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Summary of Courses for Study for MSM Nursing

Year I - Semester 1

Course Description:

Prerequisites: None
This course provides an opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills of computer science, nursing science, information science, and cognitive science in clinical nursing, education, administration, and research to improve healthcare outcomes.

Credit Hours: 2- 0.5 - 0 =2.5

Course Description:

Prerequisites: None
This course is an in-depth study of nursing research methodologies. The focus will be on the inter-relationships among theory, advanced nursing practice, and research. Emphasis placed on developing skills used in critical analysis of nursing research for determining applicability of the research to nursing practice.

Credit Hours: 3 - 0 – 0 = 3

Course Description:

Prerequisites: None
This course provides students with the statistical knowledge and skills to use effectively in research and its interpretation of the findings. The content focuses on appropriate statistical methods, correlating to the study designs utilized in nursing research and practice. It also enables the student to develop skills in computing and interpreting parametric and nonparametric statistical tests.

Credit Hours: 2 - 0.5 - 0 = 2.5

Course Description:

Prerequisites: None
This course intend to introduce the students to scholarly writing skills involving application of principles of effective written communication and critical reading with emphasis on origination, drafting, revising, editing, self-assessment and effective critiquing.

Credit Hours: 1 - 0 – 0 = 1


Year 1: Semester 2

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
This course prepares the Masters students to the leadership 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 endeavor, a nurse must acquire a broad knowledge in nursing leadership and management. A competent nurse leader has to tackle issues in nursing service along with maximizing interdisciplinary team functions and generate productive results. This course prepares the graduates to understand concepts related to organization, interprofessional collaboration, human resources development, strategic planning and managing, information management, quality management, performance appraisal, magnetism, staffing, scheduling, and budgeting principles.

Credit Hours: 2-0-1=3

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
The course utilizes the critical reasoning process to examine the element of nursing knowledge and knowledge borrowed from other sciences and humanity. Emphasis is on concept analysis and synthesis of theoretical knowledge. Identification of the links between theory and empirical indicators. The clinical relevance of mid-range and practice theories is to design the nursing interventions for individuals, families, groups, and communities.

Credit Hours: 3-0-0 =3

Course Description:

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.

Credit Hours: 2-0-0=2

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Semester I Courses
This course designed to develop clinical, communication and critical thinking skills needed to provide high-quality midwifery care for women and families from a range of diverse backgrounds. It also enables students to coordinate services using evidence-based techniques and theories with specific focus on contemporary maternity care, legal and ethical issues and health promotion.

Credit Hours: 2-0-0=2


Year 2: Semester 3

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Semester I & II Courses
This This course is designed to develop in-depth understanding of normal reproductive physiology and care during pregnancy and childbirth, building confidence in supporting women and their families in all health settings. It also promote knowledge and Skills of pre conception, pregnancy and birth process as a life changing event and its effects on all family members.

Credit Hours: 6-2-0= 8

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Semester I & II Courses
This course designed to develop in-depth understanding of normal reproductive physiology and care during pregnancy and childbirth. Promotes students’ skills and competencies in the clinical management of pre conception, pregnancy and birth process and the newborn using evidence-based techniques, with specific focus on ethical issues and health promotion in all health care settings .This course deals with the different drugs used in conditions affecting pregnancy, labor and delivery and responsibilities of the midwife in drug administration

Credit Hours: 0-0- 7= 7

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Semester I & II Courses
Thesis is a faculty-guided scholarly experience that provides the student with an opportunity to identify a nursing research problem within the clinical, to pursue its study, and to contribute to the body of nursing knowledge and practice. The process provides experience in research design, implementation and evaluation in a setting with faculty guidance.

Credit Hours: 0-1-0 = 1


Year 2: Semester 4

Course Description:

Prerequisites:Semester III Courses
This course explores altered homeostasis for mothers and neonates and includes an element of collaborative obstetric and neonatal emergency management with emphasis on clinical skills provision for women with complex care needs. They will utilize a range of resources including research, policies and/guidelines in order to undertake appropriate risk assessments and engage strategies which promote safe standards of obstetrical emergencies.

Credit Hours: 5 -2 - 0 =7

Course Description:

Prerequisites:Semester III Courses
This course is designed to develop the students’ skills and competencies in identifying and clinical management of obstetrical emergencies in pregnancies, labor and delivery, including newborn, basic contraception and the elements of reproductive Health. This course deals with drugs used in conditions affecting high risk pregnancy, labor and delivery and responsibilities of the midwife in drug administration.

Credit Hours: 0-0-6 = 6

Course Description:

Prerequisites:Semester III Courses
Under the guidance of the thesis supervisor, the students will develop a methodologically sound study, in the form of a Master of Nursing thesis, which they will defend at an oral examination. Throughout the thesis process, students will have the opportunity to continue to develop and incorporate their learning of advanced nursing theory, research, leadership and practice into their scholarly work.

Credit Hours: 0-2-0 =2