Nursing Department

Accreditations and Programs

  • Magnet® Recognition Program

The Magnet® Certificate is issued by the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), which is the largest center in the world for accrediting institutions and hospitals that provide advanced nursing care according to international standards.

In 2019, the KHCC received the international Magnet® Certificate, becoming the first center outside the USA specialized in cancer treatment to be awarded this certificate, and one of only fourteen hospitals in the world outside the USA.

  • Education and Professional Development Accredited Program

The Nursing Department obtained accreditation in "Education and Professional Development" from ANCC in 2013 and was re-accredited for the third time in 2021. This accreditation demonstrates KHCC’s commitment to meeting the learning needs of nurses to ,encourage their professional development at KHCC, and to ensuring that all educational activities are based on the state-of-the-art practices and aligned with international standards.

  • Oncology Nursing Residency Program

KHCC’s Oncology Nursing Residency Program (ON-RP) was accredited with distinction by ANCC in 2022. This prestigious accreditation is only granted after ensuring that strict criteria are applied to achieve excellence in transitioning newly graduated nurses. KHCC is the first hospital in Jordan to be awarded this recognition, and the second in the Middle East. The ON-RP ensures that nurses are qualified experts in the domain of cancer care to optimize patient treatment, experiences, and outcomes.
The Nursing Department has identified areas and gaps in which transitional actions should be considered to bridge the gap toward the best nursing practices. We believe that these transitional actions can be addressed through the ON-RP, beginning with a comprehensive preparatory program offered to newly graduated nurses who join KHCC.  The program uses expert personnel to deliver training and professional development for new nurses to advance their level of knowledge, skills, and capabilities during their first nine months.

  • Shared Governance Accreditation

In 2020, the KHCC became the first hospital in the Middle East to receive a Shared Governance accreditation by the international Forum for Shared Governance, joining a community of only 32 nursing shared governance institutions around the globe.

  • Nursing Training Program

The Nursing Training Program took off in 2015 through competency-based training for fourth-year nursing students, with the aim of enhancing student participation by providing real work experience for students to develop their professional skills. Students in the program receive many privileges during the training period, such as free medical examinations and free use of the e-learning system.

Shared Governance

Shared governance enables nurses to manage nursing practices and involves them in administrative decision-making. Since 2011, KHCC’s Nursing Department began to adopt shared governance strategies through councils that are formed in all nursing units. These councils discuss issues related to nursing practices, training, education, patient satisfaction, and develops projects to improve the quality of services.

Shared Governance Councils in the Nursing Department:

  • Coordinating Council: Provides support and guidance to all nursing councils by acting as a coordination and support center.
  • Leadership Council: Monitors and coordinates activities related to nursing leaders in the center, including department heads and supervisors, and includes training, education, and mentoring and leadership preparation.
  • Quality and Performance Improvement Council: Supervises and directs the function of all improvement activities and projects in the Nursing Department, while focusing on three axes (construction, operations, and results).
  • Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Council: Encourages a culture of scientific research and supports practices based on scientific evidence, while working to implement them in practice. This council is also keen on promoting excellence when providing nursing care in terms of knowledge and creativity.
  • Nursing Practice Council: Works to implement the standards of clinical nursing practices and patient care, according to the latest recommendations of scientific research and evidence-based practices.
  • Professional Development Council: Works to evaluate and implement the training and education standards to ensure the enhanced professional and cognitive development of nurses.
  • Nursing Advocacy Council: Implements strategies to support and recognize nurses based on competence, professionalism, devotion, and exceptional humane treatment.

Research and Evidence-Based Nursing Unit

The Nursing Department at KHCC has paved the way for scientific research since 2010. By adopting strategies to promote evidence-based research and practice within nursing units, research supervisors have been appointed with an independent job description, and structured courses and workshops aimed at engaging nursing in the process of scientific research are offered.  As a result, KHCC has produced many scientific research and publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Nursing Staff

Nurses represent 40% of the total number of employees at KHCC. Our team is comprised of over 1,200 oncology nurses who hold a wide range of university degrees, including masters and doctoral degrees.

*These numbers were collected in December 2022.