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

21-22

Faculty Requirements

35-36

Program Requirements

77

Professional elective

5-7

Total    

140

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Nursing program required courses (77 credit hours)

a. Compulsory Courses: (71 Credit Hours)

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

NURS1100

Fundamentals of Nursing 1 – Lab

NURS1200 or Concurrent

NURS1200

Fundamentals of Nursing 1

 

NURS1221

Fundamentals of Nursing 2

NURS1200

NURS1222

Fundamentals of Nursing 2 – Lab

NURS1221 or Concurrent

NURS220

Health Assessment

NURS1221, NURS1222

NURS2201

Adult Health 1 – Clinical

NURS2301 or Concurrent

NURS2211

Adult Health 2 – Clinical

NURS2311 or Concurrent

NURS2241

Pharmacology 1

 

NURS2242

Pharmacology 2

NURS2241

NURS230

Pathophysiology for Nurses

NURS142

NURS2301

Adult Health 1

NURS1222, NURS1221

NURS2311

Adult Health 2

NURS2301

NURS3200

Logical and Ethical Issues in Nursing Practice

 

NURS3231

Women’s and Maternal Health – Clinical

NURS3331 or Concurrent

NURS3241

Infant, Child, And Adolescent Health Nursing – Clinical

NURS3341 or Concurrent

NURS3250

Critical Care Nursing 1

NURS2311

NURS3251

Critical Care Nursing 2

NURS3250

NURS3260

Critical Care Nursing 1 – Clinical

NURS3250 or Concurrent

NURS3261

Critical Care Nursing 2 – Clinical

NURS3251 or Concurrent

NURS3331

Women’s And Maternal Health

NURS2311

NURS334

Seminar In Nursing Research And Evidence – Based Practice

NURS2231, NURS3221

NURS3341

Infant, Child, And Adolescent Health Nursing

NURS2311

NURS3370

Reflective Practice 1

NURS3260, NURS3241, NURS3331

NURS4110

Nursing Seminar

NURS334

NURS4121

Nursing Management And Leadership – Clinical

NURS4321 or Concurrent

NURS4200

Mental Health Nursing Clinical

NURS4300 or Concurrent

NURS4211

Community Health – Clinical

NURS4311 or Concurrent

NURS4300

Mental And Psychiatric Health Nursing

NURS3260 , NURS3241,NURS3331

NURS4311

Community Health Nursing

NURS3260 , NURS3241,NURS3331

NURS4321

Nursing Management And Leadership

NURS3260 , NURS3241,NURS3331

NURS4471

Reflective Practice 2

NURS3370 or Concurrent

b. Elective courses: (6 credit hours)

Course No.

Course Title

Prerequisite(s)

NURS332

Health Communication

 

NURS333

Oncology Nursing

 

NURS438

Special Topic: Emergency Nursing

 

NURS438

Special Topic: Reproductive Health

 

NURS438

Special Topic: Geriatric Nursing