Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program is a 4-year program (120 Credit Hours) that is devoted to improve the health and wellbeing of the society by preparing professional nurses that provide high-quality, evidence-based, holistic care to individuals, families, and communities in the UAE. Nursing graduates will be competent in all the core competencies according to the Scope of Practice for Registered Nurses, as required by the UAE Nursing and Midwifery regulation bodies. Teaching-learning strategies are student-centered that integrate problem-solving and critical thinking within an interactive environment, and achievement of clinical skills competence in a state-of-the-art Simulation Centre before going to the clinical practice. Incorporating the high standards of the nursing professional practice, with an in-depth knowledge of nursing sciences, is a key aim of the program.

 Program Vision

The vision of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program is to become an influential and distinguished program through education, scholarly activity, and research that advances the nursing profession and promotes the health of the community.

Program Mission

UOF will prepare nursing graduates capable of applying best practices, demonstrating ethical behavior, and following a holistic approach to restoring health, preventing illness, and promoting the health of the individual, family, and community.

Program Goals

The nursing program devotes itself to improve the health and wellbeing of society by preparing professional nurses to provide high-quality, evidence-based, holistic care to individuals, families, communities in the UAE. The nursing program also dedicates to serves the rapidly-changing health care needs, which in line with UAE’s 2021 Visions, aims to:

  1. Produce competent nurses able to provide quality nursing care that culturally sensitive.
  2. Contribute to the development of nursing as a discipline.
  3. Promote a scientific nursing care research culture among faculty and students.
  4. Develop the body of nursing knowledge at the local, regional, and international levels.
  5. Serve the rapidly-changing health care needs of individuals, families, communities, and society-at-large.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, the students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the essential concepts and theories related to the nursing practice.
  2. Perform nursing procedures, and operate technology and health information systems skillfully in the delivery of optimal nursing care to individuals, families and communities.
  3. Implement professional behavior consistent with the code of ethics, as well as effective communication strategies to deliver optimal holistic person-centered care to individuals, families and communities.
  4. Apply the nursing process, supported by evidence-based practice, to develop a holistic nursing care plan that ensures safe, culture-sensitive nursing care.
  5. Develop a research proposal and disseminate research findings to enhance the nursing practice.
  6. Differentiate amongst different quality improvement interventions to resolve clinical nursing practice problems through innovation and entrepreneurship.
  7. Demonstrate leadership skills during collaboration with health care providers in the delivery of quality health care services to the individuals, families and communities.
Summary of Courses and Distribution of Total Credits
Category

Total Credit Hours (CH)

A.   General Education: University Requirements  21
1) Compulsory Courses 9
2) Elective Courses – Mathematics and Information Technology 3
3) Elective Courses – Communication 9
B.    Core Courses: Program Requirement  99
B.1  College Core Courses: Program Requirements (CCPR) 21
B.2  Nursing Core Courses: Program Requirements (NCPR) 69
B.3  Quantitative and Research (QRPR)  9
Total Credit Hours (CH)  120

The BSN Program consists of 120 Credit Hours (CH), 42 courses, and 1,620 actual hours in the clinical practice.

The information is presented as follows:

  • Summary of Courses and the Distribution of Total Credits is presented in Table 1;
  • Distribution of the Total Credits per Course is presented in Table 2; and
  • The BNS Program Study Plan and Course Sequence is presented in Table 3.

Table 1: Summary of Courses and Distribution of Total Credits

Category Total Credit Hours (CH)
A.   General Education: University Requirements 21
1)      Compulsory Courses 9
2)      Elective Courses – Mathematics and Information Technology 3
3)      Elective Courses – Communication 9
B.    Core Courses: Program Requirement 99
1)     College Core Courses: Program Requirements (CCPR) 21
2)     Nursing Core Courses: Program Requirements (NCPR) 69
3)     Quantitative and Research (QRPR) 9
Total Credit Hours (CH) 120

Table 2: Distribution of Total Credits per Course

A.    General Education: University Requirements:  21 Credit Hours
1)  Compulsory Courses: 9 Credit Hours
  Course Code Course Name CH Pre-requisite / Co-Requisite
1. HUM-1613 Islamic Studies 3
2. HUM-1633 UAE Society 3
3. LSS-2483 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
2)  Elective Courses – Mathematics and Information Technology: 3 Credit Hours
  Course Code Course Name CH Pre-requisite / Co-Requisite
1. ICT-1313 Computer Application 3
3)  Elective Courses – Communication: 9 Credit Hours
  Course Code Course Name CH Pre-requisite / Co-Requisite
1. COM-1113 Academic Writing I 3
2. COM-2123 Academic Writing II 3 COM-1113
3. COM-1143 Arabic Composition and Report Writing 3
Total Credit Hours (CH) 21  
B.    Core Courses: Program Requirements (102 Credit Hours)
1)  College Core Courses:: Program Requirements (CCPR): 21 Credit Hours
  Course Code Course Name CH Pre-requisite / Co-Requisite
1. BIO-1112 Human Biology 2 Co-Req.: APH-1123
2. APH-1123 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing 1 3 Co-Req.: BIO-1112
3. MTL-1132 Medical Terminology 2
4. BCH-1143 Biochemistry for Nursing 3 MBO-1153
5. MBO-1153 Microbiology  for Nursing 3 BCH-1143
6. APH-1163 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing 2 3 APH-1123
7. PHL-2172 Pathophysiology 2 APH-1163
8. PML-2183 Clinical Pharmacology for Nursing 3 APH-1163; PHL-2172
Total Credit Hours (CH) 21  

Table 2: Distribution of Total Credits per Course

B.    Core Courses: Program Requirements (102 Credit Hours) 
2)  Compulsory Nursing Core Courses: Program Requirements (NCPR):  69 Credit Hours
Course Code Course Name CH Pre-requisite / Co-Requisite
1. NUR-2212 Therapeutic Communication 2 MTL-1132
2. NUR-2312 Foundations of Growth and Development 2 MTL-1132
3. NUR-2314 Comprehensive Health Assessment 4 APH-1163
4. NUR-2323 Foundation of Professional Nursing 3 NUR-2314
5. NUR-2332 Emergency and Disaster Nursing 2 Co-Req.: NUR-2314
6. NUR-2222 Ethical Considerations in Nursing 2 MTL-1132
7. NUR-2232 Nursing Informatics 2 NUR-2314
8. NUR-3913 Foundation of Professional Nursing – Clinical 3 NUR-2323
9. NUR-3343 Adult Health Nursing 1 3 APH-1163; NUR-2323
10. NUR-3923 Adult Health Nursing 1 – Clinical 3 Co-Req.: NUR-3343
11. NUR-3243 Leadership and Quality Management in Nursing 3 NUR-2232; NUR-2222
12. NUR-3353 Adult Health Nursing 2 3 NUR-3343
13. NUR-3933 Adult Health Nursing 2 – Clinical 3 NUR-3923; Co-Req. NUR-3353
14. NUR-3423 Children and Adolescent Health Nursing 3 NUR-2312; Co-Req.: NUR-3343
15. NUR-3943 Children and Adolescent Health Nursing – Clinical 3 NUR-2312; Co-Req.: NUR-3933
16. NUR-3412 Mental Health Nursing  2 Co-Req.: NUR-3343
17. NUR-3953 Mental Health Nursing – Clinical 3 Co-Req.: NUR-3933
18. NUR-4962 Intensive Clinical Training 1* 2 Co-Req.: NUR-4363; NUR-4973
19. NUR-4363 Critical Care Nursing 3 NUR-3933;
20. NUR-4973 Critical Care Nursing – Clinical 3 NUR-3933; Co-Req.: NUR-4363
21. NUR-4513 Maternal Health Nursing 3 NUR-3353; NUR-3933; NUR-3423; NUR-3943
22. NUR-4983 Maternal Health Nursing – Clinical 3 NUR-3353; NUR-3933; NUR-3423; NUR-3943;

Co-Req.: NUR-4513

23. NUR-4260 Internship and Licensing Exam Training 1 0  
24. NUR-4964 Intensive Clinical Training 2* 4 NUR-4962
25. NUR-4712 Community Health Nursing 2 NUR-3933; NUR-3943; NUR-3953; NUR-4962;  NUR-4973; NUR-4983
26. NUR-4993 Community Health Nursing – Clinical  3 Co-Req.: NUR-4712
27. NUR-4270 Internship and Licensing Exam Training 2 0 NUR-4260
Total Credit Hours (CH) 69  
Practicum Courses:  Courses delivered in the nursing skills and in a range of health care settings.

Each CH = three (3) Real Clinical Hrs.

**Intensive Clinical Training Courses: 1 CH= 6 Real Clinical Hrs. (Clinical Practice = 12 hrs./shift) – during Graduation Year Semester 7: 180 Real Clinical Hrs. = 15 shifts (12 hrs./shift); Semester 8: 360 Real Clinical Hrs.  = 30 shifts (12 hrs./shift).

3)  Quantitative, Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Courses (QRIE):  12 Credit Hours
  Course Code Course Name CH Pre-requisite / Co-Requisite
1. BST-2193 Biostatistics 3  
2. NUR-3253 Research Methodology for Nursing 3 BST-2193
3. NUR-4813 Nursing Research-Capstone 3 NUR-3253
Total Credit Hours (CH) 9  

 Job Opportunities

The possibilities where nursing graduates can work are endless and growing!

  • Hospitals
  • Military
  • Clinics
  • Cruise Ships
  • Schools
  • Helicopters
  •  Home Care
  • Occupational Setting
  •  Nursing Homes
  • Community

Career Pathways:

Main Fields of Nursing:
   · Adult Care Nursing   · Mental Health Nursing
   · Pediatric Nursing   · Community Nursing
   · Maternity Nursing

Specialization Fields:

     · Nurse Researcher     · Nurse Administrator
     · Nurse Educator     · Clinical Nurse Specialist