Message from Acting Deputy Director of Nursing

Welcome to the Nursing Directorate page. It gives me great pleasure to share with you my background in nursing. I started with a Diploma in General Nursing in Oman and went on to attain a Post Basic Certificate in Sick Children from Great Ormond Street Hospital, London and Neonatal Intensive Care, Nottingham UK. I also believe strongly in training and teaching and while in UK did my certification in Teaching and Assessment in Clinical Practice. Following these I returned to clinical nursing for many years and took on management position after completing my Diploma in Nursing Administration with Oman Specialized Nursing Institute.

The position in management is challenging and demands a strong, professional and visible leader. For me, having the clinical and management experience was not enough, since nursing is more than just caring for the patients but caring also for our own. With this mind, I obtained my Master Degree in Nursing Leadership and Management from Australia to enhance my management skills and most importantly to set the tone that within any organization its greatest asset is its people and in my case it’s the nursing workforce that I must lead.  

The Nursing Directorate is the largest directorate in the hospital with 1200 nurses providing 24 hours services to our patients and university students. Our nursing practices are guided by our 7 Core Standards Care focused on continuous improvement with the aim of providing quality nursing care. The directorate continuously seeks to promote and maintain a stimulating learning, teaching and research environment conducive to the clinical training of nursing and medical students and staff members. We are committed to quality and patient safety and our philosophy had always been Patients come first; courtesy always”.

It is my sincere hope that when you are with us, you will feel safe and cared for by our dedicated nursing team who forms one of the pillars of Sultan Qaboos University Hospital. Please take the time to browse through our Nursing webpage and if you have any comments and suggestions please contact us at

Thank you,

Shinoona Hamed Al Harthy
Acting Deputy Director of Nursing

7 Core Standards

Core Standard 1 Admission of Patient.pdf

Core Standard 2 Care of Patients.pdf

Core Standard 3 Patient and Family Education.pdf

Core Standard 4 Pain Management.pdf

Core Standard 5 Patient Safety.pdf

Core Standard 6 Documentation.pdf

Core Standard 7 Discharge.pdf