Fatima Alzyoud

Assistant Professor

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Fatima Alzyound

Professional Overview

Dr. Alzyoud joined the Loewenberg College of Nursing faculty in 2023. She earned her PhD in nursing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Dr. Alzyoud research program focuses on the mistreatment of patients, women's health, and Respectful Maternal Care (RMC), especially abuse and disrespect of women during labor and birth among underserved and racial/ethnic minority populations in healthcare settings. She has an extensive clinical experience in OB/GYN settings. During her doctoral program, she targeted patient abuse by healthcare professionals as an emerging violent phenomenon that can impact a patient’s psychological, emotional, and physical well-being. Dr. Alzyoud research goals are to understand the basis for nurses' violence against female patients in healthcare settings. She developed a theoretical model, Patient Abuse in Healthcare Theory, to guide her research. Another achievement of her doctoral dissertation is the development of a comprehensive tool that examined the factors and predictors associated with nurse/midwife disrespect and abuse of women during childbirth. In addition, she has experience teaching family health nursing, maternity and women’s health, research seminar in nursing, group communication seminar, introduction to professional nursing, and holistic health assessment courses to undergraduates.

  • University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA | Ph.D., Nursing, Nurse Scientist Educator, 05/2022
  • Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan | Master of Science in Nursing, 05/2015
  • Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan | Bachelor of Science, Nursing Science, 06/2007

  • Maternal global health
  • Nursing education
  • Simulation
  • Vulnerable and marginalized populations
  • Women's health

  • Global Respectful Maternal Care Council
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma)
  • Southern Nursing Research Society
  • The Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery (GANM)
  • The Quality Maternal and Newborn Care (QMNC) Research Alliance


  • Alzyoud, F. A., McCurry, M. K., Hunter Revell, S. M., & Kellogg, M. (2023). Nurse Disrespect and Abuse Toward Laboring and Child-Birthing Women. Nursing research, 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000674. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1097/NNR.0000000000000674
  • Alzyoud, F., McCurry, M. K., & Hunter Revell, S. M. (2023). Patient abuse in healthcare: A theoretical synthesis. Nursing Science Quarterly, 36(1), 70–77. https://doi.org/10.1177/08943184221131969
  • Alzyoud, S., Alzyoud, F., & Shahin, D. (2023). The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Lebanese Response. In Policy and Politics of the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Eastern Mediterranean States (First, pp. 118–128). E-International Relations. https://www.e-ir.info/publication/policy-and-politics-of-the-syrian-refugee-crisis-in-eastern-mediterranean-states/
  • Alzyoud F., h Khoshnood K., Alnatour A., Oweis A. (2018). Exposure to verbal abuse and neglect during childbirth among Jordanian women. Midwifery 58 (2018) 71–76 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.midw.2017.12.008