Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

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. Nursing is one of the most fulfilling career options of today with a strong job security. Bachelor of Science in Nursing at College of Health Sciences, GMU 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. The students will study in a fully-equipped hospital laboratory setting which includes sophisticated patient simulators for different procedures. Students will also gain hands-on experience during rotations at different hospitals.

Who is a Nurse?

  • A nurse is a highly skilled health care professional who combines the art of caring with scientific knowledge and skills developed through education and career.
  • Nurses provide direct care to individuals, families and community so that they may maintain, attain or recover optimum health and improve their quality of life.
  • Registered nurses monitor and record patients’ signs and symptoms, write patient care plans, administer medications, provide health education to patients and families, assist physicians and other health care providers during examinations and treatments.
  • Nurses also help with end-of-life needs and assist other family members with grieving, provide them psychological support.

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 health care 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 185 iBT 65)/ 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 General Track/Stream 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

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

    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

     

     

    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.
    PakistanBangladesh Pakistan BoardBangladeshi 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 aMinimum of:

    ·2 Cs in any of the two Science subjects in AS / A Level (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Mathematics) as equivalent to UAE criteria

    ECTS InternationalBaccalaureate Student should secure an overall minimum 25 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.·Minimum of SAT II score of at least 550 in Molecular Biology

    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 personal interview. Admission is finalized on competitive basis.

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

  • Work as registered nurse, nursing supervisor, nurse administrator or nurse practitioner in different health care settings that range from hospitals, clinics, community/field nursing, industrial nursing, educational institutes, travel and defense, etc.
  • Advance in career by pursuing higher education in specialty areas like Medical Surgical Nursing, Child Health/Pediatric Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynecology Nursing, Infection Control Nursing.
  • Work as Consultants/Program Directors in nursing programs after completing Ph.D. in any of the above specialties.
    • Nursing is projected to be among the 10 top occupations across the globe.
    • Nursing as a career has a high job security with a demand for nurses outnumbering their supply since 2010.

Upon graduation, the nurse should be able to demonstrate entry-level competencies in the following areas of professional practice:

  • Integrate theories and concepts from liberal education into nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate the use of up to date knowledge and evidence to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate care to individuals, families and community.
  • Identify priorities and manage time and resources effectively to ensure that quality of care is maintained or enhanced and act as a change agent and provide leadership through quality improvement.
  • Build partnership and therapeutic relationships through safe, effective and non-discriminatory communication and take account of individual differences, capabilities and needs.
  • Respect individual/client rights to confidential and keep information secure and confidential in accordance with the law and relevant ethical and regulatory frameworks.
  • Understand various roles, responsibilities and functions of a nurse and adopt their practice to meet the changing needs of people, groups, communities and populations.
  • Be responsible and accountable to update one’s own knowledge and skills up to date through continuing professional development.
  • Serve as a leader to facilitate improvement in client outcomes and health care systems.
  • Advocate for the health care policy changes to influences the health care system and nursing practice.
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of other health care professionals and work with them collaboratively for the benefit of all who need care.
  • Translate knowledge, theories, models and research from nursing and related disciplines in the implementation of the evidence based practice.
  • Critically appraises research and synthesizes research and practice evidence.
  • Apply research outcomes to improve practice outcomes within the practice setting.
  • Maintain professional identity and dignity.