BSc Nursing Science Curriculum Course Outline in Nigeria

This post contains the BSc Nursing Science course outline in Nigerian universities.

Undergraduate Programme

FIRST YEAR

FIRST SEMESTER

Required Ancillary Courses 
COURSE CODE                  COURSE TITLEUNITS
BIO 101                                  Genetics for Medical Students2
BIO 151                                  General Biology I3
CHM 101                                Basic Principles of Chemistry 12
CHM 171                                Basic Practical Chemistry2
PHY 111                                 General Physics for Life Sciences2
PHY 191                                 Practical Physics2
MAT 111                                General Mathematics3
  
General Studies Courses 
GSP 101                                  The Use of English /Library Study Skills2
GSP 201                                  Peace and Conflict Resolution 12
 20
SECOND SEMESTER 
Required Ancillary Courses 
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLEUNITSBIO 152General Biology II3BIO 154General Biology (Practical)2ZOO 122Basic Parasitology2CHM 112Basic principles of Chemistry II2CHM 122Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry II2PHY 112General Physics for Life Sciences II2PHY 114General Physics for Life Sciences III2General Studies CoursesGSP 102The Use of English II2GSP 202Peace and Conflict Resolution II2 Total19
SECOND-YEAR 
FIRST SEMESTER 
  
COURSE CODE                  COURSE TITLEUNITS
Major Courses 
NSC 201                     Foundations of Nursing I3
NSC 211                     Principles of Psycho-Social Nursing in
                                    Health-Related Professions (For other Depts2
                                    in FHST)
  
Required Ancillary Courses 
ANAT 201                  Gross Human Anatomy 13
ANAT 213                  General Embryology2
ANAT 225                  General Histology & Cytology2
BIC 203                      Introduction to Human Biochemistry3
PYS 201                      Human Physiology/Blood2
PYS 203                      Gastrointestinal Tract (GIT) & Renal2
  
  
General Studies Courses 
GSP 101                      The Use of English /Library Study Skills2
                                    (for Direct Entry Stds only)
GSP 201                      Peace and Conflict Resolution 1 (for DE stds)2
GSP 207                      Humanities 12
COS 111                     Computer Sciences2
 21/23
SECOND SEMESTER 
COURSE CODE      COURSE TITLEUNITS
Major Courses 
NSC 202                     Foundations of Nursing II3
NSC 204                     Basic Nutrition in Nursing2
NSC 212                     Psychology in Nursing2
NSC 262                     Nursing Practicum/Clinical3
Required Ancillary Courses 
ANA 202                    Gross Human Anatomy II3
BIC 202                     Metabolism3
PYS 204                      Cardiovascular & Respiratory System2
General Studies Courses 
GSP 102                      The Use of English (for Direct Entry stds only)2
GSP 202                      Peace and Conflict Resolution II (for DE stds only)2
GSP 208                      Humanities II2
 20/22
Clinical posting/experience                                                                          
 
 
THIRD YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
  
COURSE CODE                  COURSE TITLEUNITS
Major courses 
NSC 311                     Medical-Surgical Nursing 12
NSC 313                     Pharmacology for Nurses2
NSC 321                     Community Health Nursing 12
NSC 341                     Family Health Nursing 12
NSC 351                     Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing2
Required Ancillary Courses 
ANAT 301                  Head & Neck3
ANAT 303                  Neuro-anatomy2
PYS 301                      Endocrinology and Reproduction2
COM 353                    Sociology in Health Practice2
LAW 151                    Medical Jurisprudence I2
General Studies Courses 
GSP 207                      Humanities 1   (DE stds only)2
21/23
SECOND SEMESTER
  
COURSE CODE                  COURSE TITLEUNITS
Major courses 
NSC 312                     Medical-Surgical Nursing II4
NSC 314                     Nutrition in Illness/Disease2
NSC 316                     Paediatric Nursing2
NSC 322                     Community Health Nursing II3
NSC 342                     Reproductive Health Nursing I2
Required Ancillary Courses 
MLS 334                     Introduction to Medical Microbiology2
COM 351                    Biostatistics in Health Technology2
LAW 152                    Medical Jurisprudence II2
  
General Studies Courses 
GSP 208                      Humanities II  (DE students only)2
 19/21
Consolidated 26weeks clinical/community postings begin            
FOURTH YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER 
COURSE CODE                  COURSE TITLEUNITS
Major courses 
NSC 461                     Community Health Nursing Clinical6
NSC 463                     Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical6
NSC 465                     Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing Clinical3
NSC 467                     Maternal & Child Health Nursing Clinical6
Required ancillary course 
CED 341                     Introduction to Entrepreneurship2
 23
Consolidated clinical/community postings end 
 
 
 
SECOND SEMESTER
 
COURSE CODE                  COURSE TITLEUNITS
Major courses 
NSC412                      Medical-Surgical Nursing III4
NSC 422                     Community Health Nursing III3
NSC 432                     Introduction to Nursing Education2
NSC4 34                     Principles of Management & Administration in Nursing2
NSC 436                     Public Relations in Nursing2
NSC 442                     Reproductive Health Nursing II2
NSC 482                     Research Methodology3
Required ancillary course 
CED342                      Business Development & Management2                    
                                                                                                                        20 
Clinical/community postings for pre professional and Professional Examination 1                  
 
FIFTH YEAR
FIRST SEMESTER
 
COURSE CODE                  COURSE TITLEUNITS
Major courses 
NSC 511                     Medical-Surgical Nursing2
NSC 521                     Community Health Nursing2
NSC 523                     Gerontology/ Geriatric Nursing2
NSC 533                     Health Economics2
NSC 535                     Guidance & Counseling in Nursing2
NSC 541                     Reproductive Health Nursing III4
NSC 571                     Nursing Seminar3
 17
SECOND SEMESTER 
  
COURSE CODE                  COURSE TITLEUNITS
Major courses 
NSC562                      Client teaching/Counseling Practicum2
NSC 564                     Nursing Administration & Management Practicum2
NSC566                      Reproductive Health Nursing Practicum6
NSC592                      Project6
 16                 

POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMME

MASTERS PROGRAMME

CORE COURSES      

FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE NOTITLEUNITS 
PGC   601ICT and Research Methodology3
NSC 701Legal and Ethical Aspects of Professional Development in Nursing2
NSC 725Wellness and Health Promotion2
NSC 733Health Economics2
NSC 781Advanced Statistics in Health Technology2

                                                                             TOTAL                                               11 Units 

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE NOTITLEUNITS 
NSC 702Advanced Concepts & Theoretical Foundations of Nursing3
NSC 704Nursing Informatics2
NSC 732Nursing Entrepreneurship2

                                                                             TOTAL                                         7 Units

THIRD SEMESTER (FIELDWORK)

COURSE NOTITLEUNITS 
NSC 761Professional Posting in Specialty Areas4
NSC 783Nursing Seminar2
NSC 791Dissertation6

                                                                             TOTAL                                       12 Units

M.Sc. SPECIALISATIONS

Candidates should register the courses relevant to the various specializations as listed below

MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING

FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE NOTITLEUNITS
NSC 711Concepts and Principles of Medical Surgical Nursing2
NSC 713Management of Selected Acute/Chronic Medical-SurgicalConditions3
NSC 715Critical Care Nursing2
TOTAL 7 Units
First Semester Electives (Only one course)
 
Course No.     TitleUnits
NSC    717      Gerontology Nursing2
NSC    731      Principles of Health and Policy System, Planning and Administration3
NSC    727      Environmental & Occupational Health2
NSC    775      Guidance & Counseling2

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE NOTITLEUNITS
NSC 712Palliative Care & Rehabilitation Nursing2
NSC 714Oncology Nursing2
       TOTAL 4 Units
Second Semester Electives (Only 2 Units) 
Course No.TitleUnits
NSC    734Advanced Public Relations in Health Practice2
NSC    752Advanced Community Mental Health /Psychiatric Nursing2

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING:

FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE NOTITLEUNITS
NSC 721Theories and Practice of Community Health Nursing3
NSC 723Epidemiology in Nursing2
NSC 727Environmental & Occupational Health2

                                                                             TOTAL                                   7 Units

First Semester Electives (Only one course) 
Course No.TitleUnits
NSC    717Gerontology Nursing2
NSC    731Principles of Health and Policy System, Planning and Administration3
NSC    775Guidance & Counseling2

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE NOTITLEUNITS
NSC 722Principles and Practice of Primary Health Care and Family Health2
NSC 724Programme Planning & Evaluation3
 TOTAL 5 Units
 
Second Semester Electives (Only 2 Units)
   
Course No.TitleUnits
NSC    712Palliative Care & Rehabilitation Nursing2
NSC   734Advanced Public Relations in Health Practice2
NSC     752Advanced Community Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing2

NURSING ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT                    

FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE NOTITLEUNITS
NSC 731Principles of Health and Policy Systems, Planning and Administration3
NSC 735Health and Nursing Service Administration & Management3

                                                                             TOTAL                                     6 Units

  
First Semester Electives (Only 2 Units) 
Course No.TitleUnits
NSC    717Gerontology Nursing2
NSC    727Environmental & Occupational Health2
NSC    775Guidance & Counseling in Nursing2

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE NOTITLEUNITS
NSC 734Advanced Public Relations in Health Practice2
NSC 736Human Resource Planning & Management in Nursing3

                                                                 TOTAL                                                 5 Units

 
Second Semester Electives (Only 2 Units) 
Course No.TitleUnits
NSC    712Palliative Care& Rehabilitation Nursing2
NSC     752Advanced Community Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing2

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING

FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE NOTITLEUNITS
NSC 741Family Theories & Dynamics2
NSC 743Contemporary Issues in Women’s Health, Programmes &Policies.2
NSC 745Care of expectant families through Antenatal, Intra and Post Partum Period /Maternal and Infant Nutrition.3

                                                                             TOTAL                                     7 Units

First Semester Electives (Only one course)

Course No.                  Title                                                                                                     Units

NSC    727  Environmental & Occupational Health                 2

NSC   731   Principles of Health and policy systems, planning and Administration         3

NSC   775   Guidance & Counseling in Nursing       2

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE NOTITLEUNITS
NSC 742Contemporary Issues in Children’s & Newborn’s, Health, Programmes and Policies.2
NSC 744Issues in contraception, infertility & sexually transmitted infections.2
NS     746Neonatology/Paediatrics2

                                                                 TOTAL                                                 6 Units

Second Semester Electives (Only one course)

Course No.            Title                                                                      Units

NSC    712      Palliative Care & Rehabilitation Nursing                              3                       NSC 734          Advanced Public Relations in Health Practice                                   2

NSC     752         Advanced Community Mental Health /Psychiatric Nursing        2

MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHIATRIC NURSING

FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE NOTITLEUNITS
NSC 751Life Cycle Approach in Mental Health & Psychiatry3
NSC 753Advanced Concepts in, and approaches to Management of Mental Health/Psychiatric Problems.3
NSC 775Guidance and Counselling2

                                                                            TOTAL                                   8 Units

 
 
First Semester Electives (Only one course) 
Course No.TitleUnits
NSC    727Environmental & Occupational Health2
NSC    731Principles of Health and policy systems, planning and Administration3

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE NOTITLEUNITS
NSC 752Advanced Community Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing2
NSC 754Nursing Management of Selected Mental Health/Psychiatric Problems.2
NSC 756Psycho-Pathology of Mental Health/Psychiatric Conditions3
                                                                              TOTAL                                   7 Units
 
Second Semester Electives (Only 2 Units)          
   
Course No.TitleUnits
NSC    714Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Nursing2
NSC       734Advanced Public Relations in Health Practice2

NURSING EDUCATION

FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE NOTITLEUNITS
NSC 771Curriculum Development in Nursing.   2
NSC 773Measurement and Evaluation in Nursing   2
NSC 775Guidance and Counseling in Nursing   2
REQUIRED ANCILLARY COURSE
EDU. 500Philosophy of Education   2
                                                                               TOTAL                                       8 Units
 
First Semester Electives (Only one course)
 
Course No.TitleUnits
NSC    717Gerontology Nursing2
NSC    727Environmental & Occupational Health2
NSC     731Principles of Health and Policy Systems, Planning and Administration3
   

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE NOTITLEUNITS
NSC 772Educational Psychology Applied to Nursing2
NSC 724Fundamentals of Nursing Educational Administration.2
NSC 776Teaching Learning Process and Continuing Education Methods Applied to Nursing.2
                                                                               TOTAL                                     6 Units
 
Second Semester Electives (Only 2 Units)
Course No.          Title                                                            Units
NSC    712           Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Nursing            2734           Advanced Public Relations in Health PracticeNSC2
NSC       752         Advanced Community Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing2
DOCTORAL PROGRAMME
CORE COURSES:
COURSE NO                        TITLEUnits
PGC 701         Synopsis and Grant Writing3
NSC 901                     Advanced Research Methods and Techniques Applied to Nursing3
NSC 904                     Advanced Nursing informatics3
NSC 932                     Advanced Nursing Entrepreneurship2
NSC 981                     Advanced Statistics in Health Technology3
                                                                                                                                               
                                                TOTAL14 Units
Units
NSC 984                     Doctoral Seminar I3
NSC 985                     Doctoral Seminar II3
NSC 986                     Doctoral Seminar III4
NSC 990                     Doctoral Thesis12
                                    TOTAL22 Units
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