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COLUMBIA UNION CONFERENCE COLLEGE OF HEALTH & SCIENCES

Adventist University of West Africa

Advent Hill, Schiefflin Township

Lower Margibi County, Republic of Liberia

SEBOE Lendeh Euphemia MSc. (Nursing), MPH, RN                  

Dean of College

 

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN NURSING

 

Academic Staff: Nursing

Full Time

NYUMAH Boffah Kollie A. MSc. BSc. RN                              Instructor Medical/Surgical Nursing       Chair of Department

KOLLIE Erhuvwukorotu Siemuri  PhD. MSc. (Nursing) RN, RM   Professor

MASALINE Nancy  MPH, BSc.N, RN                                     Instructor Community Health Nursing

FREEMAN Diana E. MSc, BSc. Rn                                         Instructor Pediatric Nursing

MULBAH Fatu Sirleaf A. MSc. BSc. RN                                  Instructor Mental Health Nursing

NWAOGWUGUW Margreth BSc, RN                                  Clinical Laboratory Coordinator

KOROMA Victoria BSc, RN                                                 Clinical Instructor

Academic Staff: Public Health

 KIAZOLU Satta C. MSc, BSc. RN                                      Chair of Department Public Health

 DENNIS Martin L. PhD., (Org Mngt),                                Asst Professor I

GONO Joeseph  Nyan, PhD MPH BSc.N LPN,                   Assoc Professor I

SAYWON Rosetta G. MPH, BSc. RN                                 Instructor Public Health

SUMO Veronica MSc, BSc, RN                                         Instructor Public Health

 

 

Our Mission

To provide high quality, broad-based nursing education that is based on Christian values. The program will prepare men and women to become dedicated and committed nursing professionals who are ready to advocate for the principles of preventive health care. They will be equipped with clinical skills and research capabilities that will make a difference. Emphasis will be placed on client-centred nursing care practice, and holistic approach to learning in the context that integrates faith and learning. Graduates of the college will meet international standard and expectations; they will be able to face the challenges of the modern world of nursing. Our graduates are intended to also fit in and meet the present need of the Liberian health care system. So, the BScN Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will avail the students of knowledge and skills to qualify as licensed nurses.

 

Philosophy

Congruent to the challenges of a new millennium and the complex nature of our society, the college of nursing is committed to providing students with a broad-based professional education that is relevant and functional, and reflecting a Christian orientation. The graduates will be competent professionals with a well-structured and all-round education. The uniqueness of the Adventist University of West Africa is found in the pursuance of Seventh-day Adventist philosophy of education that emphasizes the harmonious development of academic, physical, psycho-social, and spiritual potentials of students. The college believes that as it seeks to develop high professional competence in the students, there is also the desire to integrate moral values in harmony with a conviction of what Christian education should be, and to imbibe the appropriate meaning of dignity, value and self-worth of all mankind.

Goals

These are to:

  1. Provide students with relevant, functional and broad-based professional education that reflects a Christian orientation and to also foster an educational environment that will integrate Christian values.

  2. Prepare nursing students who will demonstrate effective leadership and management skills in diverse nursing practice situations.

  3. Produce nursing graduates with an orientation for preventive healthcare in harmony with the universal philosophy of the World Health Organization (WHO) who can adapt teaching/learning strategies to meet the specific health needs of individuals, groups and communities.

  4. Prepare students who can analyse knowledge from the arts, sciences and humanities in the development of professional skills and the use of nursing theories in making nursing practice decisions.

  5. Provide students with skills and principles of consumer advocacy, accountability and responsibility, taking into account pertinent ethical and legal implications in accord with the current standards of professional nursing practice.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission into the nursing program must satisfy the minimum university requirements for admission to the degree program which includes acceptable pass at the university screening test. They must in addition have a minimum credit level passes at the WAEC or it equivalent in five subjects, at not more than two sittings, which include English language, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Transfer students from recognized institutions by the Liberian Board for Nursing and Midwifery and the National Commission on Higher Education, seeking admission into the nursing program  must satisfy the minimum university requirements which include WAEC certificate with pass in five subjects, at not more than two sittings, as listed above and a placement test must be passed.

Requirement for Graduation

The program will be of a four years duration providing instructions by structured course system and clinical practice, which will enable students sit and pass the national board examinations for registered nurse and registered midwifery, registered paediatric nurse, or registered community health nurse. There shall be four levels of courses numbered 100-199, 200-299, 300-399, 400-499 with the courses prefixed with the letters NRSG. A total of 154 semester including 36 semester credits of general, 18 credits of cognate, 94 credits of core and 2 credits of elective courses are needed for graduation. Also, a total 4 credits for concentrated clinical practice (SIWES) shall be required for graduation. Courses with clinical components will have grades allotted to clinical practice and must be passed before an overall grade can be awarded to that course. Clinical nursing practice clinical Affiliation courses will be evaluated on a satisfactory and unsatisfactory scale, with an 80% grade required for a satisfactory pass. Total of 3375 clinical and laboratory hours shall be required for graduation. All core clinical nursing courses in a lower level must be passed before a student can proceed to core clinical nursing courses on a higher level, the passing score is 80%. Also, a Cumulative Grade Point Average CGPA of 2.50 is the minimum for progression in the Nursing program.

Evaluation Criteria

A ------------------------------  90-100      4 POINTS

B -----------------------------   80-89        3 POINTS

C -----------------------------   70-79       2 POINTS

D -----------------------------   60-69       1 POINT

F -----------------------------    50 and Below 0 POINT

Grade Allotment Criteria

Class attendance/participation                                    5%

Assignments                                                              10%

Quizzes                                                                   10%

Clinical proficiency                                                    15%

Mid-semester examination                                           20%

Final examination                                                       40%

*NB non-clinical courses will have 10% each for assignment and quizzes.

 

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN NURSING

 

BIOL 101         General Biology                                                             (3 Credits)

CHEM 102       General Chemistry                                                         (3 Credits)

PHYS 105         General Physics for Health Sciences                                 (3 Credits)

NRSG 102        Anatomy And Physiology I                                              (3 Credits)

NRSG 104        Basic Nutrition                                                              (2 Credits)

NRSG 200        Clinical Nursing Practice   I                                            (2 Credits)

PHIL 201          Philosophy of Science                                                     (2 Credits)

NRSG 201        Fundamentals of Nursing I                                              (4 Credits)

NRSG 202        Fundamentals of Nursing II                                             (4 Credits)

NRSG 203        Ethics and Professional Adjustment                                  (2 Credits)

NRSG 205        Anatomy And Physiology II                                            (3 Credits)

NRSG 207         Health Assessment                                                       (3 Credits)

NRSG 208         Clinical Microbiology                                                   (3 Credits)

NRSG 210         Clinical Pathophysiology                                               (2 Credits)

NRSG 212        Psychology And Sociology                                             (2 Credits)

STAT 202         Biostatistics                                                                    (3 Credits)

NRSG 204        Obstetric Maternity Nursing I                                         (4 Credits)

NRSG 003        Simplified Diagnosis and Treatment                                 (4 Credits)

NRSG 300        Clinical Nursing Practice II                                             (2 Credits)

NRSG 301        Mental Health And Psychiatric Nursing I                         (4 Credits)

NRSG 302        Mental Health And Psychiatric Nursing II                        (4 Credits)

NRSG 303        Obstetric Maternity Nursing II                                       (4 Credits)

NRSG 304        Obstetric Maternity Nursing III                                      (4 Credits)

NRSG 305        Medical- Surgical Nursing I                                          (4 Credits)

NRSG 306        Medical-Surgical Nursing II                                          (4 Credits)

NRSG 308        Primary Health Concepts                                              (4 Credits)

NRSG 310        Research Methods-Evidence Based Practice in Nursing    (3 Credits)

NRSG 311        Tropical and Communicable Diseases                            (3 Credits)

NRSG 313        Pharmacology And Therapeutics                                    (3 Credits)

NRSG 315        Spiritual Nursing Care                                                   (1 Credit)

PHSC 308         Occupational Health                                                   (2 Credits)

PHSC 310         Environmental Health                                                   (2 Credits)

NRSG 400        Nursing Capstone Clinical Affiliation                             (6 Credits)

NRSG 401        Pediatric Nursing I                                                       (3 Credits)

NRSG 402        Pediatric Nursing II                                                      (3 Credits)

NRSG 403        Nursing Administration And Management                     (3 Credits)

NRSG 404        Community Health Nursing                                          (4 Credits)

NRSG 405        Medical-Surgical Nursing III                                         (3 Credits)

NRSG 409        Teaching in Nursing                                                   (3 Credits)

NRSG 410        Nursing Care of the Ageing Client                               (2 Credits)

NRSG 433        Nursing Capstone Senior’s Seminar                             (2 Credits)

NRSG 499        Senior Research Project                                              (3 Credits)                         

PHSC 413         Global Health Issues                                                  (2 Credits)

PHSC 415         International Women Health                                       (2 Credits)

Ready For Practice Workshop

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN PUBLIC HEALTH

 

BIOL 101         General Biology                                                          (3 Credits)

CHEM 102       General Chemistry                                                      (3 Credits)

PHYS 105         General Physics for Health Sciences                             (3 Credits)

NRSG 102        Anatomy and Physiology I                                           (3 Credits)

PHSC 104         Public Health Nutrition                                                (2 Credits)

PHIL 201          Philosophy Of Science                                                 (2 Credits)

PHSC 201         Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology                  (3 Credits)

PHSC 202         Psychological Foundations of Health Behaviour and Change Process             (2 Credits)

PHSC 204         Introduction to Epidemiology                                          (3 Credits)

PHSC 205         Introduction to Public Health                                          (2 Credits)

PHSC 206         Public Health Microbiology and Entomology                    (3 Credits)

PHSC 212         Principles of Health Promotion and Education                   (3 Credits)

NRSG 205        Anatomy And Physiology II                                             (3 Credits)

STAT 202         Biostatistics                                                                    (3 Credits)

PHSC 300         SIWES                                                                        (3 Credits)

PHSC 302         Adolescent Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention                   (2 Credits)

PHSC 303         Family Health and Reproductive Health                           (2 Credits)

PHSC 304         Community Mental Health                                             (3 Credits)

PHSC 305         Health Program Planning and Evaluation                        (2 Credits)

PHSC 306         Research Methodology                                                 (3 Credits)

PHSC 307         School Health                                                              (2 Credits)

PHSC 308         Occupational Health                                                    (2 Credits)

PHSC 309         Spiritual Health Care                                                    (2 Credits)

PHSC 310         Environmental Health                                                   (2 Credits)

PHSC 312         Seminar in Public Health                                               (2 Credits)

PHSC 313, 314 Field Work Practicum I, II                                              (3 Credits)

NRSG 311        Tropical and Communicable Diseases                             (2 Credits)

PHSC 316         International Health                                                      (2 Credits)

NRSG 313        Pharmacology And Therapeutics                                     (3 Credits)

PHSC 401         Health Systems Management                                         (3 Credits)

PHSC 403         Public Health Training Methods                                      (3 Credits)

PHSC 405         Contemporary Issues in Public Health                              (3 Credits)

PHSC 433         Senior’s Seminar                                                           (2 Credits)

PHSC 499         Senior Research Project                                                 (3 Credits)

PHSC 413         Global Health Issues                                                     (2 Credits)

PHSC 415         International Women Health                                          (2 Credits)

                        Risk Reduction of Infectious and Lifestyle Diseases             (2 Credits)

PHSC 400         Internship                                                                    (15 Credits)