SQU fac­ulty bags award for child health nurs­ing

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MUS­CAT: Dr. Erna Ju­dith Roach, As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor at the Depart­ment of Ma­ter­nity and Child Health, Col­lege of Nurs­ing, Sul­tan Qaboos Univer­sity (SQU), re­ceived an Award for Ex­cel­lence in Child Health Nurs­ing from the Venus In­ter­na­tional Foun­da­tion on Septem­ber 29, 2018, dur­ing the 1st An­nual Health­care Meet held at Le Royal Merid­ian, Chennai, In­dia.

The award was given in recog­ni­tion of her per­for­mance, which is “over and above” the stan­dard ex­pected in the ad­vance­ment of health care, pa­tient safety and qual­ity, which ul­ti­mately im­proved peo­ple’s lives.

Roach joined the Col­lege of Nurs­ing, SQU, in April 2014 as As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor in the Ma­ter­nal and Child Health Depart­ment.

She served as As­sis­tant Dean for Post Grad­u­ate Stud­ies and Re­search from Septem­ber 2014 to Au­gust 2017 in the Col­lege of Nurs­ing, SQU. Dur­ing her term, she was in­stru­men­tal in com­menc­ing the first Mas­ter of Science in nurs­ing pro­gramme at the Col­lege of Nurs­ing, SQU, which is also the first mas­ter’s pro­gramme in nurs­ing in the Sul­tanate. She was also the co-chair of the Col­lege Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Com­mit­tee when the col­lege was ac­cred­ited by the Ac­cred­i­ta­tion Com­mis­sion for Ed­u­ca­tion in Nurs­ing, USA.

Roach’s re­search in­ter­ests are in pro­mot­ing the health of preg­nant women, chil­dren, and ag­ing pop­u­la­tions; infection con­trol and pa­tient safety; and in de­vel­op­ing and test­ing in­no­va­tive teach­ing learn­ing strate­gies. She is a co-prin­ci­pal in­ves­ti­ga­tor on a few funded re­search projects at the Col­lege of Nurs­ing, SQU.

Dr. Erna Ju­dith Roach, As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor at the Depart­ment of Ma­ter­nity and Child Health, Col­lege of Nurs­ing, Sul­tan Qaboos Univer­sity.

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