CURRICULUM

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN):

The Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program offers a highly specialized education in nursing with an advance perspective. The program combines theoretical teaching, research methodology and activities, management of critical scenario and evidence-based practice. The focus of the program is to prepare specialist nurses who are able to integrate learnt knowledge and apply through inter-disciplinary collaboration and technology based interventions.

Curriculum for Master of Science in Nursing with sub specialty in Critical Care

The curriculum is approved by The Higher Education Commission, Islamabad and encompasses a 32 academic credits point-the course make-up 26 points and a research thesis is further 6 credit points. It is a full time study program consisting of twenty four months of uninterrupted study. The curriculum incorporates clinical and critical care nursing theories, evidence based practicum and research activities.

 

Year I Semester- I

S. No

Course Title

Total

1

Nursing Theories and Models

2

2

Advance Concepts of Health Assessment

2

3

Clinical Path physiology

2

4

Clinical Pharmacology

2

Total

8

Year I Semester- II

S. No

Course Title

Total

1

Critical Care Nursing-1 (Adult)

3

2

Critical Care Nursing-II (Pediatrics)

3

3

Research Methodology

3

Total

9

Year II Semester- I

S. No

Course Title

Total

1

Elective

4

2

Practicum

5

Total

9

Year II Semester- II

S. No

Course Title

Total

1

Research Thesis

6

Total

6

Grand Total

32

 

Post RN - BSN (2 Years Program)

Post RN-BSN (02 Year Program)

The entire course is spread over 4 terms. Total credit hour for overall course is 66. The courses taught during 2 years / 4 terms are as follow.

 

Year I (Term- I)

S. No

Course Title

Theory

Clinical/lab

Total

1.

Life Sciences

2.5

0.5

3

2.

Health Assessment

3

1

4

3.

Teaching Learning Principles & Practice

3

0

3

4.

English I

2

0

2

5.

Computer

0

1

1

6.

Patho-Physiology and Pharma -I

3

0

3

7.

Culture, Health & Society

2

0

2

Total

15.5

2.5

18

Year I (Term- II) 

S. No

Course Title

Theory

Clinical/lab

Total

1

Advance concepts of Nursing- I

3

3

6

2

Intro to Biostatistics

3

0

3

3

Patho- Physiology -Pharma- II

3

0

3

4

English II

2

0

2

5

Intro to Nursing Theories and Models

2

0

2

Total

13

3

16

Year II (Term- I)

S. No

Course Title

Theory

Clinical/lab

Total

1

Advance Concepts in Mental Health Nursing

2

1

3

2

Advance concepts in Community Health Nursing

2

1

3

3

Introduction to Research

3

0

3

4

Professional Development & leadership in Healthcare

3

0

3

5

English

2

0

2

6

Introduction to Epidemiology

2

0

2

Total

14

2

16

Year II (Term- II)

S. No

Course Title

Theory

Clinical/lab

Total

1

Practicum

Health Care System

Clinical Management

Clinical Education

Industrial Health Nurse/ School Health Nurse

2

12

14

2

Scholarly Writing

2

 

2

Total

4

12

16

Grand Total

46.5

19.5

66

BSN Generic (4 Years degree Program)

BSN Generic (04 Year Degree Program)

SCN is following the approved curriculum of Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan. The entire course is spread over four years .Total credits hour for overall course is 139.

 

Year I (Term- I)

S. No

Course Title

Theory

Clinical

Skill/Lab

Total

1.

Fundamental of Nursing-I

2.0

 

2.0

4.00

2.

Microbiology

2.5

 

0.5

3.00

3.

Anatomy and Physiology-I

3.0

 

0

3.00

4.

Biochemistry for Nurses

2.0

 

1.0

3.00

5.

English-I

2.0

 

0

2.00

6.

Computer Skills

0

 

1.0

1.00

Total

9.00

 

 

16.00

Year I (Term- II)

S. No

Course Title

Theory

Clinical

Skill/Lab

Total

1.

Fundamental of Nursing-II

2.00

1.00

1.00

4.00

2.

Anatomy and Physiology-II

3.00

0

0

3.00

3.

Community Health Nursing-I

2.00

1.00

0

3.00

4.

Applied Nutrition

1.00

0

0

1.00

5.

English-II

2.00

0

0

2.00

6.

Islamiat

2.00

0

0

2.00

7.

Pak. Studies

2.00

0

0

2.00

Total

 

 

 

17.00

Year II (Term- III)

S. No

Course Title

Theory

Clinical

Skill/Lab

Total

1.

Adult Health Nursing-I

4.00

3.00

1.00

8.00

2.

Pathophysiology-I

1.75

0

0.25

2.00

3.

Health Assessment -I

1.00

0

1.00

2.00

4.

Pharmacology-I

2.00

0

0

2.00

5.

Mathematics

1.00

0

0

1.00

6.

English-III

2.00

0

0

2.00

Total

 

 

 

17.00

Year II (Term- IV)

S. No

Course Title

Theory

Clinical

Skill/Lab

Total

1.

Adult Health Nursing-II

4.00

3.00

1.00

8.00

2.

Pathophysiology II

2.75

0

0.25

3.00

3.

Health Assessment-II

1.00

0

1.00

2.00

4.

Developmental Psychology

2.00

0

0

2.00

5.

Pharmacology II

2.00

0

0

2.00

6.

English IV

2.00

0

0

2.00

7.

Nursing Ethics

1.00

0

0

1.00

Total

 

 

 

20.00

 

Year III (Term- V)

S. No

Course Title

Theory

Clinical

Skill/Lab

Total

1.

Pediatrics Health Nursing

3.00

3.00

1.00

7.00

2.

Community Health Nursing -II

2.5

2.5

1.00

6.00

3.

Teaching & Learning: Principles and Practices

3.00

0

0

3.00

4.

English V

2.00

0

0

2.00

5.

Tropical Diseases

2.00

0

0

2.00

Total

 

 

 

20.00

Year III (Term- VI)

S. No

Course Title

Theory

Clinical

Skill/Lab

Total

1.

Mental Health Nursing

3.00

3.00

0

6.00

2.

Introduction to Biostatistics

2.5

0

0.5

3.00

3.

Behavioral Psychology

3.00

0

0

3.00

4.

Epidemiology

2.00

0

0

2.00

5.

English-VI

2.00

0

0

2.00

6.

Culture, Health and Society

2.00

0

0

2.00

Total

 

 

 

18.00

Year IV (Term- VII)

S. No

Course Title

Theory

Clinical

Skill/Lab

Total

1.

Critical Care Nursing

2.5

4.00

0.5

7.00

2.

Introduction to Nursing Theories

2.00

 

 

2.00

3.

Leadership and Management in Nursing

2.00

1.00

 

3.00

4.

Nursing Research

3.00

 

 

3.00

5.

English VII

2.00

 

 

2.00

Total

 

 

 

17.00

Year IV (Term- VIII)

S. No

Course Title

Theory

Clinical

Tutorial

Total

1.

Community Health Nursing-III

2.00

3.00

 

5.00

2.

Nursing Seminar / role transition

2.00

 

 

2.00

3.

Clinical Practicum

 

4.00

1.00

5.00

4.

English VIII

2.00

 

 

2.00

Total

 

 

 

14.00

Grand Total

 

 

 

139

Post Basic Diploma Programs

Curriculum Post Basic Diploma Programs:

  • Intensive Nursing Care (ICU)
  • Accident & Emergency Nursing (A&E)
  • Cardiology Nursing (CCU)

  

Curriculum for Post Basic Diploma in Intensive Nursing Care (ICU)

S. No

Name of Subjects

Theory

Clinical

Lab hrs

Total

1.

Health Assessment

219

548

 

767

2.

Pharmacology

20

 

 

20

3.

Pathophysiology

20

 

 

20

4.

Intensive Care Nursing

205

513

 

718

5.

English

20

 

 

20

6.

Computer

20

 

 

20

7.

Nursing Leadership and Management

20

 

 

20

8.

Nursing Biostatistics and Research

43

 

 

43

Curriculum for Post Basic Diploma in Accident & Emergency Nursing (A&E)

S. No

Name of Subjects

Theory

Clinical

Lab hrs

Total

1.

Accident & Emergency Nursing

200

572

 

772

2.

Health Assessment

80

 

120

200

3.

Pharmacology

70

 

 

70

4.

Pathophysiology

100

 

 

100

5.

Nursing Leadership and Management

30

 

 

30

6.

Nursing Biostatistics and Research

50

 

 

50

7.

English

20

 

 

20

8.

Computer

20

 

 

20 

 

Curriculum for Post Basic Diploma in Cardiology Nursing (CCU)

S. No

Name of Subjects

Theory

Clinical

Lab hrs

Total

1.

Health Assessment

80

 

120

200

2.

Pharmacology

70

 

 

70

3.

Pathophysiology

100

 

 

100

4.

Cardiology Nursing

200

572

 

772

5.

Nursing Leadership and Management

30

 

50

80

6.

Nursing Biostatistics and Research

25

25

 

50

7.

English

20

 

 

20

8.

Computer

20

 

 

20