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Name: Fatmah M Kreedi

Research Theme: 

Research Title: Newly Qualified Registered Nurses Experiences in Kuwait; A qualitative Exploration.

Research Interests: Self-development Research in Healthcare.

Supervisors: Prof. Michael Brown & Dr. Katherine Rogers


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Personal Bio:

I undertook my Diploma in nursing in college of health sciences in Kuwait (1990), before continuing my studies with a BSc (Hons) in nursing in the college of nursing in Kuwait (2013) at that time I was registered nurse in Ministry of social affairs in Kuwait. Then I got a scholarship from my Ministry to continue my Master’s degree in Advanced practice at the University of Bradford (2015). At 2016 I became assistant director in nursing, and in 2017 I started my PhD in Queens university Belfast.

Project Summary:


During the first year of registration, most Newly Qualified Registered Nurses (NQRNs) report dissatisfaction with their jobs, and many leave their positions. There are several contributing factors to this, including, for example, the reality shock that NQRNs face in the first few months of employment, lack of consistent preceptors, and lack of organizational and professional support. There is a high turnover rate among the NQRNs in the nursing workforce in Kuwait.  

Although a few studies have been conducted to explore the support systems in developing countries, there is a lack of empirical evidence regarding transition programme outcomes in Kuwait. The purpose of this study is to explore NQRNs perceptions and experiences towards healthcare support system. This would inform evidence-based recommendations, relevant to Kuwait context, whether a nursing support program is necessary, and what it may potentially involve.

My Perfect PhD Day

When I have met my day’s targets.



Other Activites

  • Student member of the School of Nursing & Midwifery Research Ethics Committee

When I’m not PhDing…

Enjoying family and friends. 


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