Vision Colleges - Nursing

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
Professional Occupations/Jobs:
Nurse Specialist



Mission, Goals, and Learning Outcomes

Program Mission:
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.
Program Goals:
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

Graduate Attributes:
Qualified, competent and responsible Nurse Specialist








Course Title



Level 1


ARAB 101 Arabic Language (1)
BIOS 101 Biostatistics
COMP 101 Computer for Health Sciences (1)
ENGL 101 English Language (1)
COMM 101 Communication Skills
ISLM 101

Islamic Culture



Level 2


BIOL 101 Biology
CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry
ENGL 102 English Language (2)
PHYS 101 General Physics
MTER 105

Medical Terminology



Level 3


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
CHS 262




Level 4


NUR 211 Health Assessment / Theory
NUR 212 Health Assessment / Practice
CLS 323 Pathophysiology
RHS 366 Pharmacology
NUR 224 Adult Health Nursing (1) /Theory
NUR 225

Adult Health Nursing (1) Practice

Level 5


NUR 311 Human Growth and Development
NUR 312 Adult Health Nursing (2) / Theory
NUR 313 Adult Health Nursing (2) /Practice
CHS 226 Clinical Nutrition
CLS 212




Level  6


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 329

Nursing Informatics



Level  7


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
NUR 324

Current Issues in Nursing



Level  8


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
NUR 429

Nursing Research

Teaching and learning strategies to achieve program learning outcomes

  • Lectures.
  • Tutorials.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Open learning and reading.
  • Computer assisted learning.
  • Problem based learning scenarios.
  • Case studies and experiential learning.
  • Individual and group presentations.
  • Reading journals.
  • Class participation.
  • Written assignments.
  • Group activity.
  • Special assignments for problem solving and skills development.
  • Role model.
  • Supervised practice and feedback.
  • Simulation

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
  • A specified number of students are assigned to faculty members.
  • Faculty is trained in counselling and advising students regarding program requirements as indicated in the college clear policy concerning academic and counselling procedures.
  • Students meet with their assigned academic advisor on a regular basis.
  • Counsellors can access reports for students pertaining to their academic progress.
  • The college and likewise the department consistently seek students’ feedback and suggestions regarding the quality of the provided academic support services through different evaluation surveys (i.e., courses, faculty, and program; and sufficiency of college’s facilities).
  • Faculty members should have at least four office hours per week.
  • Students provide their opinions about the quality of administration and support services of the college through three different surveys:
    1. Program evaluation survey.
    2. Students’ evaluation of the supportive services.
    3. Students’ evaluation of the adequacy of college facilities (College facilities survey).



Learning Resources, Facilities, and Equipment

Learning Resources
§  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
  •  The college will follow the guidelines for infection control and safety issued by the Ministry of Health and the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties.
  • The college will ensure that all students have obtained an immunization against Hepatitis B and any other infectious diereses.