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University of the West Indies - Bachelor of Science in Nursing


The purpose of the programme is to provide the educational and experiential foundation for entry level professional nursing practice and to provide a base on which to build a career through graduate-level study in specialist areas such as midwifery, nurse practitioner, clinical specialists and nurse administrator and educator. The aim of the curriculum is to prepare professional nurses who possess leadership skills and have the necessary competencies to meet the demands in a growing and changing health care system.

The programme will prepare graduates who will:

  • be eligible to apply for entry to General Registry for Nurses of the Nursing Council of Jamaica or any other nursing legislative body in the CARICOM region;
  • display professional responsibility and accountability for safe nursing care to individuals, families and communities along the wellness-illness continuum and at any stage of the life cycle;
  • apply evidence-based nursing care to clients/patients and their families at any stage of the life cycle, in primary, secondary, tertiary or extended care facilities with respect for individuals rights.

This programme of theory and clinical practice consists of one hundred and twenty (120) credits and is offered in eight (8) semesters and (1) summer.

  • Listing ID: 4736
  • Institution Category: Universities
  • Institution Type: Public
  • Field of Study: Medical Sciences
  • Awarding Body: The University of the West Indies
  • Qualification Level: Level 5 - Bachelor's Degree
  • Education Sector: Higher Education
  • ISCED Code: 09 Health and Welfare- 091 Health- 0913 Nursing and Midwifery
  • Qualification Developer: The University of the West Indies
  • Quality Assurance Body: University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
  • Entry Requirements: 2-unit CAPE subjects at grades I to IV (Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry/ Biology and one subject as specified by the Nursing Council of Jamaica CAPE requirements.
  • Number of Credits: 106
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