If You Could Teach Another ClassI’d teach a First Year Seminar.
Favorite Quote or Motto“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” –General George S. Patton
If You Weren’t a ProfessorI would be a bedside nurse.
Favorite MovieLawrence of Arabia
Favorite BookA Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Hobbies and InterestsI like spending time planning and taking care of my home garden. I also like traveling by car to visit parks and other natural areas.
University Faculty Spotlight:
Dr. Nezam Al-Nsair
Title: Director of Nursing, Chair of the Department of Nursing and Associate Professor of Nursing
I chose to study nursing because I’ve always liked to learn about sciences, especially learning about biological sciences and the human body. I saw in nursing an opportunity for a future profession that will fulfill my desire to connect with, care for and make a difference in people’s lives. Nursing gives me the opportunity to be part of a person’s life in special moments.
Some of my proudest professional accomplishments were earning my master and doctoral degrees in nursing and being a key person in developing new master and doctoral programs.
My teaching philosophy is based on the belief that my role as a teacher is to facilitate the acquisition of lifelong learning skills, foster critical thinking and clinical-decision making strategies and prepare students to function effectively in an increasingly-complex health and technological environment. I believe in integrating appropriate technology and techniques to enhance the teaching-learning process. I illustrate complex concepts with video clips and animations and enhance teaching with web-based delivery of teaching materials. I share examples and stories in the class from real cases to make student learning interesting and relevant to real life. I use in-class group activities to encourage the students to be active learners.
Over the past several months, I was involved in developing the nursing curriculum and courses for the new nursing program at Mount Union. It was very exciting to have the opportunity to start a new program and build the curriculum from the ground up. The development of the program required attention to a lot of details such as the type of nursing and non-nursing courses needed, standards of practice, policies and clinical agencies, etc.
Favorite Part of the Job
It’s coming to work every day! Seriously!
(Current) Favorite Building
I like Bracy; it is currently where my office is located. Soon, I am sure I will like our new health and medical sciences facility the most, where the Department of Nursing will be located. I like the design, space and calming decorations of Bracy.
Commitment to Students
Mount Union lives its mission with true commitment to students’ learning and preparation for life after college. Faculty members are committed to students. They know their students and spend time with them, they build close relationships with students and they give them individual attention.
Cardiovascular, heart failure, quality of life, curriculum development, curriculum evaluation, application of technology in teaching and learning.
B.S.N., Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
M.S.N., Nursing, Villanova University
Ph.D., Nursing, University of Cincinnati