Start Date
August 2024
SASCED/P
09130202
Duration
5 years
Fees
60,000 Saudi Riyals per year

Program overview

The BSN program 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 to prepare students to meet our country’s high demand.

The Program Study Plan

  • The program consist of 4 academic years (12 semesters to obtain the Bachelor Science in Nursing) and an additional year of clinical internship year.
  • The Bachelor of Science in Nursing requires passing (138) credit hours.
  • The program’s teaching materials are delivered in the English Language.

Description of the Courses

ENGL 101 - English Language I
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HRSC 101 - Medical Terminology
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COMP 101 - Introduction to Computer Sciences
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ENGL-103 English for Nurses
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ARAB 101 - Arabic Language I
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HRSC 103 – Biology
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HRSC 102 – Biostatistics
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ISLS 101 – Islamic Studies I
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ISLS 102 – Islamic Studies II
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ARAB 102 - Arabic Language II
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BSSC 101 – Communication and Interpersonal Relationships
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ENGL 102 - English II
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HRSC 201 - Human Anatomy
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HRSC 202 - Human Physiology
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HRSC 203 – Biochemistry
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NURS 201 - Fundamental of Nursing I
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HRSC 205 – Pathophysiology
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NURS 203 - Fundamental of Nursing II
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HRSC 204 - General Microbiology
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HRSC 206 – Pharmacology
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NURS 202 - Health Assessment
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BSSC 201 – Psychology
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ISLS 201 - Islamic Studies III
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HRSC 301 - Growth and Development
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NURS 301 - Medical-Surgical Nursing I
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NURS 304 - Ethical Issues in Nursing
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NURS 305 - Medical-Surgical Nursing II
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ISLS 301 - Islamic studies IV
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NURS 303 - Nursing Informatics
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NURS 306 - Women Health Nursing
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NURS 302 - Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing
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NURS 403 - Nursing Research
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NURS 401 - Child Health Nursing
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NURS 404 - Elective Course I (Infection Control)
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NURS 402 - Critical Care Nursing
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NURS 408 - Elective Course II (Evidence-Based Practice)
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NURS 407 - Graduation Research Project
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NURS 406 - Nursing Leadership and management
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NURS 405 - Community health Nursing
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5th Year (Internship Year)

It is consist of 48 weeks.

Clinical Rotation Allocation:

  • Maternity Care (Obstetric- Labor and Delivery Room)
  • Child Health Nursing (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit-Pediatric Intensive Care Unit- Pediatric Unit)
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing (Medical-Surgical Unit-Operating Room-Hemodialysis Unit)
  • Critical Care Nursing (Intensive Care Unit-Emergency Room)
  • Leadership and Management (Nursing Administrative Offices)
  • Elective (Area of Choice)

How will you learn?

Through different teaching and learning strategies, including curricular and extra-curricular activities to achieve the program learning outcomes in all areas. This includes interactive lecture, small group discussion, case-based learning, team-based learning, assignment, tutorials, flipped classes, research activities, students prepared Presentations, case-based learning and reflection.

How you will be assessed?

Through direct assessment method and indirect assessment method, direct assessment method includes written exams (MCQs, EMQs and Essay), assignment evaluation using rubrics, presentation evaluation using rubrics, portfolio (research activities, community services activities assignment, case study and reflection), OSPE. Clinical portfolio for the clinical part of the course and it includes different types of workplace-based assessment like (Case-Based Discussions, Mini CEX (Clinical Evaluation Exercise) and DOPS (Direct Observation of Procedural Skills). While in indirect assessment method include Course Evaluation Survey (CES), Graduates Survey, & Employer Satisfaction Survey.

Careers Overview

Upon successful completion of the requirements for the Bachelor of Nursing Program, the graduates can apply for “Saudi Nursing Licensure Exam (SNLE)” from the Saudi Commission for Health Specialist (SCFHS) to become nurse specialist, which may work in hospitals, clinics, primary health centers, home health care, schools, companies, and research institutions. In addition, graduates may seek specializations to advance their careers through Postgraduates Studies. Also, graduates would have the knowledge, skills, and values to be eligible to apply for an academic position such “lecturer”.

Job Prospects

A nurse specialist will be responsible to care for patients and facilitate their speedy recovery. also, graduates will be responsible for educating patients and their families on prevention and healthy habits. There are different areas of clinical areas that nursing graduates may practice at the hospital including: Medical-Surgical unit, Emergency Room, Pediatric unit, Obstetrics and Gynecology unit, Intensive Care unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Operation Rooms, Recovery Room, Isolation Floor, with additional training and experience, Nurse Specialist can become a department charge nurse or unit nurse manager or research center.

Career Advice

All students are invited and encouraged to constantly meet with career counselors assigned by the Student Career and Alumni Unit (SCAU). Student career counseling is a process that helps students to know and understand their skills, abilities, and interests, and how it relates to the workplace in order to make an appropriate decision concerning their future career path. It is a dynamic and collaborative process between a faculty staff member and student, focused on the student’s needs and goals.