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The Nursing program at the Faculty of Health Sciences – UOB grants distinguished graduating nursing students a “Nursing Student Award”.


  • Recognize student's distinguished performance
  • Enhance awareness of other students in an attempt to improve their achievements.

Process of selection:
A committee designated to select those who deserve the awards meets during the last semester before graduation. Committee members are selected based on their direct contact with students, and their knowledge of their achievements. They are the following:

  1. Director, Nursing Program (Chairperson)
  2. Assistant Directors, Nursing Program
  3. Nursing Director, of the hospital where students are doing their clinical training
  4. Preceptor - English and French sections
  5. Faculty member in charge of Co-Curricular Program
  6. Staff member in charge of student affairs.

The Awards:
The Nursing Program believes that the recognition of distinguished students needs not be monetary. A trophy and a certificate would be helpful in motivating students to excel.

  1. Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Award:
    • Achieved highest overall academic average in his/her Nursing courses (GPA > 85/100)
    • Demonstrates leadership potential and social consciousness during senior year.

  2. Leadership Award:
    • Remarkable self confidence
    • Significant self-direction
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
    • Acts as a role model for others, demonstrating creativity, positive collegial relationships, initiative, and involvement in professional activities/organizations/associations

  3. Community Health Nursing Award:
    • Leadership skills are further honed through involvement in the community.
    • Outstanding contributions to the community in the delivery of health care
    • Volunteers time through other community outreach efforts.
    • Effective participation in raising awareness on issues that influence the community.

  4. Clinical Excellence Award:
    • Ensures all "actual real time" practice is inquiry based and reflects theory and evidence
    • Accountable for her/his actions and consequences of those actions
    • Establishes therapeutic nurse/client relationships
    • Continually enhances his/her knowledge through education.

  5. Beirut Club Lions Award
    A non-monetary award granted to the outstanding student in reflecting the proper image of professional nursing​.
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