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Dr. Vijaya Kumardhas

Dean - RAK College of Nursing

Academic History
  • Ph.D.(Education) -Nursing -1994, 
  • M.Sc.(Psychiatric  Nursing)  -1988,
  • MA(Sociology) -1979, 
  • B.N. (Bachelor of Nursing) -1977, SNDT. University, Mumbai
  • Maharashtra   Nursing Council,   Bombay, INDIA   : Registered Nurse- Registration No:  - 7565 dated 8 September 1977, Renewed up to March 2017.
  • Registered Midwife- Reg. No. - 4780 dated 8 September 1977. Renewed up to March 2017
Professional Career Summary
  • Forty - three years of teaching, administration and diversified professional nursing experience in higher educational institutions.
  • Holding highest qualification of Doctoral degree in Education anddouble Master�s degree in Psychiatric Nursing and Sociology and many short term courses
  • One of the founder of RAK Medical and Health Sciences University (RAKMHSU).
  • Founding Dean of RAK College of Nursing (RAKCON) RAKMHSU for last 14 years
  • Conducted and participated number of Projects, Short-term Courses, Seminars, Workshops and Conferences.
  • Expert in curriculum planning for University level courses & programs - Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral programs
  • Extensive Experience in Educational Leadership, Continuing Education, Management and Research. 
  • Expert in conducting management courses and in-service education programs for managerial level healthcare personnel.
  • Planned, organized, coordinated and evaluated continuing education courses and in-service education programs for trained healthcare personnel at National and International levels.
  • Vast clinical nursing experience. (Dual responsibilities in Hospital & Classroom
  • Holds many memberships and offices in different committees in UAE & India
  • Examiner in different universities  
  • Expert in Accreditation of Higher education for the universities 
Teaching Activities

Total Teaching Experience in Higher Education : 43 years 3 months

Subjects taught for undergraduate & postgraduate nursing program were as follows : From 1977- till date

  • Theory:Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice ,Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Sociology, Research Methodology and Statistics, Community Health Nursing, Nursing Management and Education Management, Principles of Teaching Learning, Obstetric Nursing and Advanced Nursing, Psychosocial Aspect of Care for  Renal patients
  • Clinical Supervision of nursing students in hospitals and Community for clinical skill experience.
  • Research Guide/ Supervisor for postgraduate and doctorate students.
  • Dean RAKCON, Head of PG department, Chair Psychiatric Nursing Department, Senior Nurse Educator & Deputy Principal
Research Interests:
  • Student � Teacher relationship in classroom and clinical area and its effects on student learning.
  • Teaching Methodology
  • Nurse-patient relationship in Care of mentally sick clients in Hospital and Community

2016- 2020 ( Latest 5 Years only)

  • Papers: 5
  • Books/Chapters: 2
  • Presentations: 20
  • Selected Publications 5

1999 - Till date ( UAE only)

Society Memberships
  • Trained Nurses Association of India � Life Member- 1986-till date
  • Indian Psychiatric Nursing Society � Life Member- 1988-till date 
  • Indian Psychiatric Society � Associate Member- 1988-till date
  • Nursing Research Society of India � Member- 1978-till date
  • Member of Examination committee- RAKMHSU - Till date
  • Member of Assessment committee - RAKMHSU�2006 - Till date
  • Chairperson of curriculum committee- RAKCON � 2006-Till date 
  • Member of PBL CBL & TBL committee � RAKCON-2006Till date
  • Member of Vetting committee - RAKCON � 2013 - Till date
  • Member of PBL CBL & TBL committee-RAKCON �2006 - Till date
  • Member of PBL CNE committee - RAKCON � 2006 - Till date
  • Member of PBL CBL & TBL committee - RAKCON � 2006 - Till date
  • Member of Clinical Skill committee - RAKCON � 2006 - Till date
  • Member of Research committee - RAKCON � 2006 - Till date
  • member of two committees i.e. Education & Specialty Committee UAE, Nursing & Midwifery- 2010 �till date
  • ERT Member, Health sciences , Nursing Ministry of higher, Education Kingdom of Saudi Arabia-2015
  • Academic Board member �Nursing,  Fatima College of Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi- 2014, 2020
  • Academic Board member �Nursing,  College of Health Sciences, university University of Sharjah � 2016 �till date
  • Member, Policy Committee, I.O.N, D.O.H.M.S- 1999- 2004
  • Member of Research Committee, DOHMS 1999.
  • Chair, Teacher Evaluation Committee, I.O.N, D.O.H.M.S- 2000- 2002
  • Chair, Patient Family Education, I.O.N, D.O.H.M.S- 2000- 2002
  • Member of Curriculum Committee, D.O.H.M.S, Dubai- 2002
  • Member of Nursing Scientific Committee, INDEX, Dubai- 2001- 2003
  • Chair, Teacher Clinical Evaluation Committee, I.O.N, D.O.H.M.S- 2003
  • Chair, Nursing Sub-Committee, Licensing Examination , Private Sector D.OH.M.S �2003 - 2005
  • Member of Quality Improvement Committee, LICENSING& SPEC.DOHMS-2004
Awards & Scholarship
  • Thanks and Appreciation Award for contribution and development of nursing in UAE by Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP), UAE ,on 18th May 2017 in the International Day celebration at RAK Medical District.
  • Thanks and Appreciation Award for contribution and development of nursing in UAE by Emirates Nursing Association (ENA), UAE on 18th May 2017 in the International Day celebration at RAK Medical District.
  • The Distinguished service award for developing first master�s program in nursing in UAE & GCC , by RAKMHSU � May 2015
  • Ten years Service Appreciation Award for outstanding achievement- Founding Dean , Development of BSN, RN-BSN Bridge & MSN Programs �May 2016
  • Awarded as �Best Nurse Leader�  by Emirates Nursing Association in the International nurses day celebration at the national level, Abu Dhabi, UAE- 2014
  • Certificate of Appreciation from UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council in Recognition of her valuable contribution and support of UAE, NMC. -2013
  • Certificate of Appreciation from UAE Nursing and Midwifery Council in Recognition of her valuable contribution and support of UAE, NMC Education committee member. -2012
  • Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation for the contributions to Nursing Profession in UAE � MOH, May 2008.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from I.M.D. Dubai in gratitude for the outstanding contribution to Dubai Nursing 2005 as Scientific Committee Member � September 2005.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from DOHMS for valuable contribution as Organizer and Resource Person in the In-service Education Program on Administering Patient Family Education- February 2001.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from DOHMS for valuable contribution as Organizer and Resource Person in the In-service Education Program on administering Patient Family Education- November 2000.
  • Certificate of Appreciation from Government of India for being N.S.S. Programme Officer, L.T. College of Nursing, and S.N.D.T Women's University for 10 Years.
  • Teacher's Children Merit Award � B.Sc (Nursing)
  • C.A.S. Merit Scholarship � B.Sc (Nursing)
  • University Merit Scholarship � M.Sc (Nursing)
  • Crusade Scholarship � M.Sc (Nursing)

Continuing Education: Short term Certificate courses done
NIH Web-based training course Protecting Human Research Participants The National Institute of Extramural Research17th October 2013
Certification no: 1294167
Advanced word courseI.T. Dept. DOHMS2005
Advanced Excel courseI.T. Dept. DOHMS2005
Email, Internet courseI.T. Dept. DOHMS2004
Microsoft Excel courseI.T. Dept. DOHMS2003
Microsoft OutlookI.T. Dept DOHMS2003
Microsoft Power PointI.T. Dept, DOHMS2003
D.O.H.M.S Medical Libraries:Continuing Medical Library Section2003
Information Services & ResourcesD.O.H.M.S, Dubai on, Education Dept.
Continued Medical EducationEmirates Medical Association2001
Update Course in MedicineMedical Education Committee2001
Microsoft Word Computer CourseI.T department, D.O.H.M.S2000
Indo-British Course on "Caring of people withHIV Disease"Thames Valley University U.K, British Council & S.N.D.T. Women's University, Mumbai1995
Workshop on "Organizing Nursing Manpower and Staff Studies"R.A.K. College of Nursing,Delhi, Govt. of India1993
Workshop on "Maternal &Child Health" for District Ministry of health Govt.of Public Health NursesL.T.College of NursingIndia & W.H.O.1991
Seminar on "Newer Trends in Educational Technology" Punjab University, Chandigarh College of Nursing P.G.I.,1990
Orientation Program for College Teachers Academic Staff College Bombay University1989
Course in "Personal Counseling" YMCA, Mumbai India1987
A Short Term Refresher Course, the Burn's Association of Course in "Burn's Nursing"S.N.D.T. Women's University India 1981
Care of Eyes S.N.D.T. Women's University1978