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. Graduat​e degree programs lead to a Master of Science degree or a Master of Public Health degree.

MS in Nursing

The Faculty of Health Sciences offers a two-year graduate program leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Nursing. The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is offered in English at the Dekwaneh Campus (Beirut).

The Program prepares advanced and qualified professionals to work in specialized fields within Nursing. It includes two specializations: Neonatal and Child Care; and Adult Care.

THE DEGREES WE OFFER
DEGREE YEARS TOTAL CREDITS
MS in Nursing- Neonatal and Child Care Bacc + 2 after BS 36 Credits
MS in Nursing- Adult Care Bacc + 2 after BS 36 Credits

GRADUATE PROGRAM MISSION

The MSN program at the Faculty of Health Sciences prepares advanced qualified nurses to respond to the increasing health care challenges and socio-demographic changes at the national, regional, and international levels. The Program prepares graduates who are critical thinkers, assertive leaders, effective communicators rigorous researchers, and determined advocates to respond to the emerging health care priorities.

GRADUATE PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  1. Advance nurses’ abilities as members of an inter-disciplinary health care team, in practice and research.
  2. Foster excellence and innovation in the delivery and management of evidence-based health care education.
  3. Respond to the needs of nurses in enhancing their professional capacities and promoting their career development, in addition to fostering their personal growth.
  4. Enhance nurses’ considerations of ethical issues in health care practice and research.
  5. Meet the health care institution's needs for highly qualified professional nurses who are able to continuously respond to the emerging health care challenges.
  6. Expand academic programs to meet the health care priorities of the health care system in the Country.
  7. Foster nurses’ capacities and skills in advocating for the nursing profession, nurses, and clients (individuals, families and communities).
  8. Contribute to the improvement of the image of the nursing profession by further developing the professional capacities of nurses in advanced practice, leadership and research.

GRADUATE PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
  1. Integrate the scientific knowledge from nursing, bio-psychosocial, spiritual, public health, quality improvement, organizational sciences for the delivery of evidence based and advanced nursing care.
  2. Demonstrate interdisciplinary healthcare approach in promoting autonomy, self-efficacy and physical and psychological wellbeing of the client.
  3. Demonstrate advanced levels of independent and interdisciplinary clinical practice that is culturally sensitive considering ethical and legal principles.
  4. Promote, in collaboration with the health care team, the culture of safety principles by applying appropriate methods, tools, performance appraisal, and standards relative to patient outcome quality measures.
  5. Integrate current and emerging technologies to deliver timely, accurate and coordinated care across all settings, and within members of the health care team to achieve high quality patient care outcomes.
  6. Integrate critical reasoning, decision making, and the application of theory (evidence-based practice) in holistic centered care through the use of the nursing process.
  7. Provide pertinent and individualized counselling and education on health promotion, restoration, maintenance, and rehabilitation at the individual, family and community level.
  8. Identify the legal, socio-economical, and political determinants in the delivery of health care at the national and international levels; while promoting accessibility to, acceptability, affordability and quality of health care to all.
  9. Assume a leadership role with the concerned stakeholders to develop and apply policies for the delivery of high quality health care.
  10. Develop effective, culturally sensitive, and status appropriate communication which conveys information, thoughts, actions, and feelings through the use of verbal and non-verbal skills.
  11. Serve as advocate in a variety of settings through collaborative and consultative relationships to protect client’s rights, improve the provision of health care services and defend the nursing profession.
  12. Take initiative in proposing and conducting interdisciplinary research that responds to existing health care needs and enhances evidence-based knowledge and practice.
  13. Act as a role model by demonstrating commitment, responsibility and accountability, and by treating others with respect and dignity.

"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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