On completion of four and half years of study, with a total of 135 credits, learners will be enriched with theoretical knowledge and skills in nursing practice to encompass autonomous and collaborative care of individuals. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people. Additionally, advocacy, promotion of safe environments, research, health policy planning, health systems management, and health education are the key nursing roles.

The BSN curriculum prepares nurses to provide culturally sensitive nursing care to clients in their own environment, assisting clients within the Bahrain healthcare system achieve optimal health and engage in healthy behaviours. The curriculum is structured in a manner that distributes support courses in the initial phase of study, progressing gradually to specialty courses at the more advanced phases of the program. As the curriculum progresses, more emphasis is given to the legal and professional implications in the practice of nursing. The Program also has a clinical training component which is planned and delivered in close collaboration with the healthcare services and in various settings (primary, secondary and tertiary) to ensure effective clinical practice and achievement of the required clinical competencies.The BSN Program has been accredited by the Quality Assurance Authority for Education and Training (QAAET) in 2012.

The graduates practice holistic nursing care in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing healthcare environment. They pursue continuing professional development through self-learning and integrate high standards of professional practice with an in-depth knowledge of nursing and relevant sciences to provide care that is cognizant of the inherent value of the individual. Our graduates are committed to the promotion of wellness of the individual, family and community.


Detailed Study Plan

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The objectives of the BSN and RN-BSN program are to produce graduates who will:

  • Graduate professional nurses who are accountable, reliable and capable of meeting international nursing standards in providing nursing services to the individual, family and community.
  • Prepare competent nurses who are motivated and proactive, with a broad vision of civic responsibilities and ethical values in carrying out professional duties.
  • Graduate nurses who are capable of contributing towards the advancement of the profession and healthcare services through lifelong learning.
  • Empower nurses to create and sustain caring environments utilizing critical thinking, leadership, communication and basic research skills.
  • Serve the community by working with public and private health sectors to enrich the nursing practice.
  1. Provide comprehensive, culturally sensitive nursing care by integrating knowledge, skills and attitudes, applying evidence-based practice and utilizing critical thinking.
  2. Actively address ethical issues related to the protection of clients’ rights, and facilitate informed decision making.
  3. Assess health education needs at various levels of care, and develop health education packages to promote wellbeing for both clients and identified population groups.
  4. Utilize best nursing practices to enhance the safety and quality of care.
  5. Interact effectively with members of healthcare teams and clients in order to promote health and improve the quality of care through the application of management processes and leadership skills.
  6. Accept responsibility for personal professional judgments and actions in accordance with the scope and standards of practice and the code of professional conduct.
  7. Sustain competence by participating in life-long learning, research and professional development.
  8. Promote the image of the nursing profession in society.