Nursing Sciences

Degree: B.Sc. (Honors) Nursing and Midwifery
Duration of Study: Four years: (8 semesters/160

The great advance of the health care system in the Sudan together with the world-wide advances in the field medicine and the associated nursing services necessitate increase in the number of those qualified in the nursing field to bridge the gap in this area, upgrade the performance in the nursing field and reflect positively on the overall quality, coverage and integration of the health services. This program is expected to respond the needs of local (rural and urban) and Arab labor markets and to improve performance in nurses and their responsibilities, which increase in scope and detail on daily basis.

Key information

Phase one: Semester 1: university requirements.

Phase Two: Semesters 2-4: Basic sciences common with medicine, pharmacy, dental and IT: human body functions and structure, microbiology, basic biochemistry, and basic science specific to nursing such as pathophysiology, nutrition, and nursing information systems.

Phase Three: clinical sciences: nursing practice subjects in medical specialties (internal medicine, surgery, paramedics emergency, intensive care, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatric disorders and research methodology. Some nursing courses are shared with community health, such as nursing in the community, rehabilitation, health promotion and health education.

Entry requirements

A student interested in joining the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, has to:
1. Obtain pass mark in in seven subjects including: Arabic language, religious studies, English language, mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology. International students who have not studied Arabic and religious studies may have more alternative subjects from an approved list of subjects published in the webpage of Ministry of Higher Education.
2. Achieve the percentage in Sudan School Certificate announced every year (International students may have 10%
less in the School Certificate scores.
3. Apply electronically though the website of the Admission and Accreditation Office, Ministry of Higher Education, or
apply directly in Admission Office in the National University, and pass the health examination, aptitude tests and interview at the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery.

Fees

Sudanese students…12,000 SDG
International students…$3,000

Stategy and methods

As stated in the Academic Regulations and in the general Prospectus of other programes, the learning strategies
emphasize the following: (1) early acquisition of basic skills, (2) student-centred learning , and maximum student responsibility in the learning process, (3) problem-based and problem oriented instruction, (4) community-oriented and community-based activities, (5) integration of basic science, community and clinical practice, in a multidisciplinary approach, (6) self- and peer- education and evaluation, wherever relevant, (7) team-work attitude, (8) a range of elective modules, (9) continuous evaluation, (10) preparation for continuous professional development. The Faculty adopts the following methods in the daily programme of activities: (1) problem-based learning (PBL) sessions- one problem/ week at most, (2) seminars and small group discussions –once/ week at least (3) field practice in rural and primary health care settings and societies not less than 1/5th of the timetable, (4) practical sessions (laboratory, clinical, pharmaceutical industries) not less than 1/4th of the curriculum timetable, (5) skill laboratory (weekly) sessions, (6) lectures -not more than 1/3rd of the curriculum timetable (not more than 3 lectures/day). (7) educational assignments, reports and research activities (as many as the programme would allow- at least one per module), (8) electives -not more than 10% of the curriculum timetable, and (9) graduation project.

A full overview of the course outline and detailed specific objectives can be found  in the Nursing Sciences Curriculum Manual and Faculty of Nursing and  Midwifery prospectus.

Careers

Students qualified with this Bachelor Degree (B N) pass through a track decreed by the Health Professions Council, and are accredited as nurses and midwives, practice in hospitals, health centres both public and private, and may pursue postgrad studies to obtain master’s degree or PhD in the field of nursing to qualify for university teaching staff, in programmed of health professions. The graduate may be interested in managerial, commercial, industrial or charity career, related to one of the various specialties in the discipline

Prospectus

Contact information

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