Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc. N)

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Degree type:
Bachelor
Bachelor of Science
Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc. N) prepares students as entry-level registered nursing practitioners, leaders, and scholars. A contemporary curriculum equips students with knowledge, skills, and attributes to provide context and culturally relevant evidence-informed person-centered nursing care across the continuum of care and life course in the face of rapidly changing healthcare systems. Nursing students learn to shape the future of nursing and healthcare through options to engage in research or quality assurance projects or entrepreneurial and technological innovation initiatives. Students may also choose to gain additional competencies in a focused area of clinical practice. In this program, 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. Students gain proficiency in practice through exposure to clinical practice in their first year of the program, followed by integrated clinical practicums during each semester throughout the program. Graduates from the program meet academic requirements for application to license as a RN and are prepared to practice in multiple settings including public and private primary, secondary, and tertiary hospitals, ambulatory health care centers, community clinics, physician offices, schools, home care, government and public policy agencies, and research institutes. Graduates are prepared for future education for Master of Science in Nursing.

Program Duration:

Four years

Admission Requirements:

1. High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%, and successful completion of one final year Chemistry and one final year Science (Biology or Physics) course each with a minimum grade of 60%.

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.

1. Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and Admission Priority Category.

2024-2025 Study Plan:

 

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    PRE-REQ CO-REQ CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 1
BIOL1030 Biochemistry & Microbiology

-

BIOL1031

3 3 0
BIOL1031

Biochemistry & Microbiology (Lab)

- BIOL1030 1 0 3
BIOL1110

Anatomy & Physiology Ⅰ

- - 4 3 3
COMM1010

English Communication Ⅰ

-

-

3 3 0
NURS1040 Health & Health Systems - - 4 3 36 Total HRs
NURS1101 Introduction to the Nursing Profession - - 3 3 0
Semester 1 Total: 18

15

6
SEMESTER 2
BIOL1210 Anatomy & Physiology ⅠⅠ BIOL1110 - 4 3 3
NURS1010 Introduction to Pathophysiology & Pharmacotherapeutics (BIOL1110 OR NUMW1210); BIOL1030; BIOL1031; 
(NUPN1010 OR NUMW1010 OR NURS1101)
- 4 3 3
NURS1020 Nursing Therapeutics I BIOL1110; BIOL1030; BIOL1031; (NUPN1010 or NURS1101) - 4 3 3
NURS1030 Introduction to Health Assessment BIOL1110; BIOL1030; BIOL1031 (NUPN1010 or NURS1101) - 4 3 3
RSST1001 Qualitative Designs & Analyses - - 3 3 0
Semester 2 Total: 19 15 12
SEMESTER 3
NURS1021 Nursing Therapeutics II NURS1020 - 4 3 3
NURS1050 Person & Family Centered Practice COMPLETION OF 34 CREDITS  - 3 100 Total Hrs 3
Semester 3 Total: 7 3 6
YEAR 1 TOTAL: 44 33 24

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    PRE-REQ CO-REQ CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 4
NURS2020 Alterations & Therapeutics I

NURS1021  NURS1050

-

4 3 3
NURS2101

Perspectives of  Family Health

(NURS1021 AND NURS1050) OR Entry into PD B.Sc N Program  - 3 3 0
NURS2102

Perspectives of Maternal & Newborn Health

NURS1021  NURS1050 NURS2401 2 2 0
NURS2103

Perspectives of Pediatric & Adolescent Health

NURS1021  NURS1050 NURS2401 2 2 0
NURS2401 Nursing Practice for Families NURS1021  NURS1050 NURS2102 NURS2103 3 192 Total HRs
Semester 4 Total: 14

10

3
SEMESTER 5
HSDH2101 Health Technology & Informatics - - 3 3 0
NURS2010 Theorectical Perspectives of Acute Health NUPN 2050 OR NURS2401 NURS2050 OR NURS2491 6 6 0
NURS2021 Alterations & Therapeutics II  NURS2020 - 4 3 3
NURS2491 Nursing Practice for Acute Health I   NURS2401 - 3 192 Total HRs
Semester 5 Total: 16 12 3
SEMESTER 6
MATH2002 Quantitative Designs & Statistics - - 3 3 1
NURS2492 Nursing Practice for Acute Health II NURS2491 - 2 112 Total HRs
Semester 6 Total: 5 3 1
YEAR 2 TOTAL: 35 25 7

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    PRE-REQ CO-REQ CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 7
NURS3101 Perspectives of Complex Health

(NURS2010 AND NURS2492) OR Entry into PPN B.Sc. N Program

NURS3401 OR NURS3405

6 6 0
NURS3102

Perspectives of Chronic Health & Life Limiting Conditions

(NURS2010 AND NURS2492) OR Entry into PPN B.Sc. N Program NURS3401 OR NURS3405 3 3 0
NURS3401

Integrated Nursing Practice I

NURS2010 NURS2492 NURS3101 NURS3102 3 192 Total HRs
NURS4104

Adaptive Leadership & Clinical Management

Min 50 Nursing Credits; OR Entry into PPN B.Sc. N Program OR Entry into PD INIC - 3 3 0
Semester 7 Total: 15

12

0
SEMESTER 8
NURS3402 Integrated Nursing Practice II NURS3401 - 5 288 Total HRs
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
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 8 Total: 11 6 0
SEMESTER 9
NURS3403 Integrated Nursing Practice III NURS3401 - 2 120 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 9 Total: 5 3 0
YEAR 3 TOTAL: 31 21 0

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
    PRE-REQ CO-REQ CR LEC LAB

SEMESTER 10

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

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

NURS4401

Exploratory Practice for Nurses

NURS3403

-

5

288 Total HRs

Semester 10 Total:

11

6

0

SEMESTER 11

NURS4402

Consolidation of Nursing Practice

NURS3403

-

8

480 Total HRs

Semester 11 Total:

8

0

0

YEAR 4 TOTAL:

19

6

0

B.Sc. N PROGRAM TOTAL:

129

85

31

Graduate Future Pathways:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.Sc. N) program have the opportunity to continue 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

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