Hiba Deek, RN, MSN, PhD
Hiba is a nurse with clinical experience of 6 years in the critical care unit. She earned her bachelor’s degree in 2006 from Makassed University, Faculty of Health Sciences with outstanding performance. Following three years of clinical experience, Hiba commenced her Master’s degree in 2009 at the American University of Beirut School of Nursing (AUB-HSON) when she studied and worked full time for the following 3 years. In 2013, Hiba started her PhD at University of Technology Sydney in Australia where she finished in less than the required time, was waivered from research courses and was granted a chancellor’s award for the outstanding performance. Hiba was awarded her PhD in 2016. Besides her clinical work experience, she worked as a research assistant throughout her PhD studies and then as a research associate at the AUB_HSON for one year. Meanwhile she worked as a part time lecturer at BAU where she gave courses to nursing students. Hiba is currently at BAU as an assistant professor of nursing. Her research background started in her master’s journey where she studied the trends in heart failure readmissions. She further expanded this study during her PhD where she studied the effect of involving the family in self-care of patients with heart failure on their readmission and mortality outcomes. This was evaluated in a randomized controlled trial. Hiba’s research work will continue in this field and her population of interest are and will always be patients with heart failure.