Programs

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers a variety of academic programs in the Health Sciences. Curricula are community-oriented and multidisciplinary, to equip graduates with the professional literacy, competencies, teamwork, and skills needed to meet challenges in the dynamic work environment of today's health sector.

Undergraduate degree programs lead to a Bachelor of Science degree within a minimum of a three-year framework. Graduate degree programs lead to a Master of Science degree or a Master of Public Health degree.

BS in Nursing

The Nursing Program at FHS-UOB is community-based and socially sensitive. The Program believes that Nursing is both a scientific discipline based on scientific knowledge, values, and ethics, and a profession which aims at practicing the discipline.

At the core of the Nursing Program lies the belief that health is a basic social right where the needs of individuals, families, and communities are respected and attended to.

The Nursing Program at the Faculty of Health Sciences offers a three-year Undergraduate BS degree. The course of study is done in partnership with various hospitals in Lebanon. Parallel programs are offered on the Main Campus of the University (Al Kurah) and at the Souk El Gharb campus.

The Nursing Program is dedicated to fostering quality nursing education and developing the nursing profession and the health care environment in Lebanon and the region. This is done by embracing innovation in the delivery and management of evidence-based health care education underpinned by research and ethics.

The Program aims at providing a positive environment for faculty, staff, and students through enhancing leadership abilities, analytical and critical thinking, technical skills, and community involvement.

THE DEGREES WE OFFER
DEGREE YEARS TOTAL CREDITS LANGUAGE
BS in Nursing Bacc + 3 100 Credits English or French
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM MISSION
The Nursing Program is dedicated to providing quality nursing education and promoting the nursing profession and the health care environment in Lebanon and the region. This program embraces an evidence-based health care education underpinned by research and ethics.

The Nursing Program Focuses on providing a positive environment for faculty, staff and students through the development of leadership abilities, analytical and critical thinking, technical and community involvement.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Prepare Nursing students to fulfil their roles as clinicians, educators, advocates, researchers, administrators, and leaders in health care settings.
  2. Create a learning environment that nurtures each student’s abilities, talents and goals.
  3. Engage students in active learning through the use of information and communication technologies.
  4. Instil humanistic approaches that foster critical thinking and promote awareness of social and cultural diversity.
  5. Reveal the characteristics of holistic Nursing practice and ensure that students apply them.
  6. Build a foundation for students to develop the following core competencies: Critical Thinking, Quality Care delivery, Leadership, Communication, Ethical Conduct, Team work & Collaboration, and Informatics &Technology use.
  7. Promote a healthy work environment and commit to professional self-development.
  8. Collaborate with community organizations in order to identify and develop a plan to address community needs.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
  1. Use critical thinking, analytical skills and scientific knowledge in the delivery of an evidence-based practice that integrates physical, psychosocial, and spiritual dimensions
  2. Demonstrate competency, dexterity, and confidence in overall nursing skills application.
  3. Embody the professional role of caregiver, educator, and advocate for the individual/patient, family and community.
  4. Demonstrate assertiveness by skillfully communicating with the individual/patient and family as well as all the members of the health care team.
  5. Play a leadership role in problem solving, decision making, planning, time management, and delegation within the healthcare team.
  6. Deliver health care taking into consideration cultural differences, human rights, and ethical principles.
  7. Respond appropriately to individual/patient, family, and community needs at the level of direct care, health promotion, disease prevention, and rehabilitation.
  8. Utilize informatics and technology in education, research, and nursing practice.
  9. Demonstrate a sense of belonging and accountability to the Nursing profession and a commitment to its advancement.
  10. Develop a career plan that is in line with the student’s aspirations, education, skills, experiences, job market and healthcare needs.

"Effective December 20, 2022, this nursing program is a candidate for initial accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. This candidacy status expires on December 20, 2024."

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