The Bachelor of Nursing program is a five year
degree program designed to prepare students for a career in nursing as
Registered Nurses. After the completion of the four year course requirements,
students have to complete a one year mandatory internship training. Once
graduated, students are eligible to take the National Council Examination for
Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
The first two years of the program are designated
as Pre-Nursing (pre-professional program). It is required for all students
before proceeding to the professional curriculum. The pre-professional program
accumulates to a total of 72 credit hours and provides courses essential for
academic needs of language & sciences.
After successful completion of the Pre-Nursing
program, students move to the professional program, where specialized nursing
courses are offered. The professional program accumulates to a total of 64
credit hours of the last two years of the students’ course work requirements.
Clinical training is offered as well within the course requirement under direct
supervision to improve and advance students experience.
The last year of the Bachelor of Nursing program
is the internship year where 48 weeks of clinical rotations are required of all
students. This period of internship training is required by the Saudi Council
for Health Specialties/Nursing Board to grant professional registration and
licensure to practice. It also gives students a clear insight of clinical
experience and knowledge in nursing practice. Click here for more information about
the Internship Program.