Maha Habre, DNP, MSN, RN

Dr. Maha Habre joined the Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing in October 2012. She has since developed the High Acuity Nursing and Clinical Capstone courses and served on multiple councils and task forces. 

Dr. Habre has clinical experience in emergency nursing in pre-hospital (first aid) and acute hospital settings. She has served as a registered nurse in the emergency department of the American University of Beirut Medical Center in the Triage, Adult Medical and Surgical, Trauma, Pediatrics, and other emergency specialty areas. 
Dr. Habre has received distinguished recognition and awards for her nursing care and promotion of nursing excellence, including becoming a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), through the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), Illinois, US. While working for her master’s degree, Dr. Habre completed a clinical residency in acute and critical care advanced practice nursing as a visiting nurse at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. In 2018, she graduated as a Doctor of Nursing Practice with a focus on practice leadership and interprofessional collaboration in healthcare from Case Western Reserve University. She is also a certified Basic Life Support Instructor with the American Heart Association.


Scholarly Interests

Dr. Habre’s areas of practice, teaching, and research include emergency and critical care nursing, trauma, health-promoting behaviors, health beliefs and practices, simulation-based education, interprofessional education and practice, and teaching-learning innovations. 

She is also interested in enhancing the use of simulation in healthcare education to promote safe nursing care. She advocates for the integration of interprofessional health and social care education in health science curricula. She is currently active on several interprofessional research projects.


Doumit, R., Habre, M., Cattan, R., Abi Kharma, J. & Davis, B. (2022) Health-promoting behaviors and self-efficacy among nursing students in times of uncertainty. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 00, 1-8.

Farra, A., Zeenny, R., Nasser, S., Asmar, N., Milane, A., Bassil, M., Haidar, M., Habre, M., Zeeni, N., & Hoffart, N. (2018). Implementing an interprofessional education program in Lebanon: overcoming challenges. East Mediterr Health J. 2018; 24 (8)

Zeeni, N., Zeenny, R., Hasbini, T.D., Al Asmar, N., Bassil, M., Nasser, S.C., Milane, A., Farra, A., Habre, M., Khazen, G., & Hoffart, N. (2016). Student perceptions towards interprofessional education: Findings from a longitudinal study based in a Middle Eastern university.  Journal of Interprofessional Care. 30(2), 165-174.

Early Sepsis Recognition and Management at LAUMC-RH: Nurses’ Knowledge and Preparedness. A Jonas leadership project completed by M. Habre mentored by Lynn J. Lotas, PhD, RN, FAAN in 2015-2016 at the Lebanese American University Medical Center-Rizk Hospital.

Zeenny, R., Hoffart, N., Zeeni, N., Nasser, S.C., Milane, A., Hasbini, T., Hammoud, H., Habre, M., Farra, A., Bassil, M., & Asmar, N. (2015). Examples from the field: Lebanon (pp. 24-25).  Boone, J., & Brock, T., Interprofessional Education in a Pharmacy Context: Global Report. The Hague, The Netherlands: International Pharmaceutical Federation.

Mudd, S.S., Habre, M.A., Bahreman, N., & Stanik-Hutt, J. (2013). International residency for the development of the emergency department clinical nurse specialist role. International Emergency Nursing, 21(3), 194-196.

Community Service

Dr. Habre has been regularly active in community service. She has provided numerous continuing education sessions for nurses and served as a consultant in several local hospitals on topics such as evidence-based practice, sepsis prevention and management, triage, emergency nursing, Basic Life Support, interprofessional education and collaborative practice, and simulation-based education for safety and quality improvement. She has served on the national colloquium examination development, specifically in item-writing on critical care and medical-surgical topics. She has also provided capacity-building training with the Order of Nurses in Lebanon, LAU, and the World Health Organization.  Dr. Habre also serves as the advisor for the student-led First Responders Club.