Undergraduate Nursing

BSc (Hons) Nursing
School of Nursing and Midwifery

What will you study?

The BSc (Hons) Nursing is a full-time, four-year undergraduate nursing degree programme. During the programme, students will gain experience in the nursing care of children, adults and the elderly and will spend half of their time in local clinical settings such as primary and community healthcare centres and psychiatric, general and specialist hospital care through our affiliated hospitals.

During the programme, students will learn the principles of holistic care, clinical competence, therapeutic communication, accountability and personal development. The curriculum also includes biomedical and social sciences knowledge, as applied to nursing, while the education dynamic involves the fostering of problem-solving skills, critical thinking and evidence-based approaches, all fundamental to nursing.

Students will graduate from the School of Nursing and Midwifery with a BSc (Hons) Nursing from RCSI Bahrain and the National University of Ireland (NUI).

BSc (Hons) Nursing graduates are able to conduct a holistic assessment of patient needs, and plan their care in conjunction with other clinical team members. They are also able to monitor patient progress in line with a care plan, and be fully aware of legalities around their care

RCSI Bahrain strives to produce self-aware nurses who develop their competence through practicing, and who can establish, maintain, and conclude therapeutic practice with patients, be it on an individual, group, family or community basis.

Being a nurse means being a team player, and at a more senior stage, graduates will be able to lead and delegate to other nurses, and foster teamwork in their daily practice. Most importantly, our graduates can take responsibility to enrich lifelong personal and professional development of themselves and others.

Students assessment and examinations will take place during or at the end of a module and in a variety of forms depending on the specific learning outcomes.

Assessment methods include:

  • Multiple-choice questions
  • Short-answer written questions
  • Objective structured clinical examinations
  • Projects
  • Oral presentations
  • Student clinical assessment reports



First semester

  • Anatomy and Physiology I (Integrated Biophysics & Biochemistry)
  • Foundation of Nursing Practice
  • English Language Communication I
  • *Arabic Language I (for Native speakers), OR *Arabic Language II (as a second language)
  • Library Research Skills

Second semester

  • Anatomy and Physiology II (Integrated Biophysics & Biochemistry)
  • Psychology
  • Human Growth & Development & Health Promotion
  • English Language Communication II
  • Communication & Listening Skills
  • *Modern History of Bahrain
  • Clinical Placement Human Growth & Development & Health Promotion (5 Weeks)

*HEC requirement

First semester

  • Microbiology
  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Nursing I
  • Principles of Teaching & Learning
  • Clinical Placement Fundamentals of Nursing I (10 Weeks)

Second semester

  • Sociology
  • Fundamentals of Nursing II
  • Research & Evidence Based Nursing
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Clinical Placement Fundamentals of Nursing II (10 Weeks)

First semester

  • Pathophysiology I
  • Clinical Pharmacology I
  • Medical / Surgical I
  • Health Assessment 1
  • Maternal Nursing
  • Paediatric Nursing
  • Clinical Placement Medical / Surgical Maternity Care & Paediatrics (8 Weeks)

Second semester

  • Pathophysiology II
  • Clinical Pharmacology II
  • Medical / Surgical II
  • Health Assessment II
  • Mental Health & Psychiatry
  • Community Nursing/Care of the Elderly & Disabled
  • Clinical Placement Medical / Surgical Mental Health &Psychiatry, PHC (8 Weeks)

First semester

  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Law & Ethics
  • Management & Leadership
  • *Human Rights
  • Clinical Placement Critical Care (CCU,ICU,AE,OT) 12 weeks

Second semester

  • Consolidated Clinical Practice 18 weeks