatric Nursing
Mental Health Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
Palliative and End of Life Care

Administration and Technology:
Nursing Administration and Leadership
Information and Technology in Healthcare
Education Technology: Simulation


Convey current knowledge regarding quality of health care and its relationship to global health.

Raise professional and public awareness of the nursing profession and its contribution to enhancing the quality of health care.

Enhance global networking and collaborative activities among nursing experts.

Conference Chairperson

Dr. Maha Atout

"Maha Atout, PhD, MSN, RN"

Maha completed her PhD from the University of Nottingham in 2017. She works as an Associate Professor at the Philadelphia University of Jordan. Her experiences working with children with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses led to her interest in understanding communication between children with life-threatening conditions and their parents and health-care professionals. Thus, her PhD work focused on investigating communication in the care of children with palliative care needs from the perspectives of Jordanian mothers, physicians, and nurses. She has published several papers in this field. She is also interested in investigating parental experiences of decision making at the end of life for children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions. Currently, she is investigating children’s awareness of death, a subject that is largely neglected in the literature. During her training in the University of Nottingham, she gained solid foundation in qualitative and mixed method research. She has presented in several international conferences and became increasingly productive in disseminating the findings of my research.

Dr. Jean Watson

Professor Jean Watson

Keynote speaker

Dr. Jean Watson is Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita, University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing Anschutz Medical Center campus, where she held the nation’s first endowed Chair in Caring Science for 16 years. She is founder of the original Center for Human Caring in Colorado and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing; past President of the National League for Nursing; founding member of International Association in Human Caring and International Caritas Consortium. She is Founder and Director of the non-profit foundation, Watson Caring Science Institute (www.watsoncaringscience.org). In 2013 Dr. Watson was inducted as a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing, its highest honor.
She is a widely published author and recipient of many national/international awards and honors, including: The Fetzer Institute Norman Cousins Award, in recognition of her commitment to developing; maintaining and exemplifying relationship-centered care practices; an international Kellogg Fellowship in Australia; a Fulbright Research Award in Sweden; The Hildebrand Center for Compassion in Medicine Award Notre Dame University; Academy Integrative Medicine and Healing Award for pioneering work in Caring Science; Japanese International Society of Caring and Peace Chair. She holds sixteen (16) Honorary Doctoral Degrees, including 13 International Honorary Doctorates (E. G. Sweden, United Kingdom, Spain, British Colombia and Quebec, Canada, Japan, Turkiye, Peru and Colombia, S. America, Ireland).

Dr. Lucy Bray

Professor Lucy Bray

Keynote speaker

Lucy Bray is a children’s nurse who currently works as Professor of Child Health Literacy at Edge Hill University. Her child-centred work focusses on improving the preparation, education and experiences of children who are having health care procedures.

Muayyad Mustafa Ahmad

Professor Muayyad Mustafa Ahmad

Keynote speaker

Muayyad Ahmad, a respected nursing scholar and researcher, has made significant contributions to nursing science through his extensive research and publications. He currently serves as a professor in the Department of Clinical Nursing at the University of Jordan and has held various administrative positions, including Dean of the School of Nursing and head of the Clinical Nursing department. Muayyad Ahmad holds a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as an MSc and BSc from the University of Jordan.
Dr. Ahmad has received numerous national and regional honors, including the Ali Mango Award for Best Research in Medicine and Nursing in Jordan in 2018, the Arab National League Distinguished Professors Award for 2017, and the Distinguished Scientist Award of the Venus International Foundation Research Awards (VIFRA 2015) in Chennai, India. In addition, he was ranked in the top 2% of the world's top one hundred thousand scientists in studies published by Stanford University in October 2020 and October 2021. The University of Jordan also recognized Ahmad's exceptional work by awarding him the distinguished researcher in the Health Schools award for 2013-2014. Currently, he holds the highest H-Index in Scopus and Google Scholar in nursing profession in Jordan, and the second in all Arab countries.

Muayyad Mustafa Ahmad

Professor Bernie Carter

Keynote speaker

Prof. Bernie Carter is a children’s nurse and she’s been asking questions about how best to care for children and their families for more than 45 years. She’s Professor of Children’s Nursing at Edge Hill University, a Clinical Professor, University of Tasmania, Australia and Adjunct Professor of Nursing, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
Much of Bernie’s research is qualitative, narrative, appreciative, participatory and arts / activities based. She is passionate about undertaking, implementing and disseminating research as she believes it can and does contribute to making things better for children and their families. She uses dance, performance, imagery, animation and the power of the written and spoken word to help disseminate her work.
Bernie’s current research portfolio includes chronic pain in children and young people, falls in children with cerebral palsy, addressing inequalities in childhood illness, children’s engagement in remote consultations, rolandic epilepsy and its management, parental sleep-related practices.

Dr. Edilma L. Yearwood

Professor Edilma L. Yearwood

Keynote speaker

Edilma L. Yearwood, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, is Associate Professor and faculty in the School of Nursing. She is the Senior Advisor for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Anti-Racism. She received her BSN from the University of Connecticut, her MA in Nursing from New York University and her PhD in Nursing from Adelphi University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Child and Family at New York University and a postdoctoral fellowship in Nursing Research at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow, American Academy of Nursing (AAN). She has held numerous positions in the International Society of Psychiatric Nurses including serving as President of the organization. She was a Fulbright Senior Specialist from 2007-2012 and did her Fulbright immersion in Jamaica. In January 2022, she became Editor of the journal Archives of Psychiatric Nursing where she leads one of the nationally recognized psychiatric nursing journals. She is a Board member of the Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice serving her second term as the elected Board secretary. She is lead editor and contributing author of two textbooks, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health: A Resource for Advanced Practice Psychiatric and Primary Care Practitioners in Nursing and the Routledge Handbook of Global Mental Health Nursing: Evidence, Practice and Empowerment. Dr. Yearwood teaches mental health nursing, undergraduate research to honors nursing students, and a university-wide health equity course. She was integral in developing the PhD in Nursing Program that will commence in fall of this year and will also teach in that program. Her research interests include mental health of immigrant youth, mood dysregulation, youth empowerment, community-based participatory action, and social determinants of health. She is Project Director of a HRSA grant titled, Nurturing Child Well-Being: Educating Communities on Social Determinants of Health.

Intima Alrimawi

Intima Alrimawi

Invited speaker

Dr. Intima Alrimawi is an Associate Professor at Georgetown University/School of Nursing. She has more than eight years of experience in nursing education and 17 years of experience as a registered nurse in the children and public health fields. Her research focuses on improving the quality of care for vulnerable families and children with complex health concerns or critical illness, developing health services in low and middle-income countries, and developing the quality of nursing education. Throughout her education and research, she received multiple grants and fellowships. She did publish her studies in prestigious journals and presented them at local and international conferences. Dr. Alrimawi is a board member of many organizations that aim to develop the family health and nursing profession. This includes being a member of the Nursing Research Advisory Committee (NRAC) at Children’s National Hospital. She is also the president-elect and award chair at the Epsilon Zeta Chapter of the Sigma Honor Society of Nursing, and a member of the nominating committees at the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA).

Dr. Nahyeni Bassah Bios

Dr. Nahyeni Bassah

Invited speaker

Nahyeni Bassah, RN, PhD is a Senior Lecturer of Nursing at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, Cameroon. She has experience in curriculum development, classroom and clinical teaching, training of clinical mentors, supervision of student research projects, and paper presentations at scientific conferences.
Dr Bassah’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Nursing Science and a Master’s in Nursing Education from the University of Buea. She equally holds a PhD in Nursing Studies from the University of Nottingham in the UK and undertook her postdoctoral training at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her passion is to contribute towards improving nursing education and practice in resource poor contexts, with a particular focus on palliative care and nursing care quality.

Hana Rizmadewi Agustina

Hana Rizmadewi Agustina

Guest speaker

Hana is currently an Assistant Professor in Fundamental Nursing Studies at Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia. She now in-charge as the Head of Department of Fundamental and Paediatric Nursing Studies at Faculty of Nursing Universitas Padjadjaran, West Java, Indonesia. Her areas of research include fundamental nursing; nursing education; quality of life; palliative and end of life care education; curriculum development and evaluation. She is in-charged as the Head of Division of Nursing Education and Training Services at the INNA (Indonesian Nurses Association) of West Java Province position. She has now been leading a palliative and end of life care education in undergraduate program in her university and running a sharing forum called ‘SPECTRUM’, an online learning platform involved resource persons and participants from domestic and overseas that has defined the size and impact of the condition on education, practice and research in palliative care

Publication Support - Journals

Accepted abstracts / papers will be encouraged to be published in the following journals:

Jordan Journal of Nursing Research

"Jordan Journal of Nursing Research"

Jordan Journal of Nursing Research (JJNR) is an open-access peer reviewed, scientific journal that focuses on promoting scholarly work that advances and supports the discipline of nursing. The journal aims to promote the exchange and dissemination of knowledge that is relevant to nursing, midwifery, health policy and health-related issues. Further, JJNR seeks original manuscripts that explore ideas, issues, and innovations that contribute to knowledge development and best practices in nursing worldwide.

See instructions to authors to submit full paper to the journal

Journal of Ege University Faculty of Nursing

"Journal of Ege University Faculty of Nursing"

Journal of Ege University Nursing Faculty (JEUNF) is published in line with the "Regulation on Publications Excluding Books, Duplicates and Auxiliary Textbooks Used in Universities as a Course Tool," published in the Official Gazette No.18553 on October 22, 1984. It is published by Ege University Faculty of Nursing as an open-access peer-reviewed scientific journal with three issues/one volume per year, in April, August, and December. The scientific publication of the journal started in 1985 with the name of Journal of Ege University Nursing School and was among the first nursing journals published nationally. After the School of Nursing's transformation into a faculty, the journal's name was changed to "Journal of Ege University Nursing Faculty" in 2011. The journal's editorial board, which is included in the peer-reviewed journals, consists of a responsible editor-in-chief, assistant editors, and nine field editors.

The journal is indexed within the scope of the ULAKBIM TR Index, Turkiye Citation Index, EBSCHO, CINAHL, Directory of Research Journals Indexing (DRJI), Sobiad Citation Index (SOBIAD), Turk Medline, and CiteFactor.

Journal of Ege University Nursing Faculty continues its publication with the aim and ideals of

  • Increasing scientific research and publication literacy
  • Being an intermediary in sharing qualified and original research results with colleagues and related disciplines in line with scientific norms and ethics
  • Developing and strengthening communication in the scientific platforms

Original research, reviews, analysis reviews (systematic reviews and meta-analyses), and case reports covering the disciplines in care interaction related to science and nursing specialties are within the journal's scope. Nurses, nursing students, and other healthcare professionals of different fields of practice and speciality are the journal's target audience. Journal of Ege University Nursing Faculty continues its publication with the aim and ideals of increasing scientific research and publication literacy, being an intermediary in sharing qualified and original research results with colleagues and related disciplines in line with scientific norms and ethics, and developing and strengthening communication in the scientific platforms.

Original research, reviews, analysis reviews (systematic reviews and meta-analyses), and case reports covering the disciplines in care interaction related to science and nursing specialties are within the journal's scope. Nurses, nursing students, and other healthcare professionals of different fields of practice and specialty are the journal's target audience. Journal's Publication language is Turkish and English.

See instructions to authors to submit full paper to the journal

Journal of Ege University Faculty of Nursing

"Journal of Holistic Nursing"

We encourage you to look at the aims and scope of the journal to see if there is an alignment with your work

Journal of Holistic Nursing Submission Guidelines

Scope and Aims
The purpose of the Journal of Holistic Nursing is to publish work that contributes to development of the knowledge, advancement of the science, and promotion of the practice of holistic nursing and health care.

The aims of the Journal of Holistic Nursing are:

  • to provide a venue for the publication and dissemination of significant and exceptional work that makes a contribution to the advancement of holistic nursing and health care;
  • to support the scholarship of holistic nurses and other health care providers by creating a forum for sharing important work of quality;
  • to offer a systematic and precise review of manuscripts using standards that enhance the presentation and expression of important holistic work;
  • to encourage and support the development of excellence in scholarly writing and review in holistic nursing and health care;
  • to create a forum for dialogue associated with diverse and innovative forms of inquiry and scholarship; and
  • to provide a resource of credible and creative scholarship that may improve the quality of holistic health for all people.

Manuscripts are solicited that deal with the processes of knowledge development and application including research, concept analysis and theory development, philosophical analysis, practical applications of research and theory, clinical case studies and analysis, practice applications in general, educational approaches and evaluation, and aesthetic expressions of holistic knowledge. The journal supports a wide variety of scholarship based on traditional and emerging methodologies. Manuscripts are published according to receipt and approval dates allowing for the widest array of new information to reach our readers.

This journal is a member of the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics)


Pre-conference program

We will offer synchronous and asynchronous virtual open lecture activities and workshops on research methodology. All lecture materials will be archived on the conference website. This pre-conference event will take place on April 21-23, 2024

Conference program

This program will be held on April 21-23, 2024, and will include keynote speech, plenary sessions, concurrent sessions (oral presentation), and poster presentations. These events will be conducted using a hybrid technique consisting of Microsoft Team sessions for virtual attendees and in-person meetings for on-site attendees.

For oral and poster presentations, presenters MUST submit either a 10-minute presentation video or an electronic poster (PNG or PDF file). The committee should receive all materials by April 15, 2024. The scientific committee will analyze all approved abstracts and full papers and then choose the best ones. The suitable manuscripts will be suggested for publication in the chosen journals.

Conference Committees

Steering Committee

Prof. Mariam Kawafha

Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, Philadelphia University, Jordan

Prof. Adnan Mourad

Dean of the Faculty of Public Health, Islamic University of Lebanon

Prof. Aysegul Donmez

Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, Ege University, Izmir, Turkiye

Prof. Hani Nawafleh

Secretory General, Jordanian Nursing Council

Scientific Committee

Dr. Hayat Abu Shaikah

Philadelphia University, Jordan

Dr. AbdAlKareem Iblasi

Philadelphia University, Jordan

Dr. Taghrid Chaaban

Islamic University of Lebanon

Prof. Fatma Demir Korkmaz

Ege University, Izmir, Turkiye

Dr. Esma Ozşeker

Ege University, Izmir, Turkiye

Dr. Hulya Kankaya

Ege University, Izmir, Turkiye

Dr. Mujgan Solak

Ege University, Izmir, Turkiye

Tugba Nur Oden

Ege University, Izmir, Turkiye

Tugce Yesilyaprak

Ege University, Izmir, Turkiye

Njume Neville Kome

Dr. Nahyani Bassah

University of Buea, Cameroon

Dr. Eman AlSaleh

Philadelphia University, Jordan

Dr. Abdullah Algunmeeyn

Al-Isra University, Jordan

Dr. Yakubu Salifu

Dr. Intima Alrimawi

Dr. Sylivia Nalubega

Dr. Ülkü GÜNEŞ


Dr. Fahriye VATAN

Dr. Fatma ORGUN


Dr. Eta Vivian E. Ayamba

Dr. Sulaiman Al Sabei

Organizing Committee

Dr. Maha Atout

Philadelphia University, Jordan

Dr. Nahyani Bassah

University of Buea, Cameroon

Dr. Eman Al-Saleh

Philadelphia University, Jordan

Dr. AbdAlKareem Iblasi

Philadelphia University, Jordan

Dr. Taghrid Chaaban

Islamic University of Lebanon

Prof. Fatma Demir Korkmaz

Ege University, Izmir, Turkiye

Dr. Eta Vivian E. Ayamba

University of Buea, Cameroon

Njume Neville Kome

The African Meta University, Cameroon

Ibrahim Younes Ayoub

Islamic University of Lebanon

Dr. Atena Barat

Queen Mary university of London, UK

Dr. Sulaiman Al Sabei

Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Submission Guidelines

"Please prepare the following information before to beginning:"

Providing author's and co-author contact information:

– First and last name(s) in full – Email address.

– Details on affiliation: department, institution or hospital, location, and country, Telephone No.

Recommended Presentation Type:

Oral Presentation/Poster

• Abstract Title:

• Abstract Text: limited to 250 words

• Abstract subject

• Just text should be provided.

The use of tables, figures, and bulleted text is prohibited.

Abstracts consist of the following sections:

• Background

• Objectives

• Methods

• Results

• conclusions

Abstract Submission And Acceptance

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