The Federal Department of Nursing (FDON) was established as per the Ministerial Decree # 354 (1992). The FDON is a strategically placed department within the Ministry of Health (MOH) and accepts the mission, vision, and value statements of the MOH. The Department also takes careful cognizance of the Codes of Conduct, scope of practice and strategic goals as formulated by the MOH, Departments within the MOH, the Department itself and the respective Sections/ Unit(s)/ Office(s) of the Department. Internationally and regionally the Department advocates for and supports initiatives that benefit quality health care in general and quality nursing and midwifery care in particular. The Department provides structure, guidance and support to the profession of nursing and nurses in the UAE, the MOH, MOH health care facilities, groups and individuals (for example the public, private health care facilities, health care consumers, other health care professionals, interest groups and/or organizations). To enhance the Department’s ability to focus meaningfully on management practices and core quality responsibilities, the Department agreed on seven distinct Sections to take responsibility for nursing or technically related responsibilities (line function) as listed alphabetically: 1. Administrative and Information Systems (AIS) 2. Continuing Education (CE) 3. Nursing Research & Competency Development (NRCD)4. Emirati Nurse and New Graduate Development (ENGD) 5. Human Resource Planning and Movement Management (HRPM) 6. Practice Development (PD) 7. Quality Enhancement Initiatives (QEI) 8. Regulation and Registration (RR).