Student Academic Services

Academic Support Services


    Rustaq 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. 
    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 773 while the number of books for student class set is 1520 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 .



    Rustaq 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 as well as ensuring the student is progressing according to the study  plan.
    Each academic advisor will be assigned for eight to ten 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 or students who are on academic proportion will be 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. 


    Academic registry service is a critical component of academic support services .The Head of Students Affairs section, who was trained by HEAC. In order to facilitate the registration process and allow seamless transfer of student’s profile information, the MOHEI have integrated its Health Academic Management System (HAMS) with HEAC.  The curriculum Development Assistant is responsible for students' records of academic progression. The year coordinators in collaboration with course teachers track students absenteeism electronically. 


    To keep abreast of the era of technological advancement, the Institute provides two computer labs to support the educational process and to motivate students to use modern technologies to obtain information faster, more accurately and with greater potential. These two labs are equipped with the latest computers, printers, scanners and display devices. The first computer lab equipped with 21 PCs for students and 1 PC for teacher and the other lab is equipped with 40 PCs for students and I PC for teacher. They are also attached to the civil card readers, through which the electronic systems of the Ministry of Health are accessed.
    The labs are used to teach IT subjects along with teaching nursing subjects. The students are allotted specific time as per their schedule to use the labs apart from utilizing them in their free time. There is also a good speed internet facility to enhance student learning.
    The staffs are also provided with individual laptops computers to help them in preparing for the class session and all other job related activities.

    The nursing laboratory is adequately spaced and equipped with life-size mannequins, variety of models, and supplies. The mannequins we have are listed below as follows:
    Vital signs Kelly
    First aid and trauma mannequin
    Pediatric mannequin
    Adult mannequin
    CPR mannequin
    Male and Female Catheterization modules
    Enema module




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Student Support Services

Student Support Services

  • Teaching Resources

    The Rustaq 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 the RNI have class room’s multimedia lab with full-fledged resources and adequate number of laptops and PC‘s, internet with good speed and Wi-Fi accessible all time for the teachers and students.

     The nursing skill lab is equipped with low to medium fidelity manikins needed for the demonstrations and return demonstrations of the lab courses.


    • Student Support Services

           Rustaq Nursing Institute, together with the Ministry of Health, extends its support to the students by providing services geared towards its mission and vision; that is of molding well rounded and skilled professional nurses that will serve the people of the Sultanate of Oman.


    • Career and Employment Services

         The graduates are fully equipped with the necessary lifelong skills that will enable them to be competent and professional nurses empowered to face new challenges as they embark on their chosen fields of specialization.  In the final year, representatives from health care institutions are invited to the institute to meet the students and share prospective career pathways and future scope of activities.


    • Students’ Finances

          Currently the Ministry of Health provides students with allowance .The amount vary according to the distance of the students’ location from the Institute. Students are provided with free education, learning materials and uniforms.


    • Catering and Transportation

           Transportation from the institute to various training areas is made available to the students. Catering services are available to the students provided by the hospital cafeteria, which is under dietitian’s supervision and Ministry of Health protocols for food hygiene. The students are charged a reasonable price for the foods they are offered. Rustaq Nursing Institute does not provide accommodation services to students.


    • Medical and Counseling Facilities

              The health and wellness of the students is one of the concerns of the Institute. Thus, upon enrolment, all students undergo a health checkup and a record of all students who have special medical backgrounds is maintained and are followed up and monitoring their health status on a regular basis. Any time the need arises, Rustaq Polyclinic and Rustaq Hospital are within reach to cater for their medical needs.


    • Social and Recreational Services and Facilities

                The Institute provides leisure activities that enhance the social skills of the students. There are term end parties and social gatherings to provide recreational activities to the students. There is also an open shaded area with adequate tables and chairs for students’ gatherings and socialization.


    Unlimited support is given to all students through additional worksheets and extracurricular activities. Special attention is given to weak 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.

Student Services Academic Downloads

Student handbook for foundation
Student Handbook
Academic Byelaws