The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at the Mohammad Al-Mana College for Medical Sciences prepares nurses with broad and sound foundation in the behavioral, life, and nursing sciences with the aim to provide quality care for all individuals.
The graduates engage in nursing practice, including the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and care of physically ill, mentally ill, and disabled people of all ages and in all health care and other community settings. They are prepared to participate as an integral member of the health care team as well as leaders in their profession
- Program: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Credit hours: 142 hours
- Years of study : 5 years (1 Year Foundation Year + 3 years Nursing program + 1 year internship)
Foundation Year Department (FYD)
The students entering the program will undergo a one-year shared program for all health sciences. It focuses on providing the foundation for professional health-care related education. This includes courses in humanities, social/behavioral sciences, ethics, biological and health sciences.
From the second year of the program the students are exposed to the major Nursing courses along with minor courses like human anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, nutrition, pharmacology etc. The major courses include:
- Nursing Practice and Health Assessment
- Nursing Care of Adults
- Psychiatric Nursing
- Obstetrical and Gynecological Nursing
- Critical Care Nursing
- Nursing Care of Children
- Community Health Nursing
- Geriatric Nursing
- Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice
- Leadership and Nursing Management
- The Bachelor of Science in nursing provides students learning experiences in a variety of clinical settings, including: Hospitals, Clinics, Community Health agencies and Old age Homes.
- A variety of assessment techniques are used in order to assess the knowledge and skill gained during and at the end of each course
- Formative assessment – includes quizzes, midterm, assignments, projects, clinical skills evaluation, clinical assignments and many others methods to evaluate the ongoing knowledge and skills of the students throughout the semester.
- Summative assessment – comprehensive written final exam for theory and an Objectively Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE) for the clinical
The internship program covered over a period of 52 weeks provides an opportunity for the Nursing intern to strengthen and apply their knowledge and demonstrate competency in practical skills and to facilitate the transition to professional role. The internship program is divided into two parts.
- Part 1 is inclusive of a general rotation in all medical surgical, maternity, pediatric,critical and management areas.
- Part 2 provides opportunities for students to further develop and refine their nursing care skills in a specialty area of interest, with a focus on provision of holistic care to
clients and their families.