BS NURSING

All persons are entitled to optimum healthcare receivers so this is a basic human right which should become one of our nation’s high-priority. Nursing is a backbone of the health care delivery system in achieving this goal. Since modern nursing encompasses an increasingly broad range of knowledge and skills, it can best fulfill its obligations to society by preparing different levels of nurses. These range from the BS Nurse to the doctorly prepared nurse. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a four-year degree program that is accredited with Pakistan Nursing Council, Islamabad and Higher Education Commission. It is designed to prepare knowledgeable and clinically competent professional nurses as well as empower them to seek and deliver skillful care around these main components; health promotion, disease prevention, risk reduction, health restoration and rehabilitation. The program aims to develop nursing graduates who are capable of providing holistic care to individuals of different ages, gender, and health statuses. This program is divided into 8 semesters leading to the eligibility for Registered Nurse and simultaneous attainment of a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Objectives of the Nursing Program

After completion of program the graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability in providing care to the patients, families and community.
  • Established patterns of professional practices by following the legal, religious, and ethical tenets of regulatory body.
  • Apply the nursing process to provide safe, competent, and holistic nursing care to patients in a variety of settings.
  • Utilize effective communication and problem-solving skill in crisis situation.
  • Create new ideas to improve quality of care in health management.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and management skill in the use of available resources to fulfill the identified needs of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Express special empathetic feelings while providing care to stressed, death or dying individuals
  • Elicit advance leadership skills to promote the profession through further education and research

Learning Outcomes of Nursing Program

Graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competent clinical skills and leadership qualities through the use of hands-on practice, critical thinking and decision-making.
  • Provide an opportunities and guidelines for individuals in their further educational preparation to meet the challenges in health care needs of society.
  • Apply evidence-based practice in the clinical/ community setting.
  • Use effective verbal and written communication in professional interactions with peers, clients, families, and other professional.
  • Signifying competence in the use of available resources to support the identified needs of communities, families, and individuals
Number of Courses per Semester 4-6 (not more than 3 Lab/Practical Courses)
Course Load per Semester 15-18 Cr. Hr.
Study Level Undergraduate
Degree Length 4 Years(8 Semesters)
Program Type Full Time
Total Credit Hours 135
Intake Spring Semester

 

Year 1 Semester I

Serial

#

Course Title Theory Clinical Skills/Lab

Total

Credit

1 Fundamental of Nursing-I 2.00   2.00 4.00
2 Microbiology 2.50   0.5 3.00
3 Anatomy and Physiology-I 3.00     3.00
4 Biochemistry for Nurses 2.00   1.00 3.00
5 English-I 2.00     2.00
6 Computer Skills     1.00 1.00
  Total       16.00

 

Year 1 Semester II

Seria l # Course Title Theory Clinical Skills/ Lab Total Credit
1 Fundamental of Nursing-II 2.00 1 1.00 4.00
2 Anatomy and Physiology- II 3.00     3.00
3 Community Health Nursing-I 2.00 1.00   3.00
4 Applied Nutrition 1.00     1.00
5 English-II 2.00     2.00
6 Islamiat* 2.00     2.00
7 Pak. Studies* 2.00     2.00
Total         17.00

 

Year 2 Semester III

Serial # Course Title Theory Clinical Skills/ Lab Total Credit
1 Adult Health Nursing I 4.00 3 1.00 8.00
2 Pathophysiology I 1.75   0.25 2.00
3 Health Assessment -I 1.00   1.00 2.00
4 Pharmacology-I 2.00     2.00
5 Mathematics 1.00     1.00
6 English-III 2.00     2.00
Total         17.00

 

Year 2 Semester IV

Serial # Course Title Theory Clinic al Skills/ Lab Total Credit
1 Adult Health Nursing-II 4.00 3.00 1.00 8.00
2 Pathophysiology II 2.75   0.25 3.00
3 Health Assessment-II 1.00   1.00 2.00
3 Developmental Psychology 2.00     2.00
4 Pharmacology II 2.00     2.00
5 English III 2.00     2.00
6 Nursing Ethics 1.00     1.00
Total         20.00

 

Year 3 Semester V

Serial # Course Title Theory Clinical Skills/ Lab Total Credit
1 Pediatrics Health Nursing 3.00 3.00 1.00 7.00
2

Community Health

Nursing -II

2.50 2.50 1.00 6.00
3

Teaching/Learning

:Principles and Practices

3.00     3.00
4 English V 2.00     2.00
Total         18.00

 

Year 3 Semester VI

Serial

#

Course Title Theory Clinical

Skills

/Lab

Total

Credit

1 Mental Health Nursing 3.00 3.00   6.00
2 Introduction to Biostatics 2.50   0.50 3.00
3 Behavioural Psychology 3.00     3.00
4 Epidemiology 2.00     2.00
5 English-VI 2.00     2.00
6 Culture, Health and Society 2.00     2.00
Total         18.00

 

Year 4 Semester VII

Serial # Course Title Theory Clinical Skills/ Lab Total Credit
1 Critical Care Nursing 2.50 4.00 0.50 7.00
2 Introduction to Nursing Theories 2     2.00
3 Leadership and Management in Nursing 2.00 1.00   3.00
4 Nursing Research 3.00     3.00
5 English VII 2.00     2.00
Total         17.00

 

Year 4 Semester VIII

Serial # Course Title Theory Clinical Tutoria l Total Credit
1 Community Health Nursing-III 2.00 3.00   5.00
2

Nursing Seminar /

role transition

2.00     2.00
3 Clinical Practicum   4.00 1.00 5.00
Total         12.00

 

The Applicant must meet the following mentioned criteria:

  • Matric Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology as compulsory subjects)
  • F.Sc. (Pre-Medical) with 50% marks minimum (Physics, Chemistry & Biology as compulsory subjects)
  • Age Limit: 16-35 years
  • Open Merit
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