Nashat Abualhaija

Associate Professor

College of Nursing

University of Texas




Dr. Nashat Abualhaija, PhD, RN is an associate professor of Nursing at the University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB). He received his B.S.N from UAB in 1997, MSN from the University of Phoenix in 2005 and PhD from Barry University in 2017. His work experience include acute care nursing and nursing leadership. Dr. Abualhaija’ s research foci are vulnerable population’s health, cultural competence among healthcare professionals, leaders and systems, cultural competence among nursing students and faculty and student-centeredness and active learning approaches in nursing. Dr. Abualhaija serves as chair for the Assessment & Evaluation Committee and a member in the (Curriculum Development Committee, Faculty Senate, Research Advisory Committee and General Education Oversight Committee) at UTPB.

Area of Interests

  • Transcultural Nursing
  • Vulnerable population’s health
  • Cultural competence and its effects on improving clinical outcomes among minorities
  • Cultural competence among healthcare professionals, leaders, and systems
  • Cultural competence among nursing students and faculty
  • Student-centeredness and active learning approaches in nursing
  • Men’s Health