Zohra Hasnani-Samnani MN, BScN, RN

Zohra Hasnani-S joined University of Calgary in Qatar in 2012. She has extensive experience in the fields of clinical nursing, research and education in major teaching hospitals and universities.  Her teaching philosophy is based on active learning principles. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Education (EdD) from the University of Calgary in the field of ‘learning sciences’.       

Zohra’s research interests include innovation in nursing education, assessment of learning; pedagogy, active learning strategies, interprofessional education and geriatrics. She has successfully received two ‘teaching and learning grants’ from the Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary. Her recent researches include,  ‘understanding students’ experiences of learning in a shared learning environment’, ‘utilization of cooperative testing method’ and ‘evaluating the effectiveness of course based interprofessional education (IPE) activities’.


Selected Publications

Johnson, J., Hasnani-Samnani, Z., Acallar Masaba, A., & Thornton, L. (2019). The growing landscape of elder care in Qatar. Middle East Journal of Nursing, 13(1), 31-35

Wilbur, K., Hasnani-Samnani, Z., & Kelly, I. (2015). Interprofessional education activity among undergraduate nursing and pharmacy students in the Middle East. Nurse Educator, 40(4), 163-164

Hickey, J., Hasnani-Samnani, Z., & Ryba, K. (2015). Bridging the theory practice gap: Situated learning as a pedagogical framework for teaching undergraduate nursing students. Journal of Educational thought, 48(1&2), 25-41