Curriculum Summary

Summary of Courses for study for BSN program

Year 1

Course
Code

Course Name

Course Description

C. Hours

ENG 101 English Prerequisites: None

This course covers the basic skills of the English language that are required at the undergraduate level of studies in Medical Sciences. It focuses on reading, writing, listening and speaking effectively in English. A comprehensive review of essential syntax and semantics required for medical education in provided.

(3-0-0= 3)
NFN 116 Foundations of Nursing Practice – 1 Prerequisites: None

An introduction to the definition of Nursing and Health. Emphasis is on the relevance of context and on caring, nursing history and professionalism, nursing process, skills in assessment, basic procedures and communication.

(3-2-1= 6)
NAN 103 Anatomy Prerequisites:None

This course is a study of normal anatomy of the human body through lecture, demonstration visuals and hands on laboratory experience. It will provide the student with a basis for clinical nursing practice.

(1-0.5-0= 1.5)
NPH103 Physiology Prerequisites: None

Physiology of the body systems will be explored, including reproduction, homeostasis and fluid balance. Learned through lecture, demonstration, visuals and hands on laboratory experience.

(1-0.5-0= 1.5)
ARB 101 Health Sciences Comm. In Arabic Prerequisites: None

This course aims at teaching communications skills in Arabic language. The course focuses on the skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. The broad goal of this course is to enable the students to have better understanding of Arabic language to communicate with patents and hospital staff in their profession.

(3-0-0= 3)
CSK 101 Computer Skills Prerequisites: None

The goal of this course is to teach basic computer skills necessary in an academic environment including, use of the internet and other computer programs for research and data analysis.

(3-0-0= 3)
Course
Code

Course Name

Course Description

C. Hours

ENG 201 Health Sciences Communication in English Prerequisites: Semester I Courses

The Course is need based for professionals in health care. It focuses on the soft skills in the English Language required by the medical professional to interact with patients and their families. At every level it emphasizes on Empathy and Active Listening Skills while interacting with patients, their families as well as their own colleagues. Students are exposed to techniques of communicating in different contexts encountered by a medical professional as well as a whole range of Public Speaking skills including conference presentations.

(3-0-0= 3)
NFN 129 Foundations of Nursing Practice – 2 Prerequisites: Semester I Courses

This course is continuation from foundation of nursing-1; the student continues to develop her/his knowledge and skill in recognizing and carrying out the basic needs of patients, integrating scientific principles using problem solving approach and nursing skills procedures. End of life care and basic emergency care will be introduced.

(3+2+4 = 9)
NAN 103 Anatomy(Contd.) Prerequisites: Semester I Courses

This course is a continuation from Sem I.

(1-0.5-0 = 1.5)
NPH 103 Physiology (Contd.) Prerequisites: Semester I Courses

This course is a continuation from Sem I.

(1-0.5-0 =1.5)
NND 102 Nutrition and Dietetics Prerequisites: I Courses

Nutrition and Dietetics is two credit course offered in the second semester. It is a foundation course in nutrition to provide the students a perspective on some of the links between diet, health and disease. Introduction to diet therapy in disease states is integrated throughout the course.

(1.5-0.5-0= 2)
NMB 103 Microbiology Prerequisites: Semester I Courses

This course provides first-year nursing students with knowledge of principles of medical microbiology and immunology that will support the study of the role of microbes in disease production. This will prepare the students for the practice of infection control measures and their role in diagnosis and management of infectious diseases.

(2-1-0= 3)

Year 2

Prerequisites for Courses in Semester 3 and 4: Performance in Year 1 that is adequate for progress to Year 2
Course
Code

Course Name

Course Description

C. Hours

NET 202 Nursing Ethics Prerequisites: Year 1, Semester I & II courses

This course explores the fundamental principles of nursing ethics and encourages reflection on and discussion about personal and professional values within nursing practice contexts. Students will analyze some of the most common and difficult ethical dilemmas faced by nurses. These dilemmas will be analyzed with consideration to ethical reasoning and decision-making

(1-0-0=1)
NPN 203 Pharmacology in Nursing Prerequisites: Year 1, Semester I & II courses

In this course, students will synthesize pharmacological concepts; explain the terminology, pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, contraindications and precautions for prototype drugs for multiple organ systems will be studied. Major emphasis will be placed on nursing management practices that minimize the adverse effects and maximize therapeutic effects in patients and the role of nurse in pharmacological research.

(2-0-0= 2)
NHB 203 Human Biochemistry Prerequisites: Year 1, Semester I & II courses

This is a system based introductory biochemistry course dealing with the basic concepts of biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes and the functioning of musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, blood, respiratory, cardiovascular, excretory, and endocrine systems. The students are also exposed to the fundamental aspects of molecular biology and its relation to the causes of common diseases.

(1-0.5-0= 1.5)
NPA 203 Pathology Prerequisites: Year 1, Semester I & II courses

This course is to introduce students to fundamental pathology of the human body and examine physiological change that results in disruptive adaptive responses throughout the lifespan. These disruptive responses are approached in a systematic manner. A combination of identified cellular concepts and a body systems approach is utilized to structure course content. Included are basic cellular processes in human pathology.

(1-0.5-0= 1.5)
NAH 219 Adult Health Nursing – 1 Prerequisites: Year 1, Semester I & II courses

This course deals with variety of adult patients including geriatrics with specific medical and surgical conditions, communicable diseases, instructional therapeutic nutrition with special emphasis on problem solving approach of comprehensive patient care which includes diet therapy and health education.

(2-0.5-2= 4.5)
NCH 217 Community Health Nursing – 1 Prerequisites: Year 1, Semester I & II courses

Community Health Nursing course is designed to assist the learner in acquiring knowledge and skills for health promotion, maintenance, or restoration of individuals, families, or groups of various ages and cultures in the community settings.

(1-0.5-1= 2.5)
NPS 203 Psychology Prerequisites: Year 1, Semester I & II courses

General Psychology is a survey of various methods, principles, and theories of scientific psychology as applied to the study and understanding of human thoughts, emotions and behaviors. It also includes physiological foundations of behavior, growth and development, learning and memory. Motivation and emotions, personality, stress and adjustment, social interactions, and psychological disorders and treatment approaches are also included.

(3-0-0= 3)
Course
Code

Course Name

Course Description

C. Hours

NET 202 Pharmacology in Nursing (Contd.) Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I courses

This course is a continuation from Sem I.

(1-0-0= 1)
NPH 203 Pharmacology in Nursing Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I courses

This course is a continuation from Sem I

(1-0-0= 1)
NHB 203 Human Biochemistry (Contd.) Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I courses

This course is a continuation from Sem I

(1-0.5-0= 1.5)
NPA 203 Pathology (Contd.) Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I courses

This course is a continuation from Sem I

(1-0.5-0= 1.5)
NAH 219 Adult Health Nursing – 1(Contd.) Prerequisites: : Year 2, Semester I courses

This course is a continuation from Sem I

(2-0.5-2= 4.5)
NCH 217 Community Health Nursing – 1 Prerequisites:Year 2, Semester I courses

This course is a continuation from Sem I

(2-0.5-2= 4.5)
ICM 101 Islamic Culture and Medicine Prerequisites: None

This course is designed to develop a better understanding if Islamic belief and its application in life besides focusing on current modern medical and science issues in Islam. The broad goal of this course is to enable the students to have better understanding of Islamic medical issues and appreciation of Islam as a way of life, its impact in the field of medicine, the contribution of Islam to medical in general, and to sciences in particular.

(3-0= 3)

Year 3

Prerequisites for Courses in Semester 5 and 6: Performance in Year 2 that is adequate for progress to Year 3
Course
Code

Course Name

Course Description

C. Hours

NPT 305 Principles and Methods of Teaching – Learning Prerequisites: Semester V Courses

Year 2, Semester I & II courses

(2-0-0= 2)
NCH 308 Child Health Nursing Prerequisites: Semester IV Courses

Common acute and long-term health problems of the child, effects of illness and hospitalization on the child and family unit, acute care and well-child setting. The use of normal growth and development criteria.

(1-1-2= 4)
NPM 307 Psychiatric – Mental health nursing Prerequisites: Semester IV Courses

The basic principles and concepts of mental health nursing. Emphasis will be on therapeutic interventions and nursing care for individuals taking care of the family setup and rehabilitative aspects of the patients with mental illness.

(1-0-2= 3)
NAH 327 Adult Health Nursing – 2 Prerequisites: Semester III & IV Courses

This course is continuation of adult health nursing 1. The emphasis is on medical-surgical specialties – Hematology, integumentary, musculoskeletal, ENT, Ophthalmology. Planned and guided experiences shall be provided in acute care units including adult medical and surgical settings and also in the specialty units. Nursing concepts basic to health and illness shall be examined across the continuum of individuals and family.

(2-0-1= 3)
NLM 305 Nursing Leadership and Management Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I & II courses

This course explores the organizational strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision-making in health care. Introduction to management skills needed by professional nurses with clinical application in diverse settings is also provided.

(2-0-1=3)
NPT 303 Professional Issues and Trends in Nursing Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I & II courses

The course introduces students to the status of nursing in the UAE health care system, perspectives to be explored will include social, political, organizational, and legal/ethical factors. The continuing debate about the essence of nursing including professional issues will be examined. Current issues will be critically analysed in relation to their influence on the nursing profession and nursing practice.

(1-0-0= 1)
NSO 303 Sociology Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I & II courses

This course covers major sociological themes which are relevant to nursing and health care. Topics include key areas which form the context of everyday life for both nurses and patients, exploring families, work and organizations, religion and belief systems, social class and disadvantaged groups. Various aspects of healthcare provision, including healthcare policy, organizational change, issues of power and communication, the nursing work and partnerships in providing care in the community are emphasized. Some of the common sociological theories are also introduced throughout the course.

(3-0-0= 3)
NRS 305 Nursing Research Methodology & Statistics (Contd.) Prerequisites: Year 2, Semester I & II courses

This course is designed to assist the students to acquire an understanding of the research methodology and statistics and its application to nursing. It will further enable the students to critique research studies and recognize the value of utilizing evidence based nursing practice to improve quality of care.

(2-0-0=2)
Course
Code

Course Name

Course Description

C. Hours

NPT 305 Principles and Methods of Teaching – Learning(Contd) Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I courses

This course is a continuation from Sem I

(1-2-0= 3)
NCH 307 Child Health Nursing (Contd.) Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I courses

This course is a continuation from Sem I

(2-0-2= 4)
NPM 307 Psychiatric – Mental health nursing (Contd.) Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I courses

This course is a continuation from Sem I

(2-0-2= 4)
NAH 327 Adult Health Nursing – 2 (Contd.) Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I courses

This course is a continuation from Sem I

(2-0-4= 4)
NLM 305 Nursing Leadership and Management (Contd.) Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I courses

This course is a continuation from Sem I

(1-0-2= 3)
NPT 302 Professional Issues and Trends in Nursing (Contd.) Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I courses

The statupractice.

(2-0-0= 2)
NRS 305 Nursing Research Methodology & Statistics (Contd.) Prerequisites: Year 3, Semester I courses

This course is a continuation from Sem I and here it includes group research

(1-2-0=3)

Year 4

Prerequisites for Courses in Semester 7 and 8: Performance in Year 3 that is adequate for progress to Year 4
Course
Code

Course Name

Course Description

C. Hours

NOB 409 Obstetric Nursing Prerequisites: Semester IV Courses

This course focuses on the normal physiological changes and maternal adaptations related to the pregnancy and nursing care of the normal prenatal, intrapartal and postpartal stages and the normal neonate. Common complications of pregnancy, labour and delivery, postpartum, and the neonate are also discussed. The clinical component will provide selected experiences in the care of prenatal, intrapartal, postpartal clients, and the newborn.

(2-1-2= 5)
NGN 404 Gynaecological Nursing Prerequisites: Semester IV Courses

Patients with common diseases of female reproductive system and its nursing care.

(1-0-1= 2)
NAH 437 Adult Health Nursing – 3 Prerequisites: Semester IV Courses

Designed to increase the depth of knowledge and level of nursing skill. Content includes principles and concepts of advance medical-surgical and mental health which are organized around the nursing process and nursing diagnosis. Integrated throughout are concepts of health promotion, nutrition, and pharmacology. Socio-cultural factors and adaptations for the elderly are also incorporated. Clinical experience includes care of patients with complex medical-surgical conditions.

(3-0-2= 5)
NCH 427 Community Health Nursing – 2 Prerequisites: Semester IV Courses

Community health nursing course focuses on health of population and community, the principles health care, the strategies of the health promotion, and epidemiological concepts of nursing care with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Professional, legal/ethical, economic, cultural, and environmental issues relevant to community health nursing will also be examined.

(2-0-2= 4)
NCP 406 Clinical Practicum Prerequisites: All first to third year nursing courses

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with opportunities to integrate leadership and management behaviours in the application of the nursing process with selected client populations. Emphasis is on developing increasing responsibility for the provision of comprehensive nursing care to culturally diverse client groups.

(0-0-2= 2)
Course
Code

Course Name

Course Description

C. Hours

NOB 408 Obstetric Nursing (Contd) Prerequisites: Semester VII Courses
This course focuses on the normal physiological changes and maternal adaptations related to the pregnancy and nursing care of the normal prenatal, intrapartal and postpartal stages and the normal neonate. Common complications of pregnancy, labour and delivery, postpartum, and the neonate are also discussed. The clinical component will provide selected experiences in the care of prenatal, intrapartal, postpartal clients, and the newborn.
(2-0-2)
NGN 404 Gynaecological Nursing (Contd) Prerequisites: Semester VII Courses
Patients with common diseases of female reproductive system and its nursing care.
(1-0-1= 2)
NAH 437 Adult Health Nursing – 3 (Contd) Prerequisites: Semester VII Courses
Designed to increase the depth of knowledge and level of nursing skill. Content includes principles and concepts of advance medical-surgical and mental health which are organized around the nursing process and nursing diagnosis. Integrated throughout are concepts of health promotion, nutrition, and pharmacology. Socio-cultural factors and adaptations for the elderly are also incorporated. Clinical experience includes care of patients with complex medical-surgical conditions.
(1-0-1= 2)
NCH 427 Community Health Nursing – 2 (Contd) Prerequisites: Semester VII Courses
Community health nursing course focuses on health of population and community, the principles health care, the strategies of the health promotion, and epidemiological concepts of nursing care with individuals, families, groups, and communities. Professional, legal/ethical, economic, cultural, and environmental issues relevant to community health nursing will also be examined.
(1-0-2=3)
NCP 406 Clinical Practicum Prerequisites: Semester All first to third year nursing courses
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with opportunities to integrate leadership and management behaviours in the application of the nursing process with selected client populations. Emphasis is on developing increasing responsibility for the provision of comprehensive nursing care to culturally diverse client groups.
(0-0-4= 4)

Summary of Courses for Study for RN-BSN BRIDGE Program

Year 1

Course
Code

Course Name

Course Description

C. Hours

NAC 118 Advance Nursing Concepts – 1 Prerequisites: NFN 116,NFN 126,NAH 219,NAH 327,NAH 437
This course is designed to provide the registered nurse student, the opportunity to apply baccalaureate nursing strategies and the nursing process while assisting clients and families in maintaining and/or regaining an optimal level of wellness. Emphasis is given to the role of the nurse as a care provider, teacher, collaborator, and problem solver in client’s care across the life span. It will include adults/geriatrics medical-surgical component.
(2-1-1= 4)
NAC 126 Advanced Nursing Concepts – 2 Prerequisites: NAC 307
Designed to provide the registered nurse student the opportunity to apply baccalaureate nursing strategies and the nursing process while assisting clients and families in maintaining and/or regaining an optimal level of wellness. Emphasis is given to the role of the nurse as a care provider, teacher, collaborator, and problem solver in client’s care across the life span. It will include Psychiatric-mental health components.
(2-0-1=3)
NAC 137 Advance Nursing Concepts – 3 Prerequisites: NGN 404,NOB 408
This course is designed to develop knowledge, skills in management of clients with common diseases of female reproductive systems and obstetric conditions. It will help the students to apply theoretical knowledge and research based competencies while caring for women with gynecological and obstetrical problems.
(2-0-1=3)
NAC 144 Advance Nursing Concepts – 4 Prerequisites: NCH 307
This course is designed to provide the registered nurse student the opportunity to apply baccalaureate nursing strategies and the nursing process while assisting child clients and their families in maintaining and/or regaining an optimal level of wellness. Emphasis is given to the role of the child health nurse as a care provider, teacher, collaborator, and problem solver to the child client and their family.
(1-0-1-2)
ARB 101 Health Science Communication in Arabic Prerequisites: None
This course aims at teaching communications skills in Arabic language. The course focuses on the skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. The broad goal of this course is to enable the students to have better understanding of Arabic language to communicate with patents and hospital staff in their profession.
(3-0-0= 3)
ICM 101 Islamic Cultures and Medicine Prerequisites: None
This course is designed to develop a better understanding of Islamic belief and its application in life besides focusing on current modern medical and science issues in Islam. The broad goal of this course is to enable the students to have better understanding of Islamic medical issues and appreciation of Islam as a way of life, its impact in the field of medicine, the contribution of Islam to medical in general, and to sciences in particular.
(3-0-0= 3)
Course
Code

Course Name

Course Description

C. Hours

NAC 118 Advance Nursing Concepts – 1 (Contd.) Prerequisites: Semester – I course

This course is a continuation of Sem I

(2-0-2=4)
NAC 126 Advance Nursing Concepts – 2 (Contd.) Prerequisites: Semester – I course

This course is a continuation of Sem I

(2-0-1=3)
NAC 137 Advance Nursing Concepts – 3 (Contd.) Prerequisites: Semester – I course

This course is a continuation of Sem I

(2-0-2=4)
NAC 144 Advance Nursing Concepts – 4 (Contd.) Prerequisites: Semester – I course

This course is a continuation of Sem I

(1-0-1=2)
CSK 101 Computer Skills Prerequisites: Semester – I course

The goal of this course is to teach basic computer skills necessary in an academic environment including, use of the internet and other computer programs for research and data analysis.

(3-0-0=3)
NET 102 Nursing Ethics Prerequisites: Semester – I course

This course explores the fundamental principles of nursing ethics and encourages reflection on and discussion about personal and professional values within nursing practice contexts. Students will analyze some of the most common and difficult ethical dilemmas faced by nurses. These dilemmas will be analyzed with consideration to ethical reasoning and decision-making.

(2-0-0=2)

Year 2

Prerequisites for Courses in Semester 3 and 4: Performance in Year 1 that is adequate for progress to Year 2
Course
Code

Course Name

Course Description

C. Hours

NPT 307 Principles and Methods of Teaching – Learning Prerequisites: Year 1 Sem I & II courses

This course includes the philosophy and objectives of nursing education, concepts and principles of curriculum development, evaluation and guidance and counseling including methods of teaching.

(2-1-0= 3)
NLM 305 Nursing Leadership and Management Prerequisites: Year 1 Sem I & II courses

This course explores the organizational strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision-making in health care. Introduction to management skills needed by professional nurses with clinical application in diverse settings is also provided.

(2-0-1=3)
NCH 209 Community Health Nursing Prerequisites: Year 1 Sem I & II courses

Community health nursing (including sociology) course focuses on health of population in the social environment. It includes health care policies, strategies of health promotion, epidemiological concepts and sociological theories. Professional, legal/ ethical, economical, cultural, environmental and issues related to power and communication along with organizational change relevant to community health nursing will be examined.

(2-1-2=5)
NPT 302 Professional Trends and Issues in Nursing Prerequisites: Year 1 Sem I & II courses

The course introduces students to the status of nursing in the UAE health care system. Perspectives to be explored will include social, political, organizational, and legal/ethical factors. The continuing debate about the essence of nursing including professional issues will be examined. Current issues will be critically analyzed in relation to their influence on the nursing profession and nursing practice.

(1-0-0= 1)
NRS 305 Nursing Research Methodology & Statistics Prerequisites:Year 1 Sem I & II courses

This course is designed to assist the students to acquire an understanding of the research methodology and statistics and its application to nursing. It will further enable the students to critique research studies and recognize the value of utilizing evidence based nursing practice to improve quality of care.

(0-2-0= 2)
Course
Code

Course Name

Course Description

C. Hours

NPT 307 Principles and Methods of Teaching–Learning (Contd.) Prerequisites:Year 2 Sem I course
This course is a continuation of Sem I
(1-3-0=4)
NLM 305 Nursing Leadership and Management (Contd.) Prerequisites:Year 2 Sem I course
This course is a continuation of Sem I
(1-0-1=2)
NCH 209 Community Health Nursing (Contd.) Prerequisites:Year 2 Sem I course
This course is a continuation of Sem I
(2-0-2=4)
NPT 302 Professional Issues and Trends in Nursing (Contd.) Prerequisites:Year 2 Sem I course
This course is a Continuation of Sem I and includes group research project activity.
(1-0-0=1)
NRS 305 Nursing Research Methodology & Statistics (Contd.) Prerequisites:Year 2 Sem I course
This course is a Continuation of Sem I and includes group research project activity.
(1-2-0=3)

MSN NURSING
Summary of Courses for Study for MSN Nursing

Course
Code

Course Name

Course Description

C. Hours

NNI 103 Nursing Informatics Prerequisites: Semester I Courses

Integrates nursing science with computer technology and information science to identify, gather, process, and manage information. Emphasis on technology based health applications, which support clinical, administrative, research, and educational decision making enhancing the efficacy of nursing endeavors

(2-1-0=3)
NNE 104 Nursing Education Prerequisites: Semester I Courses

The course is an overview of the classic and contemporary philosophies, theories and research about teaching and learning in nursing. Teaching and learning in schools of nursing, practice settings for the professional development of nurses and client (patient) education are primary foci of the course.

(3-1-0=4)
NSHP 102 Statistics for Health Professional Prerequisites: None

This course provides students with the basic knowledge and skills to effectively use biostatistics in different research design and data analysis, and to understand articles in related professional journals. Topics include choosing correct statistical methods and study designs in nursing research and practice; descriptive statistics; probability and probability distributions; estimation and hypothesis testing, simple linear regression, introduction to analysis of variance.

(2-0-0=2)
NOSL 104 Organizational and System Leadership Prerequisites: None

This course prepares the Masters students to the advance practice role in the complexities of the health care delivery system that challenge the nursing profession to adapt to its demands. To be successful in that endeavour, a nurse must acquire a broad knowledge in nursing leadership and management. A nurse leader has to be competent to tackle issues in various areas of patient care and management of the associated interdisciplinary functions to generate productive results. This course also addresses topics concerning organizational concepts such as interdisciplinary collaboration, human resources development, strategic planning, information systems, the process of care delivery, quality management, performance appraisal, magnetism, staffing and scheduling and budgeting principles.

(3-0-1= 4)
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Code

Course Name

Course Description

C. Hours

NAHA 204 Advance Health Assessment Prerequisites:None
This course prepares the advanced practice nurse to conduct focused and comprehensive health assessments of clients across the lifespan. The process of diagnostic reasoning is emphasized as the primary means of collecting and analyzing data obtained from the client history, physical examination, and diagnostic procedures
(2-1-1= 4)
NTFN 202 Theoretical Foundations in Advanced Nursing Practice Prerequisites: None
The course utilizes the critical reasoning process to examine the element of nursing knowledge. Emphasis is placed on concept analysis and the evaluation of nursing theories. Identification of the links between theory and empirical indicators is examined. The clinical relevance of mid-range and practice theories is explored and applied in design of nursing interventions for individuals, families, groups, and communities
(2-0-0 2)
NIPP 202 Issues in Professional Practice Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
The student will analyze theoretical and pragmatic legal-ethical issues regarding professional nursing and health care. Emphasis is on an understanding of the nurse as a professional who embraces lifelong learning, incorporates professionalism into practice and internalizes the values of the profession.
(2-0-0=2)
NARM 203 Advanced Research Methods Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
This course is an in-depth study of nursing research methodologies. The focus will be on the interrelationships among theory, advanced nursing practice, and research. Emphasis will be placed on developing skills used in critical analysis of nursing research for the purpose of determining applicability of the research to nursing practice. The practical hours will facilitate the students to develop research proposal for the selected clinical phenomena and to present it to the research committee of the college for the approval.
(3-2-0= 3)
Nursing Specialty – Adult Health Nursing
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Course Name

Course Description

C. Hours

NAP 303 Advanced Pharmacology Prerequisites: Semester I & II Courses

This course focuses on pharmacology and therapeutics used in the treatment of selected health conditions commonly encountered by the advanced practice nurse. Emphasis is placed on the decision making process utilized to safely and effectively prescribe and monitor pharmacotherapeutics appropriate to the client situation.

(3-0-0= 3)
NAHN 318 Adult Health Nursing-1 Prerequisites: Semester I & II Courses

This course is designed to provide the registered nursing student with Baccalaureate degree in nursing, to work towards an advanced adult health nurse specialist. The course provides students an opportunity to develop expertise and in depth knowledge in management of patients with complex acute and chronic illnesses across all settings. This course incorporates utilization of clinical judgment, clinical inquiry and facilitation of learning and caring practices. Emphasis is given to incorporate the pathophysiological component in undertaking the disease process and management. It will help the students to apply an expanded range of theoretical, practical and research based competencies to phenomena experienced by adult clients of culturally diverse backgrounds of all ages. Importance is given to the role of the nurse in direct care, consultation, leadership, collaboration, coaching, research, ethical decision making, moral agency and advocacy.

(4-1-3= 8)
NPN 318 PEDIATRIC NURSING-1 (Semester III) Prerequisites: Semester III Courses

This course offers Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) in Pediatrics assist with health promotion and assessment, illness prevention, risk identification and the acute and chronic care of children at birth, neonates, infants, toddlers, school age children and adolescent clients and their families. CNS concepts and expanded knowledge in pediatric health nursing that will allow students to consolidate and apply previous learning and provide new opportunities to focus on clinical. As a member of an interprofessional health care system, the student is prepared to provide safe, competent and research based patient centred care.

(4-1-3= 8)
NCHN 318 Community Health Nursing -1 (Semester III) Prerequisites: Semester III Courses

This course is designed to provide the registered nursing students with Baccalaureate nursing qualification, the opportunity to develop the fundamental knowledge, skills, attitudes and judgment in community health nursing which is needed to practice nursing safely. All graduates are expected to know and use the standards for community health nursing based on Canadian standards of practice, while working in any of the areas of practice, education, administration or research. Also graduate who practices their specialty can promote the health of individuals, families, communities’ populations and environment that supports health. They can also practice in diverse settings such as homes, school, community health centres and industry.

(4-1-3= 8)
NPMH 318 Psychiatric – Mental Health Nursing-1 (Semester III) Prerequisites: Semester III Courses

This course is designed to focus on implementing principles for psychiatric advanced practice nursing. Knowledge from nursing science and related fields is used to assess, diagnose, and treat clients with psych-mental health problems. Wellness and the promotion of mental health, treatment of clients with acute mental illnesses, and the prevention of further psychiatric morbidity or disability are emphasized. The context of caring is explored relative to client circumstances, resources, and issues in the delivery of mental health services to individuals families and communities. Nursing research findings are applied to emphasize the link between psychotherapeutic process and outcomes which form the evidence base for psychiatric health care.

(4-1-3= 8)
Nursing Specialty – Adult Health Nursing
Course
Code

Course Name

Course Description

C. Hours

NAHN 429 Adult Health Nursing – 2 Prerequisites: Semester III Courses

This course is designed to provide the registered nursing student with Baccalaureate nursing qualification, the opportunity to develop expertise and in depth knowledge in management of patients with complex acute and chronic illnesses across setting while employing clinical judgment, clinical inquiry and, facilitation of learning and caring practices. It will help the students to apply an expanded range of theoretical, practical, and research-based competencies to phenomena experienced by adult clients of culturally diverse backgrounds of all ages. Emphasis is given to the role of the nurse in direct care, consultation, system leadership, collaboration, coaching, research, ethical decision-making, moral agency, and advocacy

(5-1-3=9)
NPN 429 PEDIATRIC NURSING-2 (Semester IV) PrerPrerequisites: Semester III Courses

This course offers Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialists (PCNS) design and individualize care for children and groups of children within the context of their families and communities in order to improve the quality of their lives. The PCNS role differs from the NP role in that the focus is population-focused care, family management and education and nursing staff support rather than direct treatment. CNS in Pediatrics often provides education and support to staff nurses regarding implementation of evidenced-based practice and new technology

(5-1-3=9)
NCHN 429 Community Health Nursing -2 (Semester IV) PrerPrerequisites: Semester III Courses

The course is designed to help graduates to practice community health nursing by combining the theory and knowledge of nursing with social sciences and public health science with primary health care. They will be able to view disease prevention, health protection and health promotion as goals of their professional practice. At the same time, the graduate will be able to collaborate with individuals, families, groups, communities, to design promotion and carry out community development, health promotion and disease prevention strategies. They will be able to identify and promote care decisions that build on the capacity of the individuals or community. In addition they will be able to mobilize resources to support health by coordinating care and planning services, programs and policies with individuals, caregivers, families, other disciplines, organizations, communities and governments

(5-1-3=9)
NPMH 429 Psychiatric – Mental Health Nursing-2 (Semester IV) Prerequisites: Semester III Courses

This course is designed to focus on implementing principles for psychiatric advanced practice nursing. Knowledge from nursing science and related fields is used to assess, diagnose, and treat clients with psych-mental health problems. Wellness and the promotion of mental health, treatment of clients with acute mental illnesses, and the prevention of further psychiatric morbidity or disability are emphasized. The context of caring is explored relative to client circumstances, resources, and issues in the delivery of mental health services to individuals families and communities. Nursing research findings are applied to emphasize the link between psychotherapeutic process and outcomes which form the evidence base for psychiatric health care.

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NT 404 Thesis Prerequisites: Semester III Courses

The main focus of this course will be a faculty-guided Thesis. This Thesis will have a strong research component and will be a summative work. Students who do not complete the Thesis in one semester may repeat for additional credits.

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