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1-Study Program:

Students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing Institute (NI) must successfully complete the following (80 credit hours) during four regular semesters.

  Type of Requirements (Req. Type) Requirement Nature (Reg. Nature) Number of Credit Hours
University (U) Elective (EL) 3
Obligatory (Ob) 3
College (C) Elective (EL) 10
  Obligatory (Ob) 17
Department (D) Elective (EL) 15
Obligatory (Ob) 32
Total of Credit Hours 80


In the following table, the names of the courses, their credit hours, the type of prerequisites, the nature of those prerequisites, and their previous requirements are listed:

Course Credit Regiments
No. Name Code Prerequisites Theoretical Lab Total Required Nature Type
1 English - Writing Skills ENGL1001 - 3 0 3 3 Ob U
2 Islamic Culture HUMA1001 - 3 0 3 3 EL U
3 Arabic Language ARAB1005 - 3 0 3 EL U
4 Humanities HUMA1002 - 3 0 3 EL U
5 Nursing Fundamentals 1 NUR1001 - 2 1 3 17 Ob C
6 Cell Biology BIO1008 - 2 1 3 Ob C
7 Public Health PUBH1001 - 3 0 3 Ob C
8 General Anatomy MEDI1066 - 1 1 2 Ob C
9 General Organ Physiology BIO1218 MEDI1066 2 0 2 Ob C
10 General Pharmacology PHRM3002 - 2 0 2 Ob C
11 Computer Skills COM1001 - 1 1 2 Ob C
12 General Genetics BIO1016 - 2 0 2 10 EL C
13 Biostatistics MCEL1001 - 3 0 3 EL C
14 English - Speaking Skills ENGL2002 - 3 0 3 EL C
15 General Chemistry CHEM1002 - 2 1 3 EL C
16 Medical Physics PHY1002 - 2 1 3 EL C
17 Medical Terminology ENGL1041 - 2 0 2 EL C
18 Immunology BIO2113 BIO1008 2 0 2 EL C
19 Embryology MEDI1001 - 2 0 2 EL C
20 Turkish Language for Non-Specialists TURK1022 - 3 0 3 EL C
21 Self-Management and Psychology PSY1046 - 2 0 2 EL C
22 Ethics in Medical Professions and Laws MCEL1001 - 3 0 3 EL C
23 Communication Skills BUS2004 - 3 0 3 EL C
24 Nursing Fundamentals 2 NUR1003 NUR1001 2 1 3 32 Ob D
25 Critical Care Nursing NURP2205 NUR1003 2 1 3 Ob D
26 Maternity Nursing NUR1004 NUR1003 2 1 3 Ob D
27 Microbiology BIO1004 - 2 1 3 Ob D
28 Clinical Assessment NUR2104 - 2 1 3 Ob D
29 Adult Nursing 1 NUR1005 - 2 1 3 Ob D
30 First Aid NUR2103 - 2 1 3 Ob D
31 Pediatric Nursing NURP2106 NUR1001 2 1 3 Ob D
32 Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities BIO1011 - 2 0 2 Ob D
33 Clinical Internship 1 (Hospital Internship) NURP21511 70% 0 3 3 Ob D
34 Clinical Internship 2 (Hospital Internship) NURP2003 NURP21511 0 3 3 Ob D
35 Psychiatric Nursing NUR1002 - 2 1 3 15 EL D
36 Hematology and Laboratory Analysis MLAB2112 MEDI2265 2 1 3 EL D
37 Child and Family Health PUBH2003 - 3 0 3 EL D
38 Nursing Management NUR1006 - 2 0 2 EL D
39 Healthy Nutrition FOOD2001 - 3 0 3 EL D
40 General Biochemistry CHEM2001 - 2 1 3 EL D
41 Child Growth and Development NURP1001 - 3 0 3 EL D
42 General Histology BIOZ115 - 1 1 2 EL D
43 Neonatal Nursing NURP2106 NUR1001 2 1 3 EL D
44 Pediatric Emergency Nursing NURP2208 NUR1001-NUR2103 2 1 3 EL D
45 General Pathology MEDI2265 BIO1218 2 0 2 EL D
46 Systemic Pharmacology PHRM3111 PHRM3002-MEDI2265 3 0 3 EL D
47 Adult Nursing 2 NUR3009 NUR1005 2 1 3 EL D
Total of Credit Hours 80

3-Courses Descriptions:

  1. English 1 (Writing and Expression Skills): This course is designed to prepare students for writing in the English language, focusing on reading and writing as integrated skills. Students will study and practice reading comprehension, the writing process, and critical thinking. They will develop the necessary skills to write clear and correct sentences while working on crafting a variety of well-structured and advanced paragraphs and/or short articles. Students will be responsible for writing several practical paragraphs/articles. The course may include competency tests or portfolio assessment.
  2. Islamic Culture: This course aims to introduce students to the sources of Islamic legislation, the characteristics of Islamic legislation, Islamic systems, family system, judicial system, governance system, economic system, characteristics of Islamic economic legislation, the nature of Islamic education, objectives and characteristics of Islamic education, religious activities, general educational principles in Islamic education, principles of teaching Islamic education, rules of Tajweed (pronunciation rules in Quranic recitation), and steps for teaching branches of Islamic education.
  3. Arabic Language: This course aims to introduce students to verbs and their types, subjects and predicates, interrogative tools, vocatives and exclamatory tools, conditional tools (affirmative and negative), the oath, the verb “to be” and its derivatives, numbers and their writing, and common mistakes in Arabic grammar.
  4. Humanities: This course aims to define the concept of civilization and its significance, ancient civilizations, Islamic civilization, and modern European civilization. It also covers factors contributing to the rise of civilizations and the achievements of these civilizations in political, economic, social, and scientific fields, as well as studying the cultures of these civilizations and human behavioral patterns within each civilization.
  5. Fundamentals of Nursing: This course provides students with theoretical knowledge and fundamental concepts related to nursing practice. Students will be introduced to the basics of health and wellness, medical terminology, mathematics, the nursing process, and will have laboratory and clinical experiences to learn essential nursing skills and impart a social aspect to nursing culture.
  6. Biology (Cell Biology): In this course, students will study basic concepts in cell biology, including the chemical composition of cells, inorganic and organic compounds, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and other cellular components. They will also learn about nuclear acids, cellular division, and the structure of plant cells, cell walls, protoplasm, vacuoles, and cell division.
  7. Public Health: This course provides a fundamental introduction to the concepts and practices of public health. It covers the philosophy, objectives, history, organization, functions, tools, activities, and outcomes of public health practice at both the national and local levels. The course aims to stimulate student interaction around important issues and challenges facing the nation’s and the world’s health.
  8. General Anatomy: This course covers basic information about the various systems of the human body, including their structure and function. It includes the study of cell structure, body fluids, the nervous system, the digestive system, the circulatory system, the respiratory system, the urinary system, the reproductive system, the muscular system, the skeletal system, metabolic processes, endocrine glands, the lymphatic system, and medical terminology related to each system. The course links the basic knowledge of anatomy to clinical anatomy.
  9. Organ Physiology: In this course, students study organ functions, cell physiology, blood physiology, proteins, blood colloids, blood groups, blood preservation, heart physiology, circulatory system, electrocardiogram, arterial blood pressure, lymphatics, and kidney physiology.
  10. General Pharmacology: This course introduces students to the definition of general pharmacology, classification of drugs, their applications, importance, major sources of drugs, therapeutic uses, factors modifying drug action, drug hypersensitivity, pharmacogenetics, drug addiction, bioavailability of drugs, additives and excipients in pharmaceutical preparations, drug interactions, and chemical, physiological, and pharmacological drug antagonism (competitive and non-competitive).
  11. Computer Skills: This course aims to discuss basic information related to computer usage in education and utilizing educational computer capabilities in the field of education. It covers working with essential software in the MS Office suite and handling digital images, as well as modifying them using computer applications.
  12. General Genetics: In this course, students study molecular genetics foundations (cell and its components, organic compounds, DNA as the genetic material) and cellular foundations of genetics (cell cycle, meiosis, cell division) and genetic methodologies (phenotypic and genotypic ratios, monohybrid inheritance, polygenic inheritance, consanguineous marriage, quantitative trait variations, normal distribution, multiple gene threshold model, gene distribution in humans), chromosomes, chromosomal abnormalities, genetic engineering, and applications of genetic engineering in medicine.
  13. Biostatistics: This course aims to equip students with a set of skills and knowledge, such as understanding the importance of statistics, the ability to select appropriate statistical methods for data, and application using computer programs. It also covers the analysis and interpretation of outputs, comprehension of statistical concepts, and understanding the role of a statistical analyst. Students will enhance their ability to participate in solving statistical problems and learn data collection methods through interviews, surveys, and more.
  14. English Language 2 (Speaking Skills): This course includes conversations, discussions, and presentations on a wide range of concrete, abstract, and specialized topics. It is designed to enhance speaking and listening skills in English and focuses on pronunciation, intonation, rhythm, and American English patterns. Emphasis is placed on oral communication, auditory comprehension, and vocabulary development. Students build their skills through intensive teaching and practice.
  15. General Chemistry: In this course, students study atomic theory, atomic structure, linear spectra of hydrogen atom, the periodic table, periodic properties of elements, chemical bonds, molecular structure, molecular orbital theory, chemical reactions, and acid-base concepts. The course also covers chemical equilibrium, solubility product (SP), and pH calculations.
  16. Medical Physics: This course introduces students to the basic principles of general physics, with a focus on fundamental laws, theories, and techniques commonly found in medical physics and biomedical physics textbooks. It assists students in understanding these laws and theories with practical applications and illustrates their interconnections.
  17. Medical Terminology: This course offers students an introduction to medical terminology by explaining the basic elements that make up medical terms, demonstrating how these elements are combined to form medical terminology, and providing suitable examples. It also includes an extensive explanation of the structural and functional organization of the human body, covering various body systems.
  18. Immunology: In this course, students study the principles of immunology, antibodies, complement system, autoimmunity and related diseases, organ transplantation, blood groups, human white blood cell antigens, vaccines, immunological diagnostic techniques, immunity and tumors, mechanisms of immunity against infections, immunity against bacterial diseases, immune deficiency diseases, allergies, chronic inflammation, and disorders of immune regulation.
  19. Embryology: This course covers reproductive cycles, fertilization, cleavage, the timing of embryonic development, formation of the embryonic disc, the derivatives of the germ layers, and the development of the embryo from the third to the ninth month. It also includes amniotic fluid, the placenta, central nervous system development, sensory organs, the musculoskeletal system, the urinary system, the reproductive system, the digestive system, and craniofacial development.
  20. Turkish Language for Non-Specialists: This course aims to introduce students to the Turkish language, starting from how to read and pronounce Turkish letters and the grammatical and spelling rules related to this language. It then progresses to listening to simplified Turkish texts, comprehension, reading skills, understanding, and comprehension of simple texts related to daily life, and finally, conversing in this language and engaging in dialogues among students to enable them to have a comprehensive idea of it and set them on the right path to mastery.
  21. Self-Management and Medical Psychology: In this course, students study medical psychology, its definition, importance, and purposes, as well as its relationship with other sciences. They explore health problems resulting from psychological, cultural, dietary, and lifestyle factors in individuals. The course covers theories explaining health-disturbing behaviors related to health care behavior and the practice of healthy behavior in life and its impact on physical and psychological health. It also addresses how individuals can manage themselves and their lives properly.
  22. Ethics of the Medical Profession and Its Laws: This course aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and situations that enable them to provide quality nursing care and apply appropriate ethics in decision-making for problem-solving in an ethical manner.
  23. Communication Skills: This course aims to introduce students to communication, its types, and levels. It describes the concept of self-awareness and empowers students to understand and know themselves. Throughout this course, students study the foundations, principles, and theories of communication, as well as the factors affecting the effectiveness of communication. The focus is on individual interaction with the group and individual interaction with the environment.
  24. Nursing Fundamentals 2: In this course, students study activities and exercises, rest and sleep, comfort and pain, nutrition, fluid and electrolyte balance, medications, oxygenation, urinary elimination, bowel elimination, sensory perception, and injection skills. It covers starting an intravenous infusion and adding medication, installing a urinary catheter, administering oxygen through a nasal cannula, placing a nasogastric tube, performing backrub, moving the patient, and administering a rectal suppository.
  25. Critical Care Nursing: In this course, students study an introduction to critical care, the impact of the intensive care environment on patients, hemodynamic monitoring in critical care, chest pain, myocardial infarction, heart failure, cardiac surgery, circulatory shock and its types, cardiac arrhythmias in critical care, principles of patient monitoring using monitors, basics of electrocardiography, reading ECG, automatic injector (infusion pump), defibrillator, central venous catheter insertion, and central venous pressure measurement.
  26. Obstetric Nursing: This course aims to familiarize students with menstrual disorders, genitourinary and reproductive tract infections, sexually transmitted diseases, infertility, antenatal and intrapartum healthcare, gestational diabetes, pregnancy-induced hypertension, contraception, pregnancy diagnosis, early pregnancy bleeding, anemia, cardiac diseases during pregnancy, labor management, wisdom teeth, postpartum, late pregnancy bleeding, and more.
  27. Medical Microbiology: This course covers the structure, nutrition, metabolism, and diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms. It includes physical and chemical disinfection methods, antibiotics, interactions with bacteria and fungi, replication and diseases caused by viruses, the immune system, allergenic antibodies, immune antibodies, and laboratory sample collection methods for diseases caused by microorganisms.
  28. Clinical Assessment and Pathophysiology: This course aims to introduce students to the necessary skills for assessing the basic health condition of individuals of different ages. These skills can be applied in nursing care in various clinical settings. The course focuses on history-taking and clinical examination skills for all body systems.
  29. Adult Nursing: This course aims to introduce students to adult cardiac nursing, including cardiac function assessment, circulation assessment, and the care of patients with heart diseases. It also covers respiratory nursing, upper and lower respiratory systems, surgical nursing before, during, and after surgery, skills of intravenous initiation, blood transfusion, administering oxygen via a nasal cannula, tracheostomy care, backrub, deep breathing exercises, effective coughing, and nebulization sessions.
  30. First Aid: This course provides an opportunity to study emergency situations that individuals may encounter at home, work, or other public places and how to respond to emergencies by providing first aid based on sound scientific principles. It covers how to provide first aid in cases of bleeding, fractures, wounds, choking, fainting, burns, and emergency childbirth, among others.
  31. Neonatal Nursing: This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to maintain the health of newborns and provide safe and accurate nursing care to them.
  32. Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities: This course presents the types of infections that can occur within healthcare facilities, their impact on humans, and methods for preventing their spread.
  33. Clinical Internship 1 (Hospital Internship): In this course, students undergo clinical training to acquire various clinical skills within the nursing specialty in hospitals and medical centers.
  34. Clinical Internship 2 (Hospital Internship): Similar to Clinical Internship 1, this course continues to provide students with clinical training and the opportunity to develop their skills within the nursing specialty in hospitals and medical centers.
  35. Psychiatric Nursing: In this course, students study mental health, mental illness, mental health services in the community, self-awareness, therapeutic communication, general principles of psychiatric nursing, symptoms and signs of mental illnesses, grief, coping with grief, and schizophrenia.
  36. Hematology and Laboratory Tests: This course covers the introduction to hematology, blood composition, red blood cells, hemoglobin, white blood cells, platelets, bone marrow, and the lymphatic system.
  37. Child and Family Health: This course aims to equip students with knowledge related to improving the health of women and children, with a focus on family health, by meeting the community’s needs on scientific and specialized foundations.
  38. Nursing Management: This course focuses on key concepts in management and emphasizes the role of nurses as agents of change in shaping the future of healthcare. It covers concepts and theories related to institutions, management, leadership, change, and the decision-making process. Additionally, it highlights social, cultural, economic, and historical factors that affect healthcare.
  39. Healthy Nutrition: This course covers the chemistry of essential substances for the human body, such as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and water, and their effects on the human body. It also discusses essential nutrients in normal and various disease conditions, highlighting the importance of proper nutrition for maintaining individual health.
  40. Biochemistry: This course provides the fundamentals of biochemistry, including structural and functional classification of compounds, as well as the structure and transformations of essential substances in the body.
  41. Child Growth and Development: This course discusses selected fundamental theories related to growth and development from birth to death, emphasizing physical, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of children’s growth and development. It also explores ethical aspects and the use of the nursing process to connect the course content with the Family Nursing course.
  42. General Histology: In this course, students study the definition of histology and its relationship to basic medical sciences. It covers the basic elements composing the human body, cell structure, cellular life phenomena, cellular differentiation, major tissues in the body, embryonic tissue formation, epithelial tissue, glands, supportive and nourishing connective tissues, muscular tissue, cardiac muscle, and nervous tissue.
  43. Neonatal Nursing: This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to maintain the health of newborns and provide safe and accurate nursing care to them.
  44. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Nursing: The course focuses on providing highly specialized emergency healthcare information to children of all ages and developmental levels. It includes sorting, stabilization, diagnosis, treatment, and appropriate care follow-up. The course also covers intensive care methods for pediatric emergencies, including a full range of medical, surgical, psychological, and psychosocial issues in a pediatric emergency department.
  45. General Pathology: This course aims to study pathology, including details related to the transmission methods and types of diseases categorized by body systems and sections.
  46. Systemic Pharmacology: This course covers medications related to the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, endocrine system, diabetes medications, alternative hormone therapies, blood and lipid-lowering medications, and gastrointestinal medications.
  47. Adult Nursing 2: This course covers adult digestive system nursing, including the assessment of digestive, gastric, and intestinal function. It also includes the evaluation of patients with eating disorders and upper gastrointestinal disorders. Additionally, it covers adult cardiac system nursing, assessment of liver and biliary system diseases, assessment of cardiac function, assessment of circulation and peripheral vessels, assessment of patients with heart diseases, tube feeding, specific nutritional measures, care of infectious and parasitic lesions, care of intestinal and rectal lesions, care of liver and biliary diseases, and care of cardiac patients.