Bachelor of Science in Nursing

This programme of theory and clinical practice consists of 120 credits and is offered in eight (8) semesters and (1) summer. Candidates successfully completing this BScN programme will be eligible to apply to sit the Regional Examination for Nurse Registration (RENR). This will enable the individual to practice nursing in Jamaica and other CARICOM Countries.


Curriculum for Programme

Year/Specialisation: 1

  • Microbiology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biochemistry and Nutrition
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Nursing


Year/Specialisation: 2

  • Basic Physiology
  • Introduction to Professional Nursing
  • Fundamental Nursing Skills Laboratory
  • The Nursing Proceses & Health Assessment
  • Human Pathophysiology
  • Clinical Practicum I
  • Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents
  • Nursing Care of Adults
  • Clinical Practicum II


Year/Specialisation: 3

  • Basic Anatomy
  • Parent Child Nursing
  • Primary Health Care Nursing
  • Health Promotion
  • Clinical Practicum III
  • Nursing Care of Older Adults
  • Nursing Care of Patients in Specialized Care Settings
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Clinical Practicum IV


Year/Specialisation: 4

  • Introduction to Health Informatics
  • Nursing Research Methodology
  • Senior Clinical Nursing Elective
  • Nursing Research Project
  • Transition to Professional Nursing Practice with Practicum
  • Clinical Internship


See Admissions Criteria for this programme

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