University of Sharjah
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The nursing program offers two streams leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): the basic stream open to high school graduates and the bridging stream open to nurses with a diploma degree in nursing. The department of nursing is launching a master’s degree in critical care and emergency nursing in the near future to satisfy an expressed need for this specialization in the UAE. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program combines theory and practice to prepare nurses to work in a wide variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools and communities. The Department of Nursing offers two streams in undergraduate nursing: a four-year stream for high school graduates, and a Bridging/ Post-diploma stream for registered nurses with a diploma in nursing. The latter may be done on a full-time or a part-time basis. Following is a description of the program structure for both streams. Employment opportunities abound for graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) due to the high demand for nurses in the UAE and worldwide. Graduates from the program are employed as general nurses providing direct healthcare to patients, families, and communities. Graduates may assume various roles in nursing practice, education, leadership and management, and research.