Mahmoud Kaddoura, PhD, CAGS, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CNE
Dr. Kaddoura has over 25 years of experience in nursing education and clinical practice. He currently teaches graduate Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, and Medical Surgical courses in the Master and Doctorate programs.
Prior to joining USF, Dr. Kaddoura taught both graduate and undergraduate courses at Duke University and MCPHS University (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences). His expertise in using technology and designing innovative educational strategies to adapt to student learning styles and improve students’ critical thinking and learning outcomes have been recognized with multiple awards for teaching excellence and research scholarship, including 2018 Teaching Effectiveness Award.
- Academic education
- Primary care nurse partitioning
- Family psychiatric mental health nurse partitioning
- Academic and clinical leadership
- Nursing Management supervision
- Critical thinking
- Clinical judgment
- Concept mapping
- Clinical simulation
- NCLEX-RN success
- Program Director, Master of Science in Nursing (ME-MSN)
- Co-Chair, University-wide Distinguished Teaching Award Committee
- Chair, Tenure-track Search Committee for the Tenure-track Faculty Position
- Faculty Advisor, Graduate Nursing Association
- Member, Academic Standards Committee
- Member, Honorary Degree Committee
- Member, Magis Project for Institutional Planning and Innovation, Processes and Systems Taskforce Committee
- University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, Post Doctoral Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate, 2019
- University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, Post-Master's Adult and Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certificate, 2013
- Simmons University, Boston, MA, PhD in Health Professions Education, 2009
- Simmons University, Boston, MA, CAGS (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies) in Health Professions Education, 2007
- University of Natal, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) and Masters in Education (MEd), 2002
- American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), 1992
- Program Director, University of San Francisco
- Professor, Duke University
- Associate Professor, MCPHS University
- Primary Care Adult and Gerontology Nurse Practitioner, Doctors Making House Call
- Clinical House Supervisor, Kentfield Hospital
Awards & Distinctions
- 2018 - Teaching Effectiveness award, School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of San Francisco
- 2015 – The first place Award for Excellence in Research at the INACSL 14th Annual International Nursing Simulation and Learning Conference, Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA
- 2014 – Most Inspiring Professor Award, School of Nursing, MCPHS University
- 2013 – Scholarship Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, MCPHS University
- 2013 – Most Interactive Professor Award, School of Nursing, MCPHS University
- 2012 – Quarter 1 Nursing ACE Award for NCLEX Teaching Excellence, Kaplan Foundation
- 2011 – Teacher of the Year Award, Division of Health Sciences, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- 2009 – Nominated by students for Trustees Award for Teaching Excellence, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- 2009 – PhD in Health Professions Education with High Distinction, Simmons College
- 2008 – Dean's Award for Commitment to Teaching Excellence, Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Program, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- 2007 – Inducted, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Theta at Large Chapter)
- 2007 – Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in Health Professions Education, Simmons College
- 2007 – Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Health Professions Education with Distinction, Simmons College
- 2002 – Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Summa Cum Laude University of Natal (Abu Dhabi Campus), Abu Dhabi, UAE
- 2002 – Master of Education (MEd), Summa Cum Laude University of Natal (Abu Dhabi Campus), Abu Dhabi, UAE
- 1992 – Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Summa Cum Laude American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Refereed Journals, Published
- Kaddoura, M. A., Van Dyke, O., & Yang, Q. (2017). Correlation between critical Thinking skills and national council licensure examination for registered nurses success in accelerated bachelor nursing students. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 12 (1), 3-7.
- Kaddoura, M. A., Flint, E. P., Van Dyke, O., Yang, Q., & Chiang, L-C. (2016, May-June). Academic and demographic predictors of NCLEX-RN pass rates in first- and second-degree accelerated BSN programs. Journal of Professional Nursing, 33 (3), 229-240.
- Kaddoura, M. A., Vandyke, O., & Yan, Q. (2016). Impact of a concept map teaching approach on nursing students’ critical thinking skills. Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, 18 (3), 350-354.
- Kaddoura, M. A., Van Dyke, O., Cheng, B., Yan, Q., & Shea-Foisy, K. (2016). Impact of concept mapping on the development of clinical judgment skills in nursing students. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 11, 101-107.
- Kaddoura, M., Vandyke, O., Smallwood, C., & Gonzalez, K. (2016). Perceived Benefits and Challenges of Repeated Exposure to High Fidelity Simulation Experiences of First Degree Accelerated bachelor nursing students. Nurse Education Today, 36, 298-304. PMID: 26260522.
- Harkess, L. & Kaddoura, M. (2015). Culture and Cultural Competence in Nursing Education and Practice: The State of the Art. Nursing Forum. PMID: 26061697. doi: 10.1111/nuf.12140.
- Kaddoura, M., Puri, A., & Dominick, C. A. (2014). International academic service learning: lessons learned from students' travel experiences of diverse cultural and health care practices in Morocco. Journal of Nursing Education, 53(1), 45-47. PMID: 24369774
- Kaddoura, M., Cormier, C., Post, T. R., & Leduc, J. (2013). Resource collaboration: The benefits of utilizing child life specialists when dealing with pediatric stress. Educational Research Quarterly, 37(2), 3-15.
- Kaddoura, M. (2013). Think Pair Share: A teaching learning strategy to enhance students’ critical thinking. Educational Research Quarterly, 36(4), 3-24.
- Kaddoura, M. A. (2013). The effect of preceptor behavior on the critical thinking skills of new graduate nurses in the intensive care unit. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 44(11), 488-495; quiz 496-497. CNE article (1.3 contact hours) PMID: 23964674
- Puri, A., Kaddoura, M., & Dominick, C. (2013). Student perception of travel service learning experience in Morocco. Journal of Dental Hygiene, 87(4), 234-243. PMID: 23986416
- Kaddoura, M. (2012). New graduate nurses’ perceived definition of critical thinking during their first nursing experience. Educational Research Quarterly, 36(3), 3-21.
- Kaddoura, M. A., & Williams, C. (2012). Comparison of generic accelerated nursing students’ critical thinking skills before and after implementing the case study pedagogical method. Educational Research Quarterly, 35(4), 3-28.
- Kaddoura, M. A. (2011). Critical thinking skills of nursing students in lecture-based teaching and case-based learning. International Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 5(2), Article 20. Open access; Article also republished online as an Insight Assessment “Independent Critical Thinking Research”
- Kaddoura, M. A. (2010). New graduate nurses' perceptions of the effects of clinical simulation on their critical thinking, learning, and confidence. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 41(11), 506-516. PMID: 20672760
- Kaddoura, M. A. (2010). Effect of the essentials of critical care orientation (ECCO) program on the development of nurses' critical thinking skills. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 41(9), 424-432. PMID: 20506928
- Kaddoura, M., Puri, A., & Dominick, C. (2011). Cultural competence in nursing education: How can nursing students and nurses be culturally competent? The Nightingale (Massachusetts Student Nurses’ Association Official Newsletter), April 2011, pp. 10-11.
- Kaddoura, M. A. (2009). Critical Thinking in Nursing Education: The Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO) Online Program vs. The Traditional Didactic "Face-To-Face" Teaching Program. (Dissertation, Simmons College).
- Kaddoura, M. A. & Gwele, N. (2002). Critical Thinking in Case-Based Learning and Traditional Didactic Teaching (MS Thesis, University of Natal). Nexus Document ID 100954; document is available through the Nexus Database of Current and Completed Research in South Africa, accession number AN=NX0137854.