Dr. Victoria F. Hanson

United Arab Emirates
Associate Professor (Maternal and Child Health Nursing) RAK College of Nursing, RAK Medical and Health Science University, United Arab Emirates

Dr Victoria F. Hanson is an Associate Professor (Maternal and Child Health Nursing/Midwifery) in the College of Nursing, at Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, United Arab Emirates. Born in Nigeria. Started her training as a midwife in 1973, and began her academic career as a Midwife educator in the School of Midwifery, Akure Ondo in Nigeria in 1982. Involved in the training of midwives at diploma. Her pursuit for excellence in my chosen career pushed me to have a degree in Nursing in Nursing education in 1993 and a Master of Science in Maternal and Child Health Nursing in 2005 at the University of Ibadan. She holds a PhD in Maternal and Child Health Nursing followed in 2015 at the University of Western Cape, South Africa. Her dissertation adopted a mixed method design of an empowerment program for women on breast self-examination towards prevention of breast cancer in the Iddo local government community, Oyo State, southwest Nigeria. Dr Victoria had various international experience in Gambia School of Nursing as a Technical Aids corps member representing the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the year 2000 and Oman Specialized Nursing Institute, Muscat. Sultanate of Oman as a midwifery lecturer from 2006 to 2010. Dr Victoria had authored a book: Fundamentals of Midwifery Practice Second Edition (2015). Dr Victoria had been involved in training midwives and nurses nationally and internationally in the areas of Maternal and Child Health Nursing, Midwifery, Nursing Management, Leadership, Research Methodology, and Evidence-Based Practice for over three decades, with experience in distance learning education. She had also worked at the National Open University of Nigeria as a lecturer (facilitator) for 4 years in the Nursing department (distance learning program) involved in the conversion of diploma-certified nurses and midwives to degree-qualified practitioners.