The College of Nursing welcomed His Excellency Dr. Ahmed al-Saidi, Minister of Health of the Sultanate of Oman and Dr. Darwish al-Maharbi, Undersecretary for Administrative and Financial Affairs of the Ministry on October 22, 2015. They visited with M. Louise Fitzpatrick, EdD, RN, FAAN, Connelly Endowed Dean and Professor; Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, University president, as well as MSN and PhD students from the Sultanate. The College has welcomed nursing students from Oman for over 20 years and these graduates are one of the largest groups of Villanova alumni outside the United States.
Front row: Marguerite K. Schlag ’68 BSN, EdD, RN, Assistant Dean and Director of the Graduate Program; Zainab al-Maqboli; Habiba al-Manji; Dean Fitzpatrick; Saira al-Bulushi; Zaina al-Harmali; Ruqaia al-Mughairy. Rose O’Driscoll ’64 BSN, MSN, RN, Assistant Dean for Administration. Back row: Saud al-Suleimani, Dr. al-Maharbi, Fr. Donohue, H.E. Dr. al-Saidi, Khamis al-Mamari, Abdullah al-Salmi.