Nursing

The mission of the Nursing program is to prepare of a unique and high quality-nursing workforce, using a curriculum that is built upon foundations of scientific research and multi-branched academic performance. Our curriculum is supportive of comprehensive growth and development in Palestine. The nursing department aims to play a leading role in the education of its students, in order to increase the quality of the health care system in Palestine, along with increasing the quality of the academic level using diverse techniques in research, education, training, and services.

  • Preparation of a specialized nursing workforce that is able to play advanced roles in the care of patients that suffer from different diseases and illnesses, deal with the symptoms of these patients, and give high quality health care services within the Palestinian health sectors.
  • Advancing the nursing profession towards the development of critical thinking and problem solving, with concentration on the new role of nursing internationally.
  • Educate nurses theoretically and clinically; this will enable them to give high quality and comprehensive care to patients and their families.
  • Preparation of a nursing workforce that can work in hospitals and health centers locally, regionally, and internationally.
  • Provide the necessary training to work in all types of health sectors in the Palestinian community.
  • Enhance students’ scientific research skills.
  • Advancement of presenting health awareness for the individual and its family.
  • Graduation of committed nurses to the ethics of the nursing profession and are able to develop the profession locally and internationally.
  • Identify up-to date  knowledge of nursing science and care including adult health nursing, maternal and child health nursing, psychiatric- mental health nursing, and community health nursing.
  • Utilize essential basic knowledge from other disciplines in providing quality nursing care
  • Integrate theories and concepts from liberal education into nursing practice
  • Recognize the role of information technology in improving patient care outcomes and creating a safe care environment
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of the research process and models for applying evidence to clinical practice
  • Analyze knowledge of healthcare policy, finance,  including governmental, nongovernmental and charity health services in the context of Palestine
  • Utilize the basis of nursing process provide nursing care for clients across the lifespan, and in all healthcare settings
  • Conduct comprehensive and focused physical, behavioral, psychological, spiritual, socioeconomic, and environmental assessments of health and illness parameters in clients.
  • Implement holistic, patient centered care that reflects an understanding of human pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical management, and nursing management across the health-illness continuum across the lifespan.
  • Assess protective and predictive factors, which influence the health of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving skills in implementing individual nursing care plans.
  • Assume professional, legal, and ethical principles. 
  • Value the concept of lifelong learning to support excellence in nursing practice
  • Demonstrate leadership and communication skills to effectively implement patient safety and quality improvement initiatives within the context of the inter-professional
  • Translate research finding into practice.

Graduates of the nursing program will find job opportunities locally and regionally, in both private and public sectors, and medical centers and organizations in Palestine. Graduates also have opportunities in medical organizations and hospitals internationally.

The department offer a bachelor degree program in nursing. The students have to complete 141 credit hours distributed as the following general components:

Component

Credit Hours

University Requirements

21

Faculty Requirements

35

Program Requirements

79

Professional elective

6

Total    

141

 

 

Faculty requirements for Nursing Program (35 credit hours)

Course Number

Course Name

Prerequisite

CHEM133

General Chemistry Lab

 

CHEM230 | FUNDAMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Principles of Organic Chemistry

CHEM133 or CHEM132

BIOL131 | GENERAL BIOLOGY

GENERAL BIOLOGY

 

BIOL243 | GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY

BIOL131 or BIOL111

BIOC233

Principles of Biochemistry

CHEM230

PSYC236

Social and Behavioral Sciences

 

COMP132 | INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER AND PROGRAMMING

Introduction to Computer and Programming

 

NURS130 | HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL131 or concurrent

NURS142 | HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 2

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

NURS130

NUTD231 | FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN NUTRITION

Fundamentals of Human Nutrition

CHEM230 or concurrent

NURS232 | NURSING BIOSTATISTICS AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

Biostatistics and Epidemiology

 

 

 

Nursing program required courses (73 credit hours)

Course Number

Course Name

Prerequisite

NURS131 | FUNDAMENTALS & HEALTH PROMOTION IN NURSING PRACTICE 1

FUNDAMENTALS & HEALTH PROMOTION IN NURSING PRACTICE 1

 

NURS141 | FUNDAMENTALS & HEALTH PROMOTION IN NURSING PRACTICE 2

FUNDAMENTALS & HEALTH PROMOTION IN NURSING PRACTICE 2

NURS131

NURS220 | HEALTH ASSESSMENT

HEALTH ASSESSMENT

NURS141

NURS230 | PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSES

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSES

NURS142

NURS231 | PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES

PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSES

BIOC 233 or concurrent

NURS250 | ADULT HEALTH 1

ADULT HEALTH 1

NURS231, NURS142, NURS141

or concurrent

NURS251 | ADULT HEALTH 2

ADULT HEALTH 2

NURS250

NURS330 | LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN NURSING PRACTICE

LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN NURSING PRACTICE

 

NURS334 | SEMINAR IN NURSING RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

SEMINAR IN NURSING RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE

NURS232

NURS341 | CRITICAL CARE NURSING

CRITICAL CARE NURSING

NURS340

NURS350 | ADULT HEALTH 3

ADULT HEALTH 3

NURS251

NURS351 | WOMEN'S AND MATERNAL HEALTH

WOMEN'S AND MATERNAL HEALTH

NURS350 or concurrent

NURS352 | PEDIATRIC NURSING

PEDIATRIC NURSING

NURS350 or concurrent

NURS353 | MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

NURS352, NURS351

NURS430 | HEALTH POLICY AND ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS

HEALTH POLICY AND ORGANIZATIONAL SYSTEMS

 

NURS431 | NURSING LEADERSHIP

NURSING LEADERSHIP

 

NURS450 | COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

NURS430, NURS352, NURS351 or concurrent

NURS470 | REFLECTIVE PRACTICE (INTERNSHIP)

REFLECTIVE PRACTICE (INTERNSHIP)

Level 4 and department approval

 

 

Nursingprogram elective courses (6 credit hours)

Course Number

Course Name

Prerequisite

NURS331 | MENTORSHIP

MENTORSHIP

 

NURS332 | HEALTH COMMUNICATION

HEALTH COMMUNICATION

 

NURS333 | ONCOLOGY NURSING

ONCOLOGY NURSING

 

NURS438 | Special Topic

Special Topic