Safa A Al-Arabi, PhD, MPH, MSN, CNL, RN | UTMB School of Nursing

Safa A Al-Arabi

PhD, MPH, MSN, CNL, RN

Associate Professor
CNL Track Administrator

Safa A Al-Arabi, PhD, MPH, MSN, CNL, RN | UTMB School of Nursing

Safa A Al-Arabi

PhD, MPH, MSN, CNL, RN

Associate Professor
CNL Track Administrator

Safa A Al-Arabi

PhD, MPH, MSN, CNL, RN


Overview

Education

Dr. Al-Arabi is the Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) Track Administrator/ Master Program (MSN). Dr. Al-Arabi was the Accelerated Baccalaureate Program Track Administrator (ABSN) from 2006-2016 and an Associate Professor in the Baccalaureate Program. She is currently the Co-Chair of the SON Search Committee. Dr. Al-Arabi provides Accelerated baccalaureate Students with direction, leadership, mentoring and support to make sure they are successful in their studies. In recognition of Dr. Al-Arabi's outstanding teaching skills, the accelerated baccalaureate students selected her to receive the Outstanding Faculty Award for years 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2015. selected as Educator of the Month, 2018 by students and colleagues.

Dr. Al-Arabi completed her PhD at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 2003. Her dissertation topic focused on "Social Support, Coping Methods and Quality of Life in Hemodialysis Patients." Dr Al-Arabi was awarded the Master of Science Degree in Nursing with an emphasis in Education at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. School of Nursing in 1998, and a Master of Science in Public Health from School of Medicine at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), where she was participated in research that focused on factors associated with the discontinuation of breast feeding. Dr. Al-Arabi also received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from JUST.

Areas of Research, Teaching, And Clinical Expertise and Scholarship

Al-Arabi's current teaching assignments are in the CNL/MSN program, Ph.D, and DNP program, and was teaching in the Accelerated BSN program, Traditional BSN and RN-BSN tracks in the baccalaureate nursing program at the University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Nursing. Dr. Al-Arabi's experience in the Master program, DNP and undergraduate nursing education is extensive. Her areas of clinical and teaching expertise are Immersion I & 2 Capstone CNL and DNP projects, Clinical Nurse Leader Practicum I, II, &3, CNL Practice and CNL Role introduction, and CNL Role Integration and synthesis. Community/Public Health, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Nursing Research, and Mother and Family Health. While a doctoral student, Dr. Al-Arabi served as a research and teaching assistant in the undergraduate program.

Courses Taught

Dr. Al-Arabi assisted in developing the Clinical Nurse Leader Master program courses, she is the coordinator for GNRS 5121 Clinical Practicum I, GNRS 5122 Clinical Practicum II, GNRS 5123 Clinical Practicum III. GNRS 5305 Introduction to the CNL Role, GNRS 5557 CNL Theory Basis Clinical Practicum, 5321 CNL Immersion I, 5250 Role Synthesis and Integration, and 5357 CNL Immersion II, she is teaching GNRS 5349 Informatics and QI. Dr. Al-Arabi developed and taught N4704 Adult Health Theory 2, a theory and clinical core course for all BACC2 students. From 2006-2015, she coordinated N4225, Nursing Research, and N4502, Community Nursing Health. From 2008 to p2015, she served as the coordinator for N3115 Seminar: Professional Nursing Practice I, N4125 Seminar Professional Nursing Practice II, and N4135 Seminar: Professional Nursing Practice III. From 2012-2013. Dr. Al-Arabi taught Maternal and Child health course in the BSN program 2015-2017. She taught in the Nurse Educator Program/MSN.

Selected Accomplishments

Dr. Al-Arabi has research publication in the Nephrology Nursing Journal. A manuscript, "Subjective Descriptions of Challenges to Quality of Life in End-Stage Renal Disease," was accepted and published in 2006. Dr. Al-Arabi has Poster Presentation in 2013 CNL Summit "A collaborative approach to curriculum planning."

Dr. Al-Arabi is a contributor Author in Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination.