CNThe IUBAT University College of Nursing offers men and women a program leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).  The program seeks to prepare students for a career in international standard professional nursing with the goal of improving health care and overall quality of life in any country.   Successful graduates will have skills as care givers, organizational consultants and educators and can expect excellent opportunities in public or private organizations in Bangladesh or abroad.  They will also have the foundation to move forward into Masters or PhD level graduate studies in nursing or other health-related fields.

The program includes coursework in communication skills, the social, biological and physical sciences supportive to nursing and technical nursing skills with a strong emphasis on practice as well as theory. Graduates of the program in nursing qualify to receive registration from the Bangladesh Nursing Council. Upon completion of practical experience, graduates are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become registered nurses in the USA.

It is possible to transfer completed course credits from IUBAT University to collaborating institutions in North America and Europe for completion of BSN degree requirements.  Students should be aware that transfer regulations differ depending on the institution involved and expenses will be in the currency of the country of transfer and not related to the fee structure of IUBAT University.

The medium of instruction at IUBAT University is English. Since, IUBAT University places great emphasis on achieving a high level of competence in both written and oral English, the program includes a series of courses on use of the English language.

PROGRAM OF STUDY

The program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) has been designed to prepare women and men as professional nurses. The program focuses on the study of individual and family life process from conception through aging, in varying stages of health within the context of hospital and community. The program focuses on development of critical thinking and an evidence-based approach to caring health practice for individuals, families and communities.

Nursing courses begin early in the student’s program of studies and are taken concurrently with general education courses. The nursing curriculum builds upon courses in the humanities, and the natural as well as social sciences. Emphasis is placed on the development of the students as integrated professionals. The basic program is four academic years in length, with small variations (+/-) depending on the semester of registration related to the cycle of course offerings.  Students should be aware that some courses are offered once yearly and plan their programs accordingly.  Students must complete a minimum of 149 credits and these must include the core, mandatory units of the Nursing curriculum.  Students should note that the minimum requirement may not be sufficient to meet the educational needs of all students and additional courses may be made mandatory if the students have deficits in specific areas of knowledge (for example, English or mathematics competency).

Students are responsible for the cost of required reading/study materials, vaccinations and clinical equipment. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to clinical venues. In addition to a satisfactory academic performance, students are expected to engage in professional behavior at all times during their course of study.  Unprofessional behavior can be grounds for failure of clinical courses or for expulsion from the College.

COMPREHENSIVE

The comprehensive is conducted for students who have satisfactorily completed all the courses of the program.  The objective of the comprehensive is to test the student’s capability to comprehend the entire program.  It consists of a written test of three hours and an oral examination which is conducted by a board consisting of academics and practitioners.  The examination is graded and the students must obtain a passing grade to qualify.  The students must take comprehensive to fulfill the requirements of the program.  The comprehensive is a pre-requisite to practicum.

PRACTICUM

CN places great emphasis on the value of practical work experience in all professional degree programs.  Besides the hands-on experience gained in laboratories and hospitals, BSN students are required to work as internees in real life organizations. In the fourth year of study, the CN will place BSN students as interns with hospitals, clinics or such health & population related organizations. This internship is an integral component of BSN program, with 9 credit hours weight.

REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION

The BSN degree will be conferred only to the student who has fully complied with the graduation requirements. The requirements are that the student has:

  • Completed all the prescribed courses with a minimum of 149 credit hours.
  • Earned at least “C” grades in each of the core courses as well as in English courses.
  • Earned at least passing grade (D) in each of the remaining courses.
  • Earned a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.5.
  • Applied for permission to appear in the comprehensive examination one semester prior to expected graduation.
  • Earned at least a passing grade in the comprehensive
  • Fulfill English language requirement through English Language Competency Test (ELCT).
  • Applied for permission to graduate
  • Earned a passing grade in the practicum
  • Submitted a final, approved copy of their practicum report to the Registry.
  • Received library and financial clearance from the college and university.

COURSE OFFERINGS

The average curriculum includes course and practical work of 158 credit hours involving the following courses.  All courses designated “NUR” are core nursing courses.  Courses from the general curriculum that are designated as core nursing courses are marked *.


Humanities & Social Sciences
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ART 102 Educational Planning 1
ART 202 Career Planning & Development-I 1
ART 203 Career Planning & Development-II 1
ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ENG 101 Basic English Composition 4
ENG 102 English Comprehension and Speaking 3
ENG 203 Advanced English Composition 3
* ENG 250 Public Speaking 3
* ENG 298 Creative Writing 3
SOC 106 or PHI 114 Sociology / Introduction to Philosophy 3
PSY 105 General Psychology 3

Physical Sciences
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
MAT 107 Mathematics 4
MAT 147 Applied Calculu 3
STA 240 Statistics 3
CSC 103 Fundamentals of Computers & Applications 3
CSC 104 Computer Application Lab 1
CHM 115 GGeneral Chemistry 3
CHM 116 General Chemistry Lab 1
* BIO 101 General Biology 3
* BIO 102 General Biology Lab 1
* BIO 220 Introduction to Microbiology 3
* BIO 221 Microbiology Lab 1
STA 240 Statistics 3


NURSING COURSES
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 101 Concept of Health and Wellness 2
NUR 114 Introduction to Nursing-I 3
NUR 115 Nursing-I Lab 2
NUR 116 Introduction to Nursing-II 3
NUR 117 Nursing-II Lab 2
NUR 201 Human Anatomy 3
NUR 202 Anatomy Lab 1
NUR 203 Human Physiology 3
NUR 204 Human Physiology Lab 1
NUR 205 Introduction to Pharmacology 3
NUR 219 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-I 3
NUR 220 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-I Practicum 2
NUR 221 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-II 3*
NUR 222 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-II Practicum 2
NUR 223 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-III 3
NUR 224 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-III Practicum 2
NUR 301 Fundamentals of Nutrition 3
NUR 306 Clinical Physiology 4
NUR 333 Maternal & Child Health Nursing-I 3
NUR 334 Maternal & Child Health Nursing-1 Practicum 2
NUR 335 Maternal and Child Health Nursing-II 3
NUR 336 Maternal and Child Health Nursing-II Practicum 2
NUR 337 Maternal Nursing and Midwifery 2
NUR 338 Maternal Nursing and Midwifery Practicum 2
NUR 340 Mental Health Nursing-I 2
NUR 341 Mental Health Nursing-I Practicum 2
NUR 342 Mental Health Nursing-II 2
NUR 343 Mental Health Nursing-II Practicum 2
NUR 401 Community Health Nursing-I 2
NUR 402 Community Health Nursing-I Practicum 2
NUR 403 Community Health Nursing-II 2
NUR 404 Community Health Nursing-II Practicum 2
NUR 415 Nursing Administration 3
NUR 416 Nursing Administration Lab 2
NUR 421 Population Health and Family Planning 3
NUR 422 Population Health & Family Planning Practicum 2
NUR 423 Nursing Professional Orientation 3
NUR 431 Seminar in Nursing 2
NUR 451 Research in Nursing 3
NUR 490 Practicum 9

 


Semester 1
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ART 102 Educational Planning 1
ENG 101 Basic English Composition 4
CSE 103 Fundamentals of Computers and Applications 3
CSE 104 Computer Applications Lab 1
MAT 107 Basic Mathematics 4
Total 13


Semester 2
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ENG 102 English Comprehension and Speaking 3
NUR 101 Health &Wellness 3
BIO 101 General Biology 3
BIO 102 General Biology Practicum 1
STA 240 Statistics 3
PSY 105 General Psychology 3
Total 15


Semester 3
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CHM 115 General Chemistry 3
CHM 116 Programming C Lab 1
ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
NUR 201 Human Anatomy 3
NUR 301 Fundamental of Nutrition 3
ENG 203 Advanced English Composition 3
Elective
Total 16


Semester 4
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ENG 250 Public Speaking 3
MAT 147 Applied Calculus 3
NUR 114 Introduction to Nursing-I 3
NUR 115 Nursing-I Practicum 2
NUR 203 Human Physiology 3
Total 14


Semester 5
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 116 Introduction to Nursing-II 3
NUR 117 Nursing Practicum-II 2
NUR 306 Clinical Physiology 4
PHI 114/SOC 106 Introduction to Philosophy/Sociology 3
Total 12


Semester 6
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 219 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-I 3
NUR 220 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-I Practicum 2
BIO 220 Introduction to Microbiology 3
NUR 205 Introduction to Pharmacology 3
Total 11


Semester 7
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 221 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-II 3
NUR 222 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-II Practicum 2
NUR 340 Mental Health Nursing-I 2
NUR 341 Mental Health Nursing-I Practicum 2
NUR 204 Human Physiology Lab 1
Total 10


Semester 8
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 223 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-III 3
NUR 224 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-III Practicum 2
NUR 342 Mental Health Nursing-II 2
NUR 343 Mental Health Nursing-II Practicum 2
ENG 298 Creative Writing 3
BIO 221 Microbiology Lab 1
Total 13


Semester 9
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 333 Maternal Child Health, Nursing-I 3
NUR 334 Maternal Child Health, Nursing-I Practicum 2
NUR 421 Population Control and Family Planning 3
NUR 422 Population Control and Family Planning Practicum 2
NUR 401 Community Nursing-I 2
NUR 402 Community Nursing-I Practicum 2
Total 14


Semester 10
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 335 Maternal & Child Health Nursing-II 3
NUR 336 Maternal & Child Health Nursing-II Practicum 2
NUR 423 Nursing Professional Orientation 3
NUR 403 Community Nursing-II 2
NUR 404 Community Nursing-II Practicum 2
Total 12


Semester 11
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 202 Anatomy Lab 1
NUR 337 Maternal Nursing and Midwifery 3
NUR 338 Maternal Nursing and Midwifery Practicum 2
NUR 415 Nursing Administration 3
NUR 416 Nursing Administration Lab 2
NUR 451 Research in Nursing 3
Total 14


Semester 12
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 431 Seminars in Nursing 2
NUR 490 Field Work and Dissertation 9
Total 11

AAS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN NURSING

As already mentioned, nursing careers offer opportunities for service in a high-demanded profession. AAS with nursing graduates have the academic credentials to have registration with the Bangladesh Nursing Council and those required to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLE-RN) of USA and upon its successful completion, to practice as a registered nurse in the concerned state of USA. Students with AAS in Nursing can also enter into degree program of IUBAT University collaborating universities in USA and can at the same time, be treated as qualified to give care to patients and families as beginning staff nurses on the basis of IUBAT AAS in Nursing degree. Such graduates can also rejoin the BSN program at a later stage.

REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

The AAS in Nursing will be conferred only to the student who has fully complied with the graduation requirements and has applied for it. The requirements are that the student has:

  • Completed all the prescribed courses with a minimum of 88 credit hours.
  • Earned at least “C” grades in each of the nursing courses as well as in English courses.
  • Earned at least passing grade (D) in each of the remaining courses.
  • Earned a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5
  • Earned at least a passing grade in the comprehensive examination.
  • Earned passing grade in the practicum.
  • Satisfactory behavior and discipline.
  • Library and financial clearance from the college and university.

CURRICULUM

The curriculum of AAS in Nursing is in line with the curriculum of BSN degree, mostly consisting of courses offered in freshman and sophomore years, with some modification and addition of practicum. Students are required to complete parts of general education course requirements and part of the nursing course requirements, as follows:

COURSE OFFERINGS


General Educational Courses
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ART 102 Educational Planning 1
BIO-101 General Biology 3
BIO-102 General Biology Lab 1
CHM 115 General Chemistry 3
CHM 116 Chemistry Lab 1
ENG 101 Basic English Composition 4
ENG 102 English Comprehensions and Speaking 3
ENG 203 Advanced English Composition 3
MAT 107 Mathematics 4
PSY 105 General Psychology 3
PHI 114 Introduction to Philosophy 3


Nursing Courses
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 205 Introduction to Pharmacology 3
NUR 201 Human Anatomy 3
NUR 202 Anatomy Lab 1
NUR 203 Human Physiology 3
NUR 204 Human Physiology Lab 1
NUR 101 Health and Wellness 2
NUR 114 Introduction to Nursing-I 3
NUR 115 Nursing Lab-I 2
NUR 116 Introduction to Nursing-II 3
NUR 117 Nursing Lab-II 2
NUR 219 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-I 3
NUR 220 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-I Practicum 2
NUR 221 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-II 3
NUR 222 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-II Practicum 2
NUR 223 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-III 2
NUR 224 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-III Practicum 2
NUR 333 Maternal and Child Health Nursing-I 3
NUR 334 Maternal and Child Health Nursing-I Practicum 2
NUR 335 Maternal and Child Health Nursing-II 3
NUR 336 Maternal & Child Health Nursing-II Practicum 2
NUR 340 Mental Health Nursing-I 2
NUR 341 Mental Health Nursing-I Practicum 2
NUR 342 Mental Health Nursing-II 2
NUR 343 Mental Health Nursing-II Practicum 2
NUR 420 Nursing Professional Orientation 3


PRACTICUM
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 490 Practicum 9

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE


Semester 1
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ART 102 Educational Planning 1
ENG 101 Basic English Composition 4
CSE 103 Fundamentals of Computers and Applications 3
CSE 104 Computer Applications Lab 1
MAT 107 Basic Mathematics 4
Total 13


Semester 2
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ENG 102 English Comprehension and Speaking 3
NUR 101 Professional Practice 3
BIO 101 General Biology 3
BIO 102 General Biology Practicum 1
STA 240 Statistics 3
PSY 105 General Psychology 3
Total 15


Semester 3
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
CHM 115 General Chemistry 3
CHM 116 Programming C Lab 1
ECO 101 Principles of Microeconomics 3
NUR 201 Human Anatomy 3
NUR 301 Fundamental of Nutrition 3
ENG 203 Advanced English Composition 3
Elective
Total 16


Semester 4
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
ENG 250 Public Speaking 3
MAT 147 Applied Calculus 3
NUR 114 Introduction to Nursing-I 3
NUR 115 Nursing-I Lab 2
NUR 203 Human Physiology 3
Total 14


Semester 5
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 116 Introduction to Nursing-II 3
NUR 117 Nursing Practicum-II 2
NUR 306 Clinical Physiology 4
PHI 114/SOC 106 Introduction to Philosophy/Sociology 3
Total 12


Semester 6
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 219 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-I 3
NUR 220 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-I Practicum 2
BIO 220 Introduction to Microbiology 3
NUR 205 Introduction to Pharmacology 3
Total 11


Semester 7
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 221 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-II 3
NUR 222 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-II Practicum 2
NUR 340 Mental Health Nursing-I 2
NUR 341 Mental Health Nursing-I Practicum 2
NUR 204 Human Physiology Lab 1
Total 10


Semester 8
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 223 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-III 3
NUR 224 Medical & Surgical Nursing of Adults-III Practicum 2
NUR 342 Mental Health Nursing-II 2
NUR 343 Mental Health Nursing-II Practicum 2
ENG 298 Creative Writing 3
BIO 221 Microbiology Lab 1
Total 13


Semester 9
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 333 Maternal Child Health, Nursing-I 3
NUR 334 Maternal Child Health, Nursing-I Practicum 2
NUR 421 Population Control and Family Planning 3
NUR 422 Population Control and Family Planning Practicum 2
NUR 401 Community Nursing-I 2
NUR 402 Community Nursing-I Practicum 2
Total 14


Semester 10
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 335 Maternal & Child Health Nursing-II 3
NUR 336 Maternal & Child Health Nursing-II Practicum 2
NUR 423 Nursing Professional Orientation 3
NUR 403 Community Nursing-II 2
NUR 404 Community Nursing-II Practicum 2
Total 12


Semester 11
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 202 Anatomy Lab 1
NUR 337 Maternal Nursing and Midwifery 3
NUR 338 Maternal Nursing and Midwifery Practicum 2
NUR 415 Nursing Administration 3
NUR 416 Nursing Administration Lab 2
NUR 451 Research in Nursing 3
NUR 431 Seminar in Nursing 2
Total 16


Semester 12
Courser Code Courser Name Credits
NUR 490 Field Work and Dissertation 9
Total 11

DESCRIPTION OF COURSES

101  CONCEPTS OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS [2]

The course involves study of the nature and relationship between normal and illness states for individuals according to their social status, cultures, beliefs, family structure, career, education and life styles. Topics relating to health, illness, recovery and stress management are also covered.

NUR 114  INTRODUCTION TO NURSING-I [3]

P: BIO 101. This introductory course will develop the conceptual basis to understand states of wellness and illness throughout the life span, in different types of life conditions and health care settings. Relevant developments in the nursing profession and challenges in the field are explored.

NUR 115 Nursing I Lab [2]

P/C: NUR 114.  This practical course is a companion course to NUR 114. A laboratory course of 2 hours per week to explain basic nursing activities in a clinical setting using the IUBAT Nursing Skills Lab.

NUR 116 INTRODUCTION TO NURSING-II [3]

P: NUR 114. Explores the conceptual and theoretical foundations of decisions relating to health, illness and nursing interventions. The course also covers the concepts of basic human needs, the nursing process, the nature of caring, nurse-patient relationships and professional interactions.

NUR 117 NURSING-II LAB [2]

P/C: NUR 116. This course is designed to provide practical experience in the clinical setting as a companion course to NUR 116. Students will be taught in the IUBAT Nursing Skills Lab.

NUR 201 HUMAN ANATOMY [3]

Introduction to anatomy with an emphasis on structures and organization of cells, tissues and organs of all the major body systems.

NUR 202 ANATOMY LAB [1]

P: NUR 201 and permission of the Instructor.  This course provides learners with practical  application of anatomical concepts as they relate to nursing.

NUR 203 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY [3]

P: BIO 101,  P/C : NUR 201 The primary emphasis of this course is on normal functions of the cells, tissues and organs of all body systems.

NUR 204  HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LAB [1]

P: NUR 203 and permission of the Instructor.  This course delivered in conjunction with NUR 203 provides learners with practical hands-on application of physiological concepts associated with healthy human functions.

NUR 205  INTRODUCTION TO PHARMACOLOGY [3]

P: NUR 201, NUR 203. This course involves study of indications, adverse effects, and nursing considerations for commonly used medications. In addition, nursing responsibilities for safe medication administration will be emphasized.

BIO 220  MICROBIOLOGY [3]

P: BIO 101, NUR 203.  Microbiology introduces the students to concepts of  pathogenesis and assessment of infectious diseases.  Concepts of asepsis, vaccination and hygiene are also integral to the syllabus.

BIO 221  MICROBIOLOGY LAB [1]

P:  BIO 220.  Microbiology laboratory teaches students practical aspects of basic microbiology with an emphasis on asepsis.  The laboratory also trains students to critically evaluate observations and compose evidence-based documentation.

NUR 219  MEDICAL & SURGICAL NURSING CARE OF ADULTS-I [3]

P: NUR 116 & 117, NUR 203, NUR 306;  P/C: NUR 205, BIO 220 This course is the first of a series of three courses that prepare students for practice in the acute care setting. The series topics include nursing care for acute and chronic conditions, including end-of-life care, pain management, and peri-operative care. The nursing process, professional relationships and critical thinking are emphasized throughout.

NUR 220  MEDICAL & SURGICAL NURSING CARE OF ADULTS-I LAB/PRACTICUM [2]

P/C: NUR 219.  Clinical practice in the care of adult patients with a range of medical and surgical conditions. In addition to acute care nursing, interventions will include prevention of disease, rehabilitation and the promotion of good health. Practice will occur in lab, hospitals and other clinical settings.

NUR 221  MEDICAL AND SURGICAL NURSING CARE OF ADULTS-II [3]

P: NUR 219.  This course is the second of a series of three courses that prepare students for practice in the acute care setting. The series topics include nursing care for acute and chronic conditions, including end-of-life care, pain management, and peri-operative care. The nursing process, professional relationships and critical thinking are emphasized throughout.

NUR 222  MEDICAL & SURGICAL NURSING CARE OF ADULTS-II LAB/PRACTICUM [2]

P: NUR 219/220.   Clinical practice in the care of adult patients with a range of medical and surgical conditions. In addition to acute care nursing, interventions will include prevention of disease, rehabilitation and the promotion of good health. Practice will occur in lab, hospitals and other clinical settings.

NUR 223  MEDICAL & SURGICAL NURSING CARE OF ADULTS-III [3]

P: NUR 221.  This course is the third of a series of three courses that prepare students for practice in the acute care setting. The series topics include nursing care for acute and chronic conditions, including end-of-life care, pain management, and peri-operative care. The nursing process, professional relationships and critical thinking are emphasized throughout.

NUR 224  MEDICAL & SURGICAL NURSING CARE OF AUDLTS-III LAB/PRACTICUM [2]

P: NUR 221/222.  Clinical practice in the care of adult patients with a range of medical and surgical conditions. In addition to acute care nursing, interventions will include prevention of disease, rehabilitation and the promotion of good health. Practice will occur in lab, hospitals and other clinical settings.

NUR 301  FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN NUTRITION [3]

P: BIO 101. A study of the principles of nutrition, sources of nutrients, individual daily requirements, food preservation and  preparation to maximize nutritional value, assessment of nutritional problems and use of the nursing process to assist clients to develop healthy nutrition practices.

NUR 306 CLINICAL PHYSIOLOGY [4]

P: NUR 203. A functional study of pathophysiology in humans. Topics include the genetic basis of disease, effects of trauma, the immune response, mechanisms of cancers and infectious diseases, fluid and electrolyte balance and pathophysiology of all major body systems.

NUR 333 MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING-I [3]

P: NUR 203/204,  NUR 223/224. This course introduces the student to pediatric nursing through the study of factors influencing child health, mortality and morbidity. Other topics include child development, nursing care of healthy children as well as those suffering acute and chronic illness, nutrition, screening, immunization and health education for maternal and child health.

NUR 334  MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING-I LAB/PRACTICUM [2]

P/C: NUR 333.  Students will visit various types of care settings including hospitals, health centers and homes.

NUR 335  MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING-II [3]

P: NUR 333.  Study of obstetrical nursing in normal pregnancy and delivery including fertilization, fetal development, physiological and emotional changes in pregnancy, pregnancy assessment, prenatal peri-natal and post-partum care, and care of the healthy newborn.

NUR 336  MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING-II LAB/PRACTICUM [2]

P: NUR 333/334. Clinical practice in the care of mother and babe during normal pregnancy, peri-natal and post-partum periods, including care of the normal newborn, and assisting during normal delivery. Students will practice in hospitals clinics and community settings.

NUR 337  MATERNAL NURSING AND MIDWIFERY  [3]

P; NUR 335 Study of high-risk pregnancy, including complicated delivery, pre-natal and post-partum complications, and nursing care of the premature newborn care.

NUR 338  MATERNAL NURSING AND MIDWIFERY LAB/PRACTICUM [2]

P : NUR 333/336. Clinical practice in the care of mother and babe during high-risk pregnancy, peri-natal and post natal periods, including care of the premature or high-risk newborn, and assisting during complicated delivery. Students will practice in hospitals clinics and community settings.

NUR 340  MENTAL HEALTH NURSING-I [2]

P: NUR 205, NUR 219/220.  This is the first of two courses in the study of concepts related to mental illness and mental health promotion. Topics include recognizing mental health and substance misuse issues, use of medications, and therapeutic approaches. Includes principles and practices in psychiatric nursing care, such as assessment, planning therapeutic interaction, safe administration of medications and professional practice as a team member.

NUR 341  MENTAL HEALTH NURSING-I LAB/PRACTICUM [2]

P/C: NUR 340.  Clinical practice in the care of clients suffering mental illness, including relationship development, interviewing, observation, assessment, planning with the care team and documentation. Students will practice in hospital and community settings where safely feasible.

NUR 342  MENTAL HEALTH NURSING-II [2]

P: NUR 340, P/C: NUR 221.  This is the second of two courses in the study of concepts related to mental illness and mental health promotion. Topics include recognizing mental health and substance misuse issues, use of medications, and therapeutic approaches. Includes principles and practices in psychiatric nursing care, such as assessment, planning therapeutic interaction, safe administration of medications and professional practice as a team member.

NUR 343  MENTAL HEALTH NURSING-II LAB/PRACTICUM [2]

P: NUR 340/341, P/C: NUR342.  Clinical practice in the care of clients suffering mental illness, including relationship development, interviewing, observation, assessment, planning with the care team and documentation. Students will practice in hospital and community settings where safely feasible.

NUR 401 COMMUNITY NURSING-I  [2]

P: NUR 219/ 220, NUR 301, BIO 220.  Study of principles and methods of community health nursing, roles and responsibility of the nurse in the community, primary health care development and community service management. The course also covers the use of epidemiological statistics in evaluation and planning for health services.

NUR 402  COMMUNITY NURSING-I LAB/PRACTICUM  [2]

P/C: NUR 401.  Clinical practice in community settings using surveys, health problem analysis, and other tools to improve community health promotion and prevention services, school health services, occupational, sanitation and environmental programs. Health teaching and educational visits to various health agencies are also included.

NUR 403 COMMUNITY NURSING-II  [2]

P : NUR 401. Study of the major community health problems of the society in urban and rural areas, including management of common community-acquired diseases. Topics also include survey methods and analysis of community needs, epidemic control, family health, school health, food safety and environmental sanitation. Public health policy issues are also reviewed.

NUR 404  COMMUNITY NURSING-II LAB/PRACTICUM  [2]

P: NUR 401, 402. Practical work of NUR 403, involving work in the community on public health issues. Visits to public health institutions are included.

NUR 415  NURSING ADMINISTRATION  [3]

P: Permission of Instructor (students should have completed a reasonable number of senior courses and be fluent in English). NUR 415 focuses on the principles and methods of administration, systems of organization, and ward administration with emphasis on leadership, team work, communication, relationship, work assignments, supervision and evaluation.

NUR 416  NURSING ADMINISTRATION LAB  [2]

P/C: NUR 415.  Clinical practice in nursing service through ward administration, with an emphasis on leadership, work assignments, supervision and evaluation, including problem- solving.

NUR 421  POPULATION CONTROL & FAMILY PLANNING  [3]

P: NUR 223/ 224. The course deals with demographic issues relating to population control and family planning methods. Detailed exposition is made on traditional and modern methods of birth control and the involvement of the nursing profession in promoting reproductive health.

NUR 422  POPULATION CONTROL & FAMILY PLANNING LAB  [1]

P/C: NUR 421.  NUR 422 offers practical work in support of NUR 421 in population health and family planning involving clinics and outreach activities.

NUR 423  NURSING PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION [3]

P: Permission of  Instructor.  The course exposes the student to various aspects of the relationship between the nursing profession and society. Topics include role of the professional nurse; historical, cultural, occupational, legal & ethical issues, and the roles of nurses globally. The course also orients the students to licensure requirements for registration with the Bangladesh Nursing Council and in other jurisdictions.

NUR 431 SEMINAR IN NURSING [2]

P: Permission of Instructor.  This independent study course is intended to provide the student with the opportunity to explore professional issues in nursing practice from novel perspectives. In most cases clinical field-work or intensive research will be required. Specific course requirements are negotiated with Instructor for individual and professional development.

NUR 451 RESEARCH IN NURSING [3]

P: Permission of Instructor (students should have completed most senior courses and be fluent in English). The course provides an introduction to general principles and concepts in nursing research with emphasis on critical appraisal of issues and ethics. A research project with report is required.

NUR 490 INTERNSHIP PRACTICUM [9]

P: Permission of Instructor. (Students should have completed all senior courses and be fluent in English).  The course is designed to give students practical experience in real life situations. The student is placed as an intern in a hospital or health care organization for a semester.  An oral examination is required as well as a written report on a nursing problem.   The report must be presented to senior faculty as a PowerPoint or other visual seminar.