|Program Name: Bachelor Degree in General Nursing|
|Qualification Level: Undergraduate||
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|Department: Nursing Sciences Department|
|College: vision College for Dentistry and Nursing/ Riyadh|
|Institution: vision Colleges/ Riyadh|
Program Identification and General Information
|Program Main Location:|
|Vision Colleges Campus|
|Reasons for Establishing the Program:|
|The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has experienced a global development and substantial improvement in the living style of the Saudi nationals and residents. Health services specifically benefited very much from this development. This expansion (quality and quantity -wise) in the health services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was challenged by availability of national work force in the different health specialties that is necessary to maintain the desired quality and quantity of these services. One way of getting around this challenge is to revise the health education system after reviewing the international experiences in this area. It is noteworthy that the number of Saudi nurses represents only 21.5% (14,784 male and female nurses) of the total nursing workforce. Unfortunately, most of the Saudi nurses assumed administrative functions and consequently deserted the health arena altogether. In addition, it is crucial to know that most of current Saudi nurses hold diploma degree and only very small percentage of them have bachelor degree.Despite the efforts made to satisfy the shortage of Saudi nurses in the health sector, the official national statistics estimate that the needs till 1445H in this regard will be twice the present needs. It is well known that the present nursing workforce is predominantly composed of expatriates. In contrast, the number of Saudi graduates is very small compared with the projected health needs based on the population growth and the expansion in health services. The urgency for the establishment of the College arose in response to the massive shortage of Saudi nurses, amounting to 100,000 nurses.|
|Total Credit Hours for Completing the Program:|
|130 Credit Hours|
|Learning Hours: (4400)
The length of time that a learner takes to complete learning activities that lead to achievement of program learning outcomes, such as study time, homework assignments, projects, preparing presentations, library times)
|Eight academic semesters and 12 months of Internship training|
Mission, Goals, and Learning Outcomes
|Nursing Program is committed to advancing and applying nursing knowledge through: excellence in undergraduate education; nursing education and research that address a changing Saudi society; promotion of health; and enhancement of the profession of nursing in Saudi Arabia.|
|1. Adherence to quality standards of higher education institutions and working to achieve the standards of academic accreditation.
2. Strengthening research capacity and practice based on proofs in improving nursing education and its applications in various fields.
3. Access to national and international accreditation of vision Colleges.
4. Provide effective practical training environment through creativity and sophisticated equipment to prepare professional nurses
5. Establish mutual interaction between the student and the community by providing high quality health services to the community.
6. Developing awareness and leadership role in dealing with issues and public health sector with a view to improving health care.
7. Expand the role of Nursing Department in community service and environmental development
|Relationship between Program Mission and Goals and the Mission and Goals of the Institution/College.|
|In accordance with the mission, statement of vision Colleges this program prepares students to become skillful highly qualified registered nurses.
Our mission is to prepare highly qualified medical and nursing graduates that can compete nationally and internationally
|Qualified, competent and responsible Nurse Specialist|
|ARAB 101||Arabic Language (1)|
|COMP 101||Computer for Health Sciences (1)|
|ENGL 101||English Language (1)|
|COMM 101||Communication Skills|
|CHEM 101||Introduction to Chemistry|
|ENGL 102||English Language (2)|
|PHYS 101||General Physics|
|NUR 111||Introduction to Nursing Science|
|RHS 242||Human Anatomy|
|RHS 243||Human Physiology|
|NUR 122||Foundations of Nursing / Theory|
|NUR 123||Foundations of Nursing / Practice|
|NUR 211||Health Assessment / Theory|
|NUR 212||Health Assessment / Practice|
|NUR 224||Adult Health Nursing (1) /Theory|
||Adult Health Nursing (1) Practice
|NUR 311||Human Growth and Development|
|NUR 312||Adult Health Nursing (2) / Theory|
|NUR 313||Adult Health Nursing (2) /Practice|
|CHS 226||Clinical Nutrition|
|NUR 325||Reproductive Health Nursing / Theory|
|NUR 326||Reproductive Health Nursing / Practice|
|NUR 327||Child Health Nursing /Theory|
|NUR 328||Child Health Nursing / Practice|
|NUR 411||Critical Health Nursing / Theory|
|NUR 412||Critical Health Nursing / Practice|
|NUR 413||Psychiatric\Mental Health Nursing / Theory|
|NUR 414||Psychiatric\Mental Health Nursing / Practice|
|NUR 226||Principles of Learning and Health Education|
||Current Issues in Nursing
|NUR 425||Community Health Nursing / Theory|
|NUR 426||Community Health Nursing / Practice|
|NUR 427||Nursing Management and Leadership / Theory|
|NUR 428||Nursing Management and leadership/ practice|
Teaching and learning strategies to achieve program learning outcomes
Student Admission and Support:
|Student Admission Requirements|
|1. An interview with an academic nursing staff.
2. A High school certificate with (GPA) 70% or more within the last five years.
3. Medical report of physical fitness
4. Applicant’s responsible conduct for behavior.
5. Fulfilling any other requirements deemed necessary by the college.
6. Paying the required fees for enrolment.
7. The priority for the applicant to be accepted depend on the grade on high school and of the results of the General Capacity Test administered by the National Centre for Measurement and Evaluation (Qudorate and Tahsili)
|Guidance and Orientation Programs for New Students|
|Meeting with students by the Dean and Department Chairperson
Tour in College to be oriented to different units and students’ services
Student Support Unit in coordination with the Deanship of the College will arrange an orientation program for newly admitted students. The orientation program should cover all aspects regarding study regulations, students’ rights and obligations, students’ support and counseling services, and any other issues related to student’s life at the college.
|Student Counseling Services|
Learning Resources, Facilities, and Equipment
|§ Texts are searched for by faculty to find out recommended texts in other similar programs, professional journals, and from networking with colleagues at professional meetings and conferences. Faculty who are teaching the same course decide jointly upon recommended texts and materials for the course and then submit their recommendations to the program chair for approval and processing.
§ Vision’s library is responsible for providing the required educational references and materials.
§ Nursing department at vision Colleges has specified the recommended textbooks, references, and teaching materials for all courses.
§ Photocopying excerpts of others’ works that will be included in handouts to be purchased by students will be conducted contingent upon having a granted permission from original authors.
§ Faculty members (through department and vice dean for academic affairs) ensure that the library subscribes to the necessary data bases that give students access to the journals that they need.
§ Committees will be formed to review the current textbook and compare it to the most recent textbooks in the field.
§ The new book selected will be approved by departmental and higher academic councils in the College.
|Facilities and Equipment|
|o Male and female sections include 4 well-equipped laboratories each
o Classrooms in male section are 8 and in female section 4. All are used for nursing courses, in addition to use other classrooms in the college if needed.
o Students clinical training includes different healthcare institutions, both governmental and private.
|Arrangements to Maintain a Healthy and Safe Environment|