Huda Abu-Saad Huijer, RN PhD FEANS FAANDean

Dr. Huda Abu-Saad Huijer is a Professor of Nursing Science and currently the Dean Faculty of Health Sciences -University of Balamand (Lebanon). Dr. Huijer has an extensive academic experience as a tenured full professor and Founding Dean of the Hariri School of Nursing at the American University of Beirut.
She received her BS in Nursing from AUB and her Masters and PhD from the University of Florida, USA. Her career span includes professorial positions at the University of California, San Francisco, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands, University of Surrey UK, and more recently AUB. During her academic tenure in the Netherlands as head of the Nursing Science Program, she was instrumental in developing the MSN (offered at three universities in the Netherlands and in Switzerland) and PhD programs, and in establishing the Centre for Nursing Research. Since her appointment at AUB in 2003 she has launched the MSN, RN-BSN, (bridging degree), and BA/BS-BSN (second degree) programs of study. More recently, she developed the PhD program in Nursing Science, which was launched in the academic year 2018-19. She coordinated the accreditation of both BSN and MSN programs by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in the USA, making AUB School of Nursing the first school to be accredited by CCNE outside the US territories and the first School to become a regular member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) in the USA. Her research expertise includes pain management and palliative care across life span and her research interest is the effectiveness of the expanded role of the nurses. She has authored more than 300 publications and two books. Dr. Huijer received numerous awards and recognitions from renowned national and international institutions.
Primary Caregivers’ Knowledge Attitudes and Beliefs toward Palliative Care for Children with Cancer (235-3)
University of Balamand
Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon