Curriculum


The BSN program promotes the development of nursing as a caring, patient-centred, scientifically-based profession with an emphasis on problem-based, small group, self-directed learning.
The curriculum has been planned in such a way that the study of nursing, psychological, social sciences and humanities are interrelated and spans the entire program.

In the first and second semesters, the amount of nursing experience is relatively small; the major portion is in the general education, behavioral and natural sciences. The nursing component increases progressively through third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth semesters.

In beginning of the semester we have few weeks of theory block and then every course proceed with theory, practical and clinical classes. Clinical experience is provided at the hospitals.


Summary of Courses for study for BSN program

Semester 1
  • Course NameCodeCourse DescriptionC. Hrs
  • English ENG 101 Prerequisites: None
    This course covers the basic skills of the English language that are required at the undergraduate level of studies in Medical Sciences. It focuses on reading, writing, listening and speaking effectively in English. A comprehensive review of essential syntax and semantics required for medical education in provided...
    (3:0= 3)
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice – 1NFN 116 Prerequisites: None
    An introduction to definition of Nursing and Health. Emphasis is on the relevance of context and on caring, nursing history and professionalism, nursing process, skills in assessment, basic nursing actions to meet human needs.
    (3-2-1= 6)
  • Anatomy NAN 103 Prerequisites:None
    This course is a study of normal anatomy of the human body through lecture, demonstration visuals and hands on laboratory experience. It will provide the student with a basis for clinical nursing practice.
    (1-0.5-0= 1.5)
  • Physiology NPH103 Prerequisites: None
    Physiology of the body systems will be explored, including reproduction, homeostasis and fluid balance. Learned through lecture, demonstration, visuals and hands on laboratory experience.
    (1-0.5-0= 1.5)
  • Health Sciences Comm. In ArabicARB 101 Prerequisites: None
    This course aims at teaching communications skills in Arabic language. The course focuses on the skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. The broad goal of this course is to enable the students to have better understanding of Arabic language to communicate with patents and hospital staff in their profession.
    (3:0= 3)
  • Psychology NPS 103 Prerequisites: None
    General Psychology is a survey of various methods, principles, and theories of scientific psychology as applied to the study and understanding of human thoughts, emotions and behaviors. It also includes physiological foundations of behavior, growth and development, learning and memory. Motivation and emotions, personality, stress and adjustment, social interactions, and psychological disorders and treatment approaches are also included.
    (3-0-0= 3)
Semester 2
  • Course NameCodeCourse DescriptionC. Hrs
  • Health Sciences Communication in EnglishENG 201 Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
    The Course is need based for professionals in health care. It focuses on the soft skills in the English Language required by the medical professional to interact with patients and their families. At every level it emphasizes on Empathy and Active Listening Skills while interacting with patients, their families as well as their own colleagues. Students are exposed to techniques of communicating in different contexts encountered by a medical professional as well as a whole range of Public Speaking skills including conference presentations.
    (3+0= 3)
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice - 2NFN 126 Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
    This course is continuation from foundation of nursing-1; the student continues to develop her/his knowledge and skill in recognizing and carrying out the basic needs of patients, integrating scientific principles using problem solving approach and nursing skills procedures. End of life care and basic emergency care will be introduced.
    (3+2+4 = 9)
  • Anatomy(Contd.)NAN 103 Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
    This course is a study of normal anatomy of the human body through lecture, demonstration, visuals and hands on laboratory experience. It will provide the student with a basis for clinical nursing practice.
    (1+.5 = 1.5)
  • Physiology (Contd.) NPH 103 Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
    Physiology of the body systems will be explored, including reproduction, homeostasis and fluid balance. Learned through lecture, demonstration, visuals and hands o laboratory experience.
    (1+.5 = 1.5)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics NND 102 Prerequisites: I Courses
    Nutrition and Dietetics is two credit course offered in the second semester. It is a foundation course in nutrition to provide the students a perspective on some of the links between diet, health and disease. Introduction to diet therapy in disease states is integrated throughout the course.
    (1+1= 2)
  • MicrobiologyNMB 103 Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
    Investigation of the role of micro-organisms in nature with a particular emphasis on human/microbial interactions,and morphology, classification biochemistry and growth characteristics with special emphasis on bacteria staining techniques and aseptic laboratory procedures.
    (2-1-0= 3)
Semester 3
  • Prerequisites for Courses in Semester 3 and 4: Performance in Year 1 that is adequate for progress to Year 2
  • Course NameCodeCourse DescriptionC. Hrs
  • Nursing Ethics NET 202 This course explores the fundamental principles of nursing ethics and encourages reflection on and discussion about personal and professional values within nursing practice contexts. Students will analyze some of the most common and difficult ethical dilemmas faced by nurses. These dilemmas will be analyzed with consideration to ethical reasoning and decision-making (1-0-0= 1)
  • Pharmacology in NursingNPH 203 Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
    In this course, students will synthesize pharmacological concepts; explain the terminology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, contraindications and precautions for prototype drugs for multiple organ systems will be studied. Major emphasis will be placed on nursing management practices that minimize the adverse effects and maximize therapeutic effects in patients and the role of nurse in pharmacological research.
    (2-0-0= 2)
  • Human BiochemistryNHB 203 Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
    This is a system based introductory biochemistry course dealing with the basic concepts of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes and the functioning of musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, blood, respiratory, cardiovascular, excretory, and endocrine systems. The students are also exposed to the fundamental aspects of molecular biology and its relation to the causes of common diseases.
    (1-0.5= 1.5)
  • PathologyNPA 203 Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
    This course is to introduce students to fundamental pathology of the human body and examine physiological change that results in disruptive adaptive responses throughout the lifespan. These disruptive responses are approached in a systematic manner. A combination of identified cellular concepts and a body systems approach is utilized to structure course content. Included are basic cellular processes in human pathology.
    (1-0.5-0= 1.5)
  • Adult Health Nursing – 1 NAH 219 Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
    This course deals with variety of adult patients including geriatrics with specific medical and surgical conditions, communicable diseases, instructional therapeutic nutrition with special emphasis on problem solving approach of comprehensive patient care which includes diet therapy and health education.
    (2-0.5-2= 4.5)
  • Community Health Nursing – 1NCH 217 Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
    Community Health Nursing course is designed to assist the learner in acquiring knowledge and skills for health promotion, maintenance, or restoration of individuals, families, or groups of various ages and cultures in the community settings.
    (1-0.5-1= 2.5)
  • Computer SkillsCSK 101 Prerequisites: None
    The goal of this course is to teach basic computer skills necessary in an academic environment including, use of the internet and other computer programs for research and data analysis.
    (3:0= 3)
Semester 4
  • Course NameCodeCourse DescriptionC. Hrs
  • Nursing Ethics (Contd.) NET 202 Prerequisites: Semester III Courses
    This course explores the fundamental principles of nursing ethics and encourages reflection on and discussion about personal and professional values within nursing practice contexts. Students will analyze some of the most common and difficult ethical dilemmas faced by nurses. These dilemmas will be analyzed with consideration to ethical reasoning and decision-making.
    (1-0-0= 1)
  • Pharmacology in Nursing (Contd.)NPH 203 Prerequisites: Semester III Courses
    In this course, students will synthesize pharmacological concepts; explain the terminology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, contraindications and precautions for prototype drugs for multiple organ systems will be studied. Major emphasis will be placed on nursing management practices that minimize the adverse effects and maximize therapeutic effects in patients and the role of nurse in pharmacological research.
    (1-0-0= 1)
  • Human Biochemistry (Contd.)NHB 203 Prerequisites: Semester III Courses
    This is a system based introductory biochemistry course dealing with the basic concepts of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes and the functioning of musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, blood, respiratory, cardiovascular, excretory, and endocrine systems. The students are also exposed to the fundamental aspects of molecular biology and its relation to the causes of common diseases.
    (1-0.5-0= 1.5)
  • Pathology (Contd.)NPA 203 Prerequisites: Semester III Courses
    This course is to introduce students to fundamental pathology of the human body and examine physiological change that results in disruptive adaptive responses throughout the lifespan. These disruptive responses are approached in a systematic manner. A combination of identified cellular concepts and a body systems approach is utilized to structure course content. Included are basic cellular processes in human pathology.
    (1-0.5-0= 1.5)
  • Adult Health Nursing – 1(Contd.)NAH 219 : Semester III Courses
    This course deals with variety of adult patients including geriatrics with specific medical and surgical conditions, communicable diseases, instructional therapeutic nutrition with special emphasis on problem solving approach of comprehensive patient care which includes diet therapy and health education.
    (2-0.5-2= 4.5)
  • Community Health Nursing - 1NCH 217 Prerequisites: Semester III Courses
    Community Health Nursing course is designed to assist the learner in acquiring knowledge and skills for health promotion, maintenance, or restoration of individuals, families, or groups of various ages and cultures in the community settings.
    (2-0.5-2= 4.5)
  • Islamic Culture and MedicineICM 101 Prerequisites: None
    This course is designed to develop a better understanding if Islamic belief and its application in life besides focusing on current modern medical and science issues in Islam. The broad goal of this course is to enable the students to have better understanding of Islamic medical issues and appreciation of Islam as a way of life, its impact in the field of medicine, the contribution of Islam to medical in general, and to sciences in particular.
    (3:0= 3)
Semester 5
  • Prerequisites for Courses in Semester 5 and 6: Performance in Year 2 that is adequate for progress to Year 3
  • Course NameCodeCourse DescriptionC. Hrs
  • Principles and Methods of Teaching – Learning NPT 305 Prerequisites: Semester V Courses
    The philosophy and objectives of nursing education, concepts and principles of curriculum development, evaluation and guidance and counselling including methods of teaching.
    (2-0-0= 2)
  • Child Health NursingNCH 308 Prerequisites: Semester IV Courses
    Common acute and long-term health problems of the child, effects of illness and hospitalization on the child and family unit, acute care and well-child setting. The use of normal growth and development criteria.
    (1-1-2= 4)
  • Psychiatric – Mental health nursingNPM 307 Prerequisites: Semester IV Courses
    The basic principles and concepts of mental health nursing. Emphasis will be on therapeutic interventions and nursing care for individuals taking care of the family setup and rehabilitative aspects of the patients with mental illness.
    (1-0-2= 3)
  • Adult Health Nursing - 2 NAH 327 Prerequisites: Semester III & IV Courses
    This course is continuation of adult health nursing 1. The emphasis is on medical-surgical specialties – Hematology, integumentary, musculoskeletal, ENT, Ophthalmology. Planned and guided experiences shall be provided in acute care units including adult medical and surgical settings and also in the specialty units. Nursing concepts basic to health and illness shall be examined across the continuum of individuals and family.
    (2-0-1= 3)
  • Nursing Leadership and Management NLM 305 Prerequisites: Semester III & IV Courses
    This course explores the organizational strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision-making in health care. Introduction to management skills needed by professional nurses with clinical application in diverse settings.
    (2-0-0= 2)
  • Professional Issues and Trends in NursingNPT 303 Prerequisites: Semester III & IV Courses
    The status of nursing in the UAE health care system, perspectives to be explored will include social, political, organizational, and legal/ethical factors. The continuing debate about the essence of nursing including professional issues will be examined. Current issues will be critically analyzed in relation to their influence on the nursing profession and nursing practice.
    (1-0-0= 1)
  • Sociology NSO 303 Prerequisites: Semester IV Courses
    The concepts and theories necessary for a systematic understanding of our social worlds. Topics include sociology as science; the nature of large and small-scale groups; social institutions; ideologies, conformity and social deviance; social stratification and historical eras; social change; and race, ethnic and gender relations.
    (3-0-0= 3)
  • Statistics & Research Methodology SRM 101 Prerequisites: Semester IV Courses
    The presentation of statistical data, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, types of frequency distribution, theories of probability, sampling and different tests of significance.
    The fundamentals of research methods, defining research problems and objectives, hypothesis, sources of information, data types and collection, data analysis and presentation of results, and drawing conclusions.
    (3-0= 3)
Semester 6
  • Course NameCodeCourse DescriptionC. Hrs
  • Principles and Methods of Teaching – Learning(Contd)NPT 305 Prerequisites: Semester V Courses
    The philosophy and objectives of nursing education, concepts and principles of curriculum development, evaluation and guidance and counselling including methods of teaching.
    (1-2-0= 3)
  • Child Health Nursing (Contd.)NCH 308 Prerequisites: Semester IV Courses
    Common acute and long-term health problems of the child, effects of illness and hospitalization on the child and family unit, acute care and well-child setting. The use of normal growth and development criteria.
    (2-0-2= 4)
  • Psychiatric – Mental health nursing (Contd.)NPM 307 Prerequisites: Semester IV Courses
    The basic principles and concepts of mental health nursing. Emphasis will be on therapeutic interventions and nursing care for individuals taking care of the family setup and rehabilitative aspects of the patients with mental illness.
    (2-0-2= 4)
  • Adult Health Nursing - 2 (Contd.)NAH 327 Prerequisites: Semester III Courses
    This course is continuation of adult health nursing 1. The emphasis is on medical-surgical specialties – Hematology, integumentary, musculoskeletal, ENT, Ophthalmology. Planned and guided experiences shall be provided in acute care units including adultmedical and surgical settings and also in the specialty units. Nursing concepts basic to health and illness shall be examined across the continuum of individuals and family.
    (2-0-4= 4)
  • Nursing Leadership and Management (Contd.)NLM 305 Prerequisites: Semester VI Courses
    This course explores the organizational strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision-making in health care. Introduction to management skills needed by professional nurses with clinical application in diverse settings.
    (1-0-2= 3)
  • Professional Issues and Trends in Nursing (Contd.) NPT 303 Prerequisites: Semester V Courses
    The status of nursing in the UAE health care system, perspectives to be explored will include social, political, organizational, and legal/ethical factors. The continuing debate about the essence of nursing including professional issues will be examined. Current issues will be critically analyzed in relation to their influence on the nursing profession and nursing practice.
    (2-0-0= 2)
Semester 7
  • Prerequisites for Courses in Semester 7 and 8: Performance in Year 3 that is adequate for progress to Year 4
  • Course NameCodeCourse DescriptionC. Hrs
  • Obstetric NursingNOB 409 Prerequisites: Semester IV Courses
    This course focuses on the normal physiological changes and maternal adaptations related to the pregnancy and nursing care of the normal prenatal, intrapartal and postpartal stages and the normal neonate. Common complications of pregnancy, labour and delivery, postpartum, and the neonate are also discussed. The clinical component will provide selected experiences in the care of prenatal, intrapartal, postpartal clients, and the newborn.
    (2-1-2= 5)
  • Gynaecological Nursing NGN 404 Prerequisites: Semester IV Courses
    Patients with common diseases of female reproductive system and its nursing care.
    (1-0-1= 2)
  • Adult Health Nursing – 3 NAH 437 Prerequisites: Semester IV Courses
    Designed to increase the depth of knowledge and level of nursing skill. Content includes principles and concepts of advance medical-surgical and mental health which are organized around the nursing process and nursing diagnosis. Integrated throughout are concepts of health promotion, nutrition, and pharmacology. Socio-cultural factors and adaptations for the elderly are also incorporated. Clinical experience includes care of patients with complex medical-surgical conditions.
    (3-0-2= 5)
  • Community Health Nursing – 2 NCH 427 Prerequisites: Semester IV Courses
    Community health nursing course focuses on health of population and community, the principles health care, the strategies of the health promotion, and epidemiological concepts of nursing care with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Professional, legal/ethical, economic, cultural, and environmental issues relevant to community health nursing will also be examined.
    (2-0-2= 4)
  • Clinical Practicum NCP 406 Prerequisites: All first to third year nursing courses
    The purpose of this course is to provide the student with opportunities to integrate leadership and management behaviours in the application of the nursing process with selected client populations. Emphasis is on developing increasing responsibility for the provision of comprehensive nursing care to culturally diverse client groups.
    (0-0-2= 2)
Semester 8
  • Course NameCodeCourse DescriptionC. Hrs
  • Obstetric Nursing (Contd)NOB 408 Prerequisites: Semester VII Courses
    This course focuses on the normal physiological changes and maternal adaptations related to the pregnancy and nursing care of the normal prenatal, intrapartal and postpartal stages and the normal neonate. Common complications of pregnancy, labour and delivery, postpartum, and the neonate are also discussed. The clinical component will provide selected experiences in the care of prenatal, intrapartal, postpartal clients, and the newborn.
    (2-0-2)
  • Gynaecological Nursing (Contd)NGN 404 Prerequisites: Semester VII Courses
    Patients with common diseases of female reproductive system and its nursing care.
    (1-0-1= 2)
  • Adult Health Nursing – 3 (Contd)NAH 437 Prerequisites: Semester VII Courses
    Designed to increase the depth of knowledge and level of nursing skill. Content includes principles and concepts of advance medical-surgical and mental health which are organized around the nursing process and nursing diagnosis. Integrated throughout are concepts of health promotion, nutrition, and pharmacology. Socio-cultural factors and adaptations for the elderly are also incorporated. Clinical experience includes care of patients with complex medical-surgical conditions.
    (1-0-1= 2)
  • Community Health Nursing – 2 (Contd) NCH 427 Prerequisites: Semester VII Courses
    Community health nursing course focuses on health of population and community, the principles health care, the strategies of the health promotion, and epidemiological concepts of nursing care with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Professional, legal/ethical, economic, cultural, and environmental issues relevant to community health nursing will also be examined.
    (1-0-2=3)
  • Clinical PracticumNCP 406 Prerequisites: Semester All first to third year nursing courses
    The purpose of this course is to provide the student with opportunities to integrate leadership and management behaviours in the application of the nursing process with selected client populations. Emphasis is on developing increasing responsibility for the provision of comprehensive nursing care to culturally diverse client groups.
    (0-0-4= 4)


RN-BSN BRIDGE PROGRAM

The Curriculum

The RN-BSN bridge program promotes the development of nursing as a caring, patient-centered, scientifically-based profession with an emphasis on problem-based, small group, self-directed learning.

The curriculum has been planned in such a way that it bridges with in-depth knowledge and skill in the core and noncore nursing courses which includes the newer trends and advances, essential for a professional nurse in practice.

Summary of Courses for study for RN-BSN BRIDGE Program

Semester 1
  • Course NameCodeCourse DescriptionC. Hrs
  • Advance Nursing Concepts - 1NAC 117 Prerequisites: NFN 116,: NFN 126,NAH 219,NAH 327 NAH 437
    Designed to provide the registered nurse student the opportunity to apply baccalaureate nursing strategies and the nursing process while assisting clients and families in maintaining and/or regaining an optimal level of wellness. Emphasis is given to the role of the nurse as a care provider, teacher, collaborator, and problem solver in client's care across the life span. It will include adults/geriatrics medical-surgical nursing component.
    (2-1-1= 4)
  • Advanced Nursing Concepts - 2NAC 124 Prerequisites: NPM 307
    Designed to provide the registered nurse student the opportunity to apply baccalaureate nursing strategies and the nursing process while assisting clients and families in maintaining and/or regaining an optimal level of wellness. Emphasis is given to the role of the nurse as a care provider, teacher, collaborator, and problem solver in client's care across the life span. It will include Psychiatric-Mental Health components.
    (1-0-1= 2)
  • Advance Nursing Concepts - 3 NAC 137 Prerequisites: NAC 237
    Continuation of Advance Nursing Concepts-2,which further include in depth knowledge and skill on the holistic comprehensive care of gynecological and obstetric clients.
    (2-0-2== 4)
  • Advance Nursing Concepts – 4 NAC 144 Prerequisites: NAC 244
    Continuation of Advance Nursing Concepts-3,which will further include in depth knowledge and skill on the holistic comprehensive care of children.
    (1-0-1-2)
  • Health Science Communication in ArabicARB 101 Prerequisites: None
    This course aims at teaching communications skills in Arabic language. The course focuses on the skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. The broad goal of this course is to enable the students to have better understanding of Arabic language to communicate with patents and hospital staff in their profession.
    (3-0-0= 3)
  • Computer Skills ICM 101 Prerequisites: None
    The goal of this course is to teach basic computer skills necessary in an academic environment including, use of the internet and other computer programs for research and data analysis.
    (3:0= 3)
Semester 2
  • Course NameCodeCourse DescriptionC. Hrs
  • Advance Nursing Concepts - 1NAC 117 Prerequisites: NFN 116,: NFN 126,NAH 219,NAH 327 NAH 437
    Designed to provide the registered nurse student,the opportunity to apply baccalaureate nursing strategies and the nursing process while assisting clients and families in maintaining and/or regaining an optimal level of wellness. Emphasis is given to the role of the nurse as a care provider, teacher, collaborator, and problem solver in client's care across the life span. It will include adults/geriatric medical-surgical nursing components.
    (1-0-2= 3)
  • Advance Nursing Concepts - 2NAC 124 Prerequisites: NPM 307
    Designed to provide the registered nurse student the opportunity to apply baccalaureate nursing strategies and the nursing process while assisting clients and families in maintaining and/or regaining an optimal level of wellness. Emphasis is given to the role of the nurse as a care provider, teacher, collaborator, and problem solver in client's care across the life span. It will include Psychiatric-mental health components.
    (1-0-1= 2)
  • Advance Nursing Concepts - 3NAC137 Prerequisites: NAC 327
    Continuation of Advance Concept – 2, which will further include in depth the holistic comprehensive care of women, mother.
    (2-0-1= 3)
  • Advance Nursing Concepts - 4NAC 144 Prerequisites: NAC 244
    Continuation of Advance Concept – 3, which will further include in depth the holistic comprehensive care of child.
    (1-0-1= 2)
  • Islamic Cultures and Medicine CSK 101 Prerequisites: None
    This course is designed to develop a better understanding of Islamic belief and its application in life besides focusing on current modern medical and science issues in Islam. The broad goal of this course is to enable the students to have better understanding of Islamic medical issues and appreciation of Islam as a way of life, its impact in the field of medicine, the contribution of Islam to medical in general, and to sciences in particular.
    (3-0-0= 3)
  • Nursing EthicsNET 202 Prerequisites: Semester I courses
    This course explores the fundamental principles of nursing ethics and encourages reflection on and discussion about personal and professional values within nursing practice contexts. Students will analyze some of the most common and difficult ethical dilemmas faced by nurses. These dilemmas will be analyzed with consideration to ethical reasoning and decision-making.
    (2-0-0= 2)
Semester 3
  • Prerequisites for Courses in Semester 3 and 4: Performance in Year 1 that is adequate for progress to Year 2
  • Course NameCodeCourse DescriptionC. Hrs
  • Principles and Methods of Teaching – LearningNPT 305 Prerequisites: First year Courses
    This course includes the philosophy and objectives of nursing education, concepts and principles of curriculum development, evaluation and guidance and counseling including methods of teaching.
    (2-1-0= 3)
  • Nursing Leadership and Management NML205 Prerequisites: First year courses
    This course explores the organizational strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision-making in health care. Introduces to management skills needed for professional nurses with clinical application in diverse settings. (2-0-0= 2)
  • Community Health Nursing NCH 207 Prerequisites: First year Courses
    Community health nursing course focuses on health of population and community, the principles health care, the strategies of the health promotion, and epidemiological concepts of nursing care with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Professional, legal/ethical, economic, cultural, and environmental issues relevant to community health nursing will also be examined.
    (2-0-2= 4)
  • Professional Trends and Issues in Nursing NPT 303 Prerequisites: First year courses
    Introduce students to the status of nursing in the UAE health care system. Perspectives to be explored will include social, political, organizational, and legal/ethical factors. The continuing debate about the essence of nursing including professional issues will be examined. Current issues will be critically analyzed in relation to their influence on the nursing profession and nursing practice.
    (1-0-0= 1)
  • Statistics & Research Methodology SRM 101 Prerequisites: First year courses
    The presentation of statistical data, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, types of frequency distribution, theories of probability, sampling and different tests of significance The fundamentals of research methods, defining research problems and objectives, hypothesis, sources of information, data types and collection, data analysis and presentation of results, and drawing conclusions.
    (3-0-0= 3)
  • Nursing Research Practicum NRP 302 Prerequisites:Semester III Courses
    Nursing Research reviews the basic understanding of the research process and statistics and applies it to nursing and nursing practice.
    (0-2-0= 2)
Semester 4
  • Course NameCodeCourse DescriptionC. Hrs
  • Professional Trends and Issues in Nursing(Contd.) NPT 306 Prerequisites:First year Courses
    This course includes the philosophy and objectives of nursing education, concepts and principles of curriculum development, evaluation and guidance and counseling including methods of teaching.
    (1-2-0=3)
  • Nursing Leadership and Management(Contd.) NLM 205 Prerequisites: Semester III courses
    This course explores the organizational strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision-making in health care. Introduces to management skills needed for professional nurses with clinical application in diverse settings.
    (1-0-2=3)
  • Community Health Nursing (Contd.) NCH 207 Prerequisites: First year Courses
    Community health nursing course focuses on health of population and community, the principles health care, the strategies of the health promotion, and epidemiological concepts of nursing care with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Professional, legal/ethical, economic, cultural, and environmental issues relevant to community health nursing will also be examined.
    (1-1-2=4)
  • Professional Trends and Issues in Nursing (Contd.)NPT 303 Prerequisites: Semester III courses
    Introduce students to the status of nursing in the UAE health care system. Perspectives to be explored will include social, political, organizational, and legal/ethical factors. The continuing debate about the essence of nursing including professional issues will be examined. Current issues will be critically analyzed in relation to their influence on the nursing profession and nursing practice.
    (2-0-0=2)


MSN NURSING

Summary of Courses for study for MSN Nursing

Semester 1
  • Course NameCodeCourse DescriptionC. Hrs
  • Nursing Informatics NNI 103 Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
    Integrates nursing science with computer technology and information science to identify, gather, process, and manage information. Emphasis on technology based health applications, which support clinical, administrative, research, and educational decision making enhancing the efficacy of nursing endeavors
    (2-1-0=3)
  • Nursing EducationNNE 104 Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
    The course is an overview of the classic and contemporary philosophies, theories and research about teaching and learning in nursing. Teaching and learning in schools of nursing, practice settings for the professional development of nurses and client (patient) education are primary foci of the course.
    (3-1-0=4)
  • Statistics for Health ProfessionalNSHP 102 Prerequisites: None
    This course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills to effectively use biostatistics in different research design and data analysis, and to understand articles in related professional journals. Topics include choosing correct statistical methods and study designs in nursing research and practice; descriptive statistics; probability and probability distributions; estimation and hypothesis testing, simple linear regression, introduction to analysis of variance.
    (2-0-0== 2)
  • Organizational and System LeadershipNOSL 104 Prerequisites: None
    This course prepares the Masters students to the advance practice role in the complexities of the health care delivery system that challenge the nursing profession to adapt to its demands. To be successful in that endeavour, a nurse must acquire a broad knowledge in nursing leadership and management. A nurse leader has to be competent to tackle issues in various areas of patient care and management of the associated interdisciplinary functions to generate productive results. This course also addresses topics concerning organizational concepts such as interdisciplinary collaboration, human resources development, strategic planning, information systems, the process of care delivery, quality management, performance appraisal, magnetism, staffing and scheduling and budgeting principles.
    (3-0-1= 4)
Semester 2
  • Course NameCodeCourse DescriptionC. Hrs
  • Advance Health AssessmentNAHA 204 Prerequisites:None
    This course prepares the advanced practice nurse to conduct focused and comprehensive health assessments of clients across the lifespan. The process of diagnostic reasoning is emphasized as the primary means of collecting and analyzing data obtained from the client history, physical examination, and diagnostic procedures
    (2-1-1= 4)
  • Theoretical Foundations in Advanced Nursing Practice NTFN 202 Prerequisites: None
    The course utilizes the critical reasoning process to examine the element of nursing knowledge. Emphasis is placed on concept analysis and the evaluation of nursing theories. Identification of the links between theory and empirical indicators is examined. The clinical relevance of mid-range and practice theories is explored and applied in design of nursing interventions for individuals, families, groups, and communities
    (2-0-0 2)
  • Issues in Professional PracticeNNE 204 Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
    The student will analyze theoretical and pragmatic legal-ethical issues regarding professional nursing and health care. Emphasis is on an understanding of the nurse as a professional who embraces lifelong learning, incorporates professionalism into practice and internalizes the values of the profession.
    (2-0-0=2)
  • Advanced Research Methods NNI 203 Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
    This course is an in-depth study of nursing research methodologies. The focus will be on the interrelationships among theory, advanced nursing practice, and research. Emphasis will be placed on developing skills used in critical analysis of nursing research for the purpose of determining applicability of the research to nursing practice. The practical hours will facilitate the students to develop research proposal for the selected clinical phenomena and to present it to the research committee of the college for the approval.
    (3-2-0= 3)
Semester 3
  • Nursing Specialty – Adult Health Nursing
  • Course NameCodeCourse DescriptionC. Hrs
  • Advanced Pharmacology NAPP 303 Prerequisites: Semester I & II Courses
    This course focuses on pharmacology and therapeutics used in the treatment of selected health conditions commonly encountered by the advanced practice nurse. Emphasis is placed on the decision making process utilized to safely and effectively prescribe and monitor pharmacotherapeutics appropriate to the client situation.
    (3-0-0= 3)
  • Adult Health Nursing-1NAHN 318 Prerequisites: Semester I & II Courses
    This course is designed to provide the registered nursing student with Baccalaureate degree in nursing, to work towards an advanced adult health nurse specialist. The course provides students an opportunity to develop expertise and in depth knowledge in management of patients with complex acute and chronic illnesses across all settings. This course incorporates utilization of clinical judgment, clinical inquiry and facilitation of learning and caring practices. Emphasis is given to incorporate the pathophysiological component in undertaking the disease process and management. It will help the students to apply an expanded range of theoretical, practical and research based competencies to phenomena experienced by adult clients of culturally diverse backgrounds of all ages. Importance is given to the role of the nurse in direct care, consultation, leadership, collaboration, coaching, research, ethical decision making, moral agency and advocacy.
    (4-1-3= 8)
  • PEDIATRIC NURSING-1 (Semester III) NPN 318 Prerequisites: Semester III Courses
    This course focuses on pharmacology and therapeutics used in the treatment of selected health conditions commonly encountered by the advanced practice nurse. Emphasis is placed on the decision making process utilized to safely and effectively prescribe and monitor pharmacotherapeutics appropriate to the client situation.
    (4-1-3= 8)
  • Community Health Nursing -1 (Semester III) NAPP 303 Prerequisites: Semester III Courses
    This course is designed to provide the registered nursing students with Baccalaureate nursing qualification, the opportunity to develop the fundamental knowledge, skills, attitudes and judgment in community health nursing which is needed to practice nursing safely. All graduates are expected to know and use the standards for community health nursing based on Canadian standards of practice, while working in any of the areas of practice, education, administration or research. Also graduate who practices their specialty can promote the health of individuals, families, communities’ populations and environment that supports health. They can also practice in diverse settings such as homes, school, community health centres and industry.
    (4-1-3= 8)
  • Psychiatric – Mental Health Nursing-1 (Semester III) NAPP 303 Prerequisites: Semester III Courses
    This course is designed to focus on implementing principles for psychiatric advanced practice nursing. Knowledge from nursing science and related fields is used to assess, diagnose, and treat clients with psych-mental health problems. Wellness and the promotion of mental health, treatment of clients with acute mental illnesses, and the prevention of further psychiatric morbidity or disability are emphasized. The context of caring is explored relative to client circumstances, resources, and issues in the delivery of mental health services to individuals families and communities. Nursing research findings are applied to emphasize the link between psychotherapeutic process and outcomes which form the evidence base for psychiatric health care.
    (4-1-3= 8)
Semester 4
  • Nursing Specialty – Adult Health Nursing
  • Course NameCodeCourse DescriptionC. Hrs
  • Adult Health Nursing - 2NAHN 429 Prerequisites: Semester III Courses
    The course is designed to provide the registered nursing student with Baccalaureate nursing qualification, the opportunity to develop expertise and in depth knowledge in the field of Adult Health Nursing. It will help the students to develop skill to function as a specialized adult health nurse. Emphasis is given to the role of the nurse as a competent care provider, critical thinker, problem solver, educator, manager and researcher in the field of adult health nursing.
    (5-1-3= 8)
  • PEDIATRIC NURSING-2 (Semester IV) NAHN 429 Prerequisites: Semester III Courses
    This course offers Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialists (PCNS) design and individualize care for children and groups of children within the context of their families and communities in order to improve the quality of their lives. The PCNS role differs from the NP role in that the focus is population-focused care, family management and education and nursing staff support rather than direct treatment. CNS in Pediatrics often provides education and support to staff nurses regarding implementation of evidenced-based practice and new technology
    (5-1-3= 8)
  • Community Health Nursing -2 (Semester IV) NAHN 429 Prerequisites: Semester III Courses
    The course is designed to help graduates to practice community health nursing by combining the theory and knowledge of nursing with social sciences and public health science with primary health care. They will be able to view disease prevention, health protection and health promotion as goals of their professional practice. At the same time, the graduate will be able to collaborate with individuals, families, groups, communities, to design promotion and carry out community development, health promotion and disease prevention strategies. They will be able to identify and promote care decisions that build on the capacity of the individuals or community. In addition they will be able to mobilize resources to support health by coordinating care and planning services, programs and policies with individuals, caregivers, families, other disciplines, organizations, communities and governments
    (5-1-3= 8)
  • Psychiatric – Mental Health Nursing-2 (Semester IV)NAHN 429 Prerequisites: Semester III Courses
    This course is designed to focus on implementing principles for psychiatric advanced practice nursing. Knowledge from nursing science and related fields is used to assess, diagnose, and treat clients with psych-mental health problems. Wellness and the promotion of mental health, treatment of clients with acute mental illnesses, and the prevention of further psychiatric morbidity or disability are emphasized. The context of caring is explored relative to client circumstances, resources, and issues in the delivery of mental health services to individuals families and communities. Nursing research findings are applied to emphasize the link between psychotherapeutic process and outcomes which form the evidence base for psychiatric health care.
    (5-1-3= 8)
  • ThesisNT 404 Prerequisites: Semester III Courses
    The main focus of this course will be a faculty-guided Thesis. This Thesis will have a strong research component and will be a summative work. Students who do not complete the Thesis in one semester may repeat for additional credits.
    (0-4-0= 4)