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Dr. Jihan Mahmoud , PhD, RN, MSN

Assistant Professor
Stevenson University Online | Berman School of Nursing and Health Professions
Jihan Mahmoud
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PhD: University of Kentucky

MSN: University of Jordan

BSN: Jordan University of Science and Technology


Young adult college students' wellbeing with special focus on depression, anxiety, stress, and coping. My published research work examined the main predictors of depression, stress, and anxiety. As a result of this work, a theoretical model that explains the phenomenon of anxiety in young adult college students was developed and published. This model highlights the significant role of thinking style and thoughts in predicting anxiety in this population. This model will serve as a guide for future research plan that can be focused on examining the efficacy of certain mind-set strategies and mindfulness/ cognitive interventions in targeting college-related stressors and diminishing the risk of anxiety in this population.

Other research expertise include serving as a chair of several master project committees and a doctoral dissertation and well as a member on multiple DNP project committees. Additional work with students include mentoring and supervising graduate and undergraduate students through their research activities such as presenting at national conferences.


Mahmoud, J. S., Staten, R., Lennie, T. A., & Hall, L. A. (2015). The Relationships of Coping, Negative Thinking, Life   Satisfaction, Social Support, and Selected Demographics With Anxiety of Young Adult College Students.Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 28(2), 97-108.

Mahmoud, J. S. R., Staten, R. T., Hall, L. A., & Lennie, T. A. (2012). The Relationship among Young Adult College Students Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Demographics, Life Satisfaction, and Coping Styles. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33(3), 149-156.

Mahmoud, J. S. R., Hall, L. A. & Staten, R (2010). The Psychometric  Properties of the 21 Item Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS-21) among a Sample of Young Adults. Southern Online Journal of Nursing Research, 10(4) .Available online: rt02.pdf



NURS 520-Quantitative Methods in Nursing Research

NURS/ HCM 557-Project and Resource Management

Additional Teaching expertise:

Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing Practice

Master Project/ Capstone Project/ Scholarly Inquiry

Grant Writing

Teaching Philosophy Statement:

I believe that students are the core of the academic process and apply evidence-based strategies to facilitate the achievement of their professional goals.


New Nursing Faculty Fellowship from Maryland Higher Education Commission (2018)

Second Place of Best Poster Presentation Award from the American Psychiatric Nursing Association (2016)

Second place for best symposium presentation at the 4th Annual Graduate Students Interdisciplinary conference, University of Kentucky (2010)

Best Doctoral Student Poster Presentation award from the College of Nursing, University of Kentucky (2009)

Delta Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau research grant for doctoral dissertation (2009)

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