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Bethlehem University

Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences

Qubeibeh Nursing Program

Credits needed for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing

A student majoring in nursing needs to earn a total of 131 credits distributed as follows:

Category

Credits

Major

65

Faculty Requirements

33

University Requirements

33

Total

131

Major in Nursing

The Nursing Major consists of a total of 65 credits as in the following table:

NURS 200

Introduction to Nursing (3)

NURS338*

Community Health Nursing (5)

NURS 251*

Fundamentals of Nursing I (5)

NURS 341*

Psychiatric Mental H. Nursing (5)

NURS 252*

Fundamentals of Nursing II (5)

NURS 350

Nursing Management (3)

NURS 332*

Maternity Nursing (5)

NURS 351

Pharmacology I (2)

NURS 333*

Pediatric Nursing (5)

NURS 352

Pharmacology II (2)

NURS 334*

Medical Surgical Nursing I (5)

NURS 354

Nursing Research (2)

NURS 335*

Medical Surgical Nursing II (5)

NURS 355

Professional Foundations (2)

NURS 336*

Medical Surgical Nursing III (5)

NURS 389

Nursing Seminar (1)

NURS 337*

Advanced Medical Surgical (5)

 

 

* This course includes 105 un-credited clinical practice hours.

Faculty of Nursing Requirement Courses (33 Cr):

BIOL 141

Introduction to Biology (4)

MATH 352

Statistics (3)

BIOL 251

Anatomy & Physiology I (3)

SOCI 131

Sociology I (3)

BIOL 252

Anatomy & Physiology II (3)

SOCI 231

Sociology of the Family (3)

BIOL 253

Nutrition (3)

PHIL 104

Medical Ethics (2)

BIOL 254

Microbiology (3)

PSYC 231

Growth & Development (3)

CHEM 121

Chemistry I (3)

 

 

The University Requirements for Nursing Students total 33 credits. The PHIL 302 is met by PHIL 104; SCIE 111 is met by BIOL 141. CMSR 101 is exempt.

For Acceptance to Major Criteria refer to #9 under Academic Regulations.

Special Criteria

  • Failure to obtain a C in any of the major courses means repeating the course.
  • Students should pass a comprehensive exam at the end of the fourth year

Paradigm of courses

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

First Year

 FALL SEMESTER

CR

SPRING SEMESTER

CR

NURS 200

Introduction to Nursing

3

NURS 251

Fundamentals of Nursing I

5

ARAB 120

Arabic Language Skills I

3

ARAB 121

Arabic Language Skills II

3

ENGL 120

English Language Skills I

3

CHEM 121

Introduction to Chemistry

3

BIOL 001

Biology Lab

R

BIOL 251

Anatomy & Physiology I

3

BIOL 141

Introduction to Biology

4

LIBR 101

Library Skills

R

SOCI 131

Introduction to Sociology

3

MATH 111

Fundamentals of Math.

3

PSED 101

Physical Education

1

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

17

 

Second Year

FALL SEMESTER

CR

 SPRING SEMESTER

CR

NURS 252

Fundamentals of Nursing II

5

NURS 334

Medical Surgical I

5

NURS 351

Pharmacology I

2

NURS 335

Medical Surgical II

5

ENGL121

English Language Skills II

3

NURS 352

Pharmacology II

2

BIOL 252

Anatomy & Physiology II

3

BIOL 008

Microbiology Lab

R

BIOL 253

Nutrition

3

BIOL 254

Microbiology

3

 

 

 

PSYC 231

Growth and Development

3

 

 

16

 

 

18

 

Third Year

FALL SEMESTER

CR

SPRING SEMESTER

CR

NURS 332

Maternity Nursing

5

NURS 338

Community Health Nursing

5

NURS 333

Pediatric Nursing

5

NURS 354

Nursing Research

2

ENGL 213

English Language Skills III

3

PHIL 104

Medical Ethics

2

MATH 352

Statistics

3

HIST 120

History of Modern Palestine

3

 

 

 

SOCI 231

Sociology of the Family

3

 

 

16

 

 

15


 

Fourth Year

FALL SEMESTER

CR

SPRING SEMESTER

 CR

NURS 336

Medical Surgical III

5

NURS 341

Psychiatric M. H. Nursing

5

NURS 337

Adv. Medical Surgical

5

NURS 350

Nursing Management

3

NURS 389

Nursing Seminar

1

NURS 355

Professional Foundation

2

ECON 300

Basic Economics

3

RELS 300

Cultural Religions Studies

3

ARTS 101

Fine Arts

2

POLS 300

Themes in Political Science

3

 

 

 

 

Fine Arts Requirement

2

 

 

16

 

 

16

 

Description of courses

NURS 131 First Aid and Personal Safety (Cr. 3)

This course is designed to provide the student with the first aid principles and skills necessary to help victims of accidents, emergencies, and disaster situations.

NURS 200 Introduction to Nursing  (Cr. 3)

This course is designed to provide the student with various health and nursing concepts. It also provides the student with a wide body of knowledge of the principles governing health maintenance and promotion, as well as illness prevention.

NURS 251 Fundamentals of Nursing I  (Cr. 5)

The course is designed to provide concepts basic to the practice of clinical nursing. The nursing process is presented as a frame of reference in meeting the needs of people and in the delivery of health care in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: NURS 200

NURS 252 Fundamentals of Nursing II  (Cr. 5)

The course provides continued emphasis on nursing concepts, principles and techniques that are basic to the practice of nursing. It emphasizes the acquisition of knowledge and skills required in the delivery of quality nursing care for clients in the hospital, their homes, and in the community. Prerequisite: NURS 251

NURS 332 Maternity Nursing  (Cr. 5)

The course gives information for students about women’s health issues and reproductive health, caring for the women during pregnancy, labor, and after delivery. It presents also specific measures in the prevention of disease and the promotion of health. Prerequisite: NURS 334 or NURS 335

NURS 333 Pediatric Nursing  (Cr. 5)

The course helps the students to develop an awareness of the importance of current child and infant care. It stresses health problems of the infant and child and the nursing care necessary in restoring health to the child and family. Content mainly focuses on the development and health issues of the infants and children as well as their physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs. Clinical experience complements the theories that are presented. Prerequisite: PSYC 231, NURS 334, or NURS 335

NURS 334, 335, 336 Medical Surgical Nursing I, II and III (Cr. 5, 5, 5)

The course presents an integrated approach to the study of health and illness. It is designed to give a broad general background in the care of adults who have medical and surgical problems. Emphasis is placed upon the nursing intervention involved in the maintenance and restoration of physiological equilibrium. Prerequisite: NURS 252

NURS 337 Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing  (Cr. 5)

Nursing concepts current to clinical practice in critical care nursing are included. Emergency, coronary care, intensive care, and operating room nursing are especially emphasized. Clinical experience will complement the theories that are presented. Prerequisite: NURS 334, NURS 335, NURS 336

NURS 338 Community Health Nursing  (Cr. 5)

This course helps the students to address the community as client and focuses on the facilitation of the health of families and groups in the community through health promotion, disease prevention restoration, and support processes. Students implement the role of Community Health Nurse and learn skills such as assessment, situation analysis, and health education for community groups at risk. Prerequisite: NURS 332, NURS 333

NURS 341 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing  (Cr. 5)

This course emphasizes mental health and psychiatric nursing concepts, constructs, and skills pertinent to nursing practice in selected psychiatric and community mental health settings.  Prerequisite: PSYC 231

NURS 350 Nursing Management  (Cr. 3)

The primary goal of this course is to present the leader and manager roles as challenging and rewarding and to provide information, skill and tools that enable one to develop effective leadership and management skills. Students acquire knowledge related to concepts and principle of nursing management as well as learn the role and function of manager in clinical practice.

NURS 351, 352 Pharmacology I, II (Cr. 2,2)

These courses are designed to give the students information about medicine including generic and trade names for the common drugs in use, administration, actions, interactions, doses, uses, side effects, contraindications, and special focus on nursing considerations.

NURS 354 Nursing Research  (Cr. 2)

The course explores skills essential to the research process through critical analysis of research studies, and the application of principles of research methodology to selected projects. Prerequisite: MATH 352

NURS 355 Professional Foundations  (Cr. 2)

The course is a study of relationships and responsibilities of professional nursing with emphasis on current issues and professional organizations, as well as the planning and the discussing of career development. The course is required and is restricted to last semester senior nursing students.

NURS 388 Clinical Practicum  (Cr. 0)

This is a non-credit program designed to provide the Nursing student with an additional 300 clinical hours in a hospital setting for the mastery of nursing skills under the guidance of the nursing staff where the student is assigned. It has to be completed in the summer session after the third year of study. Prerequisite: NURS 251, NURS 252, NURS 333, NURS 334 or NURS 335

NURS 389 Nursing Seminar (Cr. 1)

This course is designed to give the senior nursing student an opportunity to study in depth an area of specific interest. Faculty members assist and coordinate the student’s work. It gives the student the chance to present their topic or finding of a written research paper, it is required and restricted to last semester senior nursing students.

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