Introduction

The Nursing Department was established in 2003 and has graduated 617 students with a bachelor degree in the program. In 2015, a master program was launched, and the college is looking forward to adding more programs under the post graduate umbrella in the near future.

The bachelor’s degree in nursing depends on the study of both scientific and humanity aspects that will provide the foundation for continuous development in one’s education and career. In addition to that, the nursing program reflects the recent changes in the roles of our healthcare providers in order to prepare students to meet our country’s high demand.

BSN Program: Vision

“To be the leading Nursing program in Saudi Arabia that fosters innovation in achieving educational and training excellence”

BSN Program: Mission

“To graduate qualified nursing professionals according to national and international educational standards to provide quality health care and contributing to scientific research and community services.”

BSN Program: Goals

Goal 1: Achieve teaching and learning excellence

Goal 2: Enhancement of learning resources and facilities

Goal 3: Promote student life and welfare

Goal 4: Promote quality improvement activities and obtain NCAAA accreditation

Goal 5: Strengthen scientific research

Goal 6: Commitment to Community engagement

BSN Program: Core Values

Based on our Islamic and cultural values, we strive for:

  1. Professionalism
  2. Honesty and transparency
  3. Quality focus
  4. Caring
  5. Student focus
  6. Academic integrity

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

NQF Learning Domains Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)
1) Knowledge 1.1 Describe the fundamental concepts and theories related to nursing.
1.2 Recognize the acute and chronic illness, and its effects on the bio-psychosocial functioning of individuals.
1.3 Describe basic requirement of professional nursing practice in different health care settings.
1.4 Outline the importance of research and evidence-based practice in promoting health and managing the delivery of health care.
2) Cognitive 2.1 Analyze appropriate knowledge in planning and meeting the health care needs of individuals, families and community.
2.2 Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills in planning, providing and evaluating nursing care.
2.3 Apply the theory and research in enhancing professional nursing practice.
2.4 Plan research activities based on the needs of Saudi community.
3) Interpersonal Skills & Responsibility 3.1 Demonstrate effective team skills as an active team member and or a leader in clinical care setting.
3.2 Show professional behavior in consistent with code of ethics.
3.3 Illustrate maintenance of environmental safety in health care setting.
3.4 Use leadership skills in effective management and delivery of quality services.
3.5 Demonstrate health teaching skills for patients, families and community.
4) Communication, Information Technology, Numerical 4.1 Illustrate the effective application of the principles of information technology in nursing practice, education, and research.
4.2 Demonstrate effective communication with patients, colleagues and other health care team using different media.
4.3 Utilize appropriate statistical and mathematical techniques in the analysis and resolution of health and nursing care issues.
5) Psychomotor 5.1 Perform nursing procedures and operating equipment with competence in the delivery of care.
5.2 Demonstrate standard precautions, safe and efficient practice in clinical setting.

Graduate Attributes

After completion of the Nursing Program, each graduate will be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

  1. Loyalty, responsibility, and commitment
  2. Professional competence
  3. Effective communicator and team member
  4. Innovative and creative
  5. Culture sensitive
  6. Ethical conduct
  7. Respectful
  8. Leader

Nursing Program Study Plan

  • The program consists of 4 academic years (8 semesters to obtain the Bachelor Degree in Nursing) and an additional year of clinical internship.
  • The Bachelor Certificate in Nursing requires passing (134) credit hours during these 4 academic years, in addition to the internship program.
  • The program’s teaching material is delivered in the English Language.
  • For equalization (transfer) of credit hours, the policies and regulation of college will be applied.

Courses

BSSC 101 - Islamic Studies I - Level1 – First Semester of the First Academic Year
BSSC 102 - English Level I ( Grammatical Structure and Reading ) - Level1 – First Semester of the First Academic Year
BSSC 103 - Introduction to Computer Sciences - Level1 – First Semester of the First Academic Year
HRSC 101 - Medical Terminology - Level1 – First Semester of the First Academic Year
HRSC 102 - Human Anatomy and Physiology - Level1 – First Semester of the First Academic Year
BSSC 104 - Communication and Interpersonal Relationships - Level2 – Second Semester of the First Academic Year
BSSC 105 - English Level II (writing and Presentation) - Level2 – Second Semester of the First Academic Year
BSSC 106 - Islamic Studies II - Level2 – Second Semester of the First Academic Year
HRSC 203 - Nutrition in Health and illness - Level2 – Second Semester of the First Academic Year
NURS 101 - Fundamentals of Nursing I - Level2 – Second Semester of the First Academic Year
HRSC 201 - Biochemistry - Level3 – First Semester of the Second Academic Year
HRSC 204 - Pathophysiology - Level3 – First Semester of the Second Academic Year
NURS 102 - Nursing Health Assessment - Level3 – First Semester of the Second Academic Year
NURS 201 - Fundamentals of Nursing II - Level3 – First Semester of the Second Academic Year
BSSC 203 - Psychology - Level4 – Second Semester of the Second Academic Year
HRSC 103 - Microbiology and Parsitology - Level4 – Second Semester of the Second Academic Year
HRSC 202 - Pharmacology - Level4 – Second Semester of the Second Academic Year
NURS 202 - Adult Health Nursing I - Level4 – Second Semester of the Second Academic Year
NURS 203 - Ethical Issues in Nursing - Level4 – Second Semester of the Second Academic Year
BSSC 301 - Sociology - Level5 – First Semester of the Third Academic Year
BSSC 303 - Teaching & Learning Strategies - Level5 – First Semester of the Third Academic Year
HRSC 302 - Growth and Development - Level5 – First Semester of the Third Academic Year
NURS 301 - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing - Level5 – First Semester of the Third Academic Year
NURS 302 - Adult Health Nursing II - Level5 – First Semester of the Third Academic Year
BSSC 302 - Islamic Studies III - Level6 – Second Semester of the Third Academic Year
BSSC 304 - Arabic Language I - Level6 – Second Semester of the Third Academic Year
NURS 303 - Child Health Nursing - Level6 – Second Semester of the Third Academic Year
NURS 304 - Women Health Nursing - Level6 – Second Semester of the Third Academic Year
NURS 406 - Nursing Informatics - Level6 – Second Semester of the Third Academic Year
BSSC 402 - Arabic Language II - Level7 – First Semester of the Fourth Academic Year
HRSC 401 - Epidemiology & Biostatistics - Level7 – First Semester of the Fourth Academic Year
NURS 403 - Nursing Research - Level7 – First Semester of the Fourth Academic Year
NURS 405 - Critical Care Nursing - Level7 – First Semester of the Fourth Academic Year
BSSC 401 - Islamic Studies IV - Level8 – Second Semester of the Fourth Academic Year
NURS 401 - Evidence Based Nursing Practice - Level8 – Second Semester of the Fourth Academic Year
NURS 404 - Community Health Nursing - Level8 – Second Semester of the Fourth Academic Year
NURS 407 - Nursing Leadership & Management - Level8 – Second Semester of the Fourth Academic Year

 

Admission Requirement for the Program

An applicant will register to the programs offered at FCMS when he/she meets the Admission and Registration requirements. An applicant must:

  • Be a high school graduate of the Scientific Section within the last 5 years.
  • Provide a high secondary school certificate with score of at least 80% or higher.
  • Provide an achievement test result with a score of 60% or higher.
  • Provide an abilities test result with a score of 65% or higher.
  • Not exceed 25 years old.
  • Payment of registration fee.
  • Should pass the college mini multiple interviews "MMI"

Requirements for Diploma Holders

  • Be a high school graduate of the Scientific Section.
  • Holds at least a two- year diploma in the nursing from an official college or health institution in the kingdom within the last 10 years.
  • Have 70% GPA or higher on his/her diploma.
  • Have a full-time or non-objection certificate from his job.
  • Not exceed 35 years old.
  • Must apply for the bachelor program of the same specialties as his/her diploma
  • Hold a valid classification decision from “Saudi Health Disciplinary Council”.
  • Pass one of the following English Proficiency Tests with the required score:
Test Degree required
TOEFL internet based test (IBT) 30.
IELTS English test 3.5
STEP English test 68

As for international diploma certificate, they should be equated by the ministry of education

All applicants certificates with be verified by the admission & registration office. In case of any Inconsistency between what has been uploaded in the college website and the actual certificates will be the Applicant’s own responsibility.

Transference

Students may transfer from one program to another program within FCMS and thus change their specialty. Transference within FCMS is performed per the following guidelines:

  • The applicant completes a transfer request form and submits it to the Academic Affairs Unit (AAU)
  • The AAU processes the request and sends it with the student’s transcript to the Program Director
  • The Program Director reviews and submits a report to the VDAA for review and recommendations
  • The VDAA reviews the report and related documents to ensure their agreement with FCMS policies and regulations and then forwards them to the FCMS Academic Affairs Committee for a decision
  • The decision of the Academic Affairs Committee is ratified by the College Council and the Dean of FCMS
  • The AAU notifies the student of the decision.