Khalifa Isyaku Rabiu University

Department of Nusring Sciences

B.NSC. Nursing Science

INTRODUCTION

Earn an advanced nursing degree and take the next steps towards your future in healthcare. Our NUC Accredited Nursing programme prepares you for the multi-faceted demands of the changing healthcare landscape through an innovative, online curriculum. Khairun is committed to meeting the increase in demand in healthcare needs by offering an online option for earning your Bachelor of Nursing Science (B.NSc.)..

The Philosophy of the Nursing degree programme is hinged on the believes that Man is a bio-psycho-social being and his needs are the focus of all nursing activities in its efforts towards achieving a high level of wellness.

Nursing utilises a blend of its own science with knowledge from the life sciences, social sciences, science of human behaviour and other applied sciences in understanding the changes in the client systems. It utilises the scientific method of inquiry and engages in evidence-based practice in providing health care while providing nursing intervention to individuals, families, groups and communities at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of care.

  • The programme aims to produce Polyvalent Nurse Practitioner, capable of performing nursing skills in a variety of settings, therapeutically assisting individuals, family and Community with diverse back grounds and health problems to attain optimal health.
  • To offer liberal or general and professional education to be able to utilize psycho-social and physical factors in health promotion, health maintenance and of health restoration.
  • To prepare the student nurse to think effectively, to communicate thought and to discriminate among values.
  • assisting individuals, families and communities with diverse back grounds and health problems
  • attain optimal health and performing nursing skills at proficient levels that assured safety of the clients.
  • prepare graduate nurses who can think and communicate thoughts effectively discriminate among values and utilise evidence to inform actions in healthcare.
  • produce polyvalent nurses capable of delivering care in a variety of settings therapeutically.

Course Structure 

100 Level Nursing Sciences Programme

Course Code

Course Title

Unit(s)

Status

LH

PH

GST 111

Communication in English I

2

C

15

45

GST 112

Nigerian Peoples and Culture

2

C

30

-

BIO 101

General Biology I

2

C

30

-

BIO 102

General Biology II

2

C

30

-

BIO 107

General Biology Practical I

1

C

-

45

BIO 108

General Biology Practical II

1

C

-

45

CHM 101

General Chemistry I

2

C

30

-

CHM 102

General Chemistry II

2

C

30

-

CHM 107

General Chemistry Practical I

1

C

-

45

CHM 108

General Chemistry Practical II

1

C

-

45

MTH 101

Elementary Mathematics

2

C

30

-

COS 101

Introduction to Computing Science

3

C

30

45

PHY 101

General Physics I

2

C

30

-

PHY 102

General Physics II

2

C

30

-

PHY 107

General Physics Practical I

1

C

-

45

PHY 108

General Physics Practical II

1

C

-

45

KHAIRUN-MTH 101

Mathematics for Health Sciences

3

C

45

-

Total                                                                                         30

                                                          

200 Level Nursing Sciences Programme

Course Code

Course Title

Unit(s)

Status

LH

PH

GST 212

Philosophy, Logic and Human Existence

2

C

30

-

ENT 211

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

2

C

30

-

ANA 203

General and Systemic embryology

2

C

30

-

ANA 201

Anatomy of upper and Lower Limb

3

C

30

45

PIO 201

Introductory Physiology and Blood

2

C

30

-

BCH 201

Biochemistry – General and Medical I

2

C

30

-

NSC 201

Foundation of Professional Nursing Practice I

2

C

15

45

NSC 203

Developmental Psychology

1

C

15

-

PIO 212

Renal and Body Fluids Physiology

2

C

30

-

ANA 204

Anatomy of Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis and Perinium

3

C

30

45

BCH 206

Biochemistry – General and Medical II

2

C

30

-

BCH 203

General Biochemistry Practical

1

C

-

45

NSC 202

Foundation of Nursing II

2

C

15

45

NSC 206

General and Cellular Pathology

2

C

30

-

KHAIRUN- ANA-201

General Histology

2

C

15

45

KHAIRUN- PIO-203

Excitable Tissues, CNS, Special Senses Physiology

2

C

30

 

KHAIRUN- PIO-204

Introduction to Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology

2

C

30

 

Total                                                                                       34

 

 

300 Level Nursing Sciences Programme

Course Code

Course Title

Unit(s)

Status

LH

PH

GST 312

Peace and Conflict Resolution

2

C

30

-

GST 312

Venture Creation

2

C

15

45

PHA 301

Pharmacodynamics and Chemotherapy I

2

C

30

-

NSC 301

Epidemiology

1

C

15

-

NSC 303

Community/Public Health Nursing I

2

C

30

-

NSC 307

Human Nutrition

2

C

30

-

NSC 309

Nursing Ethics and Jurisprudence

2

C

30

-

NSC 313

Medical -Surgical Nursing I

2

C

30

-

NSC 302

Community/Public Health Nursing II

2

C

15

45

NSC 306

Medical -Surgical Nursing II

2

C

15

45

NSC 308

Medical Surgical Nursing III

2

C

30

-

NSC 312

Medical Surgical Nursing Practicum II

(SIWES)

2

C

-

90**

NSC 314

Mental Health Nursing I

2

C

15

45

PHA 302

Pharmacodynamics and Chemotherapy II

2

C

15

45

KHAIRUN-NSC 301

Specialized Nursing and Neglected Tropical Diseases

2

C

30

 

KHAIRUN-ANA-301

Gross Anatomy of the Head and Neck

2

C

30

 

KHAIRUN- PIO-301

Neurophysiology

2

C

30

 

Total                                                                                   33

 

** Clinical Practicum

 

400 Level Nursing Sciences Programme

Course Code

Course Title

Unit(s)

Status

LH

PH

NSC 401

Medical-Surgical Nursing Practicum III

3

C

-

135**

NSC 403

Maternal and Child Health 1

2

C

30

-

NSC 405

Mental Health Nursing II

2

C

15

45

NSC 411

Biostatistics

1

C

15

-

NSC 407

Research Methodology

2

C

30

-

NSC 409

Management of Nursing Services

2

C

30

-

NSC 402

Maternal and Child Health Nursing II

2

C

15

45

NSC 404

Maternal and Child Health Nursing Practicum I

2

C

-

90**

NSC 406

Curriculum Development and Teaching Methodology

2

C

30

-

NSC 410

Community/Public Health Nursing III

2

C

30

-

KHAIRUN-NSC 401

Health Protection and Patient Safety

2

C

30

 

KHAIRUN-NSC 403

Risk, Vulnerability in Healthcare

2

C

30

 

KHAIRUN-NSC 402

Family Mental Health

2

C

30

 

KHAIRUN-NSC 404

Emergency Care Nursing

2

C

30

 

KHAIRUN-NSC 406

Community Midwifery Practice

2

C

 

90

KHAIRUN-NSC 405

Alternative Therapy in Oncology   

2

C

30

 

KHAIRUN-NSC 408

Community Health Nursing V

2

C

30

 

KHAIRUN-GST 401

Character Building, Professionalism and Team Work in Healthcare

2

G

30

 

Total                                                                                           36

 

** Clinical Practicum/Field Work/Practicum for Data Collection

 

500 Level Nursing Sciences Programme

Course Code

Course Title

Unit(s)

Status

LH

PH

NSC 501

Community/Public Health Nursing II Practicum

2

C

-

90*

NSC 503

Maternal and Child Health Practicum II

2

C

90*

 

NSC 505

Maternal and Child health Nursing III

2

C

15

45

NSC 509

Health and Nursing Informatics

2

C

30

 

NSC 511

Nursing Seminars

2

C

30

 

NSC 513

Health Economics

2

C

30

-

NSC 502

Maternal and Child Health Nursing Practicum IV

3

C

15

90**

NSC 504

Community/Public Health Nursing IV

2

C

30

-

NSC 506

Community/Public Health Nursing Practicum III

2

C

-

90**

NSC 508

Entrepreneurship in Nursing

2

C

30

-

NSC 510

Research Project

4

C

-

180**

KHAIRUN- NSC 501

Psychiatric Emergencies

2

C

30

 

KHAIRUN- NSC 503

Specialized Procedures and Basic Life Support

2

C

15

45

KHAIRUN- NSC 502

Adolescent Mental Health

2

C

30

 

KHAIRUN- NSC 505

Psychiatric/Mental Health Practicum

2

C

 

90

KHAIRUN- NSC 506

Gerontology Nursing

2

C

30

 

KHAIRUN- NSC 507

Paediatric Nursing

2

C

30

 

Total                                                                                   37

 

** Clinical Practicum

 

Nursing Practice Specialties First Semester

Second Semester

Neonatal Nursing

Paediatric Nursing

Orthopaedic Nursing

Occupational Health Nursing

Perioperative Nursing

School Nursing

Nephrology Nursing

Gerontology Nursing

Cultural/Transcultural Nursing

Ophthalmic Nursing

Dental Nursing

Cardio-thoracic Nursing

Disability and Special Needs Nursing

Emergency and Disaster Nursing

 

 

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