Academics | Faculties | FACULTY OF NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCES | Department of Nursing and Health Sciences | Bachelor in Nursing | NDU


The Bachelor in Nursing program is dedicated and committed to graduate competent nurses who respect cultural diversity, adhere to ethical and professional principles, and deliver high-quality nursing care in collaboration with other health care professionals to clients/patients, families in the community and in health care institutions. This is achieved by fostering quality education and embracing advances in the delivery and management of evidence-based health care vis-à-vis developing leadership, lifelong learning and research skills. Graduates of the program are prepared for entry into nursing profession as generalist nurses and are eligible to pursue graduate education in nursing or other health related field.

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Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Bachelor in Nursing program are to:

  1. 1.Provide students with a comprehensive knowledge in biomedical and nursing sciences combined with adequate clinical training in different health care settings;
  2. 2.Promote safe and reliable nursing care at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels in terms of health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention and rehabilitation of health of individuals, families and groups within diverse cultural backgrounds;
  3. 3.Foster the appreciation and the implementation of nursing professional ethical values (compassion, moral integrity, honesty, accountability, etc.) that guide the nursing practice;
  4. 4.Develop critical thinking, problem-solving, management and leadership skills among students;
  5. 5.Cultivate student skills in personal and professional development in order to adapt to practice in a changing and complex health care environment;
  6. 6.Prepare students for lifelong learning and graduate education in nursing or other health related field;
  7. 7.Prepare graduates to pass national certification examinations.


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation from the Nursing Program, our graduates will be able to:

  1. 1.Integrate scientific and evidence-based knowledge in nursing care delivery. (POb a, POb b, POb c, POb d and POb g);
  2. 2.Apply critical thinking and decision making in carrying out the nursing process through the nursing assessment, formulating diagnoses, planning interventions, implementing, and evaluating the outcomes of nursing care. (POb a, POb b, POb d and POb g);
  3. 3.Demonstrate competency, dexterity, and confidence, and incorporate professional ethical and legal values into the practice of nursing. (POb a, POb b, POb c, POb d, POb e, POb f and POb g);
  4. 4.Communicate effectively with patients, families, communities and members of the healthcare team to achieve optimal outcomes of care. (POb a, POb b, POb c, POb e and POb f);
  5. 5.Provide direct care, health promotion, disease prevention, rehabilitation and health education for individuals/groups/society that respect diversity in patient’s cultural background, religion, age, gender and socioeconomic circumstances. (POb a, POb b, POb c and POb d);
  6. 6.Apply management principles as they relate to the nursing practice and assume a leadership role with clients, peers and health care colleagues. (POb a, POb c and POb d);
  7. 7.Practice nursing with an awareness of changes in the environment affecting the nursing profession and the delivery of care. (POb a, POb b, POb d and POb e);
  8. 8.Apply research methods and principles and collaborate in the implementation of research studies aimed at developing professional nursing practice. (POb a, POb d and POb f);
  9. 9.Demonstrate responsibility, accountability for personal, professional growth and development and lifelong learning. (POb a, POb c, POb e and POb f).

Graduation Requirements

To graduate, a student must fulfill all requirements of the undergraduate degree program, with an overall GPA of at least 2.0/4.0, and a minimum GPA of 2.3/4.0 in both the core and major requirements, and clear all accounts with the University. Candidates for degrees are reminded that grades of “I” assigned during the last semester to courses required for graduation will result in delaying of graduation.


Liberal Arts Curriculum (27cr.)

Suggested Program

Fall Semester Year I (15cr.)
BIO 207 Biochemistry for Nursing  3 cr.
NHS 204 Anatomy for Nursing & Allied Health Professions 3 cr.
ENL 213 Sophomore English Rhetoric (LAC) 3 cr.
 (LAC ) 3 cr.
(LAC) 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year I (16cr.)
BIO 216 Microbiology and Immunology for Nursing 3 cr.
NHS 205 Physiology for Nursing & Allied Health Professions 3 cr.
NUR 201 Fundamentals of Nursing 4 cr.
ENL 230 English in the Workplace (LAC) 3 cr.
(LAC) 3 cr.
Summer Session Year I (6cr.)
(LAC) 3 cr.
(LAC) 3 cr.
Fall Semester Year II (15cr.)
BIO 219 Pathophysiology 2 cr.
NUR 204 Health Assessment across the Life Span 2 cr.
NUR 311 Adult Health Nursing I - Theory 4 cr.
NUR 312 Adult Health Nursing I - Clinical 4 cr.
(LAC) 3 cr.
spring Semester Year II (16cr.)
NUR 323 Adult Health Nursing II - Theory 2 cr.
NUR  324 Adult Health Nursing II - Clinical 2 cr.
NUR 325 Critical Care Nursing- Theory 2 cr.
NUR 326 Critical Care Nursing- Clinical 2 cr.
NUR 307 Pharmacology for Nursing 2 cr.
NHS 203  Principles of Epidemiology 3 cr.
(LAC) 3 cr.
Summer Session Year II (6cr.)
NUR 308 Community & Public Health Nursing - Theory 2 cr.
NUR 319 Community & Public Health Nursing - Clinical 3 cr.
NUR 320 Legislation in Nursing 1 cr.
Fall Semester Year III (15cr.)
NUR 402 Obstetric Nursing - Theory 3 cr.
NUR 403 Obstetric Nursing - Clinical 3 cr.
NUR 404 Pediatric Nursing - Theory 3 cr.
NUR 405 Pediatric Nursing - Clinical 3 cr.
NUR 410 Nursing Research 3 cr.
Spring Semester Year III (16cr.)
NUR 406 Psychiatric & Mental Health  Nursing - Theory 3 cr.
NUR 407 Psychiatric & Mental Health  Nursing - Clinical 3 cr.
NUR 408 Leadership and Management in Nursing - Theory 3 cr.
NUR 409 Leadership and Management in Nursing - Clinical 3 cr.
NUR 400 E-Health 1 cr.
 Free Elective 3 cr.


Total 105 Credits
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