Dr. Khaldoun M. Aldiabat, RN, BScN, MScN, PhD 

Photo of Dr. Khaldoun AldiabatAssistant Professor

Educational Summary 

PhD; University of Calgary, Calgary-AB, Canada

MScN; The Jordan University of Science & Technology- Jordan

BScN; The Jordan University of Science & Technology- Jordan

Teaching Summary

NURS 3092 - Nursing Research
NURS 4113 - Families within Populations (Co-teach)

NURS 1131 - Lab groups
NURS 4176 - Practicum

Teaching History: Theoretical and Clinical Courses
# of times taught
College of Nursing- Taibah University- Almadinah- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 
 Introduction to Nursing Research 
Gerontology Nursing - course & clinical 3
Graduating Nursing Research Project 3
School of Nursing- University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, Canada
Advanced Quantitative Nursing and Health Research - Graduate
Advanced Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing- UNG course & clinical 2
Advanced Community Health Nursing - course & clinical 1
Nursing Research - UNG 2
Faculty of Nursing- University of Calgary- Alberta, Canada  
Pathophysiology - UNG 3
Health Research Method: Quantitative Design - Graduate 1
Nursing Research - UNG 1
Advanced Concepts in Nursing Practice 2
Use Music/Sound Help Professions 1
Nursing Scholarship 1
Health Assessment 2
Nursing Inquiry 1


Key Areas of Interest/Expertise 

Qualitative Research
Quantitative Research
Grounded Theory (Classic)
Descriptive Phenomenology (Giorgi)
Symbolic Interactionism
Mental Health
Community Health
Smoking Behaviour
Interaction and Communication
Quality of Life
Verbal Abuse and Nursing Issues  
Good Death

Research Interests 

Developing Mid-Range Theory
 Interaction and behavior
Social Determinants of Health
Lived Experience
Workplace Health  
Mental and Community Health
Evidence Based Research


Aldiabat, K., Alarifi, A., Al-Gohal, N., Alharbi, M., Alshehri, A., Alshomrani, A.,… Sayed, A. (2016). What does lure the Saudi nurses to leave bedside nursing? Findings from a pilot study. International Journal of Nursing Student Scholarship (Under Review)

Joyce, D., Fuller, F., Dhillon, G., Sambad, K., Christenson, S., Green, T., & Aldiabat, K. (2015). Superficial surgical site infections in post-operative abdominal hysterectomies: An evidence based analysis. International Journal of Nursing Student Scholarship, 2. Retrieved from http://ijnss.journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/ijnss/index .

Aldiabat, K., & Le Navenec, C. -L. (2014). What do nursing students need to know about health education for older adults who live in rural areas? Indian Journal of Gerontology, 28(1), 469-481.

Aldiabat, K., Matani, N., & LeNavenec, C. –L.  (2014). Mental health among undergraduate university students: A message to administrators, educators, and healthcare providers. Universal Journal of Public Health, 2(8), 209-214.

Zimmer, L. V., Banner, D., Aldiabat, K., Keeler, G., Klepetar, A., Ouellette, H.,… MacLeod, M. (2014). Nursing education for rural and northern practice in Canada. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4(8), 162-172. doi:10.5430/jnep.v4n8p162

Aldiabat, K. M., & Clinton, M. (2013). Becoming an exhausted smoker: The beginning of the end. American Journal of Nursing Science, 2(1), 6-13. doi:10.11648/j.ajns.20130201.12

Aldiabat, K., & Clinton, M. (2013). Becoming a novice smoker: Initial smoking behaviours among Jordanian psychiatric nurses. The Qualitative Report, 18(3), 1-16.

Aldiabat, K. M., & Le Navenec, C. –L. (2013). Developing smoking cessation program for older Canadian people: An application of Precede-Proceed Model. American Journal of Nursing Science, 2(3), 33-39. doi:10.11648/j.ajns.20130203.13

Aldiabat, K., & Clinton, M. (2013). How male Jordanian psychiatric nurses become regular smokers at university: Lessons in tolerance, cultural identity and stress reduction.  Nursing and Health, 1, 52-60. doi:10.13189/nh.2013.010302

Aldiabat, K., & Clinton, M. (2013). Understanding Jordanian psychiatric nurses’ smoking behaviours. Nursing Research and Practice, 2013, Article ID 370828. doi:10.1155/2013/370828

Aldiabat, K. (2013). Interaction between nurses and older adults: Lessons from the literature. American Journal of Nursing Science, 1(2), 26-31.    

Aldiabat, K., & Le Navenec, C. –L. (2013). Interacting with suicidal older persons: An application of symbolic interactionism for nurses and related mental health professional. American Journal of Nursing Science, 2(3), 21-26. doi:10.11648/j.ajns.20130203.11

Aldiabat, K., & Clinton, M. (2012). Contextualizing smoking behaviour over time: A smoking journey from pleasuring to suffering. Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry, 3(1), 1-19.

Aldiabat, K., & Le Navenec, C. –L. (2011). A clarification of the blurred boundaries between grounded theory and ethnography. Turkish Online Journal of Qualitative Inquiry, 2(3), 1-13.      

Aldiabat, K. M., & Le Navenec, C. -L. (2011). Philosophical roots of classical grounded theory: It’s foundations in symbolic interactionism. The Qualitative Report, 16(4), 1063-1080. Retrieved from http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR16-4/aldiabat.pdf

Hirst, S., LeNavenec, C. –L. & Aldiabat, K. (2010). Conversation with holocaust survivor residents. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 37(3), 36-42.     

Oweis, A., & Aldiabat, K. (2005). Jordanian nurses perception of physicians’ verbal abuse: Findings from a questionnaire survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 42(8), 881-888.


Aldiabat, K. M.
(20??). Contextualizing smoking over time: A smoking journey from pleasuring to suffering (A grounded theory study). University of Calgary, Calgary AB, Canada.

Aldiabat, K. M. (20??). Physicians’ verbal abuse against Jordanian nurses (A quantitative study). Jordan University of Science & Technology, Jordan.

Refereed Presentations at Conferences

Aldiabat, K., & Axen, L. (2014). What do nursing students need to know about health education for older adults who live in rural areas? Poster displayed in Research Days (November 5, 6, & 7, 2014), Partners for Health: Communities, Families, Researchers, and Care Providers Prince George, BC - Civic Center.

Aldiabat, K. (2013). Integrating smoking cessation and prevention material in nursing curriculum at University of Northern British Columbia using PRECEDE-PROCEED model. Sent to and accepted in CASN conference that was held on Summer, 2013,  Vancouver-BC. (speaker)

Aldiabat, K. (2012, August 23). Connecting the broken bridges: Integrating “knowing that” to “knowing how” in nursing education. Seminar presented in sessional faculty orientation day, School of Nursing-UNBC. (speaker)

Aldiabat, K. (2012). Knowledge mobilization strategies with undergraduate nursing students.  Presented in Research Days Conference: Knowledge Mobilization: Research to Action. Prince George-BC. (speaker)

Banner, D.,  Zimmer,L., Aldiabat,K., et al. (2012, October 23). Supporting clinical education: The development of practice-driven nursing education in rural and Northern British Columbia. Presented in Clinical Educators’ Conference- Prince George. (speaker)

Friesen, S.,  Polysou, D., & Aldiabat, K. (2012, March 2). Pressure ulcer prevention and care: An evidence-based practice literature synthesis. Presented in 7th Annual Graduate UNBC Conference. UNBC- Prince George-BC. (speaker)

Non-Refereed Publications

Aldiabat, K. (2011). “Past experience shapes current reality”: The pathological gambling and historical trauma among Canadian Aboriginal peoples. Journal of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, 27(1), 7-9.

Aldiabat, K. (2011). Understanding relocation stress among older people in nursing homes: Application of Roy’s Adaptation Model. Journal of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, 26(4), 26-27.

Aldiabat, K. (2009). Report on the knowledge exchange institute for geriatric nursing education conference. Journal of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, 26(1), 34.

Aldiabat, K. (2009). Making moments matter: Reflections from a student. AGNA Newsletter, 19(2).

Aldiabat, K. (2009). Treat older people as you would like be treated: A culturally sensitive perspective from a nursing student. AGNA Newsletter, 26(3), 8.

Volunteer, Service Activities

Registered Nurse in Nurses Association of New Brunswick (NANB) (2016- present)
Registered Nurse in College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) (2011-present)        
Registered Nurse in College & Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) (2008-2011 then postponed)        
Registered Nurse in Jordanian Nurses & Midwifery Council (2000-2008 -present)        
Registered Nurse in Virginia Nursing Board [The American Nursing Board] (2010-present)         
Member in Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA) (2010-present)        
Member in National League for Nursing (NLN) (2010-present)        
Member in Alberta Gerontological Nursing Association (AGNA) (2009-present)        
Member in Canadian Mental Health Association/ Calgary (2008-present )        
Member in Alberta Association on Gerontology (AAG) (2007-present)        
Member in InspireNet research group (BC) (2012-present)