The Master of Science in Adult Health Nursing is intended to prepare BSc Registered Nurses to provide advanced nursing care to an adult client. The program is based on strong scientific foundations including evidenced based practice, therapeutics and technology used in medical, surgical, and critical care units, which are built upon the theoretical and practice competencies of BSc Registered Nurses. The program will develop student competencies in health care assessment, critical thinking, clinical decision-making, and acute patient care management across the continuum of acute health care services. The Master of Science in Adult Health Nursing Program includes core, professional and support courses with a total credit of 42 and thesis based on independent research. Various healthcare clinical settings and simulation will be utilized to achieve the required knowledge and skill competencies. This degree is placed at level 9 in the National Qualification Framework.
  • Graduate Advanced Practice Nurses who are competent to work in a variety of health care settings in an advanced practice role providing client-centered care that recognizes diversity and respects client preferences
  • Prepare competent Advanced Practice Nurses who integrate evidence-based knowledge and critical thinking in clinical decision-making and leadership skills to provide cost-effective and high quality care to individuals, families, and populations
  • Graduate Advanced Practice Nurses who value lifelong learning, engage actively in continuing professional development, and accept responsibility for his/her own continued competence.
  • Empower Advanced Practice Nurses to contribute effectively towards the advancement of the profession and participate in institutional, local, and national health policy development
  • Collaborate as a key member of an interprofessional team through the development of innovative practices to solve complex health care problems in diverse health care settings
  • Graduate Advanced Practice Nurses with knowledge and skills in emerging technologies to coordinate and deliver quality health care services.
  • Apply nursing theories that form the basis for clinical nursing practice in diverse health care settings.
  • Demonstrate interprofessional team competencies in collaborative practice health care models to promote optimal health care outcomes.
  • Utilize evidence-based practice to provide cost-effective and high quality nursing care.
  • Actively engage in self-assessment of learning needs and professional enrichment and development.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive application of nursing process to promote, maintain and restore optimum function of clients within the specialty scope of practice.
  • Utilize computerized health information system and health care technologies in advanced nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate competence in an advanced practice specialty clinical setting that promotes optimal health care outcomes for individuals, families, communities, and health systems.
  • Conduct clinical nursing research and disseminate findings to improve nursing practice
  • Engage in ethical practice in all aspects of the Advanced Practice Nursing role

Year one- First Semester

Code

Course Title

Course type

Credits
(Cr-Lec-lab)

Co-req.

Pre-req.

NUR 601

Nursing Theories

Core

3 (3-0-0)

-

-

NUR 602

Advanced Health Assessment

Core

3 (2 -0-3)

-

-

LFS 603

Advanced Pathophysiology

Core

3 (3-0-0)

-

-

PHAM 604

Advanced pharmacology

Core

3 (3-0-0)

-

-

SBS 301

Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness

2

2

Year One – Second Semester

  1. Satisfactory academic achievement in the Bachelor of Science in nursing program with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.67/4 or 3.34/5.
  2. Minimum of two-year clinical experience.
  3. Two recommendation letters (one professional and one academic).
  4. Pass the admission interview.
  5. Hold a nursing license.
  6. English language competency with score of 500 in TOFEL or 6 in IELTS.