Building Nursing Capacity in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Canada Virtual Forum

Ce forum est offert en anglais seulement

This Forum is offered in English only.


Thursday, May 12, 2022


9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST (Ontario/Quebec)
6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. PST (Vancouver)
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. CST (Winnipeg)
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. AST (Halifax)
5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. GST (United Arab Emirates)


Virtually via Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided via email to registered participants a few days before the forum date.

This event will be recorded and made available to registered participants after the event.


Building Nursing Capacity in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Canada


The impact of the pandemic has shed light on the roles of nursing around the world. CASN has joined forces with UAE to share competencies, explore solutions and identify requirements in nursing education between both countries.

This forum will examine the following:

  • Nursing competencies- a review of UAE and Canada’s nursing education competencies
  • Graduate/certification programs available in Canada for UAE nurses – admission requirements and international graduate programs at post-secondary institutions across Canada
  • Transition to Practice – UAE and Canadian perspectives

Target Audience:

Representation from all health facilities in UAE, which includes educational task force members from schools and universities who offer nursing programs, nursing leaders and students who are seeking graduate/certification opportunities overseas, and Canadian nurse educators whose schools offer baccalaureate and graduate degrees in nursing.

Registration fee:


Sponsored by Canada-UAE Business Council

Registration deadline:

Sunday, May 8 ,2022

Online registration form:


Building Nursing Capacity in UAE and Canada: Nursing Education Forum – PROGRAM

Speakers and bios:

Welcome Remarks

Topic #1: Nursing competencies – UAE and Canada

Topic #2: Graduate/certification programs available in Canada

Topic #3: Transition to Practice

Planning Committee Members: 

Speaker Contact Information: 

Professor Amjad Mohammad Qandil
Dr. Yousef Aljawarneh
Dr. Cynthia Baker
Dr. Don Flaming
Dr. Dianne Tapp
Dr. Robyn Stremler
Dr. Audrey Steenbeek A.Steenbeek@Dal.Ca
Kathy Kennedy
Dr. Nancy Carter
Al Khansa Ahmed AlAwad
Dr. Judy Boychuk Duchscher

Contact Information:

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Roxanne Nizio, Events Coordinator, at