Foundation Dean, Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa
Reporting to the Provost, the Foundation Dean, Nursing and Midwifery will define nursing educational needs in East Africa and develop programmes that meet those needs. He/she will serve as a member of the senior management team of the University in the region and liaise with governments, donor agencies and AKDN partners on behalf of the University. The Dean will also provide academic and administrative leadership in the management of all the operations of the nursing programme and take the lead in fostering faculty development and ensuring a research culture that responds to the needs of the environment.
Dr Yasmin Amarsi has a RN and RM with Diplomas in Teaching and Administration and gold and silver medals from the College of Nursing, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre in Karachi. She completed her Post RN BScN from Canada's McMaster University in 1985, Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Arizona, USA and PhD in Nursing from McMaster University in 1998. Dr Amarsi was among the founding faculty of the School of Nursing, first PhD nurse in Pakistan and has led various academic programmes since 1980. In September 1997 she became the first national to be appointed as Director of AKU School of Nursing. In April 2000 Dr Amarsi was appointed as the Associate Dean of AKU School of Nursing and in August 2002 was given the position of Dean of AKU School of Nursing. In January 2009 she was appointed as the Foundation Dean, Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa.