The Department of Nursing at An-Najah National University offers undergraduate program leading to the degree bachelor of science in nursing. This program prepares professional nurses who can work with a multidisciplinary health team in order to meet the client’s health needs and to upgrade the quality of health care in various health settings.

Educate and develop students to equip them for a rapidly changing and innovative field. The bachelor of science program prepares highly competent, qualified, and caring nurses who meet the health care needs, prepares individuals for entry level professional practice and provides a foundation for leadership roles and graduate studies. The nursing program is committed to graduate nurses who are grounded in theory and research, and responsive to the health care needs and expectations of individuals, families, community, and the profession.

The bachelor of science in nursing prepares students to think critically, make decisions and function effectively in their interpersonal and team surroundings. The general education courses in humanities and social and biological sciences Provide a strong foundation for the nursing theory and clinical/experiential courses. Nursing graduates are prepared to understand and respond to the vast and changing healthcare needs of individuals and communities in this society.

Palestine of the 21st century goes through intense social political processes with immediate health-related ramifications: The political situation has introduced new healthcare needs and has accelerated the aging of the country's population; unstable economy affects healthcare provision and budgets; political and security turmoil take their toll on the physical and mental welfare of individuals and entire communities. These processes also effect healthcare organization as well as nurses and their patients against this backdrop.

The Nursing Department is committed to promote nurse professionalism in Palestine. A highly qualified nurse, who can provide a comprehensive response to clinical, technological, managerial and psychological challenges of care, is the graduate we aspire to educate and our mission is to:

  • Offer a model for excellence and leadership in nursing through innovative curricula, cutting-edge teaching methods and community involvement.
  • Develop leading edge, high-impact knowledge, methods and faculty expertise.
  • Educate and develop students to equip them for a rapidly changing, creative, global, technology- enabled and, increasingly, technology- driven business environment

Provide every student with a memorable, life-transforming experience through dedication to the highest academic standards, the highest standards of educational delivery, and relentless pursuit of operational excellence

The Bachelor Science in Nursing is Planned to Enable Participants to:

  • Prepare nurse who can practice safely, competently and effectively.
  • Educate students who are flexible and adaptable in their approach to work with patients their families during illness.
  • Prepare qualified professional nurses as to meet the need of the local communities.
  • Raise the standards of health care both in health and sickness by preparing independent qualified nurses who are able to function competently at the preventive and curative level.
  • Critique concepts (such as evidence-based practice, health promotion, humanities, information technology, life sciences, professional issues, psychology, social policy and sociology) which contribute to nursing Knowledge and to evaluate their relevance for practice.
  • Understand different methodological approaches to research and appreciate the contribution research makes to the development of nursing knowledge.
  • Analyze theories of innovation, change, and decision making to analyze the changing structure of health care and the role of nursing within a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Utilize the principles of praxis to develop practice.
  • Integrate the academic disciplines that contribute to nursing and use them to analyze specific aspects of practice.
  • Analyze theoretical developments in nursing and critically evaluate their relevance to practice..
  • Evaluate the usefulness of evidence selected from various contemporary sources in the development of nursing practice.
  • Use various methods, including information technology, to collect and analyze evidence from a wide range of sources.
  • Demonstrate an ability to synthesis information to analyze clinical problems
  • Analyze principles of communication theory for presenting information to the users and providers of health care.
  • Provide a broad general education, an excellent grounding in health economics and sufficient development in a major or concentration to ensure that students can make competitive contributions to health organizations or centers upon graduation.
  • To ensure that all graduates are capable as well as knowledgeable and prepared to develop and assume greater responsibility throughout their careers.
  • To encourage and develop intellectual curiosity, analytical and research capability, sound management Decision- making processes and the ability to plan, organize and control activities to achieve goals.
  • Improve the knowledge about human health, especially through education, research and practice.
  • Assist students in obtaining education and training required to enter and advanced within the nursing profession.
  • Acquired the knowledge and skills required to be able to work independently as a nurse in general health care.
  • Acquired knowledge in general and specific nursing.
  • Developed self-knowledge and the power of insight, and through an ethical approach and a holistic picture of man thereby developed the ability to have good relationships with patients and their families.
  • Acquired knowledge about conditions in society that affect the health of men and women and be able to initiate and participate in health promotion and preventive care.
  • Acquired knowledge concerning the economics and organisation of health care that is of importance to health care.
  • Acquired knowledge concerning the planning, leadership and co-ordination of care, and developed a professional approach as preparation for teamwork and collaboration among all personnel groups.
  • Acquired the ability to instruct patients and their families and to supervise care staff.
  • Provide competent, safe care autonomously for the patients and their families.
  • Recognize individuality of each patient and his/her family and foster the development decision making throughout the care giving process.
  • Promote lifestyle practices that enhance the health and wellbeing of the patients and their families.
  • Demonstrate informed decision-making skills and the ability to make informedifferncial diagnosis.
  • Completed secondary scientific education.
  • Tawjihi 75% or above.
  • Satisfactory outcome of an interview evaluating background and suitability for a nursing specialty.
  • Proficient knowledge of english.
  • To earn a bachelor science degree in Nursing, a student must complete 138 credit hours. These include completion of University, College, Department compulsory courses.
  • Spend a minimum of 4 years in the program.

Grading Scale for Nursing Courses

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  • The minimum passing mark for each course is 60%.
  • A student who does not pass a course (achieved D- or below) is allowed to repeat the failed course up to two times.
  • Students are allowed to retake a course to raise their grade point average (GPA).