Rita Akiki is a Registered Nurse with more than twenty years of experience in the field of clinical nursing, hospital management, nurses’ education, and training. She holds a Master’s Degree in Health Engineering & Management from Lille 2 University- France and a Master’s Degree in Health Management from La Sagesse University- Lebanon. She is certified in “Leadership for Change” from the International Council of Nurses. She also earned a Diploma in Business Management from Notre Dame University- Louaize (NDU-DCE).
She is the winner of the Nursing Now Challenge Global Solution Initiative 2021 that aims to support the early nurse’s career in their leadership development journey and respond to the emerging health needs.
She is an advocator of the nurse’s image; her recent publication discussed the Perception of High School Students in Lebanon toward the Nursing Profession: A Pilot Study in the Region of Keserwan figures in the International Francophone Journal of Nursing Research (2018).
As a clinical educator, she oversees the nurses continuing education program at Aboujaoude Hospital. Her success is due to her highly engaging training style where she enjoys sharing knowledge and making sure her audience benefits from her previous experiences.
As nursing director at Aboujaoude Hospital, she is passionate in empowering nurses. She is leading a Heart Failure Education Clinic that provides a multidisciplinary approach for heart failure patients and their families. She also launched many initiatives to improve nurses’ morale and job satisfaction especially during the Lebanese Crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Her specialties: Registered Nurse, Nursing Director, Trainer, Pediatric Nurse, Disaster Management, Infection Control, Occupational Health and Safety, Patient Education.