Admission to Program

Admission to the program is explained in the HCT Admission Policy described in the Academic Policies section of this Catalog.

Program Mission

The Bachelor of Nursing program aims to equip UAE National graduates with the knowledge, skills and competencies that meet national and international nursing standards to deliver safe, quality care and optimize health for individuals, families and communities. Upon completion of the program UAE National graduates will be prepared to meet industry expectations and will be offered employment.

Program Description

The Bachelor of Nursing program is a four-year post-foundation, 120 credit program that prepares the student for entry into professional practice as a generalist nurse. It includes a mix of theoretical knowledge in nursing, human and behavioral sciences, as well as other areas such as investigatory, managerial and communication knowledge and skills, all of which are required for competent, safe practice as a professional registered nurse. The program includes extensive base of knowledge that examines the fields of: acute and chronic medical / surgical nursing; maternal and newborn health; child and adolescent health; mental health; care of the patient with complex and high dependency health needs; and community health. The program incorporates extensive supervised professional clinical education in selected and relevant clinical healthcare settings.


Program Goals

  1. Educate the baccalaureate nursing students the knowledge, skills and competencies that meet national and international nursing standards to deliver safe, quality care and optimize health for individuals, families and communities.
  2. Cultivate an educational environment of compassion, endurance, competence, excellence, innovation, creativity, collaboration, and professional development.
  3. Prepare the baccalaureate nursing students with leadership qualities in the variety of healthcare settings and to the nursing practice and education.
  4. Prepare the baccalaureate nursing students to meet the national and international healthcare industry expectations for high quality of care and outcomes through certification, licensure, and other professional requirements.
  5. Contribute to and promote excellence in scholarly activities and evidence-based practice in nursing and healthcare fields.
  6. Foster excellence in nursing education through integration of the latest technological innovations.
  7. Promote students-faculty interaction and involvement in health promotion and education activities for individuals, families and communities. 

Program Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this program the graduate will be able to:

  1. Develop and apply a range of knowledge and relevant principles from the nursing, allied health, behavioral sciences, evidence-based practice and other relevant sources to provide quality healthcare services for patient, family, and community in variety of healthcare settings. 
  2. Provide holistic, safe, quality, culturally appropriate, person-centered care to patients, families, groups, and community through effective utilization of the nursing process framework and supported by evidence-based clinical practice in a variety of healthcare settings. 
  3. Communicate effectively verbally and non-verbally with patients, families, and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, including the use of informatics and healthcare technologies to provide and coordinate holistic, safe, quality and person-centered care in a variety of healthcare settings.
  4. Utilize scientific and evidence-based knowledge regarding alteration and changes in healthcare needs of patients, families, groups, and community to generate solutions and manage projects which promote, maintain and sustain person-centered care and professional nursing practice.
  5. Apply professional nursing competencies, decision making skills, and technical leadership attributes to work independently as well as part of an interdisciplinary healthcare team to formulate creative and innovative solutions that contribute to high-quality care in a variety of healthcare settings.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to comprehend multiple perspectives through professional nursing attributes to formulate effective innovative solutions and actions to improve and promote the quality of nursing profession and practice.
  7. Integrate knowledge and skills in leadership, safety, nursing management, quality improvement in the delivery of quality healthcare for patients, family and community in a variety of healthcare settings while contributing to the sustainable development of the healthcare system. 
  8. Demonstrate professional commitment to the nursing profession and demonstrate moral, legal and ethical accountability that acknowledge human diversity, influence professional practice and meet regulatory and professional standards nationally and internationally.
  9. Engage in inter-professional partnership and development in different healthcare contexts and assimilate new knowledge and skills into nursing practice to generate solutions and guide actions which promote, maintain and sustain person-centered care and professional nursing practice.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to healthcare technology, informatics, digital health and technology-based patient care to provide safe and quality healthcare services for patient, family, and community in variety of healthcare settings.

Completion Requirements

Bachelor of Nursing

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 120 credits as follows:

Nursing Core Courses - Theory63
Nursing Core Courses - Clinical26
Nursing Core Courses - Lab6
Nursing Elective - Theory2
Nursing Elective - Clinical2
General Studies21
Total Credit Hours120


To qualify for a Bachelor’s degree in nursing a student is required to:

  • Successfully complete the required 120 credit hours specific to the program with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Complete a total of 1792 supervised clinical training hours as part of the clinical courses within the curriculum.
  • Complete 100 hours of volunteering work.
Nursing Core Courses - Theory
Required Credits: 63
HNR 1013Anatomy and Physiology-I for Nursing3
HNR 1023Applied Biochemistry For Nursing3
HNR 1112Principles of Microbiology2
HNR 1122Human Behavior and Development for Nursing2
HNR 1123Anatomy and Physiology-II for Nursing3
HNR 1132Health Education and Therapeutic Communication2
HNR 2002Health and Physical Assessment2
HNR 2023Nursing Fundamentals3
HNR 2043Applied Pathophysiology3
HNR 2053Applied Pharmacology3
HNR 2103Adult Medical-Surgical I3
HNR 2123Nursing Research and Biostatistics3
HNR 3012Legal and Ethical Considerations in Nursing2
HNR 3053Adult Medical-Surgical II3
HNR 3063Maternal Health Nursing3
HNR 3113Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing3
HNR 3132Healthcare Informatics2
HNR 3143Pediatric Health Nursing3
HNR 4043Critical Care Nursing3
HNR 4053Nursing Research in Practice3
HNR 4063Community and Public Health Nursing3
HNR 4123Capstone Research Project for Nursing3
HNR 4133Nursing Leadership and Management3
Nursing Core Courses - Lab
Required Credits : 6
HNR 2001Nursing Fundamentals Lab1
HNR 2011Health and Physical Assessment Lab1
HNR 2111Adult Medical-Surgical I Lab1
HNR 3041Adult and Maternal Lab1
HNR 3131Pediatric Health Nursing Lab1
HNR 4041Critical Care Nursing Lab1
Nursing Core Courses - Clinical
Required Credits : 26
HNR 2133Adult Medical-Surgical I Clinical3
HNR 3024Adult Medical-Surgical II Clinical4
HNR 3062Maternal Health Nursing Clinical2
HNR 3122Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing-Clinical2
HNR 3203Pediatric Health Nursing Clinical3
HNR 4034Critical Care Nursing Clinical4
HNR 4042Community and Public Health Nursing Clinical2
HNR 4136Intensive Clinical Training6
Nursing Elective - Theory
Required Credits : 2
HNR 2602Applied Nutrition2
HNR 2622Fundamentals of Epidemiology2
HNR 3612Disaster Management and Emergency Preparedness2
HNR 3632e-Health and Digital Nursing2
HNR 3642Health Promotion2
Nursing Elective - Clinical
Required Credits : 2
HNR 4602Gerontology Nursing-Clinical2
HNR 4612Neonatal Critical Nursing Care-Clinical2
HNR 4622Perioperative & Cardiothoracic Nursing-Clinical2
HNR 4632Infectious Disease Nursing-Clinical2
General Studies
Required Credits: 21
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 12
AES 1013Arabic Communications3
AES 1033Islamic Culture3
LSC 1103Professional Communication and Reporting3
LSC 2193Applied Skills Capstone3
Humanities or Art
Required Credits: 3
AES 1003Emirati Studies3
The Social or Behavioral Sciences
Required Credits: 6
LSS 1003Life and Future Skills3
BUS 2403Innovation and Entrepreneurship3
Description Data
Total Required Credits 120
Maximum Duration of Study 6 years
Minimum Duration of Study 4 years
Cost Recovery Program No
Program Code BHNRU
Major Code HNR

Recommended Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
HNR 1013 Anatomy and Physiology-I for Nursing 3
HNR 1023 Applied Biochemistry For Nursing 3
LSC 1103 Professional Communication and Reporting 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 2
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
HNR 1112 Principles of Microbiology 2
HNR 1122 Human Behavior and Development for Nursing 2
HNR 1123 Anatomy and Physiology-II for Nursing 3
HNR 1132 Health Education and Therapeutic Communication 2
 Credit Hours15
Year 2
Semester 3
HNR 2023 Nursing Fundamentals 3
HNR 2001 Nursing Fundamentals Lab 1
HNR 2002 Health and Physical Assessment 2
HNR 2011 Health and Physical Assessment Lab 1
HNR 2043 Applied Pathophysiology 3
LSC 2193 Applied Skills Capstone 3
HNR 2053 Applied Pharmacology 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester 4
HNR 2103 Adult Medical-Surgical I 3
HNR 2133 Adult Medical-Surgical I Clinical 3
HNR 2111 Adult Medical-Surgical I Lab 1
HNR 2123 Nursing Research and Biostatistics 3
Nursing Elective - Theory 2
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
 Credit Hours15
Year 3
Semester 5
HNR 3053 Adult Medical-Surgical II 3
HNR 3024 Adult Medical-Surgical II Clinical 4
HNR 3041 Adult and Maternal Lab 1
HNR 3063 Maternal Health Nursing 3
HNR 3062 Maternal Health Nursing Clinical 2
HNR 3012 Legal and Ethical Considerations in Nursing 2
 Credit Hours15
Semester 6
HNR 3113 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 3
HNR 3122 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing-Clinical 2
HNR 3143 Pediatric Health Nursing 3
HNR 3203 Pediatric Health Nursing Clinical 3
HNR 3131 Pediatric Health Nursing Lab 1
HNR 3132 Healthcare Informatics 2
 Credit Hours14
Year 4
Semester 7
HNR 4053 Nursing Research in Practice 3
HNR 4043 Critical Care Nursing 3
HNR 4034 Critical Care Nursing Clinical 4
HNR 4041 Critical Care Nursing Lab 1
HNR 4063 Community and Public Health Nursing 3
HNR 4042 Community and Public Health Nursing Clinical 2
 Credit Hours16
Semester 8
HNR 4123 Capstone Research Project for Nursing 3
Nursing Elective - Practice 2
HNR 4133 Nursing Leadership and Management 3
HNR 4136 Intensive Clinical Training 6
 Credit Hours14
 Total Credit Hours120

Additional courses may be offered in each Summer Semester at the discretion of the Academic Faculty.

Yousef Aljawarneh, PhD (Nursing, Acute and Adult Care), University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA.

Saed Azizeh, Doctorate (Nursing, Mental Health), University College Cork, Ireland.

Rana Obeidat, PhD (Adult Health Nursing), University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA.

Sultan Mosleh, PhD (Nursing, Critical Care), University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom.

Ahmad Al-Bashaireh, PhD (Nursing, Acute and Adult Care). University of Florida, USA.  

Foad Alzoughool, PhD (Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Physiology and Pathophysiology), University of Ottawa, Canada.

Tania Santina, PhD (Community Health), Université Laval, Canada.

Samantha Ismaile, PhD, (Nursing, Leadership and Administration in Nursing), Durham University, UK.

Sarah Sanad, PhD (Healthcare Management), Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University, UAE.

Kathryn Banks, PhD (Nursing, Community Health), University of Alberta, Canada.

Elly Wardani, PhD (Nursing/Healthcare Systems & Leadership; Patient Safety & Quality), The University of Sheffield, UK.

Noordeen Shoqirat, PhD (Nursing, Adult Health Nursing), Queen Margaret University, UK.

Heba Khalil, PhD (Nursing, Acute and Tertiary Care), University of Pittsburgh, USA.

Loai Abu Shahrour, PhD (Nursing, Acute and Adult Care), Griffith University, Australia.

Muwafaq Al-Momani, PhD (Adult Health Nursing). University of Salford, UK.  

Domam Alomari, DN (Doctor of Nursing), (Adult Health Nursing), University College Cork, Ireland.

Howieda Fouly, PhD (Nursing, Maternity, Obstetrics & Gynecology), University of Pennsylvania, USA & Assiut University, Egypt.