Sharifa Al-Qaaydeh PhD, RN
  • Prelicensure Track Director, College Of Nursing
  • Associate Professor (Clinical), College Of Nursing


  • Identifying Changes in Comfort and Worry Among Pediatric Nursing Students Following Clinical Rotations. Nursing and Healthcare Congress, Vanvouver, Canada. , Presented, 2016.
  • Al-Qaaydeh, S., Sward, K. A. & Linder, L. A. Perceived Usefulness and User Satisfaction of Electronic and Paper-and-Pencil Symptom Tracking Diaries for Young Children with Cancer: Parent Perspectives. APHON Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2020.
  • “Parent’s Report of Physical Symptoms in Young Children with Cancer”, WIN Annual Research Conference. , Presented, 2018.
  • Identifying Student Clinical Comfort & Worry in the Pediatric Setting: A Multi-Site study. , Presented, 2015.
  • "Increasing Quality in Pediatric Nursing Clinical Education". , Presented, 2011.
  • Muslims in Healthcare. , Presented, 2009.
  • Refugees in Utah. , Presented, 2008.
  • "Nursing Care of the BMT Patient". , Presented, 2007.
  • "Oncologic Emergencies". , Presented, 2007.
  • "Death and Dying in Children". , Presented, 2006.
  • "Identifying Student Clinical Comfort & Worry in the Pediatric Setting: A Multi-Site study". Poster, Presented, 2015.
  • “Parents as Proxy in Reporting Symptoms: A Literature Review, STTI Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, IN. Poster, Presented, 2013.
  • “Using Parents As Proxy for Reporting Symptoms In Young Children with Cancer”, APHON Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2012.
  • “Exploratory factor analysis of the pediatric nursing student clinical comfort and worry assessment tool”, Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2012.
  • "Late-effects of Pediatric Cancer: What do Children Know about their Past and Future?". Poster, Presented, 2010.
  • "Late-Effects of Pediatric Cancer, Development of a Disease and Treatment Portfolio". Poster, Presented, 2009.
  • Evaluating student perceptions of pediatric nursing. Poster, Presented, 2008.
  • "Evaluating Student Perceptions of Pediatric Nursing". Poster, Presented, 2008.
  • Al-Qaaydeh SM. Evaluating Student Perceptions of Pediatric Nursing. Poster session presented at Western Institute of Nursing, Orange County, CA. Poster, Presented, 2008.

Research Groups

  • Symptoms and Palliative Care, . RITe Group. 2012 - 2016.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • "Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Pediatric Nursing Student Clinical Comfort and Worry Assessment Tool”. PI: - 2015. Total project budget to date:
  • “Physical Symptoms in Young Children with Cancer: Comparison of Electronic Versus Paper-and-Pencil Diaries”. PI: - 2014. Total project budget to date:


  • Arabic, Basic.


  • Al-Qaaydeh, S. (date unknown). Al-Qaaydeh, S., Lassche, M., & Macintosh, C. (2012). Exploratory factor analysis of the pediatric nursing student clinical comfort and worry assessment tool. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 27(5), e39-43. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2012.05.003. Accepted, .
  • Sharifa Al-Qaaydeh (date unknown). Al-Qaaydeh, S. (2011). Adult survivors of pediatric cancer: What do they know about their past and future? Oncology Nurse Advisor, 3(4), 20-26. Accepted, .
  • Linder, L., Al-Qaaydeh, S., & Donaldson, G. (date unknown). Symptom characteristics among hospitalized children and adolecents with cancer. Cancer Nursing. Vol. 41(1), 23-32. Accepted, .
  • Beck SL, Brant JM, Donohue R, Smith EM, Towsley G, Berry PH, Guo JW, Al-Qaaydeh S, Pett MA, Donaldson G (date unknown). Oncology Nursing Certification: Relation to Nurses' Knowledge and Attitudes About Pain, Patient-Reported Pain Care Quality, and Pain Outcomes. Oncology nursing forum. Vol. 43, 67-76. Accepted, .
  • Lasshe, M. (date unknown). Lassche, M., Al-Qaaydeh, S., Macintosh, C., & Black, M. (2012). Identifying changes in comfort and worry among pediatric nursing students following clinical rotations. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28(1), 48-54. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2012.05.003. Accepted, .
  • (date unknown). University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT - Contributor, “College of Nursing Psychiatric-Mental Health Graduate Handbook”. Accepted, .