Senior Advisor Health Systems Strengthening, Health Systems Quality Accelerator activity-USAID, Sept. 2021-
Consultant and Founding Member, Durrat Al Manal for Training and Development, a non-profit company, Oct. 2016-
Member of the Board of Trustees National Council for Family Affairs
Founding member of Al-Malath Foundation for Palliative Care
Chair of Right to Health Forum, Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development
Senator in Jordan Parliament, Sept. 2016 – Oct. 2020. Chair of the Senate Labor and Development Committee, Co-chair of Health, Population and Environment Committee, and Member of the Women’s Committee.
Secretary General Higher Population Council, Amman, Jordan, June 23rd, 2013-2016
Director, The Queen Zein Al Sharaf Institute for Development (ZENID), Amman, Jordan, , and Deputy Executive Director for Strategic Planning, Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development 2010-2013
Director of Nursing Program, and Dean of Students, Dar Al Hekma College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 2002-July 30, 2010.
Faculty member at the University of Jordan School of Nursing (1984-2002). Established the Community Service Program at the University of Jordan in 1999. She was an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Clinical Nursing Department, School of Nursing, Jordan University, 1991-2003, and Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs and Chairman of Clinical Nursing Department, School of Nursing, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 1993-1995. In 2003 she became an Associate professor at the University of Jordan, Nursing College. Supervised masters and doctoral students.
She has published several articles related to women's health, the elderly and public health, and three chapters in a book (Nursing Education & Caring for Muslim Patients). Reviewer for several research journals including Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, WHO; Journal of Advanced Nursing; International Nursing Review.
Dr Sawsan holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Jordan (1981);
Master's degree in Teaching Adult Nursing from Catholic University of America (1984)
PhD in Clinical Nursing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1991)