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, 134 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 a knowledge base 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 in nursing education and professional practice. 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. Apply knowledge from the nursing, allied health, behavioral sciences, best practice and Independent and professional Learning resources to provide quality healthcare services in clinical and nonclinical settings.
  2. Utilize the nursing process framework to provide holistic care for individuals, families, and communities in different settings to optimize health and well-being.
  3. Demonstrate effective cognitive, technical, critical thinking, and communication competencies to establish, implement, deliver and evaluate nursing care plans within healthcare settings.
  4. Utilize evidence-based practice and independent Nursing  research skills to improve patient health outcomes to meet the changing healthcare needs of individuals, families and communities and to generate solutions that would contribute to the nursing body of knowledge and evaluation of the professional nursing care. 

  5. Demonstrate professional competencies and technical leadership attributes through lifelong learning process to lead and work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team in a diverse range of clinical settings.

  6. Demonstrate the ability to generate innovative solutions to improve the quality of clinical nursing practice.

  7. Demonstrate leadership and management skills and competencies to provide safe and optimum quality care in a variety of healthcare settings.

  8. Demonstrate Lifelong professional, moral, legal and ethical attributes relevant to their registered nurses’ role in their practice areas and meeting the regulatory and professional standards nationally and internationally.

Completion Requirements

Bachelor of Nursing

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 134 credits as follows:

Health Science Core Courses21
Nursing Core Courses52
Nursing Practicum Courses28
General Studies33
Total Credit Hours134


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

  • Successfully complete the required 134 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.
Health Science Core Courses
Required Credits: 21
HSC 1023Chemistry for Health Sciences3
HSC 1033Anatomy and Physiology3
HSC 1113Introduction to Healthcare Systems and Professional Practice3
HSC 1123Work Health and Safety3
HSC 1803Medical Terminology for Health Sciences3
HSC 4006Capstone Research Project for Health Sciences6
Nursing Core Courses
Required Credits: 52
HNR 2003Fundamentals of Nursing (Theory)3
HNR 2014History Taking and Physical Assessment4
HNR 2022Communication and Health Education Skills2
HNR 2033Pathophysiology3
HNR 2102Microbiology2
HNR 2113Clinical Pharmacology3
HNR 2124Adult Health Nursing I (Theory)4
HNR 2143Social and Behavioral Sciences for Nursing3
HNR 3023Adult Health Nursing II (Theory)3
HNR 3043Maternal Health Nursing and Care of the Newborn (Theory)3
HNR 3103Mental Health Nursing (Theory)3
HNR 3123Child and Adolescent Health Nursing (Theory)3
HNR 3142Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing2
HNR 4013Community Health Nursing (Theory)3
HNR 4023Evidence- Based Practice3
HNR 4103Management of Individuals with Complex Health Needs (Theory)3
HNR 4113Leadership and Quality Management in Nursing3
HNR 4122Nursing Informatics2
Nursing Practicum Courses
Required Credits: 28
HNR 2013Fundamentals of Nursing (Practice)3
HNR 2154Adult Health Nursing I (Practice)4
HNR 3033Adult Health Nursing II (Practice)3
HNR 3052Maternal Health Nursing and Care of the Newborn (Practice)2
HNR 3112Mental Health Nursing (Practice)2
HNR 3133Child and Adolescent Health Nursing (Practice)3
HNR 4022Community Health Nursing (Practice)2
HNR 4033Management of Individuals with Complex Health Needs (Practice)3
HNR 4126Consolidated Nursing Practice6
General Studies
Required Credits: 33
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 12
Humanities or Art
Required Credits: 3
Information Technology or Mathematics
Required Credits: 6
The Natural Sciences
Required Credits: 3
The Social or Behavioral Sciences
Required Credits: 9
Description Data
Total Required Credits 134
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
HSC 1013 Human Biology 3
HSC 1113 Introduction to Healthcare Systems and Professional Practice 3
HSC 1803 Medical Terminology for Health Sciences 3
LSM 1113 Statistical Mathematics 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester 2
HSC 1023 Chemistry for Health Sciences 3
HSC 1033 Anatomy and Physiology 3
HSC 1123 Work Health and Safety 3
LSC 1103 Professional Communication and Reporting 3
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
 Credit Hours15
Year 2
Semester 3
HNR 2003 Fundamentals of Nursing (Theory) 3
HNR 2013 Fundamentals of Nursing (Practice) 3
HNR 2014 History Taking and Physical Assessment 4
HNR 2022 Communication and Health Education Skills 2
HNR 2033 Pathophysiology 3
LSC 2223 Future Skills Capstone 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester 4
HNR 2102 Microbiology 2
HNR 2113 Clinical Pharmacology 3
HNR 2124 Adult Health Nursing I (Theory) 4
HNR 2154 Adult Health Nursing I (Practice) 4
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
 Credit Hours16
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
 Credit Hours3
Year 3
Semester 5
HNR 2143 Social and Behavioral Sciences for Nursing 3
HNR 3023 Adult Health Nursing II (Theory) 3
HNR 3033 Adult Health Nursing II (Practice) 3
HNR 3043 Maternal Health Nursing and Care of the Newborn (Theory) 3
HNR 3052 Maternal Health Nursing and Care of the Newborn (Practice) 2
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester 6
HNR 3103 Mental Health Nursing (Theory) 3
HNR 3112 Mental Health Nursing (Practice) 2
HNR 3123 Child and Adolescent Health Nursing (Theory) 3
HNR 3133 Child and Adolescent Health Nursing (Practice) 3
HNR 3142 Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing 2
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
 Credit Hours16
Year 4
Semester 7
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
HNR 4013 Community Health Nursing (Theory) 3
HNR 4022 Community Health Nursing (Practice) 2
HNR 4023 Evidence- Based Practice 3
HNR 4033 Management of Individuals with Complex Health Needs (Practice) 3
HNR 4103 Management of Individuals with Complex Health Needs (Theory) 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester 8
HNR 4113 Leadership and Quality Management in Nursing 3
HNR 4122 Nursing Informatics 2
HNR 4126 Consolidated Nursing Practice 6
HSC 4006 Capstone Research Project for Health Sciences 6
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours134

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.

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

Samantha Ismaile, PhD, (Health Sciences, Leadership and Administration), Durham University, UK.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Elly Wardani, PhD (Nursing, Health Care Systems & Leadership), The University of Sheffield, UK.