Post-Diploma Bachelor of Science in Nursing (PDip. B.Sc. N)

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Degree type:
Bachelor
Bachelor of Science
AEL
Program Description:

The two-year Post-Diploma Bachelor of Science in Nursing (PDip. B.Sc. N) is designed for Registered Nurses who have graduated with an associate diploma in nursing and wish to advance their academic credentials to a Bachelors in Science in Nursing. Graduates gain advanced clinical competence and research capacity, as well as an understanding of population health, organizational and systems leadership, health policy, finance and regulatory environments, and interprofessional collaborations. Students learn to shape the future of nursing and healthcare through options to engage in research or quality assurance projects or entrepreneurial or technological innovation initiatives. Students may also choose to refine their competence in a focused area of clinical practice that aligns with their experience and interests. Student learning is supported in a sophisticated Nursing and Midwifery Experiential Center, equipped with state-or-the-art equipment, high fidelity simulators, and task trainers. Students also benefit from a modern virtual simulation lab and a Standardized Patient Program. In addition, graduates are prepared for the possibility of future education in a Master of Science in Nursing.

Program Duration:

Two years

Admission Requirements:

1. Two-year RN Associate Degree/Diploma or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education from an accredited higher education institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; AND

2. Proof of current licensure in Qatar from the Department of Healthcare Professions as a General Registered Nurse in good standing; OR                                                             

3. Two-year RN Associate Degree/Diploma or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education from an accredited higher education institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; AND

4. Proof of current licensure in Qatar from the Department of Healthcare Professions as an Assistant Nurse in good standing. Note that applicants not licensed and employed as a RN may be required to complete up to five (5) additional courses in health assessment and nursing therapeutics to update knowledge and practice skills; OR

 

5. Two-year RN Associate Degree/Diploma or equivalent, obtained within past five (5) years, and approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education from an accredited higher education institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; AND

6. Completion of up to five (5) additional courses in health assessment and nursing therapeutics to update knowledge and practice skills.

  1. 1. The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Directorate; OR

    2. A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0; OR

    3.Successful completion of Foundation Year in Health Sciences.

1. A minimum of 60% on the University Math Placement Test; OR

2. A valid SAT Report Form with minimum score of 480; OR

3. Successful completion of Foundation Year in Health Sciences.

2024-2025 Study Plan:

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
Pre-Req Co-Req CR LEC LAB

Semester 1

HSHG2101 Health Technology & Informatics - - 3 3 0
NURS3104 Knowledge & Innovation in Nursing - - 3 3 0
NURS3391 Advanced Health Assessment & Therapeutics I - - 4 3 3
NURS4102 Organization of the Nursing Profession Min 50 Nursing Credits; OR Entry into PPN B.Sc. N Program OR Entry into PD B.Sc. N Program OR Entry into PD INIC -

3

3 0
RSST1001 Qualitative Designs & Analyses - - 3 3 0
Semester 1 Total: 16 15 3
Semester 2
NURS2104 Perspectives of Family & Community Health

NURS3104

- 4 3 36 Total HRs
NURS3392 Advanced Health Assessment & Therapeutics II

NURS3391

- 4 3 3
Electives: Select 2 of 13      
BUSG2001 Introduction to Entrepreneurship - - 3 2 2
ECON1001 Global Economic Concepts                         - - 3 3 0
GARC1001 Qatar History & Society - - 3 3 0
GARC2001 Human Development in Qatar - - 3 3 0
GARC2002 Globalization & Environment - - 3 3 0
HSHG2080 Ethics in Healthcare - - 3 3 0
NUMW1230 Maternal Nutrition & Infant Feeding - - 3 3 0
SSHA1001 Islamic & Arab Civilization - - 3 3 0
SSHA1002 Introduction to Sociology - - 3 3 0
SSHA1003 Introductory Psychology - - 3 3 0
SSHA1004 Ethical Reasoning - - 3 3 0
SSHA1005 Law & Society - - 3 3 0
SSHA1006 Introduction to the Arts - - 3 3 0
Semester 2 Total: 14 12 3
Semester 3

MATH2002

Quantitative Designs & Statistics - - 3 3 1
NURS3404 PD Exploratory Nursing Practice I

NURS2104 NURS3392 

- 2

112 Total HRs

Semester 3 Total:  5 3 1
Year 1 Total: 35 30 7
COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
Pre-Req Co-Req CR LEC LAB

Semester 4

NURS4101 Best Practices & Quality Improvement Min 50 Nursing Credits; OR Entry into PPN B.Sc. N Program OR Entry into PD B.Sc. N Program OR Entry into PD INIC - 3 3 0
NURS4105 Clinical Management & Business Basics for Nurses Min 50 Nursing Credits  - 3 3 0
NURS4403 PD Exploratory Nursing Practice II - - 2 112 Total HRs
Elective: Select 1 of 13
BUSG2001 Introduction to Entrepreneurship - - 3 2 2
ECON1001 Global Economic Concepts        - - 3 3 0
GARC1001 Qatar History & Society - - 3 3 0
GARC2001 Human Development in Qatar - - 3 3 0
GARC2002 Globalization & Environment - - 3 3 0
HSHG2080 Ethics in Healthcare - - 3 3 0
NUMW1230 Maternal Nutrition & Infant Feeding - - 3 3 0
SSHA1001 Islamic & Arab Civilization - - 3 3 0
SSHA1002 Introduction to Sociology - - 3 3 0
SSHA1003 Introductory Psychology - - 3 3 0
SSHA1004 Ethical Reasoning - - 3 3 0
SSHA1005 Law & Society - - 3 3 0
SSHA1006 Introduction to the Arts - - 3 3 0
Semester 4 Total: 11 9 0
Semester 5
NURS4103

Critical Analyses of Global Health Trends for Nurses

Min 50 Nursing Credits; OR Entry into PPN B.Sc. N Program OR Entry into PD B.Sc. N Program OR Entry into PD INIC - 3 3 0
NURS4106 Adaptive Leadership for Nurses NURS3104 NURS4101 NURS4102 - 3 3 0
NURS4404 PD Exploratory Nursing Practice III NURS3404 - 4 224 Total HRs
Semester 5 Total: 10 6 0
Semester 6
NURS4405 PD Exploratory Nursing Practice IV

-

- 4 0 0
Semester 6 Total: 4 0 0
Year 2 Total: 25 15 0
PDip. B.Sc. N Program Total: 60 45 7

Graduate Future Pathways:

Graduates of the Post Diploma Bachelor of Science in Nursing (PDip. B.Sc. N.) program have the option to further their education by pursuing a Master’s degree in Nursing or specializing in various areas within the field of nursing.

Graduate Career Opportunities:

Nurses practice in a wide variety of settings, such as hospitals, community health settings, educational institutions, long term care facilities, mental health settings, occupational health, and private practice, playing vital roles in promoting health and providing patient care across the continuum.

A wide range of career opportunities in the field currently exist and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Nurse in a Hospital
  • Nurse in School Clinics
  • Nurse in a Primary Health Care Center
  • Nurse in Home Care Settings
  • Nurse in Physician Offices
  • Nurse in Specialized Clinics
  • Nurse in Government Agencies

 

Program Contact:

Dr. Joanne De Austria
Department Head, Practical Nursing