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
  • The applicant must have completed a minimum of 12 years of school education
  • All applicants must complete 17 years of age on or before the 31st December in the year of admission.
  • The applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English. The applicant must have passed any one of the following English Language Proficiency Tests with a minimum score as applicable, of 1100 EmSAT Achieve (UAE Standardized test in English Language)/ 500 TOEFL (CBT 173 iBT 61)/ IELTS Academic 5.0/ PTE A (36-44)/ Cambridge ESOL (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 applicants from UAE education system offering Advanced stream / General Track or Abu Dhabi Education Council criteria must have secured an overall average of 70% or above marks as per UAE Secondary School Education Standards and should have scored an aggregate score of 60% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.
  • Applicants from non-UAE educational systems must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 70% or above and minimum marks in the Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) as listed below:
Country Education System Minimum Grade requirements as per UAE Grade Equivalence for BBMS/BPT/ BHS  program
UAE UAE
(Advanced stream / General Track or Abu Dhabi Education Council)
· Student should secure an overall minimum score of 70% (C Grade) and above in the 12th Grade.

· Completed all 3 Science subjects ( Biology, Chemistry, Physics in 10th, 11th, 12thGrades)

· An aggregate score of 60% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

India Indian State Board

 

· The student should secure an overall minimum score of 60% (B Grade) and above in the 12th Grade.

· An aggregate score of 55% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

Indian Central Board/ICSE · Student should secure an overall minimum score of 55% (B Grade) and above in the 12th Grade.

· An aggregate score of 50% or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

Pakistan

Bangladesh

Pakistan Board

Bangladeshi Board

· Student should secure an overall minimum score of 55% (B Grade) and above in the 12th Grade.

· An aggregate score of 50%or above in Biology, Chemistry, Physics / Mathematics in the 12th Grade.

UK IGCSE/GCE · Studied in all 3 Science subjects (Biology, Chemistry, Physics in O Level, with a Minimum of:

· Cs in all ‘O’ level subjects and ‘D’ any of the two Science subjects in AS level and ‘E’ in A Level (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics)

ECTS International

Baccalaureate

· Student should secure an overall minimum of 22 points,

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

USA American Diploma Student should secure an overall minimum score of 70% (C Grade) and above. Studied higher level of science subjects.
  • Applicants from any other non-UAE educational systems not listed above must have secured a minimum aggregate score equivalent to UAE 70% or above as per International Grade Conversion Table published by WES.
  • 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 include a personal interview. Admission is finalized on a competitive basis.

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.