About the job:
As a Nurse, you take care of patients while they are at a hospital or clinic. You work with other people such as doctors to diagnose and treat the patients. You also observe the patients while they are being treated and talk to the patients.
If you are also interested in Psychology, you may become a Mental Health Nurse. The educational requirements for this specific career are listed in the Education section at the bottom of this page.
As a Nurse, you may have to:
- Deal with difficult patients
- Work demanding 12-hour shifts
You should know that in Lebanon, there is a shortage of nurses due to low wages, the absence of a social security network and the unscientific classification and specialisations of those working in this profession.
As a Nurse, you may get to:
- Work only 15 days every month
- Help save lives and make people feel better
- 40-50 hours per week
- Varied working times
As a nurse, your schedule depends on where you work. In a clinic, you work regular hours but in hospitals you work very different hours. You may have shifts where you work a lot for one week and take time off for another week.
Are you the right fit?
- Life Sciences
- Understanding what you hear
- Expressing yourself verbally
- Problem Sensitivity
- Fluency of ideas
- Reasoning & Problem Solving
Will you make money?
If you would like to become a Nurse, you will need:
- A Nursing degree
- You can also get a Masters degree and specialize in various areas
If you would like to become a Mental Health Nurse, the Ministry of Health requires you to have the following:
- Degree in nursing (preferably BSN) registered at the Ministry of Public
- MSN in psychiatry/mental health nursing is a plus
- 2-5 years
- Experience in a mental health setting is a plus
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team
- Excellent communication, problem solving, interpersonal and
conflict resolution skills
- Cultural sensitivity
- Ability to adhere to ethical considerations and principles with
regard to work with vulnerable populations
- Basic Microsoft office and internet use
- Fluency in Arabic and in English
There is a small fee of $75 for participating in this activity, which also includes a meal, a take home certificate, and more.
For questions, please email [email protected]
Able to read doctors’ handwriting, nurses are fluent at reading the most difficult language in the world. In this Insider Interview, Joy gives us a tour of what it takes to make it and hang with the nurses. Watch to see what Joy has to share about her job and some of the surprising skills it takes to be the backbone of every hospital.
Joy Hannoun El Hajj first obtained her BS in Nursing in 2007 and started working as a full time Nurse. Joy then continued her education and obtained two masters degrees - one in research and another in hospital management in 2017. Now she is working as head of Nursing Department at Lebanese German University.