Speaker Biography

Adel Harb

King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Saudi Arabia

Title: Developing charge nurses as frontline leaders through transformative learning

Adel Harb

Adel Harb graduated from University of Jordan in 1993. He had worked as Cardiac Registered Nurse in Jordan. He completed his master’s degree in education from University of Jordan on 1998 and a master’s degree in Critical Care from Ohio State University on 1999. Worked at Ministry of National Guards for Health Affairs (NGHA-Riyadh) on 2003 as Clinical Resource Nurse in Nursing Education till 2010. Then worked in NGHA (Madinah) as Supervisor for Safety and Quality till 2014. During 2014-2017 worked as Director of Nursing Education at Security Forces Hospital- Riyadh. On Jan 2018 has joined Nursing Education at King Fahad Specialist Hospital as Nursing Educator Manager Obtained PhD in Healthcare Administration on 2010 and worked as visiting Professor Assistant. Supervising all Saudi Nursing Students - Interns and graduates. Publications: one book "Cardiology for Registered Nurses", 15 Abstracts and Papers. 3 Researches. He served as a speaker at several international Symposia and conferences, Saudi Heart Association member as senior Regional Faculty for ACLS. Currently is developing a Case Management Post Graduate Diploma Program.


Nurses at all levels must be prepared and developed to lead change to advance health care.  Historically, in most healthcare institutes, nursing leadership development programs have focused on nurses in senior management or executive roles rather than those working in frontline leadership roles. This article will describe a professional development initiative program attended by 169 charge nurses. The program has a comprehensive curriculum and road map for developing frontline leaders and ensuring charge nurses are trained, mentored, and supported in their roles. Program development, evaluation, and lessons learned that can be applied in other organizations are discussed