|Dr. Ismat F. Mikky
Professor of Nursing, Research & Evaluation Committee Chairperson
Frances M. McLaughlin Division of Nursing, Bloomfield College (USA)
Dr. Mikky received his doctoral degree in nursing from the University of Connecticut (UCONN) in 2006. His Master degree in nursing from the University of Hartford was funded by the Fulbright scholarship. He had completed special studies in cardiovascular nursing at Emory University and the program was funded by the United States Information Agency (USIA). He had assumed several nursing positions in various clinical and academic institutions, national and international, over the past 22 years since he had earned his BSN degree from Bethlehem University (Palestine) in 1991. He was the founder of the first home health agency in Bethlehem, Palestine. He was one of the health team members who had established the first cardiac catheterization lab at Makkassed Hospital in Jerusalem, Palestine. He received the “Carolyn Ladd Widmer Research” Award in acknowledgement of excellence in the field of nursing research from UCONN in 2006. His areas of expertise includes nursing education, adult health nursing, cardiovascular nursing, and long-term care. His area of research interest is focus on the construct of “empowerment among clients with chronic health conditions”. His scholarly work includes some studies, which have been published in nursing journals and thee chapters in a handbook on transcultural nursing. Currently, he has been working as an associate professor of nursing at Bloomfield College, New Jersey, since 2009.