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Gladys Mouro

Gladys Mouro, PhD(h), MSN, RN

Gladys Mouro completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, a Master’s of Science in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania and has an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane letters from Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania. She was Assistant Hospital Director for Patient Care Services at the American University of Beirut Medical Center in Lebanon, Director of a Technical Baccalaureate Nursing program, and has a total of 36 years of nursing experience as a clinician and administrator.

Ms. Mouro is a frequent speaker on nursing throughout the world and an author of a book, An American Nurse Amidst Chaos, and several chapters and articles, the latest on accountability and shared governance in the Middle East. She was involved in disaster planning in Lebanon and her skills were tested in many ways -- keeping the hospital operational during the 16 years of civil strife in Lebanon. Her expertise in cultural diversity allowed her to collaborate and promote nursing in the region.

She is a recipient of numerous awards and honors including the AONE Organizational Innovation Nursing Award, the University of Pennsylvania Leadership Award, the Silver and Gold Order of Health Merit from the Lebanese Government, the Valor Award from the ANCC, the Woman of the Year Who’s Who Award, the USA Congressional Award, and a scholarship award was established in her name at the American University of Beirut (AUB).

After the war in Lebanon, she decided to bring back excellence to AUB and the Middle East. She spearheaded many first initiatives including the first Life Support Center accredited in Lebanon by the American Heart Association; the first Provider Unit for Continuing Nursing Education accredited by the ANCC in the Middle East; the first facility to benchmark with the NDNQI in Lebanon; the first Magnet designated facility in the Middle East, and the third in the world outside the United States, and the first Magnet International Commissioner. She was a member on the International Committee of the AONE and currently on the alumni council of AUB.

She is a consultant in hospitals both in Lebanon and many countries of the Middle East and was appointed on the task force for the establishment of the school of nursing at the Lebanese American University in Lebanon.

Presently, Ms. Mouro is an academic associate at AUB and senior advisor for nursing at the Lebanese American Univeristy in addition to consultant for Magnet at King Faisal Specialist and Research Center in Riyadh. She is also an advisor for the Lebanese Quality committee.

Ms. Mouro, along with the president’s call for action, vision, mission and purpose of STTI, would like to utilize her expertise to support the strategic direction of STTI and reach out globally to promote the image of nursing and improve the health of the people by representing STTI within the health care community.

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