The Aim of B.Sc. Nursing programme is to produce competent, efficient, responsible graduates, who within the framework of the nursing process, will provide health care to individuals and families in the preventive/promotive, curative, and rehabilitative settings; while at the same time make a meaningful contribution to positive growth to the nursing profession.
At the end of the program, the Graduate should be able to:
- Demonstrate the use of critical thinking in clinical decision-making.
- Formulate a personal and professional ethical framework to guide conduct and decision-making in professional nursing.
- Evaluate, apply and communicate research findings to improve professional practice.
- Analyze and evaluate leadership and management theories in nursing practice.
- Evaluate the health policy process for the improvement of health care for all.
- Demonstrate a commitment to humanitarian service as a component of professional nursing in a culturally diverse society.
- Engage in communication and collaboration with members of the health care team.
- Recognize the need for continuing education and learning and accept professional responsibility for his/her action, thus acting as a change agent in the delivery of health care.
- The Graduate will plan and implement care for individuals and families based on identified and potential problems and needs.
To be eligible for entry to the program of study for the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, applicants must satisfy the university’s requirements for normal matriculation.
- Applicants must have obtained passes in the Caribbean Examination Council
(CSEC) or the General Certificate Examination (GCE) Ordinary Level or any
approved equivalent, in at least five (5) subjects, including three (3 ) compulsory:
- English Language OR Communication Studies (CAPE);
- One subject from Mathematics OR Pure Mathematics (CAPE), OR Applied Mathematics (CAPE);
- One subject from Biology or Human and Social Biology.
(Chemistry, Food, and Nutrition, Caribbean History, Information Technology, Social Studies, Principles of Business and Principles of Account)
The Nursing Council also requires that candidates obtain passes at no lower than grade IV or D in CAPE/GCE ‘A’ level subjects OR no more than two (2) subjects at the Grade III for CSEC subjects.IN ADDITION,
- Applicants are also required to:
- Be at least 17 years at the time of admission to the program;
- Provide two (2) letters of recommendation
- Applicants may also be required to submit to a personal interview decided by the School