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Summary of Courses for Study for RN-BSN BRIDGE Program

Year I - Semester 1

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Foundation in Nursing and Medical Surgical in Diploma in Nursing Program
This course is designed to provide the registered nurse student, the opportunity to apply baccalaureate nursing strategies and the nursing process while assisting clients and families in maintaining and/or regaining an optimal level of wellness. Emphasis is given to the role of the nurse as a care provider, teacher, collaborator, and problem solver in client’s care across the life span. It will include adults/geriatrics medical-surgical component.

Credit Hours: (2-1-1=4)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Psychiatric Nursing course in Diploma in Nursing Program
Designed to provide the registered nurse student the opportunity to apply baccalaureate nursing strategies and the nursing process while assisting clients and families in maintaining and/or regaining an optimal level of wellness. Emphasis is given to the role of the nurse as a care provider, teacher, collaborator, and problem solver in client’s care across the life span. It will include Psychiatric-mental health components.

Credit Hours: (2-1-1=4)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Maternity Nursing course in Diploma in Nursing Program
This course is designed to develop knowledge, skills in management of clients with common diseases of female reproductive systems and obstetric conditions. It will help the students to apply theoretical knowledge and research based competencies while caring for women with gynecological and obstetrical problems

Credit Hours: (2-0-1=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Pediatric Nursing course in Diploma in Nursing Program
This course is designed to provide the registered nurse student the opportunity to apply baccalaureate nursing strategies and the nursing process while assisting child clients and their families in maintaining and/or regaining an optimal level of wellness. Emphasis is given to the role of the child health nurse as a care provider, teacher, collaborator, and problem solver to the child client and their family.

Credit Hours: (1-1-1=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: None
The course is need based for professionals in health care. It focuses on the soft skills in the English language required by the medical professional to interact with patients and their families. At every level it emphasizes on empathy and active listening skills while interacting with patients, their families as well as their own colleagues. Students are exposed to techniques of communicating in different contexts encountered by a medical and health sciences professional as well as a whole range of Public speaking skills including conference presentations

Credit Hours: (2 -0 =2)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: None
This course aims at teaching communication skills in Arabic language. The course focuses on the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. The broad goal of this course is to enable the students to have better understanding of Arabic language to communicate with patients and hospital staff in their profession.

Credit Hours: (3-0-0=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 1, Semester I & II courses
General Psychology is a survey of various methods, principles, and theories of scientific psychology as applied to the study and understanding of human thoughts, emotions and behaviors. It also includes physiological foundations of behavior, growth and development, learning and memory. Motivation and emotions, personality, stress and adjustment, social interactions, and psychological disorders and treatment approaches are also included.

Credit Hours: (3-0-0=3)


Year 1: Semester II

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Semester - I course
This course is a Continuation of Sem I

Credit Hours: (3-0-2=4)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Semester - I course
This course is a Continuation of Sem I

Credit Hours: (2-0-1=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Semester - I course
This course is a Continuation of Sem I

Credit Hours: (2-0-2=4)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Semester - I course
This course is a Continuation of Sem I

Credit Hours: (1-0-1=2)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: None
This course is designed to develop a better understanding of Islamic belief and its application in life besides focusing on current modern medical and science issues in Islam. The broad goal of this course is to enable the students to have better understanding of Islamic medical issues and appreciation of Islam as a way of life, its impact in the field of medicine, the contribution of Islam to medical in general, and to sciences in particular.

Credit Hours: (3-0-0=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Semester I courses
This course explores the fundamental principles of nursing ethics and encourages reflection on and discussion about personal and professional values within nursing practice contexts. Students will analyze some of the most common and difficult ethical dilemmas faced by nurses. These dilemmas will be analyzed with consideration to ethical reasoning and decision-making

Credit Hours: (2-0-0=2)


Year 2: Semester I

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 1 Sem I & II courses
This course includes the philosophy and objectives of nursing education, concepts and principles of curriculum development, evaluation and guidance and counseling including methods of teaching.

Credit Hours: (2-1-0=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 1 Sem I & II courses
Community health nursing (including sociology) course focuses on health of population in the social environment. It includes health care policies, strategies of health promotion, epidemiological concepts and sociological theories. Professional, legal/ ethical, economical, cultural, environmental and issues related to power and communication along with organizational change relevant to community health nursing will be examined.

Credit Hours: (2-1-2=5)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 1 Sem I & II courses
This course is designed to assist the students to acquire an understanding of the research methodology and statistics and its application to nursing. It will further enable the students to critique research studies and recognize the value of utilizing evidence based nursing practice to improve quality of care.

Credit Hours: (2-0-0=2)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 1 Sem I & II courses
This course covers major sociological themes which are relevant to nursing and health care. Topics include key areas which form the context of everyday life for both nurses and patients, exploring families, work and organizations, religion and belief systems, social class and disadvantaged groups. Various aspects of healthcare provision, including healthcare policy, organizational change, issues of power and communication, the nursing work and partnerships in providing care in the community are emphasized. Some of the common sociological theories are also introduced throughout the course.

Credit Hours: (3-0-0=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 1 Sem I & II courses
This course explores the organizational strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision-making in health care. Introduction to management skills needed by professional nurses with clinical application in diverse settings is also provided.

Credit Hours: (2-0-1=2)


Year 2: Semester II

Course Description:

Prerequisites:Year 2 Sem I course
This course is a Continuation of Sem I

Credit Hours: (1-2-0=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites:Year 2 Sem I course
This course is a Continuation of Sem I

Credit Hours: (1-0-1=2)

Course Description:

Prerequisites:Year 2 Sem I course
This course is a Continuation of Sem I

Credit Hours: (2-0-2=4)

Course Description:

Prerequisites: Year 1 Sem I & II courses
The course introduces students to the status of nursing in the UAE health care system. Perspectives to be explored will include social, political, organizational, and legal/ethical factors. The continuing debate about the essence of nursing including professional issues will be examined. Current issues will be critically analyzed in relation to their influence on the nursing profession and nursing practice.

Credit Hours: (2-0-0=2)

Course Description:

Prerequisites:Year 2 Sem I course
This course is a Continuation of Sem I and includes group research project activity.

Credit Hours: (1-2-0=3)

Course Description:

Prerequisites:None
The goal of this course is to teach basic computer skills necessary in an academic environment including use of the internet and other computer programs for research and data analysis

Credit Hours: (3-0-0=3)