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Admission Criteria

 BSN program:

    • An aggregate of 70% in the grade 12 science stream/ Advanced stream of UAE GSEC of Ministry of Education. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Biology and Chemistry/Physics.Abu Dhabi Education Council stream students should similarly have 70% aggregate. Preference in admission will be given to those with high scores in Advanced Biology(level 3) and Advanced Chemistry( level 3).
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Proficiency in English equivalent to a TOEFL score of 500 in paper-based test, 61 in internet based test or 173 in computer based test OR Academic IELTS score of 5 OR EmSAT Achieve- English score of 1100 – 1225 OR Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 41 OR City & Guilds IESOL Test score of B1/B2 Borderline OR Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) score range of 36-41 is required.

  • Should be a diploma graduate from an accredited school of nursing with 70% in aggregate and add 1% of credit for every one year of experience up to a maximum of 5% credit.
  • Should have equivalency certificate of Diploma program from Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHE&SR), UAE.
  • RN licensure from the country of origin.
  • Two years of clinical working experience in hospital after completion of Diploma in Nursing.
  • Proficiency in English equivalent to a TOEFL score of 500 in paper-based test, 61 in internet based test or 173 in computer based test OR Academic IELTS score of 5 OR EmSAT Achieve- English score of 1100 – 1225 OR Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 41 OR City & Guilds IESOL Test score of B1/B2 Borderline OR Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) score range of 36-41 is required.
  • Should have completed the following prerequisites courses in the Diploma nursing program.

Prerequisite Courses

1-General Education Courses:

English; Mathematics; Chemistry; Physics

2-Non-Nursing Courses

Introduction to Psychology; Microbiology; Pathology; Anatomy and Physiology-1&2; Biochemistry; Nutrition; Sociology

3-Nursing Courses:

Fundamentals of Nursing; Pharmacology in Nursing; Medical-Surgical Nursing-1&2; Community Health Nursing-1; Pediatric Nursing; Psychiatric Nursing; Gynecological and Maternity Nursing.

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree with minimum CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
  • Proficiency in English equivalent to a TOEFL score of 550 in paper-based test, 79 in internet based test or 213 in computer based test or OR Academic IELTS score of 6 OR EmSAT Achieve- English score of 1400 – 1525 OR Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 52 OR City & Guilds IESOL Test score of B2 OR Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE A) score range of 50-57 is accepted for entry to graduate programs
  • Minimum 1 year of clinical experience in the area of speciality.

Conditional/Provisionally admission to Master’s Program in Nursing:

  • A student with a recognized bachelor degree in Nursing with a cumulative grade point average below 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, and who meets the English language competency requirements for general admission, can be admitted conditionally to a Master’s program depending on seat availability. Such a student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to dismissal:
  • Must study all the courses of semester – 1 and clear all courses of first semester with a CGPA of 3 to continue to the next semester.

The conversion program student should:

  • Be UAE National
  • Be high School graduate 12th grade  Arts or Commerce stream
  • Have  attempted IELTS/TOEFL
  • Be UAE National
  • Be high School graduate 12th grade  Arts or Commerce stream
  • Have  attempted IELTS/TOEFL

Pathway from enrolment in Conversion program, leading to admission into BSN program at RAKMHSU

Based on the agreement signed by Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) and RAKMHSU, UAE Nationals who have completed Arts stream of UAE curriculum/12th grade with 75% or above aggregate can apply to Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP) for sponsorship to join Conversion Program within the dates mentioned by them. MOHAP will provide the final list of the students selected for sponsorship to RAKMHSU.

All other nationalities from Arts stream who wish to join the Conversion Program have to remit AED 13,000 after fulfilling admissions requirement.

The duration of the Conversion Program is 16 weeks. Upon passing the Conversion Program with a GPA of 2, and upon meeting the English Language requirements (IELTS with a score of 5 or TOEFL paper based test with a score of 500), EmSAT Achieve- English score of 1100 – 1225, students will be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program.

Note: UAE Nationals from Advanced/Science stream who fulfill all the requirements for the BSN program at RAK MHSU may directly approach MOH for sponsorship.