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The vision of the RAKCON – RC is to lay a foundation for EBP and quality for advancing the nursing profession in the UAE in the areas of education, research, practice and administration.

Mission & Purpose

  • 1. To ensure that RAKCON research is represented at the RAKMHSU level.
  • 2. To provide guidance and support to the RAKCON faculty members and students in their research projects.
  • 3. To educate nurses from outside about the importance of research and become involved directly with them in research projects.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • 1. To inform the RAKCON faculty on any matters affecting research at the RAKMHSU through the University Research and Ethics Committee (REC)
  • 2. To report to the RAKMHSU REC on the status of research activities as well as decisions taken by the RAKCON
  • 3. To screen and approve RAKCON faculty and student proposals for scientific merit before presenting to RAKMHSU REC
  • 4. To identify and facilitate opportunities for interdisciplinary research
  • 5. To identify resources (e.g. external funding, resource persons) to support faculty research endeavors
  • 6. To liaise with UAE health authorities and other regulating bodies, as appropriate
  • 7. To consider research initiatives from health authorities and other external bodies

Faculty Research & Puplications

1. Dr. Vijaya Kumardhas, Dean is the co-investigator along with the principal investigator Dr. Sharon Brown, Professor, Griffith University and Fatma College of Health Sciences for the discussion paper on “Strategic leadership considerations and interventions for the reduction of diabetes and associated chronic disease prevalence in Abu Dhabi over the next 20 years” to be submitted to the Oxford Praxis Forum Green Templeton College University of Oxford. (the study is in progress, it will be completed in December 2014)

2. Dr. Priyalatha: Guided BSN IV year student project titled” Effectiveness of awareness programme on knowledge and attitude regarding HIV/AIDS among school going adolescents in RAK, UAE. Won the first prize for presentation during the 5th RAKMHSU student’s scientific conference.

3. Dr. Priyalatha: Guided BSN II years for two poster presentation titled “Knowledge of mother regarding gastroenteritis “& “knowledge of adult patients regarding pulmonary tuberculosis” respectively.


1. Shrestha,S, Karkada, S & Sheilini M(2014). Effectiveness of video assisted teaching on detection of visual impairments in children among primary school teachers. International journal of Nursing Researdh and practice. 1(1), 10-14.

2. Karkada S, Navaneetha & Ansuya (2014). Prevalence and knowledge of hypertension and diabetes among adults in selected villages of Udupi, Karnataka. International journal of advanced research. 2(2), 533-537.

3. Manjula, Karkada,S., Ansuya, Kamath A & Suneel (2014). An evaluative study to find the effectiveness of pediculosis capitis among children of selected schools of Udupi district. Journal of nursing and health science, 3(1), 17-20.

4. Jayashree, R, Suja Karkada, Mariyamma V George (Sept 2013). Effectiveness of computer-assisted patient education on knowledge and perceived self-efficacy of patients with rheumatoid arthritis in Salalah, Oman. Education in Medicine Journal, vol 5, issue 3, 8-18.

RAKCON Research Activities

MSN students underwent a course on Advanced Research Methods, last year and also presented their research proposal to the college research committee which was approved. All the students including the previous year one student completed their thesis and submitted in the 1st week of July 2014. The list of faculties’ supervisors and the names of students and their topics are presented below:

1. MSN IV SEM (Batch II : 2012-2013)

Name of the student Name of the supervisor Research Topic
Fatema Mohammed Al Hebsi Dr. Shukri Adams Perception of health education needs of patients with Myocardial Infarction
Nisha Binoy Dr. Suja Karkada Effectiveness of video assisted teaching on smoking among laborers
Minjo Robin Dr. Premila Lee Prevalence and Knowledge of obesity among women in child bearing age
Divya John Dr. Faiza Ahmed Sleep disturbances and associated practices in hospitalized patients
Swapna Soman Dr. Vijaya Kumaradhas Anxiety level of the immediate family members of critically ill patients