Al Dhahira nursing institute has well-defined academic advising committee constitute of Chairperson and three members. The policy of The Academic advising is to ensure that students receive appropriate guidance and support to facilitate their learning it provide information to teachers and students on how to seek advice and teachers on his/her role on academic advising to make appropriate choices and facilitates a successful academic experience.
Academic advisers shall be appointed for each student from among the institute faculty at the beginning of each academic year. A student may request to change the academic advisor at an appropriate point of time according to the established policy.
At present the academic advisors main responsibility is limited to help the students, whose performance and conduct is below the expected standard and examine the factors attribute to situation.
Each academic advisor will be assigned for Six to eight students for advising, in one semester two sessions of counselling is conducted in week 4 and 8.each student should meet the advisor at least once in a semester. The weak students were identified and referred to the concern course coordinators Remedial work and tutorials are done for the students to improve their performance and after counselling and assist student to discover their own potential and capabilities, if the students does not show any progress referred to the dean for further actions.
Al Dhahira nursing institute has a well-established library with one librarian full time available for the users. Teaching/learning materials is available in the library .It include books, journals, audio, video materials, anatomy and physiology models of body organs.
The books are classified under 3 categories:
I. Lending book.
II. Reference book.
III. Student class set.
The number of books in the first two categories is 350 while the number of books for student class set is 1300 which will be given to the students at the beginning of the semester according to the subjects which they learn and will be collected back at the end of each semester .
The Al Dhahira nursing institute strives to employ a variety of teaching methods and approaches in its academic activities. Student-centered learning, problem-based learning, case-based teaching and reflective learning are among the approaches that the institute should adopt to promote the facilitation role of teaching staff and enhance students’ sense of responsibility and accountability towards their learning. Such approaches require teaching staff to shift their focus from teacher-centered approaches to student-centered approaches, have adequate time to prepare learning activities, students to have sufficient time for self-directed learning and sufficient resources for interactive simulation and e-learning.
To achieve these goals, DNI has classrooms and multimedia lab with full-fledged resources and adequate number of PCs, high-speed Internet with Wi-Fi accessibility all time for the teachers and students.
STUDENT LEARNING AND SUPPORT
Support is provided to all students through additional tasks and extracurricular activities. Special attention is given to low-performing students to help them cope up with the English courses through remedial classes and academic advising during the Foundation year. Moreover, nursing students can approach the teachers of English for linguistic support through their studies.