Jestoni Dulva Maniago
DNS, Ph.D. (vae), MAEd, MAN, LPT, RM, RN, FISQua, FRIHC, FRIMW, FRIN, FRIRes, FRIEdr
Assistant Professor (Nursing Science)
Program Coordinator (Master of Science in Nursing), Chair (Nursing Skills and Simulation Laboratories), Department of Nursing, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Majmaah University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
One of the most researched areas in nursing education is Emotional Intelligence (EI). It is described as the person’s ability to monitor his own feelings, understand the emotions and feelings of other people and to use this understanding to influence his thinking and action. The assumption that there is a relationship between EI and successful management in education (such as decision-making process, planning process, functional relationships, performance assessments) emerged in various nursing literature. In light of this recent academic focus on EI, it is imperative to understand its key role in leading and managing nursing programs, especially universities that are mandated to prepare students to become caring professionals and emotionally intelligent nurses. It is undisputed that the current focus of universities in the age of globalization should be to translate and utilize pieces of evidence that will further develop EI skills and abilities in dealing with people situated in a culturally diverse environment.