Study plan

 

1. INTRODUCTION

The Nursing program at College of Applied Science in Al Maarefa Colleges, aims to prepare students to meet the challenges of nursing practice in the ever changing and increasingly demanding health care delivery system in Saudi Arabia.  The most fundamental of these challenges is the shift of emphasis from the provision of care of the sick in acute hospital settings, to the promotion of health and provision of more care in the community and primary health care settings.  Added to this change are the developments in health technology.  Besides, there is a simultaneous move to multi-sectorial and multi-disciplinary team working. Graduates of the Nursing program work as equal members of these teams and albeit as practitioners with their own unique contribution to make.

 

      :The Nursing program aims to

  1.  Fulfill the main mission and objectives of Al-Maarefa Colleges.
  2. Maintain consistency with employment needs nationally and internationally, while providing the core knowledge in the respective disciplines.
  3. Conform with the respective requirements of the Ministry of Higher Education
  4. Remain consistent with international standards and guidelines.

2. Preparatory Level

Students starting in the first year study preparatory courses that enhance their skills through intense English courses and other courses that improve their communication skills and computer skills. To complete the graduation requirements for BSc. in Nursing, the students are required to successfully pass a total of 135 credit hours that are distributed over 8 levels (4 years)

3. Internship/Practical Training Requirements

Students in the Nursing department are required to complete a 48 weeks of internship/practical training as a requirement in an area related to Nursing at an accredited training organization. 

4. PROGRAM STUDY PLAN

Year 1

Level 1

Course Code

Course Title / Description Course

Cr. Hr. (T+P+C)*

Pre-requisite

BIOS 101

Biostatistics

3(3+0+0)

 

COMP 100

Computer Essentials

3(2+1+0)

 

ISLM 101

Islamic Culture

2(2+0+0)

 

ARAB 101

Arabic Language

2(2+0+0)

 

PHYS 101

General Physics

3(2+1+0)

 

ENGL 101

General English I

5(4+1+0)

 

Total

18

Level 2

Course Code

Course Title / Description Course

Cr. Hr. (T+P+C)

Pre-requisite

ARAB103

Arabic Language- II

2(2+0+0)

 

BIOL 101

General Biology

4(3+1+0)

 

CHEM101

General Chemistry

4 (3+1+0)

 

ENGL102

General English II

5(4+1+0)

ENGL 101 - / P

ENGL 103

English for Health Sciences

3(2+1+0)

ENGL 101 - / P

Total

18

Year 2

Level 3

Course Code

Course Title / Description Course

Cr. Hr. (T+P+C)

Pre-requisite

ANAT 201

Anatomy

3(2+1+0)

 

PHSL 201

Human Physiology

3(2+1+0)

 

MICR 201

Microbiology

3(3+0+0)

 

NURS 231

Foundation of Nursing Practice

4(2+2+0)

 

BIOC 200

Biochemistry

3(3+0+0)

 

COMM 201

Communication Skill

2 ( 2+ 0+ 0 )

 

Total

18

 

Level 4

Course Code

Course Title / Description Course

Cr. Hr. (T+P+C)

Pre-requisite

PSYC 201

Introduction to Psychology

3(3+0+0)

 

NURS 241

Adult Nursing Care 1

3(3+0+0)

NURS 231 - / P

NURS 242

Adult Nursing Care Practice 1

5(0+5+0)

NURS 231 - / P

NURS 241 - /Co

PATH 201

Pathophysiology

3(3+0+0)

 

PAAS 230

Patient Assessment

3(2+1+0)

 

ISLM 103

Economic System In Islam

2 ( 2+0+0)

 

Total

19

Year 3

Level 5

Course Code

Course Title / Description Course

Cr. Hr.

(T+P+C)

Pre – requisite

HEAL 301

Nutrition

3(3+0+0)

 

PHAR 201

Pharmacology

3(3+0+0)

 

NURS 351

Adult Nursing Care II

3(3+0+0)

NURS 241 - / P

NURS 352

Adult Nursing Practice II

5(0+5+0)

NURS 241 - / P

NURS 242 - / P

NURS 353

Teaching – Learning Strategies

3 (2+1+0)

 

Total

 17

 

Level 6

Course Code

Course Title / Description Course

Cr. Hr.

(T+P+C)

Pre -requisite

COMP 201

Computer for Health Sciences

2 ( 2+ 0 + 0)

 

NURS 361

Reproductive Health Nursing

5(2+3+0)

NURS 351 - / P

NURS 352 - / P

NURS 362

Child Health Nursing

5(2+3+0)

NURS 351 - / P

NURS 352 - / P

NURS 363

Growth & Development

3(3+0+0)

 

NURS 364

Sociology, Health & Health Care

3(3+0+0)

 

Total

18

Year 4

Level 7

Course Code

Course Title / Description Course

Cr. Hr.

(T+P+C)

Pre –requisite 

ISLM 301

Contemporary  Islamic Issues

2(2+0+0)

ISLM 101 

NURS 471

Community Health Nursing

5(2+3+0)

NURS 361 - / P

NURS 362 - / P

NURS 472

Psychiatric Health Nursing

5(2+3+0)

NURS 361 - / P

NURS 362 - / P

ETHIC 411

Ethics & Law for Health Professions

2(2+0+0)

 

Total

14

 

Level 8

Course Code

Course Title / Description Course

Cr. Hr.

(T+P+C)

Pre - requisite

NURS 481

Nursing Management & Leadership

5(3+2+0)

 

NURS 482

Critical Care Nursing

5(1+4+0)

NURS 351 - / P

NURS 352 - / P

RSCH 460

Research Methods for Health Sciences

3(3+0+0)

 

Total

13

Year 5

Level 9

Course code

Course Title / Description Course

Pre – requisite

NURS 501

Internship -1

-

 

Level 10

Course Code

Course Title / Description Course

Pre- requisite

NURS 502

Internship - 2

-