Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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 education.
  2. All applicants must complete 17 years of age on or before the 31stof December in the year of admission.
  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
    • 36 – 44 in PTE A / or equivalent in any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE
  1. Applicants from various educational systems must comply with the minimum requirements listed below:
Country Education System Minimum Grade requirements as per UAE Grade Equivalence for BSN program
UAE UAE

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

Student should secure an overall minimum score of 70% in the 12thGrade.

(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 12thGrade.

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

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 Grades.

UK IGCSE/GCE Student should have been studied all the 3 Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics in O Level with a Minimum of:

·         ‘C’ in all ‘O’ level subjects and

·         ‘D’ any of the two Science subjects in AS level or ‘E’ inany of the two Science in A Level

Science subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics.

ECTS International
Baccalaureate
Student should have secured an overall minimum 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, 12th Grades.

 

  1. Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 70% as per International Grade Conversion Table published by World Education System.
  2. Applicants who did not cover the science subjects (Biology or Chemistry or Physics) in Grade      12, may register for the preparatory 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 which includes multiple many interviews and personal interview.
  4. Admission is finalized on competitive basis.

Criteria for applicants holding a Diploma in Nursing Sciences:

  • The applicant must have successfully completed high school (Grade 12)  and  3 or 3½ years program of Diploma in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing.
  • The applicant must submit an Equivalency Certificate of their Diploma in Nursing from Ministry of Education, UAE.
  • The applicant must possess Registered Nurse (RN) license from the country of origin, an active Nursing Practice License from MOH/DHA/HAAD and a valid BLS certificate.
  • The applicant must possess a minimum of 2 years of clinical experience.
  • The applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English. The applicant must have passed anyone of the following English Language Proficiency Tests with a minimum score as applicable, EmSAT (1100-1225), TOEFL 500 (173 CBT, 61 iBT), IELTS Academic 5.0, Cambridge(154-161), IESOL/SESOL City and Guilds(B1/B2 Borderline or B1 First Class Pass), PTE Academic (36-41) or equivalent in any other standardized internationally recognized test approved by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE.
  • The applicant shall submit a copy of passport, Emirates ID, all academic documents and official transcripts/credits/grades/ marks duly attested by the Ministry of Education, UAE and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UAE or UAE Embassy in their country on admission into the program.
  • The UAE Nationals shall submit a copy of UAE nationality ID (Khulasat Al-Kayd) and a family card with an identification number.
  • The applicant shall submit a NOC from the working institution if employed.
  • Two recommendation letters
  • The applicant shall appear for a personal interview before the GMU Admissions Committee.

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.