Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Overview

                                  “Nursing is an art:  and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation as any painters’ or sculptor’s work.”

Florence Nightingale

The BSN Program is a 4-year program (120 Credit Hours) that obtained CAA Initial Accreditation to offer the program on 17 February 2021. The program is devoted to improving the health and wellbeing of society by preparing professional nurses that provide high-quality, evidence-based, holistic person-centered care to individuals, families, and communities in the UAE.

Teaching-learning strategies are student-centered that integrate problem-solving and critical thinking within an interactive environment, and achievement of clinical skills competence in a state-of-the-art Simulation Centre before going to the clinical practice. Incorporating the high standards of the nursing professional practice, with an in-depth knowledge of nursing sciences, is a key aim of the program.

Program Mission

UOF will prepare nursing graduates capable of applying best practices, demonstrating ethical behavior, and following a holistic approach to restoring health, preventing illness, and promoting the health of the individual, family, and community.

Program Goals

Nursing graduates will be prepared to be highly competent in all the core competencies according to the Scope of Practice for Registered Nurses, as required by the National Nursing Education Regulatory Bodies.   Furthermore, they will be equipped to comply with the industry’s expectations to enhance employability. Additionally, the BSN Program is committed to serving the rapidly-changing health care needs of the UAE population, aligned with the UAE’s 2021 Vision, and aims to:

  1. Produce competent nurses able to provide quality person-centered nursing care that is culturally sensitive.
  2. Contribute to the development of nursing as a discipline and profession.
  3. Promote a scientific nursing care research culture among faculty and students.
  4. Develop the body of nursing knowledge at the local, regional, and international levels.
  5. Serve the rapidly-changing health care needs of individuals, families, communities, and society-at-large.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, the students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the essential concepts and theories related to the nursing practice.
  2. Perform nursing procedures, and operate technology and health information systems skillfully in the delivery of optimal nursing care to individuals, families and communities.
  3. Implement professional behavior consistent with the code of ethics, as well as effective communication strategies to deliver optimal holistic person-centered care to individuals, families, and communities.
  4. Apply the nursing process, supported by evidence-based practice, to develop a holistic nursing care plan that ensures safe, culture-sensitive nursing care.
  5. Develop a research proposal and disseminate research findings to enhance the nursing practice.
  6. Differentiate amongst different quality improvement interventions to resolve clinical nursing practice problems through innovation and entrepreneurship.
  7. Demonstrate leadership skills during collaboration with health care providers in the delivery of quality health care services to the individuals, families and communities.

Summary of Courses and Distribution of Total Credits

Category

Total Credit Hours (CH)

A.   General Education: University Requirements  21
1) Compulsory Courses 9
2) Elective Courses – Mathematics and Information Technology 3
3) Elective Courses – Communication 9
B.    Core Courses: Program Requirement  99
B.1  College Core Courses: Program Requirements (CCPR) 21
B.2  Nursing Core Courses: Program Requirements (NCPR) 69
B.3  Quantitative and Research (QRPR)  9
Total Credit Hours (CH)  120

The BSN Program consists of 120 Credit Hours (CH), 42 courses, and 1,620 actual hours in the clinical practice.

 

Distribution of Total Credits per Course

A.    General Education: University Requirements:  21 Credit Hours
1)  Compulsory Courses: 9 Credit Hours
  Course Code Course Name CH Pre-Requisite / Co-Requisite
1. HUM-1613 Islamic Studies 3
2. HUM-1633 UAE Society 3
3. LSS-2483 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
2)  Elective Courses – Mathematics and Information Technology: 3 Credit Hours
  Course Code Course Name CH Pre-Requisite / Co-Requisite
1. ICT-1313 Computer Application 3
3)  Elective Courses – Communication: 9 Credit Hours
  Course Code Course Name CH Pre-Requisite / Co-Requisite
1. COM-1113 Academic Writing 1 3
2. COM-2123 Academic Writing 2 3 COM-1113
3. COM-1153 Arabic Composition and Report Writing 3
Total Credit Hours (CH) 21  
B.    Core Courses: Program Requirements (102 Credit Hours)
1)  College Core Courses:: Program Requirements (CCPR): 21 Credit Hours
  Course Code Course Name CH Pre-Requisite / Co-Requisite
1. BIO-1112 Human Biology 2 Co-Req.: APH-1123
2. APH-1123 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing 1 3 Co-Req.: BIO-1112
3. MTL-1132 Medical Terminology 2
4. BCH-1143 Biochemistry for Nursing 3
5. MBO-1153 Microbiology  for Nursing 3 BCH-1143
6. APH-1163 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing 2 3 APH-1123
7. PHL-2172 Pathophysiology 2 APH-1163
8. PML-2183 Clinical Pharmacology for Nursing 3 APH-1163; PHL-2172
Total Credit Hours (CH) 21  
B.    Core Courses: Program Requirements (102 Credit Hours) 
2)  Compulsory Nursing Core Courses: Program Requirements (NCPR):  69 Credit Hours
Course Code Course Name CH Pre-Requisite / Co-Requisite
1. NUR-2212 Therapeutic Communication 2 MTL-1132
2. NUR-2312 Foundations of Growth and Development 2 MTL-1132
3. NUR-2314 Comprehensive Health Assessment 4 APH-1163
4. NUR-2323 Foundation of Professional Nursing 3 NUR-2314
5. NUR-2332 Emergency and Disaster Nursing 2 Co-Req.: NUR-2314
6. NUR-2222 Ethical Considerations in Nursing 2 MTL-1132
7. NUR-2232 Nursing Informatics 2 NUR-2314
8. NUR-3913 Foundation of Professional Nursing – Clinical 3 NUR-2323
9. NUR-3343 Adult Health Nursing 1 3 APH-1163; NUR-2323
10. NUR-3923 Adult Health Nursing 1 – Clinical 3 Co-Req.: NUR-3343
11. NUR-3243 Leadership and Quality Management in Nursing 3 NUR-2232; NUR-2222
12. NUR-3353 Adult Health Nursing 2 3 NUR-3343
13. NUR-3933 Adult Health Nursing 2 – Clinical 3 NUR-3923; Co-Req. NUR-3353
14. NUR-3423 Children and Adolescent Health Nursing 3 NUR-2312; Co-Req.: NUR-3343
15. NUR-3943 Children and Adolescent Health Nursing – Clinical 3 NUR-2312; Co-Req.: NUR-3933
16. NUR-3412 Mental Health Nursing  2 Co-Req.: NUR-3343
17. NUR-3953 Mental Health Nursing – Clinical 3 Co-Req.: NUR-3933
18. NUR-4962 Intensive Clinical Training 1* 2 Co-Req.: NUR-4363; NUR-4973
19. NUR-4363 Critical Care Nursing 3 NUR-3933;
20. NUR-4973 Critical Care Nursing – Clinical 3 NUR-3933; Co-Req.: NUR-4363
21. NUR-4513 Maternal Health Nursing 3 NUR-3353; NUR-3933; NUR-3423; NUR-3943
22. NUR-4983 Maternal Health Nursing – Clinical 3

NUR-3353; NUR-3933; NUR-3423; NUR-3943;

Co-Req.: NUR-4513

23. NUR-4260 Internship and Licensing Exam Training 1 0  
24. NUR-4964 Intensive Clinical Training 2* 4 NUR-4962
25. NUR-4712 Community Health Nursing 2 NUR-3933; NUR-3943; NUR-3953; NUR-4962;  NUR-4973; NUR-4983
26. NUR-4993 Community Health Nursing – Clinical  3 Co-Req.: NUR-4712
27. NUR-4270 Internship and Licensing Exam Training 2 0 NUR-4260
Total Credit Hours (CH) 69  

Practicum Courses:  Courses delivered in the nursing skills and in a range of health care settings.

Each CH = three (3) Real Clinical Hrs.

**Intensive Clinical Training Courses: 1 CH= 6 Real Clinical Hrs. (Clinical Practice = 12 hrs./shift) – during Graduation Year Semester 7: 180 Real Clinical Hrs. = 15 shifts (12 hrs./shift); Semester 8: 360 Real Clinical Hrs.  = 30 shifts (12 hrs./shift).

3)  Quantitative, Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Courses (QRIE):  12 Credit Hours
  Course Code Course Name CH Pre-Requisite / Co-Requisite
1. BST-2193 Biostatistics 3  
2. NUR-3253 Research Methodology for Nursing 3 BST-2193
3. NUR-4913 Nursing Research-Capstone 3 NUR-3253
Total Credit Hours (CH) 9  

Year 1 - Semester 1

Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-Requisite(s) / Co-Requisite (Co-Req.)
BIO-1112 Human Biology 2 Co-Req. APH-1123
APH-1123 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing 1 3 Co-Req. BIO-1112
MTL-1132 Medical Terminology 2
BCH-1143 Biochemistry for Nursing 3
COM-2113 Academic Writing 1 3
HUM-2633 UAE  Society 3
Total Credit Hours 16  

Human Biology

BIO-1112 Human Biology (2-0-2) 

 An introduction to anatomical concepts from the cellular level to the whole organism. It will outline the basic biological and chemical principles vital to comprehension of the organization of the human body and its structure of cells, tissues and organs. Students explore the anatomical concepts through a range of laboratory-based activities.
Pre-Requisite(s): None
Co-requisite:  APH-1123 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing 1

Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing 1

APH-1123 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing 1 (2-1-3)

The course covers the principal topics in human anatomy and physiology, from a basic organization of the body through each body system. Topics include the skeletomuscular system, the nervous system, special senses, endocrinology. It allows students to explore anatomical and physiological concepts through a range of classroom activities.
Pre-Requisite(s): None
Co-requisite:  BIO-1112 Human Biology

Medical Terminology

MTL-1132 Medical Terminology (2-0-2)

Medical terminology commencing with prefixes, suffixes and word roots used in medical and health care language, is covered in this course. It also expands student knowledge to common medical language of drug administration and drug classifications.
Pre-Requisite(s): None

Biochemistry for Nursing

BCH-1143 Biochemistry for Nursing (2-1-3)

The course provides students with an overview of biochemistry. It aims to explore the principles structures, functions, and metabolism of essential biological micro/macromolecules such as carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids, as well as role of enzymes and hormones in hemostasis. The clinical relevance is emphasized by correlating disease to essential information.
Pre-Requisite(s): None
Pre-requisite: None

Academic Writing 1

COM-2113 Academic Writing 1 (3-0-3)

This course aims at reinforcing the grammar and writing skills for developing essays and other specific writing activities. Students are required to use clear and effective, argumentative prose, with particular emphasis on organization, clarity and coherence when writing essays. Writing skills will include further intermediate-level grammar study focusing on introducing more academic vocabulary.
Pre-Requisite(s): None.

UAE  Society

HUM-1633 UAE  Society (3-0-3)

يتناول هذا المساق دراسة المجتمعات الإنسانية عموماً ويتناول على وجه الخصوص السمات العامة والمقومات الرئيسة لمجتمع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة، والموقع الجغرافي، والسكان ونموهم والتركيب النوعي والعمومي، وكذلك يتطرق إلى الجانب الاقتصادي والجغرافي للسكان. ويتناول الجوانب الأسرية، والنظام الأسري والقبلي، كما أن المساق يتناول طبيعة الخدمات المقدمة للمجتمع قبل مرحلة النفط وبعدها، إضافة إلى دراسة دور المؤسسات الثقافية والتربوية والإعلامية وما تقدمه من خدمات للمجتمع الإماراتي، والرؤى المستقبلية االداخلية والخارجية لدولة الإمارات.

Year 1 - Semester 2

Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-Requisite(s)/Co-Requisite(s)
HUM-1613 Islamic Studies 3
ICT-1313 Computer Application 3
COM-2123 Academic Writing 2 3 COM-1113
MBO-1153 Microbiology  for Nursing 3 BCH-1143
APH-1163 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing 2 3 BCH-1143
Total Credit Hours 15  

 

Islamic Studies

HUM-1613 Islamic Studies (3-0-3)

مفهوم الثقافة الاسلامية، مقومات ومميزات الثقافة الاسلامية، نشأت ومفهوم الدين , موقف الاسلام من العلم , بيان مفهوم العقيدة الالسلامية , موقف الاسلام من الفرق الضالة , الشريعة الاسلامية ومصادر التشريع في الاسلام , اركان الايمان , موقف الالسلام من الفرق الضالة , التشريعة الاسلامية ومصادر التشريع في الاسلام , خصائص التشريع الاسلامي، رد شبهات حو لبعض التشريعات كتعدد الزوجات وحقوق المرأة والحدود في الاقتصاد : العملوالكسب , المال والملكية , خصائص الاقتصاد , العبادات في الالسلام , أنواعها وأهميتها وآثاؤها في النفس والمجتمع , الاخلاق في الاسلام , فائدتها وأهميتها وآثارها في النفس والمجتمع , الاخلاق في الالسلام فائدتها وأهميتها , تحديات الثقافة الاسلامية , الغزو الفكري , العلمانية , العوملة وكيف نجابه أخطارها في المجالات المحتلفة اقتصاديا وسياسيا واجتماعيا وثقافيا

Computer Application

ICT-1313 Computer Application (3-0-3) 

This is an introductory course to computer applications and information technology. Concepts include terminology, computer hardware, software, and networks as well as the impact of computers on our society along with ethical issues in computing and trends in information technology and commonly used application software.  Students will use computer with word processor, electronic spreadsheet, database management system, and presentation software to process data and present useful information.

Pre-requisite: None

Academic Writing 2

COM-2123 Academic Writing 2 (3-0-3) 

This course is a continuation of (Academic Writing I). It is designed to provide students with a practical and efficient approach to acquiring the skills, strategies, and knowledge that are necessary for succeeding in content coursework. The course engages students to continue to develop skills in preparation for academic specialization/employment requiring a competent level of communicative ability.
Pre-Requisite(s): COM-1113 Academic Writing I

Microbiology  for Nursing

MBO-1153 Microbiology  for Nursing (2-1-3)

This course aims to introduce the nursing student the general principles of microbiology, the essential knowledge of various types of microorganisms the methods of their classification and preventive measures to reduce the spread in infection in the hospital. Major theoretical concepts learned is emphasized during the Microbiology Laboratory sessions.

Pre-Requisite(s): BCH-1143 Biochemistry for Nursing

Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing 2

APH-1163 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing 2 (2-1-3)

This course is designed to build upon concepts covered in the Anatomy and Physiology 1 course. It aims to expand students’ knowledge and skills on body systems in terms of coordination and the communication processes. Anatomical and physiological concepts are explored through a range of activities.

Pre-Requisite(s): APH-1123 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing 1

Year 2 - Semester 3

Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite(s)/Co-Requisite(s)
COM-3113 Arabic Composition and Report Writing 3
BUS-4153 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
NUR-2212 Therapeutic Communication 2 MTL-1132
NUR-2312 Foundations of Growth and Development 2 MTL-1132
PHL-2172 Pathophysiology 2 APH-1163
NUR-2314 Comprehensive Health Assessment 4 APH-1163
Total Credit Hours 16  

 

Islamic Studies

COM-1153 Arabic Composition and Report Writing (3-0-3)

  تهتم هذه المادة بتدريب الطلبة على اكتساب القدرة على التعبير بنوعيه، ليصبحوا قادرين على التعبير عمّا يجول في خواطرهم، ويحيط بهم، وهو المحصلة النهائية لكافة ألوان النشاط اللغوي، ويعدّ أيضاً الهدف النهائي الشامل للتعليم اللغوي من منطلق أنَّ اللغة عملية تواصل وتفاعل اجتماعي.

المتطلب السابق: لا يوجد

Human Biology

BUS-4153 Innovation and Entrepreneurship (3-0-3) – No description in the catalog

is this the same with LSS-2483

LSS-2483 الابتكار وريادة الأعمال (3-0-3)

إن المقرر عبارة عن تقديم تفاعلي لمفاهيم الابتكار والمفاهيم القائمة على الابتكار ونمو ريادة الأعمال والقيادة في الأعمال التجارية. لذلك، يقوم بتسليط الضوء على ثلاث وحدات عن التفكير التصميمي، وريادة الأعمال، والنمو، والقيادة اللازمة لإعداد كفاءة الطلاب في مجال الابتكار والمشاريع الريادية، مع أمثلة تقع في سياق الإمارات العربية المتحدة. المتطلب السابق: لا يوجد

Human Biology

NUR-2212  Therapeutic Communication (2-0-2) 

This course aims to explain the principles of therapeutic communication as an essential dimension of nursing care. It asserts various models and strategies for delivering therapeutic communication in different health care settings. The student will be required to demonstrate the summative understanding on the therapeutic communication concepts.
Pre-Requisite(s): MTL-1132 Medical Terminology

Computer Applications

NUR-2312 Foundations of Growth and Development (2-0-2)

This course equips students with essential concepts and theories related to the growth and development of humans throughout the life span. It focuses on the biological, psychosocial, cognitive, moral, and spiritual characteristics of each developmental stage.  The framework of the course based on the concept of health maintenance and promotion.
Pre-Requisite(s): MTL-1132 Medical Terminology

Mathematics

PHL-2172 Pathophysiology (3-0-3) 

This course focuses on the internal and external environmental stressors, as well as the pathological responses of the body that result in physiological changes in the body. These physiological changes result in the appearance of the signs and symptoms of specific diseases.
Pre-Requisite(s): APH-1163 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing 2

Computer Applications

NUR-2314 Comprehensive Health Assessment (3-1-4)

This course equips students with the essential knowledge and skills to perform health assessment for an individual patient by using assessment techniques which includes inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. Normal findings and common deviation from normal of each of the major body systems is emphasized. There are numerous opportunities to practice health weekly in the Simulation Laboratories.

Pre-Requisite(s): APH-1163 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing 2

Year 2 - Semester 4

Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite(s)/Co-Requisite(s)
PML-2183 Clinical Pharmacology for Nursing 3 APH-1163
PHL-2172
BST-2193 Biostatistics 3
NUR-2323 Foundation of Professional Nursing 3 NUR-2314
NUR-2332 Emergency and Disaster Nursing 2 (Co) NUR-2314
NUR-2222 Ethical Considerations in Nursing 2 MTL-1132
NUR-2232 Nursing Informatics 2 NUR-2314
Total Credit Hours 15  

 

Clinical Pharmacology for Nursing

PML-2183 Clinical Pharmacology for Nursing (3-0-3) 

This course aims to equip students with principles of pharmacology. Emphasis is placed on drug classification and action, including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. It also expands students’ knowledge of the pharmacological action on the various body systems, as well as the nursing interventions to minimize drug side effects.

Pre-Requisite(s): APH-1163 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing 2, PHL-2172 Pathophysiology

Biostatistics

BST-2193 Biostatistics (3-0-3)

This course is designed to provide an introduction Statistics and Biostatistics principles for nursing students. This course emphasizes on explaining key concepts for probability and inference, including random variation, systematic error, sampling error, measurement error. Student will understand central tendency and variability in data; statistical hypothesis testing and its application to group comparisons.
Pre-Requisite(s): None

Foundation of Professional Nursing

NUR-2323 Foundation of Professional Nursing (2-1-3) 

This course is designed to provide the nursing student with the essential knowledge and competencies related to the client’s physiological, psychological, and social needs according. It also emphasizes on the importance of individualized person-centered care through contemporary nursing practices.
Pre-Requisite(s): NUR-2314 Comprehensive Health Assessment

Emergency and Disaster Nursing

NUR-2332 Emergency and Disaster Nursing (2-0-2)

This course provides a critical understanding of the nature of emergency nursing, and the roles of nurses in mitigating emergency cases. Students capture the underlying basic and complex care strategies required to mitigate emergency cases that are experienced by the individual, group and the institutions in the community.  The nursing student will recognize and appreciate their role in disaster management.
Pre-Requisite(s): None
Co-requisite: NUR-2314 Comprehensive Health Assessment

Ethical Considerations in Nursing

NUR-2222 Ethical Considerations in Nursing (2-0-2) 

The course focuses on the UAE legal principles and legislative requirements that underpin day-to-day work and control safe and competent practice. Health professionals confront a multitude of ethically challenging situations and decisions within the boundaries of the law.
Pre-Requisite(s): MTL-1132 Medical Terminology

Nursing Informatics

NUR-2232 Nursing Informatics (2-0-2)

This course provides nursing students with the fundamental concepts to understand computerized health information system. It focuses on the identification of the health care cost reduction methods, quality of care, and access to care through an automated system.
Pre-Requisite(s): NUR-2314 Comprehensive Health Assessment

Year 3 - Semester 5

Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite(s)/Co-Requisite(s)
NUR-3913 Foundation of Professional Nursing – Clinical 3 NUR-2323
NUR-3343 Adult Health Nursing 1 3 APH-1163
NUR-2323
NUR-3923 Adult Health Nursing 1 – Clinical 3
NUR-3243 Leadership and Quality Management in Nursing 3 NUR-2232
NUR-2222
NUR-3253 Research Methodology for Nursing 3 BST-2193
Total Credit Hours 15  

 

Foundation of Professional Nursing – Clinical

NUR-3913 Foundation of Professional Nursing – Clinical (0-3-3) 

This clinical course aims to provide the nursing student with real-life experiences. Hospital clinical placements will extend students’ experience in incorporating their knowledge and skills gained in the Simulation Laboratory.
Pre-Requisite(s): NUR-2323 Foundation of Professional Nursing

Adult Health Nursing 1

NUR-3343 Adult Health Nursing 1 (2-1-3)

This course focuses on the concepts of adult health nursing to meet the individualized needs related to the various health conditions. It emphasizes on the application of the nursing process framework which provides holistic person-centered nursing care for patients and their families.
Pre-Requisite(s): APH-1163 Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing 2, NUR-2323 Foundation of Professional Nursing

Adult Health Nursing 1 – Clinical

NUR-3923 Adult Health Nursing 1 – Clinical (0-3-3) 

Student are guided to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the theoretical component, of this course. It expands students’ clinical experience in meeting the individual’s health needs regarding medical and surgical health conditions. The student will be exposed to real health cases in clinical settings that will equip them with the essential decision-making and problem-solving skills to achieve clinical judgement.
Pre-Requisite(s): None
Co-requisite: NUR-3343 Adult Health Nursing 1

Leadership and Quality Management in Nursing

NUR-3243 Leadership and Quality Management in Nursing  (3-0-3)

This course equips students with the concepts and principles of leadership and quality management that necessary to make them competent in managing health care services and good decision makers. It develops students’ leadership ability as a change agent influencing the quality of health care service.
Pre-Requisite(s): NUR-2232 Nursing Informatics, NUR-2222 Ethical Considerations in Nursing

Research Methodology for Nursing

NUR-3253 Research Methodology for Nursing   (3-0-3) 

The course provides students with the conceptual approach to research. It equips students with the research techniques necessary to establish formative and normative skills when writing their Capstone-Research Paper in their specialized fields and to pursue quality research work.
Pre-Requisite(s): BST-2193 Biostatistics

Year 3 - Semester 6

Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite(s)/Co-Requisite(s)
NUR-3353 Adult Health Nursing 2 3 NUR-3343
NUR-3933 Adult Health Nursing 2 – Clinical 3 NUR-3923
NUR-3423 Children and Adolescent Health Nursing 3 NUR-2312
NUR-3943 Children and Adolescent Health Nursing – Clinical 3 NUR-2312
NUR-3412 Mental Health Nursing 2
NUR-3953 Mental Health Nursing – Clinical 3
Total Credit Hours 17  

 

Adult Health Nursing 2

NUR-3353 Adult Health Nursing 2 (2-1-3) 

This is a sequel course for Adult Health Nursing I course. It expands the students’ clinical experience to various and complex medical and surgical health cases. Student is expected to integrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills (clinical judgement) in analyzing and managing health cases to perform independent nursing care interventions.
Pre-Requisite(s): NUR-3343 Adult Health Nursing 1

Adult Health Nursing 2 – Clinical

NUR-3933 Adult Health Nursing 2 – Clinical (0-3-3)

This course is a sequel to Adult Health Nursing 1 (Clinical), and it guides the student to integrate the knowledge, skills, and competencies gained. It broadens student’s clinical experience in in various and complex medical and surgical health cases. It allows students to utilize an advanced decision-making and problem-solving skills to practice clinical judgement during the management of multiple health cases.
Pre-Requisite(s): NUR-3923 Adult Health Nursing 1 – Clinical
Co-requisite: NUR-3353 Adult Health Nursing 2

Children and Adolescent Health Nursing

NUR-3423 Children and Adolescent Health Nursing (2-1-3) 

This course provides a comprehensive approach to the child and family health. The implementation of the nursing process that focuses on updated evidence-based practices in caring for healthy and sick children and their families is a core focus of this course.
Pre-Requisite(s): NUR-2312 Foundations of Growth and Development
Co-requisite:  NUR-3343 Adult Health Nursing 1

Children and Adolescent Health Nursing – Clinical

NUR-3943 Children and Adolescent Health Nursing – Clinical  (0-3-3)

This course provides the students with the essential clinical training regarding children-and-adolescence, and their families. It aims to train the students in quality person-centered nursing care with critical and systematic understanding of the children-and adolescent health care management system.
Pre-Requisite(s): NUR-2312 Foundations of Growth and Development
Co-requisite:  NUR-3933 Adult Health Nursing 2 – Clinical

Mental Health Nursing

NUR-3412 Mental Health Nursing (3-0-3) 

This course provides students with the essential concepts and theories of psychiatric and mental health nursing care. It emphasizes the nursing concept and process in terms of assessing, planning, and evaluating patients with various psychiatric disorders. The student will apply psychiatric management strategies and tools by integrating critical thinking and decision-making skills.
Pre-Requisite(s): None
Co-requisite:  NUR-3343 Adult Health Nursing 1

Mental Health Nursing – Clinical

NUR-3953 Mental Health Nursing – Clinical (0-3-3)

This course provides students with the essential clinical training to integrate the concepts of psychiatric and mental health nursing care. It equips students with mental health concepts, psychiatric management strategies to manage patients with various psychiatric mental health disorders, and incorporate critical thinking and decision-making skills during the actual clinical practice.
Pre-Requisite(s): None
Co-requisite:  NUR-3933 Adult Health Nursing 2 – Clinical

Year 4 - Semester 7

Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite(s)/Co-Requisite(s)
NUR-4692 Intensive Clinical Training 1* 2
NUR-4363 Critical Care Nursing 3 NUR-3933
NUR-4973 Critical Care Nursing – Clinical 3 NUR-3933
NUR-4513 Maternal Health Nursing 3 NUR-3353    NUR-3933
NUR-3423
NUR-3943
NUR-4983 Maternal Health Nursing – Clinical 2 NUR-3353
NUR-3933
NUR-3423
NUR-3943
NUR-4260 Internship and Licensing Examination Training 1 0
Total Credit Hours 14  

 

Intensive Clinical Training 1*

NUR-4692 Intensive Clinical Training 1* (0-2-2)

This course draws together Adult Health Nursing, Children and Adolescent Health Nursing, as well as Mental Health Nursing’s theoretical and clinical concepts of previous clinical-related experiences. It will focus on person-centered nursing care, legal and ethical responsibilities, quality and safety measures, and clinical judgement abilities applied to the health care of these individuals and their families.
Pre-Requisite(s): None
Co-requisite:  NUR-4363 Critical Care Nursing, NUR-4973 Critical Care Nursing – Clinical

Critical Care Nursing

NUR-4363 Critical Care Nursing (2-1-3)

This course highlights advanced clinical approaches in nursing care.  It emphasizes on the pathophysiological and psychological concepts to interpret the nursing management requirements for a critically ill patient. It also exposes students to various diagnostic procedures, equipment to elevate their skills, and competencies in the area of critical care.
Pre-Requisite(s): NUR-3933 Adult Health Nursing 2 – Clinical

Critical Care Nursing – Clinical

NUR-4973 Critical Care Nursing – Clinical (0-3-3)

This course equips students with essential skills and competencies required to manage a critically ill patient. The student is required to provide a comprehensive health assessment for critically ill patients by incorporating critical thinking and decision-making skills to master clinical judgment during the management of the critically ill patient.
Pre-Requisite(s): NUR-3933 Adult Health Nursing 2 – Clinical
Co-requisite: NUR-4363 Critical Care Nursing

Maternal Health Nursing

NUR-4513 Maternal Health Nursing  (2-1-3)

This course introduces students to women and child health care issues.  Furthermore, it focuses on formulating a nursing care plan to optimize a women’s health condition during the reproductive period. It explains the physiological, psychological, and social issues during the pregnancy, labor, and postnatal periods. Also, the student will gain the essential knowledge and skills in relation to fetus growth and development, as well as family planning.
Pre-Requisite(s): NUR-3353, NUR-3933 Adult Health Nursing 2 – Clinical, NUR-3423 Children and Adolescent Health Nursing, NUR-3943 Children and Adolescent Health Nursing – Clinical

Maternal Health Nursing – Clinical

NUR-4983 Maternal Health Nursing – Clinical (0-3-3) 

The course aims to introduce the student to Maternal Health Nursing in clinical practice, and integrates the principle of women and child health care. Students will perform various maternal health clinical assessments associated to the reproductive period: prenatal, natal, and postnatal. The course highlights maternal quality nursing care toward the neonatal and postpartum mothers.
Pre-Requisite(s): NUR-3353, NUR-3933 Adult Health Nursing 2 – Clinical, NUR-3423, NUR-3943
Co-requisite: NUR-4513 Maternal Health Nursing

Internship and Licensing Examination Training 1

NUR-4260 Internship and Licensing Examination Training 1 (2-0-0)

The Internship and Licensing Examination Training will be presented as a series of workshops to enhance practice readiness of the nursing graduates. During these sessions students will become informed about the expectations and conduct during the 6-month Internship Training after graduation.

Year 4 - Semester 8

Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite(s)/Co-Requisite(s)
NUR-4913 Nursing Research Capstone 2 NUR-3253 Research Methodology for Nursing
NUR-4964 Intensive Clinical Training 2* 4 NUR-4962 Intensive Clinical Training 1
NUR-4712 Community Health Nursing 3 NUR-3933 Adult Health Nursing 2 – Clinical
NUR-3943 Children and Adolescent Health Nursing – Clinical
NUR-3953 Mental Health Nursing – Clinical
NUR-4962 Intensive Clinical Training 1
NUR-4973 Critical Care Nursing – Clinical
NUR-4983 Maternal Health Nursing – Clinical
NUR-4993 Community Health Nursing – Clinical 3
NUR-4270 Internship and Licensing Examination Training 2 0 NUR-4260 Internship and Licensing Examination Training 1
Total Credit Hours 12  

 

Islamic Studies

NUR-4913 Nursing Research Capstone (3-0-3) 

This course is sequel to research methodology for nursing course, and designed to build on the concepts and knowledge gained from previous research nursing courses allowing for the application of theories and concepts associated with nursing research, and management of care. Students will complete a research project that demonstrates innovation and quality improvement.

Pre-Requisite(s): NUR-3253 Research Methodology for Nursing

Human Biology

NUR-4964 Intensive Clinical Training 2* (0-4-4)

This course is a continuation of the Intensive Clinical Training 1 course and draws together Critical Care Nursing, Maternal Health Nursing and a Student-Selected Clinical Practice Field’s theoretical and clinical concepts of previous clinical-related experiences. It will focus on person-centered nursing care, legal and ethical responsibilities, quality and safety measures, and clinical judgement abilities.

Pre-Requisite(s): NUR-4962 Intensive Clinical Training 1

Human Biology

NUR-4712 Community Health Nursing (2-0-2) 

This course is designed to introduce the student to the theoretical concepts and substantive depth of Community Health Nursing. It focuses on the concept of family-centered care, and it equips students with the fundamental knowledge, skills and competencies in providing the health care requirements of the general community.

Pre-Requisite(s): NUR-3933 Adult Health Nursing 2 – Clinical, NUR-3943 Children and Adolescent Health Nursing – Clinical, NUR-3953 Mental Health Nursing – Clinical, NUR-4962 Intensive Clinical Training 1, NUR-4973 Critical Care Nursing – Clinical, NUR-4983 Maternal Health Nursing – Clinical

Mathematics

NUR-4993 Community Health Nursing – Clinical (0-3-3) 

This course provides the students with essential clinical training in different community settings. It focuses on preparing the students with the fundamental competencies related to illness prevention and health promotion for general community. The course synthesizes community-based nursing to promote community public health.

Pre-Requisite(s): None

Co-requisite: NUR-4712 Community Health Nursing

Computer Applications

NUR-4270 Internship and Licensing Examination Training 2 (2-0-0)

This course is a sequel to the Internship and Licensing Examination Training 1 course and will also be presented as a series of workshops to enhance practice readiness of the nursing graduates. During these sessions students will become informed about the expectations and conduct during the 6-month Internship Training after graduation.

Pre-Requisite(s): NUR-4260 Internship and Licensing Examination Training 1

 Job Opportunities

The possibilities where nursing graduates can work are endless and growing!

  • Hospitals
  • Military
  • Clinics
  • Cruise Ships
  • Schools
  • Helicopters
  •  Home Care
  • Occupational Setting
  •  Nursing Homes
  • Community

Career Pathways:

Main Fields of Nursing:
  • Adult Care Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Community Nursing
  • Maternity Nursing
Specialization Fields:
  • Nurse Researcher
  • Nurse Administrator
  • Nurse Educator
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist

Dr. Corrien Van Belkum

Associate Professor

Chair of the Nursing Program

eMail: corrien@uof.ac.ae

Dr. Jipi Varghes

Assistant Professor

College of Nursing Program

eMail: jipi@uof.ac.ae

Dr. Jobby George

Associate Professor

College of Nursing Program

eMail: jobby@uof.ac.ae

 

Mr. Rock P. Cordero

Lecturer – Simulation Lab Supervisor

College of Nursing Program

eMail: rock@uof.ac.ae