IUL

Faculty of Nursing & Health Sciences

Dean's Message

The Faculty of Health Sciences, Islamic University of Lebanon, is the first faculty within the Lebanese private universities system dedicated to teach in both languages, English and French. The Faculty of Health Sciences received its current name when the Faculty of Nursing and other departments, Nutrition, Midwife, Medical Laboratory, Speech and Physical Therapy, were merged in 2017 under the Presidential Decree No. 1112. Historically, The Faculty of Nursing Sciences was established in October 2001 as part of the University Institute of Applied Technology with two departments: the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Nursing under the Presidential Decree No. 8600.  In 2007, the Department of Nursing was dissociated from the University Institute of Applied Technology, and the Faculty of Nursing Sciences was founded under the Presidential Decree No. 673.

Our faculty is a Lebanese leader in health sciences in education, training, and number of graduate students. We attract the best and brightest minds to the faculty because our policy is to get the best to give the best to our students. Our professors, instructors and trainees are focused on solving some of the biggest problems we face in health in Lebanon. Because our health and social care sectors are now confronting some critical challenges including the presence of the poorest health individuals, such as those living in rural and remote areas, people of refugees, people who are socially and financially disadvantaged, and people with disabilities.

The challenge is to deliver the best possible graduate health professionals (outstanding clinicians, leaders in health, international perspective), by giving rigorous courses.

The challenge is to have graduates who are preferentially employed and are ready for the new health era.

The challenge is to open a diversity of departments in different areas of Lebanon, Khalde, Tyr and Baalbeck.

We all have dreams and we all struggle to realize these dreams, but in our faculty we all confronting challenges and we all stepped over them.

To everyone who wants to step over, I welcome you to the faculty to contribute to my vision.

Overview

The Faculty of Health aims to promote human`s health by preparing competent health professionals and scientific researchers for explorations of human biology and diseases at the molecular, behavioral and systemic levels according to the needs of the national, regional and international field of work. It was founded in the year 2001 as “Department of Nursing” with fewer than 10 students. Currently, the faculty of health has more than 900 students distributed between Khalde, Tyr, and Baalbek.

The training methods implemented, are absolutely adapted to the strengths of the university in terms of responding to the needs of the field of work. Thus they allow students to work in the different specialized health departments in Lebanon and other multinational countries.

These arrangements also make it easier for students to continue their studies and obtain higher education from all available universities. The faculty is in the process of preparing a Master’s program in different specialties including Intensive Care.

Vision

The Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences (FNHS) seeks to prepare outstanding students in health sciences field.

Mission

FNHS aims to meet the requirements of healthcare in Lebanon and abroad through various specializations: Nursing Sciences, Laboratory Sciences, Physical Therapy, Nutrition and Meal Planning, Speech Therapy, and Midwifery.

The faculty also seeks to develop student core competencies at the human level with an emphasis on ethical and professional values.

Its priorities include the transfer of knowledge, the provision of health care, and the development of scientific research in the field of specializations approved thereby.

Job Market

The faculty specializations provide work within hospitals, health care centers, schools, care homes, hearing rehabilitation centers, dispensaries, private clinics, as well as medical laboratories and sports clubs.

They also provide training and teaching in universities and working at scientific research centers.

Faculty of Nursing & Health Sciences

Majors

 

Major

Duration of Study

Credits

Semesters

BS

Nursing Sciences

3 years

180

6

Laboratory Sciences

3 years

180

6

Nutrition and Dietetics

3 years

180

6

Speech Therapy

4 years

240

8

Physical Therapy

4 years

240

8

Midwifery

4 years

240

8