Faculty of Nursing

Bridging Program
Bridging Program
Conceptual Framework

Nursing is an applied science, therefore, nursing education is best taught in an environment where the students can apply the knowledge and skills under the direction of an expert practitioner of both nursing and education. This model provides the student with the theories and clinical practicum in acute, intermediate, long-term care or ambulatory health care facilities. Learning will take place in accredited health care facilities through affiliation agreements with these facilities.

The Bridging Nursing Program is designed to prepare the technical nurses interested in advancing their career to function as professional nurses in hospitals, long term care facilities and the community settings. The Program is two years plus 6 month internship in duration and regulated by the Faculty of Nursing, King Abdulaziz University. It will award BSN degree for all technical nurses who satisfactorily complete the graduation requirements.

Objective Of Bridging Program:

The nurse who will graduate from the Bridging Nursing Program will be able to function in any health care setting. At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Provide professional nursing care, in relation to health promotion and maintenance, illness care, restoration, rehabilitation, based on knowledge derived from theory and research.
  • Implement nursing skills & knowledge and principles of leadership to enhance nursing and health care practices within various settings.
  • Utilize principles of research and evidence based practice to improve nursing practice.
  • Collaborate with other health care providers in promoting general health and well-being of the clients.
  • Apply nursing professional values, ethics, moral and legal aspects into nursing practice.
Expected Outcome:
  • Provide appropriate patient/public updated health education that is sensitive to their needs.
  • Communicate effectively and accurately with patients, physicians and other health care team members.
  • Display the attitudes and values appropriate to health care professionals.
  • Maintain the optimal level of standards of nursing practice.
  • Improve nursing service and advance nursing knowledge based on scientific research process and directive inquiries.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability that are congruent with professional nursing standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with colleague, and other health care providers
  • Safe guard patient dignity, respect, and comfort during care provision.
  • Apply professional values, ethical, moral and legal aspects of nursing into nursingpractice.
  • Adapt nursing informatics to support nursing decision making process
Admission Requirements/ Criteria of student selection:

Admission to the Bridging Nursing Program shall be based primarily on the Applicant’s Profile. That will require the following:

  • Saudi citizen & Non Saudi of Saudi mother citizen
  • Graduated from the Technical Nursing Programs (junior college, MOH health institutes graduate after 1413, and private health institute) who completed 3 Years.
  • With a GPA of very good and above.
  • A full-time student.
  • Pass the interview and the department Pre-selection/Qualifying Examination.
  • Proficiency in English language, a minimum TOFEL 450 or its equivalent
  • Physically fit as evidenced by a current medical examination report.
  • Graduated since not more than 10 years
  • Submit two reference letters.
  • Applicants must have current basic live support (BLS) certificate and Saudi Council for Health Specialties (SCHS) license.
السنة الأولى
First Year
الفصل الدراسي الأول
First Semester
رمز المادة
Subject Code
المناهج
Courses
الساعات المعتمدة/أسبوع
Credit Hours/Week
الساعات الفعلية / أسبوع
Contact Hours/Week
متطلب سابق
Pre-Requisite
نظري
Theory
معمل
Lab
تدريب
Practice
المجموع
Total
نظري
Theory
معمل
Lab
تدريب
Practice
المجموع
Total
م ل ا_٣١٠
ELCN_310
لغة انجليزية
English Language
2 1 0 3 2 2 0 4 لا يوجد
None
ع ا ط_٣١٠
PHAN_310
علم الأدوية
Applied Pharmacology
3 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 لا يوجد
None
ع ا ت_٣١٠
PATN_310
علم وظائف الأعضاء المرتبط بأمراض
Pathophysiology
2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 لا يوجد
None
تمض_٣٢٠
NURS_320
التقييم الصحي
Health Assessment
1 1 1 3 1 2 3 6 لا يوجد
None
تمض_٣٢١
NURS_321
تمريض البالغين
Adult Health Nursing
3 1 2 6 3 2 6 11 لا يوجد
None
CPIT_100 حاسب آلي
Computer Science
3 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 لا يوجد
None
سلم_١٠١
ISLS_101
ثقافة إسلامية_I
Islamic studies_I
2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 لا يوجد
None
المجموع
Total
16 3 3 22 16 6 9 31
الفصل الدراسي الثاني
Second Semester
رمز المادة
Subject Code
المناهج
Courses
الساعات المعتمدة/أسبوع
Credit Hours/Week
الساعات الفعلية / أسبوع
Contact Hours/Week
متطلب سابق
Pre-Requisite
نظري
Theory
معمل
Lab
تدريب
Practice
المجموع
Total
نظري
Theory
معمل
Lab
تدريب
Practice
المجموع
Total
تمض_٣١٠
CLNN_310
التغذية
Nutrition
2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 لا يوجد
None
تمض_٣٣٠
NURS_330
تمريض الأمومة و صحة المرأة
Maternity & Women Health Nursing
3 1 2 6 3 2 6 11 تمض_٣٢٠
NURS_320
تمض_٣٤٠
NURS_340
تمريض الأطفال
PEDIATRIC NURSING
3 1 2 6 3 2 6 11 تمض_٣٢٠
NURS_320
تمض_٣٤١
NURS_341
النمو و التطور
Growth & Development
2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 لا يوجد
None
عرب_١٠١
ARAB_101
لغة عربية_I
Arabic language_I
3 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 لا يوجد
None
سلم_٢٠١
ISLS_201
ثقافة إسلامية_II
Islamic studies_II
2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 سلم_١٠١
ISLS_101
المجموع
Total
15 2 4 21 15 4 12 31
السنة الدراسية الثانية
Second Year
الفصل الدراسي الثالث
Third Semester
رمز المادة
Subject Code
المناهج
Courses
الساعات المعتمدة/أسبوع
Credit Hours/Week
الساعات الفعلية / أسبوع
Contact Hours/Week
متطلب سابق
Pre-Requisite
نظري
Theory
معمل
Lab
تدريب
Practice
المجموع
Total
نظري
Theory
معمل
Lab
تدريب
Practice
المجموع
Total
تمض_٤٥٠
NURS_450
تمريض صحة المجتمع
Community Health Nursing
3 0 2 5 3 0 6 9 تمضـ٣٢٠
NURS_320
تمض_٤٦٠
NURS _460
تمريض الصحة العقلية
Mental Health Nursing
3 0 2 5 3 0 6 9 لا يوجد
None
تمض_٤٦١
NURS_461
تمريض النفس اجتماعي
Psychosocial nursing
3 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 لايوجد
None
عرب_٢٠١
ARAB_201
لغة عربية_II
Arabic language_II
3 0 0 3 3 0 0 2 عربـ١٠١
ARAB_101
سلم_٣٠١
ISLS_301
ثقافة إسلاميةـIII
Arabic language_I
2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 سلمـ٢٠١
ISLS_201
COMM_101 مهارات الاتصال
Islamic studies_II
3 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 لا يوجد
None
المجموع
Total
17 0 4 21 17 0 12 29
الفصل الدراسي الرابع
Fourth Semester
رمز المادة
Subject Code
المناهج
Courses
الساعات المعتمدة/أسبوع
Credit Hours/Week
الساعات الفعلية / أسبوع
Contact Hours/Week
متطلب سابق
Pre-Requisite
نظري
Theory
معمل
Lab
تدريب
Practice
المجموع
Total
نظري
Theory
معمل
Lab
تدريب
Practice
المجموع
Total
ص_٤١٠
STAN_410
الإحصاء
Statistics
2 1 0 3 2 2 0 4 لا يوجد
None
تمض_٤٢٠
NURS_420
التمريض المتقدم والعناية الحرجة
Advanced & Critical Care Nursing
3 1 2 6 3 2 6 11 تمضـ٣٢١/ تمضـ٣٢٠
NURS_321/ NURS_320
تمض_٤٨٠
NURS _480
القيادة في التمريض
Nursing Leadership
3 0 2 5 3 0 6 9 لا يوجد
None
تمض_٤٩٠
NURS_490
طرق البحث في التمريض
Nursing Research & evidence based practice
3 0 0 3 3 0 0 3 لا يوجد
None
سلم_٣٠١
ISLS_301
ثقافة إسلاميةـIV
Islamic studies_IV
2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 سلمـ٣١٠
ISLS_301
المجموع
Total
13 2 4 19 13 4 12 29
Program Requirements:
  • The required hours for completion of the Bridging Nursing Program are 83 credit hours: 61 credit hours theory and 22 credit hours practice.

      Credit hours equivalencies in the program are based on the ratio of one theory credit hour is equivalent to:

    • one (1) clock hour (contact) hour
    • one lab credit hour is equivalent to two (2) clock hours
    • one practical credit hour is equivalent to three (3) clock hours
  • The allowable period to complete the degree shall not be less than (2) two years and not more than (4) four years in addition to 6 month of internship. The length of the semester is 15 weeks excluding the examination period.
  • The language of instruction shall be in English.
  • The program will be paid and implemented through the Deanship of Community Services.
  • The available seats in the program allow admission of only 40 students at the moment.
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