Healthy Living, Online Magazine, Wellness

Proud To Be A Nurse


By Moromah Al Jefri and Zahara Quresh

Saudi nurse Mona Al Harthy takes the lead.

 Over the years, nurses have been stereotyped as medical students who failed to complete their medical degrees. Mona Al Harthy, a professional nurse, aims to break that stigma.

Al Harthy graduated from King AbdulAziz University with a bachelors’ degree in nursing. She, like the majority of nurses, started off as a bedside nurse where she was solely responsible for fully looking after three to four patients everyday. In the past, the number of Saudi women working as professional nurses was low and Al Harthy is among those who strive to change this by encouraging more Saudi female students to take up nursing as a profession.

Al Harthy states that it is widely believed that the job of a nurse is to check vital signs only, but it is much more than that. It has a lot of opportunities such as being promoted to take up different sub-fields according based on knowledge, skills and preference. Al Harthy herself was promoted to Nurse Clinician where she was assigned to manage the staff patients. Furthermore, she had to brief the nurses about updates in policies of the hospital or the World Health Organization.

There are many challenges in the Arab culture that Al Harthy talks about. The most common is not receiving the support of the family. She admits, “My family was supportive but other members of my family weren’t.”DSC_7395

In addition, many intensely criticize women who choose to become nurses and are quite conservative about female nurses’ long night shifts. “It is not typical in our society for a girl to be a nurse,” comments Al Harthy, because they believe that women are sensitive, and hence not capable of handling pressure that the job requires.

A major misbelief exists due to the comparison between doctors and nurses. Al Harthy emphasizes that doctors and nurses have entirely different professions, but they attain the same goal – to provide high standards of medical care.

She believes that nurses who have studied the discipline are responsible for bringing about a social change regarding this perception. Al Harthy initiated a group aiming to improve nursing in the society called Saudi Nursing Pioneering Committee. This committee heads six other subgroups that cover a wide array of topics related to the profession.

“I hope in the future nursing will be chosen as a profession and not an alternative.” – Mona Al Harthy

You Might Also Like



  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

    I was honored to receive a call coming from a friend immediately he observed the important guidelines shared on your own site.

    Browsing your blog posting is a real fantastic experience.
    Many thanks for taking into consideration readers much like me, and I would like for you
    the best of success as a professional in this area.

  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9

    Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your weblog
    and in accession capital to assert that I acquire actually enjoyed account your blog posts.

    Any way I’ll be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access
    consistently fast.

  10. 10

    An intriguing discussion is definitely worth comment. There’s
    no doubt that that you should write more about this subject, it may not be a taboo matter but typically
    folks don’t talk about these subjects. To the next!
    Many thanks!!

  11. 11
  12. 12

    Hello, i believe that i noticed you visited my web site thus i came to return the favor?.I am attempting to to
    find issues to improve my web site!I suppose its ok to use
    some of your ideas!!

  13. 13

    I do trust all of the ideas you’ve offered to your post. They’re very convincing
    and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are too short for beginners.
    Could you please lengthen them a bit from subsequent time?

    Thanks for the post.

  14. 14
  15. 15
  16. 16

    Hi, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues.

    When I look at your blog site in Ie, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it
    has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Other then that, superb blog!

  17. 17
  18. 18

    I just like the helpful info you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your blog and check once more here frequently.
    I am slightly sure I will learn many new stuff proper here!

    Good luck for the following!

  19. 19
  20. 20

    I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish.

    nonetheless, you command get bought an shakiness over that you wish be delivering the following.
    unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this

  21. 21
  22. 22
  23. 23
  24. 24

    I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.

    The sketch is tasteful, your authored subject matter stylish.

    nonetheless, you command get bought an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following.
    unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield
    this increase.

  25. 25
  26. 26
  27. 27

    Thanks for your own effort on this web site. Ellie loves engaging in internet
    research and it’s obvious why. We hear all
    about the powerful medium you deliver informative techniques
    on the website and even foster contribution from
    visitors on the concern while our own daughter is really learning
    so much. Enjoy the remaining portion of the new year. You are performing a very good job.[X-N-E-W-L-I-N-S-P-I-N-X]I am extremely impressed
    along with your writing talents and also with the structure in your weblog.
    Is this a paid subject matter or did you modify it yourself?
    Anyway keep up the excellent high quality writing, it is uncommon to peer a great blog like this one nowadays.

  28. 28
  29. 29

    A person necessarily help to make seriously articles I would state.
    That is the first time I frequented your website page
    and up to now? I amazed with the analysis you made to make this particular publish amazing.
    Excellent process!

  30. 30
  31. 31

    Today, while I was at work, my sister stole my iPad and tested to see if it can survive a
    30 foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple
    ipad is now broken and she has 83 views.

    I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  32. 32
  33. 33

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>