The Degree of Bachelor in Nursing

The Bachelor in Nursing program is dedicated and committed to graduate competent nurses who respect cultural diversity, adhere to ethical and professional principles, and deliver high-quality nursing care in collaboration with other health care professionals to clients/patients, families in the community and in health care institutions. This is achieved by fostering quality education and embracing advances in the delivery and management of evidence-based health care vis-à-vis developing leadership, lifelong learning and research skills. Graduates of the program are prepared for entry into nursing profession as generalist nurses and are eligible to pursue graduate education in nursing or other health related field.

Program Objectives

The objectives of the Bachelor in Nursing program are to:

  1. Provide students with a comprehensive knowledge in biomedical and nursing sciences combined with adequate clinical training in different health care settings.
  2. Promote safe and reliable nursing care at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels in terms of health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention and rehabilitation of health of individuals, families and groups within diverse cultural backgrounds.
  3. Foster the appreciation and the implementation of nursing professional ethical values (compassion, moral integrity, honesty, accountability, etc.) that guide the nursing practice.
  4. Develop critical thinking, problem-solving, management and leadership skills among students.
  5. Cultivate student skills in personal and professional development in order to adapt to practice in a changing and complex health care environment.
  6. Prepare students for lifelong learning and graduate education in nursing or other health related field.
  7. Prepare graduates to pass national certification examinations.

Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation from the Nursing Program, our graduates will be able to:

  1. Integrate scientific and evidence-based knowledge in nursing care delivery.
    (POb a, POb b, POb c, POb d and POb g)
  2. Apply critical thinking and decision making in carrying out the nursing process through the nursing assessment, formulating diagnoses, planning interventions, implementing, and evaluating the outcomes of nursing care. (POb a, POb b, POb d and POb g)
  3. Demonstrate competency, dexterity, and confidence, and incorporate professional ethical and legal values into the practice of nursing. (POb a, POb b, POb c, POb d, POb e, POb f and POb g)
  4. Communicate effectively with patients, families, communities and members of the healthcare team to achieve optimal outcomes of care. (POb a, POb b, POb c, POb e and POb f)
  5. Provide direct care, health promotion, disease prevention, rehabilitation and health education for individuals/groups/society that respect diversity in patient’s cultural background, religion, age, gender and socioeconomic circumstances. (POb a, POb b, POb c and POb d)
  6. Apply management principles as they relate to the nursing practice and assume a leadership role with clients, peers and health care colleagues. (POb a, POb c and POb d)
  7. Practice nursing with an awareness of changes in the environment affecting the nursing profession and the delivery of care. (POb a, POb b, POb d and POb e)
  8. Apply research methods and principles and collaborate in the implementation of research studies aimed at developing professional nursing practice. (POb a, POb d and POb f)
  9. Demonstrate responsibility, accountability for personal, professional growth and development and lifelong learning. (POb a, POb c, POb e and POb f)

Admission Requirements
For admission requirements to the degree of BS in Nursing refer to the section entitled Undergraduate Admission of the NDU catalog.

Graduation Requirements
To receive the degree of BS in Nursing, a student must fulfill all requirements of his/her degree program, complete all required courses, accumulate a total of 105 credits with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0/4.0, and a minimum GPA of 2.3/4.0 in core and major courses.

General Education Requirements (27 cr.)

a) Communications Skills in English and Arabic (9 cr.):
ENL 213
, ENL 230
ARB 211 or ARB 231
b) Philosophy & Religion (6 cr.):
REG 212 or REG 213 or REG 313 and NUR 203
c) Cultural Studies(6 cr.):
EDU 213, PSL 201
d) Citizenship(3 cr.):
POS 240 or POS 319
e) Science & Technology (3 cr.):
NTR 201

Core Requirements (17 cr.)

BIO 207, BIO 216, BIO 219, NHS 203, NHS 204, NHS 205

Major Requirements (58 cr.)

NUR 201, NUR 204, NUR 307, NUR 308, NUR 311, NUR 312, NUR 319, NUR 320, NUR 323, NUR 324, NUR 325, NUR 326, NUR 400, NUR 402, NUR 403, NUR 404, NUR 405, NUR 406, NUR 407, NUR 408, NUR 409, NUR 410

Free Electives (3 cr.)

Suggested Program

Fall Semester I (15 Credits)
BIO 207 Biochemistry for Nursing  3 cr.
NHS 204 Anatomy for Nursing & Allied Health Professions 3 cr.
ENL 213 Sophomore English Rhetoric (GER) 3 cr.
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Spring Semester I (16 Credits)
BIO 216 Microbiology and Immunology for Nursing 3 cr.
NHS 205 Physiology for Nursing & Allied Health Professions 3 cr.
NUR 201 Fundamentals of Nursing 4 cr.
ENL 230 English in the Workplace (GER) 3 cr.
--- --- (GER ) 3 cr.
Summer Session I (6 Credits)
--- --- (GER ) 3 cr.
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Fall Semester II (15 Credits)
BIO 219 Pathophysiology 2 cr.
NUR 204 Health Assessment across the Life Span 2 cr.
NUR 311 Adult Health Nursing I - Theory 4 cr.
NUR 312 Adult Health Nursing I - Clinical 4 cr.
--- --- (GER ) 3 cr.
Spring Semester II (16 Credits)
NUR 323 Adult Health Nursing II - Theory 2 cr.
NUR  324 Adult Health Nursing II - Clinical 2 cr.
NUR 325 Critical Care Nursing- Theory 2 cr.
NUR 326 Critical Care Nursing- Clinical 2 cr.
NUR 307 Pharmacology for Nursing 2 cr.
NHS 203  Principles of Epidemiology 3 cr.
--- --- (GER ) 3 cr.
Summer Session II (6 Credits)
NUR 308 Community & Public Health Nursing - Theory 2 cr.
NUR 319 Community & Public Health Nursing - Clinical 3 cr.
NUR 320 Legislation in Nursing 1 cr.
Fall Semester III (15 Credits)
NUR 402 Obstetric Nursing - Theory 3 cr.
NUR 403 Obstetric Nursing - Clinical 3 cr.
NUR 404 Pediatric Nursing - Theory 3 cr.
NUR 405 Pediatric Nursing - Clinical 3 cr.
NUR 410 Nursing Research 3 cr.
Spring Semester III (16 Credits)
NUR 406 Psychiatric & Mental Health  Nursing - Theory 3 cr.
NUR 407 Psychiatric & Mental Health  Nursing - Clinical 3 cr.
NUR 408 Leadership and Management in Nursing - Theory 3 cr.
NUR 409 Leadership and Management in Nursing - Clinical 3 cr.
NUR 400 E-Health 1 cr.
--- ---  Free Elective 3 cr.

Clinical Affiliates

The Nursing Program at NDU has established affiliation agreements with many health care settings and organizations that deliver health and community services. The purpose of these clinical affiliations is to achieve the Nursing Program objectives by giving nursing students the opportunity to develop clinical competencies in different areas and specialties: Adult health I & II (Orthopedics, Medical, surgical, endocrinology, nephrology, respiratory, cardiology, urology, ENT, neurology, oncology, palliative care, gastro-enterology, etc.), Critical care (ICU, CCU, ER, OR, Cardiac surgery,  etc.), Obstetric (Nursery, pre, per and post-partum care), Pediatric (neonatal care, NICU, Child care, etc.), geriatric (short and long-term care at home and in geriatric institutions), psychiatry and mental health (acute and chronic care); leadership and  Community health nursing. These medical centers include the following:

  • BelleVue Medical Center-Mansourieh
  • Saint Georges Hospital-Ashrafieh
  • Middle East Institute of Health-Bsalim
  • Notre Dame Hospital-Jounieh
  • Hopital St Joseph-Centre Aida & Raymond Najjar-Dora
  • Hôpital Saint Georges-Ajaltoun
  • Cross Hospital-Jal El Dib
  • Notre Dame Hospital-Antelias (Geriatric institution)

The community health nursing enhances the role of the nurses in the community. It focuses on their role in terms of health promotion, screening programs, health awareness campaigns, disease prevention, clinical treatment, management of chronic diseases, health education, rehabilitation and palliative care. Our clinical affiliates are:

  • Medical House NDU
  • Caritas Liban: primary care centers
  • Dispensary St Charbel - Haret Sakhr
  • Howard Karagheusian Center-Bourj hammoud
  • Kibaruna (NGO for seniors)
  • Dialeb (NGO for Diabetes)
We are still in the process of establishing new agreements with other health Care centers.