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 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.

The program was designed to allow students, during the four years of their studies, to build their professional competencies and give them the opportunity to enjoy academic excellence, self-direction, and the ability to realize the practical aspects of the career life. During the first year of the program, general courses are introduced as prerequisites to prepare students for specialty curricula. In year two, they learn the foundations and principles of the profession, as well as, allied healthcare material that is directly related to their academic and career path. Going through their third year, the students’ courses will be more focused on nursing subjects in various medical fields, in addition to courses that help students fulfill their duties in healthcare education. During the fourth year, courses are focused on creating and eventually graduating well skilled and trained nurses. To ensure clinical excellence, students must then pass the compulsory training year (internship program) after that.

Program Objectives and Outcomes

  • Equip nursing graduates with knowledge, skills, clinical competencies and attitude required to deliver safe and quality nursing care to patients, families and community.
  • Prepare nursing graduates to function professionally within interdisciplinary teams in variety of settings, and meet the health care needs in Saudi Arabia.
  • Provide the students with learning environment that is safe and high quality to emphasize on lifelong learning, critical thinking, informatics, patient-centered care and leadership.
  • Foster students’ participation in community services and research concurrent with ethical standards. 

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.

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.