BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING – Upgrading

COURSE UNITS

First Year – Trimester I

CODE UNIT NAME NO. OF HRS NO. OF UNITS
EPSY 111 Psychology 45 1
BNS 111 Human Anatomy 1 78 2
BNS 112 Medical Microbiology 39 1
BNS 113 Parasitology 39 1
BIT 111 Computer Applications 45 1
EEN 111 Communication and Counselling 45 1
TOTAL 252 7

First Year – Trimester II

CODE UNIT NAME NO. OF HRS NO. OF UNITS
BNS 121 Human Physiology II 78 2
BNS 122 Basic Life Support and Emergency Response 78 2
BNS 123 Primary Health care and Community Health Care 78 2
TOTAL 234 6

First Year – Trimester III

CODE UNIT NAME NO. OF HRS NO. OF UNITS
BNS 131 Medical Microbiology 39 1
BNS 132 Community Health Services I 78 2
BNS 135 Human Anatomy II 39 1
BNS 123 Embryology 78 2
TOTAL 395 6

Second Year – Trimester I

CODE UNIT NAME NO. OF HRS NO. OF UNITS
BNS 211 Medical-Surgical I 78 2
BNS 212 Community Health I 39 1
BNS 213 Immunology 39 1
BNS 214 Haematology 39 1
BNS 232 Human Pathology 39 1
TOTAL 234 6

Second Year – Trimester II

CODE UNIT NAME NO. OF HRS NO. OF UNITS
BNS 221 Midwifery I (Introduction to Midwifery and Pregnancy) 78 2
BNS 222 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 78 2
EFS 121 Sociology and Anthropology 39 1
BNS 234 Community Health Nursing II 29 1
BNS 224 Medical surgical Nursing Practicum 39 1
TOTAL 273 7

Second – Trimester III

CODE UNIT NAME NO. OF HRS NO. OF UNITS
BNS 231 Midwifery II (Labour, Delivery, and Emergencies) 78 2
CHD 134 Biostatistics 39 1
BNS 311 Gynaecological  Nursing 39 1
BNS 323 Medical-Surgical Nursing III 39 1
BNS 331 Gender Health 39 1
BNS 335 ENT, Dental health and Ophthalmology 39 1
BNS 235 Midwifery I and II practicum 39 1
TOTAL 312 8

Third Year – Trimester I

CODE UNIT NAME NO. OF HRS NO. OF UNITS
BNS 332 Peri-operative and emergency nursing 39 1
BNS 312 Midwifery III 39 1
BNS 322 Epidemiology, Demography and Community Diagnosis 78 2
BNS 313 Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing 39 1
BNS 315 Educational Psychology 39 1
BNS 336 Nephrology and critical care nursing 39 1
BNS 337 Critical Care nursing practicum(ICU/Renal, Operating theatre, Accidents and emergency) practicum 39 1
TOTAL 312 8

Third Year – Trimester II

CODE UNIT NAME NO. OF HRS NO. OF UNITS
BNS 321 Paediatric Nursing 78 2
BNS 333 Communicable, Vector-Borne and Tropical Diseases 39 1
BNS 411 Education and Instruction in Nursing 39 1
BNS 426 Critical Thinking and Scientific Writing 39 1
BNS 412 Research Methodology (Theory) 39 1
BNS 423 Proposal Development 39 1
BNS 413 Environmental and Occupational Health 39 1
BNS 425 Teaching Practicum 39 1
TOTAL 312 9

Third Year- Trimester III

CODE UNIT NAME NO. OF HRS NO. OF UNITS
BNS 421 Health systems Management 39 1
BNS 416 Oncology and Forensic Nursing 39 1
BNS 431 Palliative care 39 1
BNS 432 Research Methods: Project 78 2
BNS 336 Nursing administration practicum 39 1
TOTAL 234 6