Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families and communities so that they may attain, maintain or recover optimum health and improve their quality of life.  Nursing is one of the most fulfilling career options of today with a strong job security.  The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is designed with an aim to keep pace with the changing demands of the global healthcare services and to align with international standards of nursing education. BSN program at Gulf Medical University is a four year degree program designed to produce highly skilled and competent nursing professionals. Students enrolled in nursing sciences program will be trained to work in a variety of challenging healthcare settings and also develop skills of critical thinking and problem-solving.

BSN graduates are prepared to:

  • Assume responsibilities as professional, competent nurses at a basic level in providing promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services.
  • Make independent decisions in nursing situations, protect the rights of and facilitate individuals and groups in pursuit of health, function in the hospital, community nursing services, and conduct research studies in the areas of nursing practice.
  • Assume the role of teacher, supervisor, and manager in clinical/public health settings.

Who is a Professional Nurse?

  • Professional nurses act as core members of the healthcare team by providing direct care and making decisions regarding the care of healthy, ill and injured people.
  • Nurses provide holistic evidence-based care to individuals, families and community so that they may maintain, attain or recover optimum health and improve their quality of life.
  • A nurse is a highly skilled health care professional who combines the art of caring with scientific knowledge, competencies and attitude developed through education.

Vision

BSN program aspires to be recognized nationally and internationally for quality education, excellence in research and innovative practice. This program envisions developing leaders in nursing whose actions, discoveries and voices strengthen and transform the health care of individuals and communities worldwide.

Mission

  • Advance the profession of nursing in UAE as well as globally by graduating nurses who demonstrate highly competent, evidence-based practice and professional behaviour in a dynamic healthcare environment.
  • Prepare a highly capable nursing workforce in patient care delivery, multifaceted leadership, research and scientific discovery to improve the health of individuals, families and communities in adherence to regional standards.
  • Prepare the graduates for interdisciplinary roles as clinicians, educators, researchers and administrators.

Core Values

  • Caring
  • Integrity
  • Diversity
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Team Work
  • Collaboration

Admission requirements for BSN program

  1. The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of school
  2. The applicant must complete 18 years of age on or before the 31st of December in  the year of admission for student visa purpose.
  3. The applicant must have passed any one of the following English Language Proficiency Tests with a minimum score as follows:
    • 1100 in Emirates Standardized Language Test (EmSAT)
    • 500 in TOEFL (CBT 173 – iBT 61)
    • 5.0 in IELTS for Academic

Valid English proficiency minimum requirement is mandatory before admission

  1. EmSAT Arabic is mandatory. UAE applicant for the BSN program must score EmSAT Arabic of 600 minimum and all international students shall register for a non-credit based Basic Arabic Language course in the Institution. Those who have not completed Arabic will be on conditional admission and on successful completion of Arabic course, the admission is regularized.
  2. EmSAT Maths and EmSAT Biology are mandatory with EmSAT Chemistry or EmSAT Physics with a minimum score of 700 for all UAE nationals and students passing from UAE Education system. UAE resident applications with international curriculum are also required to complete EmSAT requirements.
  3. All International students are required to pass the EmSAT equivalent admission exam set by the College of Nursing that includes Section 1 with MCQ’s in the subjects: Mathematics and Biology mandatory, Chemistry or Physics and Section 2 with Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs)
  4. Applicants from various educational systems must comply with the rules listed below:
Country Education System Minimum Grade requirements as per UAE Grade Equivalence for BSN program
UAE UAE

(Elite/Advanced/ General Track or Abu Dhabi Education Council criteria)

Student should secure an overall minimum score in the 12th Grade as follows:

Elite track – 65%

Advanced Track- 70%

General Track – 80%

(Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) in 10th, 11th or 12th Grade.

India Indian State Board or

Indian Central Board-CBSE/ICSE

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 50% in the 12th Grade.

(Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) in 10th, 11th, 12th Grade.

Pakistan Bangladesh Pakistan Board
Bangladeshi Board
Student should secure an overall minimum score of 50% in the 12th Grade.

Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) in 10th/ 11th/ 12th Grade.

UK IGCSE/GCE Student should secure an equivalent score of minimum 65% of UAE Elite track.

Student should have been studied all the 3 Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths)  in O Level and at least two science subjects in AS/A level

ECTS International
Baccalaureate
Student should have secured an overall minimum of 24 points.

(Must have at least 2 Science subjects (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics)

USA American Diploma Student should have secured an overall minimum score of 70%.

(Student should complete all Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) in 10th,11thor 12th Grade.

SAT (Math) to be completed for equivalency)

Africa WAEC

NECO

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 50% in the 12th Grade.

(Student should complete all three Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) in 10th,11th or 12th Grades.

  • Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE Advanced Track 70% as per International Grade Conversion Table published by World Education System (WES).
  1. Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems must submit an Equivalency Certificate of their High School Certificate from Ministry of Education, UAE.
  2. Student should complete Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, in 10th and 11th or 12th Grades). Applicants who lack sufficient background in Mathematics and Science subjects (Biology or Chemistry or Physics) may register for the non-credit remedial course offered by the University.
  3. All applicants shall be evaluated for cognitive and non-cognitive traits demonstrating their aptitude for the chosen area of study by the Admissions Committee. On successful completion of the EmSAT or the admission exam, the applicant shall meet the GMU Admissions committee for a personal interview.
  4. The decision of the Admission Committee shall be final and binding.

Semester – 1

Course Code Course Title Credits Lecture Hours Non- Lecture/

Simulation

Clinical Hours Pre- requisite Co- requisite
ENG 101 English Language 3 3 0 Nil Nil
ICU 101 Islamic Culture 2 2 0 Nil Nil
BSE 101 Behavioral Sciences and Ethics 3 3 0 Nil Nil
CMB 101 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 3 0 Nil Nil
NS-CHC 101 Communication in Health Care  

2

 

1

2 (Non-

lecture

hours)

 

 

Nil

 

Nil

NS-FON 101 Fundamentals of Nursing-I  

2

 

1

2

(Simulation hours)

 

 

Nil

 

Nil

NS-ITP 101 Introduction to

Practicum/Simulation Lab

 

1

 

0

 

 

4

 

Nil

NS-FON 101
Semester Credit Hours 16 13 4 4 Contact Hours 21

 

Semester – 2   

Course Code Course Title Credits Lecture Hours Non Lecture/ Simulation Clinical Hours Pre- requisite Co- requisite
USO 101 UAE Society & Cultural Diversity  

2

 

2

 

 

 

Nil

 

Nil

ITE 101 Information Technology  

2

 

1

2 (Non-

lecture

hours)

 

 

Nil

 

Nil

HS-HAP I 102 Human Body System  I  

3

 

2

2 (Non-

lecture

hours)

 

 

Nil

 

Nil

NS-PTI 102 Professional Trends, Ethical & Legal Issues in Nursing  

2

 

2

 

0

 

 

Nil

 

Nil

HS-BIO 102 Biochemistry  

3

 

2

       2 (Non- lecture hours)  

 

Nil

 

Nil

NS- FON 102 Fundamentals of  Nursing II  

3

 

1

4(Simulation hours)  

 

Nil

 

Nil

NS- PRA I 102 Practicum – I  

2

 

0

 

 

8

NS-ITP 101 NS-FON  102
Semester Credit Hours 17 10 10 8 Contact Hours 28

 

Semester – 3

Course Code Course Title Credits Lecture Hours Non- Lecture/ Simulation Clinical Hours Pre- requisite Co- requisite
HS-HAP II 201 Human Body System  II  

3

 

2

2 (Non- lecture hours)  

HS-HAP I  102  

Nil

HS-MIC 201  

Microbiology

 

3

 

2

2 (Non- lecture hours)  

 

Nil

 

Nil

NS-HAT 201  

Health Assessment

 

3

 

2

2

(Simulation hours)

 

 

Nil

 

Nil

NS-FED 201 First Aid, Emergency & Disaster Nursing  

2

 

1

2

(Simulation hours)

 

 

Nil

 

Nil

NS-HIS 201  

Health Informatics

 

2

 

1

2 (Non-

lecture hours)

 

 

Nil

 

Nil

NS-PRA II

201

Practicum – II 2 0 8 NS-PRA I

102

NS-HAT

201

Semester Credit Hours 15 8 10 8 Contact Hours 26

 

Semester – 4

Course Code Course Title Credits Lecture Hours Non- Lecture/

Simulation

Clinical Hours Pre- requisite Co- requisite
 

BIS 101

 

Biostatistics

 

3

 

2

2 (Non- lecture hours)  

 

Nil

 

Nil

HS- PAP 202 Pathophysiology 3 3 0 HS-HAP II 201 Nil
HS PTH 202 Pharmacology and Therapeutics  

3

 

2

2 (Non- lecture hours)  

 

Nil

 

Nil

NS-AHN I  202 Adult Health Nursing- I  

3

 

2

2

(Simulation hours)

 

 

Nil

 

Nil

NS-PRA III  202 Practicum – III 3 0 12 NS PRA II 201 NS-AHN  I 202
Semester Credit Hours 15 9 6 12 Contact Hours 27

 

Semester – 5

Course Code Course Title Credits Lecture Hours Non- Lecture/ Simulation Clinical Hours Pre- requisite Co- requisite
NS-NRH 301  

Nursing Research

 

3

 

2

2 (Non- lecture

hours)

 

 

Nil

 

Nil

NS-AHN II 301 Adult Health Nursing

– II

 

3

 

2

2

(Simulation hours)

 

NS-AHN  I 201  

Nil

NS-MHN 301 Mental Health Nursing  

3

 

2

2

(Simulation hours)

 

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

NS-PRA IV 301

 

Practicum – IV

 

5

 

0

 

 

20

 

NS-PRA III 202

NS-AHN II 301 & NS-MHN

301

Semester Credit Hours 14 6 6 20 Contact Hours 32

 

Semester – 6

Course Code Course Title Credits Lecture Hours Non- Lecture/

Simulation

Clinical Hours Pre- requisite Co- requisite
NS-CCN 302 Critical Care Nursing 3 2 2 (Simulation hours) NS-AHN II 301 Nil
NS-NED 302  

Nursing Education

 

2

 

1

2 (Non- lecture

hours)

 

NS-AHN I   201  

Nil

NS-CMN 302 Community Health Nursing 3 2 2 (Simulation hours)
 

NS-PRA V 302

 

Practicum – V

 

6

 

0

 

 

24

 

NS-PRA IV 301

NS-CCN 302 & NS-CMN

302

Semester Credit Hours 14 5 6 24 Contact Hours 35

 

Semester – 7

Course Code Course Title Cred its Lecture Hours Non- Lecture/ Simulation Clinical Hours Pre- requisite Co- requisite
NS-MTN 401 Maternal Health Nursing 3 2 2 (Simulation hours) Nil Nil
NS-CHN 401 Child & Adolescent

Health Nursing

3 2 2 (Simulation

hours)

Nil Nil
 

EIS 101

Entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability  

3

 

2

2 (non-lecture hours)  

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

NS-PRA VI 401

 

Practicum – VI

 

 

7

 

0

 

 

28

 

NS-PRA V 302

NS-CHN II 401 & NS-MTN

401

Semester Credit Hours 16 6 6 28 Contact Hours 40

 

Semester – 8

Course Code Course Title Credits Lecture Hours Non- Lecture/ Simulation Clinical Hours Pre- requisite Co- requisite
NS-NML 402 Nursing Management &

Leadership

 

2

 

2

 

0

 

 

Nil

 

Nil

 

 

NS-PRA VII 402

 

Extended Clinical Practicum &

Pre-licensure Course

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

32

Successful completion of all courses from Semester 1

to 7

 

 

 

Nil

NS-RPT 402  

Research Project

 

3

 

0

6 (Non- lecture hours)  

BIS 101, NS-NRH 301  

Nil

Semester Credit Hours 13 2 6 32 Contact Hours 40

Total Credit = 120

PLO1: Establish holistic, compassionate, respectful partnership with the person and family; providing safe and coordinated care across the health-illness continuum to a diverse population in all healthcare settings.

PLO2: Integrate core knowledge from nursing, physical, biological and behavioral sciences for enhancing therapeutic nursing care.

PLO3: Demonstrate competency in therapeutic interventions utilizing clinical reasoning and judgment to promote best practices that drives a culture of safety and quality.

PLO 4: Collaborate and effectively communicate with members of the interdisciplinary team to build therapeutic relationships and promote positive work environment by fostering mutual respect, teamwork and shared decision-making to enhance patient care outcomes.

PLO5: Demonstrate accountability for one’s own practice that is consistent with ethical, legal, moral principles and professional values.

PLO 6:  Implement health promotion and population-based services for enhancement of public health well-being routinely and in times of crisis.

PLO7: Engage in evidence-based nursing practice utilizing scientific literature, health databases and credible resources to guide nursing practice.

PLO8: Collaborate in scientific enquiry and research that builds nursing knowledge base and promote innovation and entrepreneurship.

PLO 9: Exhibits leadership skills through collaboration, training, mentoring and supervising peers in order to facilitate achievement of shared goals.

PLO10: Employ problem solving and decision-making skills in risk analysis, resolving conflicts, resource utilization, quality improvement and management in day-to-day operations and in emergency crisis situations.

PLO11: Apply technology and information systems including tele-health to communicate and manage health information; support decision making with ‘informatics-guided care’ and promote innovative utilization of artificial intelligence.

PLO12: Engage in life-long learning for personal and professional development to be culturally competent and be an advocate for patients and family.

Semester 1

ENG 101: English Language

The course provides an intensive instruction in the writing process focusing on the organization of ideas in well-developed expository and argumentative essays with emphasis on developing vocabulary and writing examination answers. In the process the students will be able to document their learning experiences effectively. This course prepares students to  be proficient in spoken and written English. It is intended to improve way of the use of the English language as a basic tool for professional communications.

ICU 101: Islamic Culture

The course aims to provide knowledge of the concepts and beliefs in Islam that form the basis of Islamic culture.  Students are expected to identify the differences, compare values and  preferences in Islamic culture with the existing ones. The course consists of a general overview of Islamic culture and arts as an approach to life. The objective of this course is to enable the student to demonstrate awareness of the effects of culture upon interpersonal  communications and interact appropriately to the culture of the colleague/patient/client.

BSE 101: Behavioral Sciences & Ethics

The course is designed to give an overview of the main topics in behavioral sciences and Ethics including biological basis of behavior, mental processes, sensation and perception, learning, motivation, intelligence, human development, personality and universal ethical principles. The objective of the course is to enable the student to understand and apply the knowledge, skills and attitude developed in this course to communicate effectively. Students will learn and practice strong values, ethical conduct and social responsibilities, especially personal, academic and professional integrity while developing collaboration in diverse team settings. Students will be trained to display sensitivity to cultural, psychosocial and ethical issues.

CMB 101: Cell & Molecular Biology

The course provides an outline of the organization, function, and regulation of the eukaryotic cell. The cell as a basic unit of life is dealt extensively at the structural, functional and molecular levels. The course lays basics to the understanding of the human body systems and the human body as a whole.

NS-CHC 101: Communication in Health Care

The course introduces the student to the principles of communication that enhances interpersonal communication between self and other individuals in small and large group settings. Scenarios from hospital settings will help the learners to visualize themselves in their future roles; lay emphasis to the increasing importance of communication between patient/client and care providers; and connect between communication practices and quality patient care outcomes.

NS-FON I 101: Fundamentals of Nursing I

This course aims at developing an understanding of the philosophy, objectives and responsibilities of nursing as a profession to the learners. The course imparts knowledge and skills of the current concepts of practice and the development of the nursing profession as well as the health of the individual, family and community. It also provides knowledge of the basic concepts in nursing that forms the foundations of nursing practice. This course will provide legal and ethical concepts in nursing and correlates nursing theories and its implications into nursing practice. In addition, it provides opportunities to practice documentation and infection control measures.

NS-ITP 101: Introduction to Practicum

This course is designed to enable the students to get an early exposure and orientation to the clinical encounters. The students will be trained in the area of infection control and safety and other basics of functionality of the hospital. Orientation to the hospital setting will help the students to understand about the physical infrastructure, various functional departments pertaining to in-patient and out-patient departments, health care team members and their interdependency in providing comprehensive compassionate care. This course will also enable the students to practice effective communication with the health care team members, patients & their families.

 

Semester 2

USO 101: UAE Society & Cultural Diversity

This course focuses on the unique nature of the UAE society and its political, geographical, cultural, demographical, and social aspects. It highlights the Emirati perspective of contemporary global changes. This course allows the students to explore the Emirati society in global context. The students will be able to get an insight into the unique political, geographical, cultural, demographical, and social aspects of the UAE society. They will use this knowledge in their interpersonal dealings with the individual members of this community when they meet them in the work-related settings or the community. Students will develop awareness of cultural diversity advantages and disadvantages and discuss cultural, social and communication sensitivities and will be able to relate themselves to global context.

ITE 101: Information Technology

This course provides the essential principles and Knowledge on technology sciences for Healthcare Professionals necessary for their day-to-day practice in the world of digital health. In addition, the course will provide concepts that connect applications in developing practical skills for accessing and using the information to deliver quality patient care, use education technology and develop electronic communication skills.

HS-HAP I 102: Human Body Systems – I (Anatomy & Physiology)

The first part of the 2-semester course is designed to introduce the student to the major organs and tissues that form the human body systems including body planes, directions and cavities, Integumentary, Skeletal, Muscular and Nervous Systems and Special Senses. This will be done through didactic sessions in the multimedia labs with opportunities for interactive learning activities. The Gross Anatomy Laboratory sessions will use models and manikins as well as plastinated body parts to make the learning a truly concrete experience.

NS-PTI 102: Professional Trends, Ethical & Legal Issues in Nursing

This course aims at developing an understanding of the history of nursing and nursing as a profession. It equips the student learners with knowledge on the trends, current issues in nursing and helps them to gain skills in ethical decision making and be aware of the legal issues in nursing practice. The course also helps the learners to gain knowledge on the need for licensure and certification, health care policies and advocacy. The course also imparts in depth knowledge in the current concepts and factors influencing contemporary nursing and equip them to maintain the highest degree of professionalism as a member of the health care team.

HS-BIO 102: Biochemistry

The aim of the Biochemistry course is to provide the student with an understanding of the basic structures of biomolecules and their roles in the cellular processes occurring in healthy humans. Comprehension of the structure-function relationships will enable the student to appreciate derangement of function resulting from abnormalities in structures of the biomolecules. Overview of metabolic pathways in the body as well as their changes in common metabolic diseases will also be learnt.

NS-FON II 102: Fundamentals of Nursing II

This course is the second part of concepts of nursing and provides skills that act as a foundation for nursing practice. Students develop psychomotor skills and critical thinking skills, including enhancement of communication skills. It also emphasizes on basic patient care by integrating concepts of the nursing process, holistic care and comprehensive health care. The course also provides opportunities to practice documentation and infection control measures.

NS-PRA I 201: Practicum I

This course is the first of a series of seven clinical practicum courses, which provides clinical experiences where in the student is trained to develop basic skills in communication, meeting basic physical, mental and spiritual needs of individual patients, reporting and recording of signs and symptoms, history taking, nursing process and recognizing patient as an individual with basic human needs, a member of the family and community, carrying out simple nursing procedures and assisting in treatments under direct supervision of a clinical faculty.

 

Semester 3

HS-HAP II 201: Human Body Systems – II (Anatomy & Physiology)

The second part of the 2-semester course is designed to introduce the student to the major organs and tissues that form the human body systems including, Circulatory, Lymphatic, Respiratory, Digestive, Urinary, Endocrine and Reproductive Systems and common tests and procedures specific to the organ systems. This will be done through didactic sessions in the multimedia labs with opportunities for interactive learning activities. The Gross Anatomy Laboratory sessions will use models and manikins as well as platinated body parts to make the learning a truly concrete experience.

HS-MIC 201: Microbiology

This course is designed to enable students to acquire understanding of fundamentals of microbiology and identification of various microorganisms. It also provides opportunities for practicing infection control measures in hospital and community settings.

NS-HAT 201: Health Assessment

This course provides the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a comprehensive health assessment utilizing appropriate history collection and physical examination techniques. This course also discusses normal assessment findings, frequently seen variations from normal. The legal, ethical, and cultural aspects of the assessment and documentation are also embedded in the course.

NS-FED 201: First Aid, Emergency & Disaster Nursing

This course is essential for all students pursuing a health professional career. The course is designed to give students in depth understanding of first aid, disaster and emergency situations either in pre-hospital settings or in disasters. It provides students the knowledge and skill to deliver basic and complex care to urgent, emergent, and critical patient population. It provides opportunities to enhance critical thinking and systematic inquiry skills that are necessary to provide care to victim(s) until the arrival of a healthcare team and coordinating with various agencies. This course will provide an understanding of the situations they may face before, during and after a disaster & emergency situation and develop skills and strategies to provide effective and immediate care.

NS-HIS 201: Health Informatics

This course prepares the student to utilize informatics and technologies in the health care of individuals for the enhancement of patient outcomes as well as to gain an appreciation of the proficiencies required of an expert knowledge worker and apply these competencies to routine practice as a health care professional.

NS-PRA II 201: Practicum-II

This course is the second of a series of seven clinical practicum courses, which provides clinical experiences in health assessment of body’s various system under direct supervision of a clinical faculty member.

 

Semester 4

BIS 101: Biostatistics

This course presents biostatistics related to health and medical problem solving in analytical way. This course introduces the student to the principles of statistics and concept of clinical trial design and analysis. Student will be able to explain the concept of variables, data description; probability and concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics; and to demonstrate basic knowledge of application data analyses in applied health sciences. Student will be able to make decision about appropriate use of descriptive and inferential statistics according to the type of data and study design for answering a research question. This is foundation and prerequisite for courses which will be taken later, such are research and evidence-based medicine.

HS-PAP 202: Pathophysiology

This course introduces the students to the study of causes and mechanisms of diseases. The responses to injury are dealt first at the cellular level followed by changes at the level of tissues and organs. The topics include cellular pathology, inflammation and tissue repair, hemodynamic, genetic, and immune disorders, neoplasia, disorders of nutrition and environmental pathology. The students then learn to apply the concepts of disease mechanisms in the setting of each organ system. The underlying pathologic basis of systemic diseases will be dealt extensively.

HS-PTH 202: Pharmacology & Therapeutics

This course presents basic pharmacologic principles along with the mechanism of action and side effects of drugs commonly used in health professional practice. The lessons are organized using a systems approach and will deal with the pathophysiology of disease and discuss the drug groups used for treatment. Case studies will be used to discuss how drugs affect medical intervention and how host factors may affect drug effectiveness.

NS-AHN I 202: Adult Health Nursing-I

This course introduces and develops the student’s knowledge and skills in patient care with medical and surgical problems. It includes review of relevant anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and management in specific problems and the nursing management as an introduction to medical surgical nursing.

NS-PRA III 202: Practicum-III

This course is the third of a series of seven clinical practicum courses, which provides clinical experiences in health assessment of various body systems, perioperative nursing, and nursing management of specific medical surgical conditions under direct supervision of a clinical faculty member.

 

Semester 5

NS-NRH 301: Nursing Research

This course is designed to enable students to acquire understanding of basic concepts of research, research process, research methodology, evidence based nursing practice and statistics. The course will enable students to identify research problems / questions; develop skill in literature review ; acquire knowledge on research designs and data collection methods ; understand the ethical components to be considered in research ; equip skill in developing a research proposal and understand the importance and the process of communicating research findings.

NS-AHN II 301: Adult Health Nursing-II

This course is designed to enable the student to provide nursing care in different settings and facilities. It will enable the students to recognize the etiology, pathophysiology, symptomatology, diagnostic measures, and management of patients with medical and surgical conditions in Endocrine, Cardiology, Neurology, Respiratory, Burns, Ophthalmology, ENT, Oncology, Geriatrics and Rehabilitation. This course will equip the students with required knowledge and skill to function independently and provide comprehensive nursing care.

NS-MHN 301: Mental Health Nursing

This course presents basic concepts, theories of personality development, and principles of practicing mental health nursing care. It focuses on the advanced classification and symptomatology of mental disorders. The course helps students to apply theories about causation and treatment of mental disorders and chemical dependency to patients in a psychiatric setting. It also enables students to practice therapeutic communication techniques and nurse-patient relationship skills as well as the implementation of nursing care plans for patients with mental disorders. This course also integrates Evidence-Based Practices, research, cultural diversity, ethics, and legal issues which are related to mental health disorders.

NS-PRA IV 301: Practicum-IV

This course is the fourth of a series of seven clinical practicum courses, which provides clinical experiences in adult health nursing procedures and mental health nursing procedures under direct supervision of the clinical faculty members.

 

Semester 6

NS-CCN 302: Critical Care Nursing

This course is designed to enable the students to provide nursing care in critical care settings and facilities. It is intended to support students in developing skill and knowledge in diagnosis and management of clients with critical illnesses. It will aid students to develop skills in assessment of trauma and emergency conditions, ethical & legal cases, psychological issues and management of metabolic and systemic emergencies.

NS-NED 302: Nursing Education

This course is designed to equip the learners with the basic knowledge of educational concepts, teaching-learning process, methods of teaching, preparation and effective use of audio-visual aids for classroom teaching as well as health promotional activities for individuals, families and community. It also provides learners the basic knowledge on evaluation process and tools that aid in assessment. The course prepares students for the educator/instructor role in academic settings as well as role of health educator in community settings.

NS-CMN 302: Community Health Nursing

The course is designed to develop in depth understanding and expertise in the field of community health nursing. The student will gain knowledge regarding the principles of promotion and maintenance of physical, mental, psychosocial and environmental health of individuals, families & groups as well as develop skills required to manage various communicable and non-communicable diseases. Students will be exposed to culturally diverse population and will gain experience in dealing with health disparities among individuals, groups and community at large.

NS-PRA V 302: Practicum-V

This course is the fifth of a series of seven clinical practicum courses, which provides Clinical experiences in Critical Care Nursing and Community Health Nursing under direct supervision of a clinical faculty member.

 

Semester 7

NS-MTN 401: Maternal Health Nursing

This course is designed to enable students to acquire knowledge and skill in care of woman and family throughout pregnancy and childbirth. It will equip the students to provide safe nursing care to normal and high-risk pregnancies during antenatal, intranatal and postnatal period. Also, will enable them to develop competence in assessment and providing nursing care to normal newborns and to women with common gynecological conditions.

NS-CHN 401: Child and Adolescent Health Nursing

This course is designed to enable students to understand current trends in child and adolescent health nursing including concepts of integrated management of neonatal and childhood illnesses and preventive pediatrics. The course will also enable them to gain knowledge on legal and ethical aspects, behavioral problems among children & adolescents and care of children & their families during hospitalization. The course equips students with skills in caring for normal and high-risk newborns in the neonatal intensive care units; as well  as children and adolescents with system-wise infections, anomalies and disorders. The course  will also provide them with skills in perioperative nursing care and pain management in children and adolescents and also efficiently manage children in emergencies in the pediatric   intensive care unit.

EIS 101: Entrepreneurship, Innovations & Sustainability

This course aims to initiate final year students in innovation process, enable them with basic entrepreneurship skills and make them understand the concepts of sustainability in the modern world in field of their future profession. The course is designed in 3 parts in order to explain main principles of entrepreneurial process; to link them with concepts of innovation and to engage in sustainability leadership to affect positive societal change. For future medical professionals this course has to ensure ability of appropriate decision making balanced between professional & ethical approaches on one side finance and business on the  other side.

NS-PRA VI 401: Practicum-VI

This course is the sixth of a series of seven clinical practicum courses, which provides clinical experiences in child & adolescent health nursing and obstetrics & gynecology nursing under direct supervision of the clinical faculty and preceptors.

 

Semester 8

NS-NML 402: Nursing Management & Leadership

This course is designed to provide the students a basic knowledge about the principles and functions of management and its application to the nursing service. This is also designed to enable students to acquire understanding of the professional responsibilities, legal and ethical implications, staffing, budgeting, quality improvement, prospects and contribute effectively for the growth of the profession.

NS-PRA VII 402: Practicum-VII (Extended Clinical Practicum)

This course is the seventh of a series of seven clinical practicum courses, which provides extended clinical experiences in Medical and surgical Nursing including critical care , Operation Room, child health nursing, obstetrics and gynecology nursing, mental health nursing and community health nursing and management of nursing service department under direct supervision of the clinical faculty members. It provides experiential learning opportunity to students by recognizing the diversity of varied population and environment. Emphasis is laid to distinctively emerge as a nurse researcher, efficient care provider and effective team member. This course will allow students to take up responsibilities in direct patient care, communication and routine ward activities. It also comprises of pre-licensing course with emphasis on preparation for the Licensure Examination.

NS-RPT 402: Research Project

This course is designed to enable the students to successfully complete a group research project. This is achieved by enabling them to equip skill in planning and implementing the steps of the research process from identifying and presenting a research problem; demonstrate skill in carrying out literature review; develop knowledge and skill in applying the appropriate research methodology; demonstrate accountability by addressing the ethical concerns and preparing an informed consent ; demonstrate skill in preparing and presenting a research proposal ;develop research instruments ; Plan and implement the data collection ; analyze the data and interpret the study findings; develop skill In writing and presenting the research project and process communicating the research findings.

The student will be awarded the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing upon:

  • Be continuously enrolled in the program from admission to graduation.
  • Have satisfied all conditions of his or her admission.
  • Successful completion of 128 credit hours.
  • A minimum pass mark of 60% (Grade D) for each course.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0.
  • Submission of a research project.
  • Successful completion of exit exam with an aggregate score of not less than 60%. The student shall complete the program within a maximum period of 6 years.

Nursing is projected to be among the top 10 occupations across the globe. Nursing as a career has a high job security with a demand for nurses outnumbering their supply. 

Upon successful completion of the BSN program and after fulfilling the local license/regulatory requirements the graduates can:

  • Work as a registered nurse or nursing supervisor in different healthcare settings that range from clinics, hospitals, community, industrial establishments, educational institutions, travel, defence etc.
  • Advance in career as Nurse Educator, Nurse administrator/manager, Clinical Nurse Specialist or Nurse practitioner by pursuing higher education as Master of Science in Nursing in specialty areas like Medical Surgical Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Child Health/Pediatric Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing, Infection Control Nursing etc.
  • Work as Consultants, Directors, Deans, Entrepreneurs, and Researchers etc. after completing Ph.D. in any of the specialities.

On Completion of the program graduate will be able to:

  • Assess health status, identify nursing needs, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for patients that contribute to the health of individuals, families and communities.
  • Demonstrate competency in techniques of nursing based on concepts and principles from selected areas of nursing, physical, biological and behavioural sciences.
  • Participate as members of the health team in the promotive, preventive, curative and restorative health care delivery system of the country.
  • Demonstrate effective skills in communication and interpersonal relationship.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and decision-making abilities in various situations.
  • Demonstrate skills in teaching to individuals and groups in community health settings.
  • Demonstrate managerial skills in community health settings.
  • Practice ethical values in their personal and professional life.
  • Undertake research activities and utilize research findings in improving nursing practice.
  • Recognize the need for continued learning for their personal and professional development.