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.

 Year I, Semester – 1

Course Code Course Title C H Theory Lab Clinical Hours Pre-requisites Co-requisites
ENG 101 English Language 3 3 0  0 None Nil
AHP 101 Arabic for Health Professionals 1 1 0  0 None Nil
ICU 101 Islamic Culture 2 2 0  0 None Nil
BSE 101 Behavioral Sciences and Ethics 3 3 0  0 None Nil
CMB 101 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 3 0  0 None Nil
HS-FLS 102 First Aid & Basic Life Support 2 1 2  0 None Nil
NS- FON 101 Fundamentals of Nursing I 2 1 2  0 None Nil
NS-ITP 101 Introduction to Practicum 1 0 0 3 None NS- FON 101
Semester Credit Hours 17 14 4 3 Contact Hour 21

 

Year I, Semester – 2       

Course Code Course Title C H Theory Lab Clinical Hour Pre-requisites Co-requisites
USO 101 UAE Society and Cultural Diversity 2 2 0 0 None Nil
ITE 101 Information Technology 1 0 2  0 None Nil
HS-HAP I 102 Human Body System 1 4 2 4  0 None Nil
HS-BIO 102 Biochemistry 2 2 0  0 None Nil
NS- FON 102 Fundamentals of Nursing II 3 1 4  0 NS- FON 101 Nil
NS- PRA I 102 Practicum – I 3 0 0 9 None NS- FON 102
Semester Credit Hours 15 7 10 9 Contact Hour 26

 

Year II, Semester 3

Course Code Course Title C H Theory  Lab Clinical Pre-requisites Co-requisites
HS-HAP II 201 Human Body System II 4 2 4 0 None        Nil
HS-NUD 201 Nutrition and Dietetics 2 1 2 0 None Nil
HS-MIC 102 Microbiology 2 1 2 0 None Nil
NS-NIS 201 Nursing Informatics 1 1 0 0 None Nil
NS-HAT 201 Health Assessment 2 1 2 0 None Nil
NS-MHN I 201 Mental Health Nursing- I 2 2 0 0 None Nil
 NS-PRA II 201 Practicum – II 3 0 0 9 None NS- PRA I 102
Semester Credit Hours 16 8 10 9 Contact Hour 27

 

Year II, Semester – 4

Course Code Course Title C H Theory Lab Clinical Pre-requisites Co-requisites
BIS 101 Biostatistics 3 2 2 0 None Nil
HS-PAP 202 Pathophysiology 3 3 0 0 None Nil
HS-PTH 202 Pharmacology and Therapeutics 2 2 0 0 None Nil
NS-MSN I 202 Medical and Surgical Nursing-I 3 2 2 0 None Nil
NS-CMN I 202 Community Health Nursing -I 3 2 2 0 None Nil
NS-PRA III 202 Practicum – III 4 0 0 12  NS PRA II 201 MSN I 201

CMN I 201

Semester Credit Hours 18 11 6 12 Contact Hour 29

 

Year III, Semester – 5

Course Code Course Title C H Theory Lab Clinical Pre-requisites Co-requisites
NS-NRH 301 Nursing Research 2 1 2 0 0 Nil
NS-MSN II 301 Medical and Surgical Nursing-II 3 2 2 0 MSN I 201 Nil
NS-MHN II 301 Mental Health Nursing II 2 1 2 0 MHN I 201 Nil
NS-CMN II 301 Community Health Nursing- II 2 1 2 0 CMN I 201 Nil
NS-PRA IV 301 Practicum – IV 6 0 0 18 NS PRA III 202 NS-MSN II 301; NS-MHN II 301; NS-CMN II 301
Semester Credit Hours 15 5 8 18 Contact Hour 31

 

Year III, Semester – 6

Course Code Course Title C H Theory Lab Clinical Hour Pre-requisites Co-requisites
NS-MSN III 302 Medical and Surgical Nursing-III 2 1 2 0 MSN II 301 Nil
NS- CHN I 302 Child Health Nursing- I 3 2 2 0 None Nil
NS-OBN I 302 Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing- I 3 2 2 0 None Nil
NS-PRA V 302 Practicum – V 7 0 0 21 NS-PRA IV 301 NS MSN III301; NS CHN I 301; NS OBN I 301
Semester Credit Hours 15 5 6 21 Contact Hour 32

 

Year IV, Semester – 7

Course Code Course Title C H Theory Lab Clinical Hour Pre-requisites Co-requisites
NS-CHN II401 Child Health Nursing- II 2 1 2 0 NS-CHN I 302 Nil
  NS-OBG II 401 Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing- II 2 1 2 0 NS-OBN I 302 Nil
  NS-NED 401 Nursing Education 2 2 0 0 None Nil
EIS – 101 Entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainability 3 2 2 0 None Nil
NS-PRA VI 401 Practicum – VI 7 0 0 21 NS PRA V 302 NS CHN II 401; NS OBN II 401
Semester Credit Hours 16 6 6 21 Contact Hour 33

 

Year IV, Semester – 8

Course Code Course Title C H LH NLH Clinical Pre- requisites Co-requisites
NS-NML 402 Nursing Management & Leadership 2 2 0 0 None None
NS-PRA VII 402 Pre-Licensure Course 1 0 2 0 Successful completion of All Courses from Sem 1 to 7 None
Extended Clinical Practicum 10 0 0 30
NS- RPT- 402 Research Project 3 0 6 0
Semester Credit Hours 16 2 8 30 Contact Hour 40

PLO 1: Assess health status, identify nursing problems, plan, implement and evaluate holistic nursing care, contributing to the health of individuals, families and communities.

PLO 2: Demonstrate competency by integrating knowledge, values and skills of nursing sciences, incorporating concepts and principles of physical, biological and behavioral sciences.

PLO 3: Participate as members of health team in providing promotive, preventive, curative and restorative, culturally competent care across settings.

PLO 4: Demonstrate accountability by providing sound moral, ethical and legal nursing practice

PLO 5: Demonstrate effective skills in therapeutic relationship, interdisciplinary communication and promotion of a positive work environment

PLO 6: Demonstrate skills in risk assessment, clinical judgement; ensuring safety and quality of care

PLO 7: Undertake research activities and utilize research findings to provide evidence based nursing practice

PLO 8: Exercise autonomy and leadership qualities in problem solving and decision-making.

PLO 9: Exhibit managerial skills in delegation and resource utilization in day-to-day operations and at times of crisis and disaster

PLO 10: Engage in continued learning for professional development and to promote innovation.

PLO 11: Equip skills in Health Information Management systems and technology guided care.

Year I, Semester – 1

Course Code Course Title
ENG 101 English Language Description

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.

AHP 101 Arabic for Health Professionals Description

The course is designed for both Arabic and non-Arabic speakers to enable them to communicate in health professional settings. Many role plays will help students of basic and advanced levels at the same time to understand each other’s problems while speaking to the person with language limitations of any kind. Course will enable non- native speakers to acquire basic knowledge in greetings and simple communication with patients. All students will function as an effective team member and contribute to peer learning.

ICU 101 Islamic Culture Description

The course aims to the learner to the concepts and beliefs in Islam that form the basics of Islamic culture. The students are expected to identify the differences, compare values and preferences in Islamic culture with the existing ones. The course consists of a general review of Islam as a religion and 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 to interact appropriately to the culture of the colleague/patient.

BSE 101 Behavioral Sciences and Ethics Description

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 and Molecular Biology Description

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.

HS-FLS 102 First Aid & Basic Life Support Description

This course is essential for all students pursuing a health professional career. The course introduces them to the proper techniques of administering first aid limited to bleeding, shock, poisoning, burns, heat and cold exposure, bone and joint injuries and sudden illness. Methods of cardiopulmonary resuscitation for infants, children, adults and choking victims are also covered in this course.

NS- FON 101 Fundamentals of Nursing I Description

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 identifies the extended and expanded roles of a nurse and the basic concepts in nursing foundations.

NS-ITP 101 Introduction to Practicum Description

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 Credit Hours -17

 

Year I, Semester – 2

Course Code Course Title
USO 101 UAE Society and Cultural Diversity Description

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 Description

This course is an introduction to the most common software applications of computers and includes “hands-on” use of microcomputers and some of the major commercial software. These software packages shall include typical features of office suites, such as word processing, spreadsheets, database systems, electronic medical records and how to use these applications in a research methodology.

HS-HAP I 102 Human Body System 1 Description

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.

HS-BIO 102 Biochemistry Description

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. Qualitative analysis of Biomolecules will be learnt in the practical sessions.

NS- FON 102 Fundamentals of Nursing II Description

This course is designed to provide knowledge and develop skills in the basic nursing procedures with scientific principles and techniques to practice on patients. This course promotes skills in the use of nursing process to provide nursing care.

NS- PRA I 102 Practicum – I Description

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 Credit Hours -15

 

Year II, Semester – 3

Course Code Course Title
HS-HAP II 201 Human Body System II Description

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-NUD 201 Nutrition and Dietetics Description

This course is designed to impart knowledge regarding nutrition for maintenance of optimum health at different stages of life and its application for practice of nursing.

HS-MIC 102 Microbiology Description

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-NIS 201 Nursing Informatics Description

This course prepares the student to utilize informatics and healthcare technologies in the nursing 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 nurse.

NS-HAT 201 Health Assessment Description

This course provides the students with the knowledge and skill necessary to perform a comprehensive health assessment utilizing the skills of history taking, inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. Normal assessment findings, frequently seen variations from normal and cultural differences are also discussed.

NS-MHN I 201 Mental Health Nursing- I Description

This course develops the learners to recognize and appreciate the causes, symptoms and process of abnormal human behaviors. It also helps the learners in understanding the history, basic concept, development, and treatment modalities that are used in the present days with a comparison to the past, cultural and religious practices. The course also describes the principles and practice in psychiatric-mental health nursing practices. There will be a development of beginning skills in psychiatric-mental health nursing care in all settings and facilities

 NS-PRA II 201 Practicum – II Description

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

Semester Credit Hours – 16

 

Year II, Semester – 4

Course Code Course Title
BIS 101 Biostatistics Description

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 Description

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 and Therapeutics Description

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-MSN I 202 Medical and Surgical Nursing-I Description

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-CMN I 202 Community Health Nursing -I Description

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 and environmental health of individuals, families & groups as well as develop skills required to manage various emergency situations and population explosion.

NS-PRA III 202 Practicum – III Description

This course is the third of a series of five clinical practicum courses, which provides clinical experiences in medical-surgical nursing procedures and community health nursing procedures under direct supervision of a clinical faculty member.

Semester Credit Hours – 18

 

Year III, Semester – 5

Course Code Course Title
NS-NRH 301 Nursing Research Description

This course introduces the student to principles of the research process, Evidence Based Practice (EBP) and their application in nursing practice. It focuses on the use of the research process in the development of nursing knowledge and practice. This course is designed to guide the student to practice research in nursing by preparing a research proposal and conduct a group project.

NS-MSN II 301 Medical and Surgical Nursing-II Description

This course introduces to empower the students to identify the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic measures and management (medical, surgical and nursing) of common medical and surgical conditions and develop proficiency in caring for patients with these diseases.

NS-MHN II 301 Mental Health Nursing II Description

This course builds on the knowledge gained earlier and understanding of the modern approach to psychiatric-mental health care. It prepares the learners in the identification, prevention, treatment and nursing management of common mental health problems and understanding of the involved therapeutic modalities with emphasis to individual, family and community.

NS-CMN II 301 Community Health Nursing- II Description

This course imparts knowledge and skills to practice community health nursing with individuals, family and groups. The course gives knowledge and skills to provide nursing care at both urban and rural settings by using the principles and concepts of community health nursing.

NS-PRA IV 301 Practicum – IV Description

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

Semester Credit Hours – 15

 

Year III, Semester – 6

Course Code Course Title
NS-MSN III 302 Medical and Surgical Nursing-III Description

This course imparts knowledge and skills in providing advanced nursing care in different settings and facilities to the patient’s with medical and surgical problems. It gives the necessary knowledge to function independently in providing nursing care. The student’s gains skills to identify the patient needs comprehensively and manage it accordingly.

NS- CHN I 302 Child Health Nursing- I Description

This course is aimed at developing and understanding of different approaches to childcare, growth and development and common behavioral, social, mental problems of children. Also, this course deals with the perioperative care in children and health education of children and their family.

NS-OBN I 302 Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing- I Description

This course introduces obstetrics and gynecology nursing. It orients the learners to the concepts in obstetrics and gynecology nursing. The course reviews the relevant anatomy and physiology and imparts knowledge and skills in assessment and management of normal obstetrics and gynecology cases.

NS-PRA V 302 Practicum – V Description

This course is the fifth of a series of seven clinical practicum courses, which provides clinical experiences in medical-surgical nursing procedures, child health nursing procedures and obstetrics and gynecology nursing procedures under direct supervision of the clinical faculty members.

Semester Credit Hours – 15

 

Year IV, Semester – 7

Course Code Course Title
NS-CHN II401 Child Health Nursing- II Description

This course aims at developing and understanding the approach to child-care, identification, prevention and nursing management of common problems of neonates and children systematically

  NS-OBG II 401 Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing- II Description

This course imparts knowledge and skills in the nursing management during complicated pregnancy and delivery. It develops the student’s knowledge to differentiate normal and abnormal conditions in obstetrics and gynecology. Student will gain skills in maternal and fetal monitoring during pregnancy and labor. Students will demonstrate skill in providing comprehensive nursing care to the mother and newborn baby with high risk conditions.

  NS-NED 401 Nursing Education Description

This course is designed to introduce the learners with the basic knowledge of nursing education, teaching- learning process, objectives, methods of teaching which include clinical teaching methods and the use of audio-visual aids. It also provides learners the basic knowledge on evaluation process and tools that aid in assessment. The course prepares students to apply the principles of nursing education in providing health education.

EIS – 101 Entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainability Description

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 Description

This course is the sixth of a series of seven clinical practicum courses, which provides clinical experiences in child health nursing procedures, obstetrics and gynecology nursing procedures and management of nursing service department under direct supervision of the clinical faculty members.

Semester Credit Hours -16

 

Year IV, Semester – 8

Course Code Course Title
NS-NML 402 Nursing Management & Leadership Description

This course is designed to enable students to acquire understanding of management of clinical and community health nursing services, nursing educational programs. This course also aims at the understanding of the professional responsibilities, prospects and contribution to the growth of the profession

NS-PRA VII 402 Pre-Licensure Course Description

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 and OR, child health nursing, obstetrics and gynecology nursing, community health nursing and management of nursing service department under direct supervision of the clinical faculty members. It also encompasses an overall preparation for the Licensure Examination.

Extended Clinical Practicum Description

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 and OR, child health nursing, obstetrics and gynecology nursing, community health nursing and management of nursing service department under direct supervision of the clinical faculty members. It also encompasses an overall preparation for the Licensure Examination.

NS- RPT- 402 Research Project Description

This course is designed to enable the students to conduct the group research study under the supervision of the faculty. Students are expected to apply the knowledge gained from Nursing research course and various specialty courses. They will focus on conducting research on any of the following specialties such as medical and surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, obstetric nursing, community health nursing and mental health nursing. This course enables the students to prepare and present research proposal and project. Conduction of research is a one of the requirements of completion of BSN program.

Semester Credit Hours – 16

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.