4 Years Generic BScN

Objectives of the Program

Upon graduation, students will be able to demonstrate responsibility and accountability to the nursing profession by:

  1. Adhering to established patterns of professional practices, which support the legal, religious, and ethical tenets of Pakistan.
  2. Incorporate the nursing process to provide safe, competent, and holistic nursing care to patients/clients in a variety of setting.
  3. Utilizing effective critical thinking and problem solving skills in their professional practice.
  4. Utilizing scholarly skills and the use of scientific methods in critiquing and applying existing nursing theories and research findings in practice setting.
  5. Utilizing effective oral and written communication skills in interpersonal and professional interactions with peers, clients, families and other professionals.
  6. Demonstrating competence in the use of available resources to support the identified needs of individuals, families, and communities in diverse settings.
  7. Demonstrating the ability to coordinate activities related to the provision of health care for clients in various settings.
  8. Developing attitudes and socio-political skills to influence the individuals, families, and communities to mobilize and allocate available resources to meet identified health needs.
  9. Demonstrating awareness of the existing health care system and its policies as they affect the patient/client care.
  10. Developing leadership skills to promote development of the profession.

Curriculum for Generic BScN Degree Program

Currently Institute of Nursing is following the structure and sequence of curriculum as recommended by Higher Education Commission (HEC), however the focus of curriculum has been moved from content based to competency-based, primarily to prepare its graduates for the provision of competent care which is aligned with the needs of clients/ population.

  • 4 Years Generic Course Credit Hours:
  • Total numbers of Credit hours          124-136
  • Duration                                               4 years
  • Semester duration                              16-18 weeks
  • Semesters                                            8
  • Course Load per Semester               15-18 Cr. Hr.
  • Number of courses per semester 4-6(not more than 3 courses)

 Scheme of Studies for Generic BScN Based on Semester wise

Year 1 Semester I

 

S #

 

Course Title

 

Theory

 

Clinical

 

Skills/Lab

Total Credit
1 Fundamental of Nursing-I 2.00 2.00 4.00
2 Microbiology 2.50 0.5 3.00
3 Anatomy and Physiology-I 3.00 3.00
4 Biochemistry for Nurses 2.00 1.00 3.00
5 English-I 2.00 2.00
6 Computer Skills 1.00 1.00
  Total 16.00

 

Year 1 Semester II

 

S #

 

Course Title

 

Theory

 

Clinical

 

Skills/Lab

Total Credit
1 Fundamental of Nursing-II 2.00 1.00 1.00 4.00
2 Anatomy and Physiology-II 3.00 3.00
3 Community Health Nursing-I 2.00 1.00 3.00
4 Applied Nutrition 1.00  

 

1.00
5 English-II 2.00 2.00
6 Islamiat* 2.00 2.00
7 Pak. Studies* 2.00 2.00
  Total 17.00

 

Year 2 Semester III

 

S #

 

Course Title

 

Theory

 

Clinical

 

Skills/Lab

Total Credit
1 Adult Health Nursing I 4.00 3.00 1.00 8.00
2 Pathophysiology-I 1.75 0.25 2.00
3 Health Assessment-I 1.00 1.00 2.00
4 Pharmacology-I 2.00 2.00
5 Mathematics 1.00 1.00
6 English-III 2.00 2.00
  Total 17.00

 

 

 

Year 2 Semester IV

 

S #

 

Course Title

 

Theory

 

Clinical

 

Skills/Lab

Total Credit
1 Adult Health Nursing II 4.00 3.00 1.00 8.00
2 Pathophysiology-II 2.75 0.25 3.00
3 Health Assessment-II 1.00 1.00 2.00
4 Developmental Psychology 2.00 2.00
5 Pharmacology-II 2.00 2.00
6 English-III 2.00 2.00
7 Nursing Ethics 1.00 1.00
  Total 20.00

 

Year 3 Semester V

 

S #

 

Course Title

 

Theory

 

Clinical

 

Skills/Lab

Total Credit
1 Pediatrics Health Nursing 3.00 3.00 1.00 7.00
2 Community Health Nursing-II 2.50 2.50 1.00 6.00
3 Teaching/Learning Principles and Practices 3.00  

 

 

 

3.00
4 English V 2.00 2.00
  Total 18.00

 

 

Year 3 Semester VI

 

S #

 

Course Title

 

Theory

 

Clinical

 

Skills/Lab

Total Credit
 

1

 

Mental Health Nursing

 

3.00

 

3.00

 

 

 

6.00

 

2

Introduction to Biostatics  

2.50

 

0.5

 

3.00

 

3

 

Behavioural Psychology

 

3.00

 

 

 

 

 

3.00

 

4

 

Epidemiology

 

2.00

 

 

 

2.00

 

5

 

English VI

 

2.00

 

2.00

 

6

Culture, Health and Society  

2.00

 

2.00

  Total 18.00

 

 

Year 4 Semester VII

 

S #

 

Course Title

 

Theory

 

Clinical

 

Skills/Lab

Total Credit
1 Critical Care Nursing 2.50 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 4 Semester VIII

 

S #

 

Course Title

 

Theory

 

Clinical

 

Tutorial

Total Credit
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

  Total 12.00

 

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