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

  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Promoting Health and Communication Across the Lifespan
  • Clinical Placement 1

Second semester

  • Nursing Care 1
  • Nursing in Context and Teaching and Learning
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Clinical Placement 2
  • English Language Communication

First semester

  • Microbiology
  • Sociology
  • Fundamentals of Nursing I
  • Principles of Teaching & Learning
  • Clinical Placement 2

Second semester

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Nursing II
  • Research & Evidence Based Nursing
  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics
  • Mental Health & Psychiatry
  • Clinical Placement 3

First semester

  • Health Assessment Nursing
  • Adult Health Nursing
  • Maternal Health Nursing
  • Clinical Pathophysiology & Pharmacology for Nurses
  • Nursing Theory and Practice III – Clinical Placement 5

Second semester

  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Primary Care & Community Nursing
  • Child & Adolescent Health Nursing
  • Professional Nursing Scholarship III – Leadership, Management, Ethics, and Legal Issues
  • Nursing Theory and Practice III – Clinical Placement 6

First semester

  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Law & Ethics
  • Management & Leadership
  • Clinical Placement 6

Second semester

  • Consolidated Clinical Placement