Nursing Degree Program Details


Upon completion of these courses for generic B.Sc. nursing program, the graduates are expected to:
  1. Provide nursing care for individuals, families and communities following sound scientific ways of nursing processes.
  2. Demonstrate competence in the skills and techniques of nursing based on concepts and principles from selected areas of physical, biological and behavioral sciences.
  3. Participate as members of health team in the promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health care delivery system of the country.
  4. Demonstrate leadership qualities and decision-making abilities in various situations.
  5. Recognize the need for continued learning for their personal relations and professional development.
  6. Demonstrate skills in teaching, management, inter-personal relations and communication.
  7. Practice ethical values in their personal and professional life.

Graduate Profile and Professional Profile

Graduate Profile

Upon completion of the B.Sc. Nursing program, the graduates will be able to:

  1. Provide basic holistic care for individuals, families and communities at large
  2. Use critical thinking to collect and analyze relevant data, establish priorities, make appropriate decision for implementation, raise questions and make assumptions, etc
  3. Communicate effectively, both verbally and non-verbally including written documentation and record keeping.
  4. Use the nursing process as framework for nursing care practice, which promotes maintains and /restore optimum function of clients of all ages and in a variety of health care settings..
  5. Apply professional, ethical and legal principles as well as evidence based practice in providing care to clients.
  6. Guide, counsel and teach clients based on the need at all health settings including the community.
  7. Demonstrate nursing leadership and management skills in all work settings and function as a leader and change agent concerning standards and quality of nursing in the nation.
  8. Perform activities in prevention(including counselling), control and management of HIV/AIDS in all health settings.
  9. Function effectively as a member of a primary, secondary, tertiary and community health care team.
  10. Diagnose and Manage communicable and non communicable disease(Chronic Illnesses).
  11. Perform basic and advanced nursing procedures using latest evidences as stipulated in the logbook.
  12. Diagnose and manage both normal and abnormal pregnancy, labor and refer all major/high risk/complications.
  13. Work effectively as a team member in the operating room as scrub, circulating nurse and organizing operation Room Theater.
  14. Manage Clients in MCH Clinics particularly in the under-five sick and well baby clinics, nutrition, immunization, and family planning.
  15. Conduct need-based research in the identified problems.
  16. Utilize the latest research findings for evidence based nursing practice of any nursing interventions to improve the quality of care provided to clients.
  17. Demonstrate awareness of own values and beliefs and respect for the rights and beliefs of others; Appreciates the importance of cultural influences on life style and health practices.
  18. Participate in the nursing curriculum development processes.
  19. Apply all the different methodological skills and teaching aids in the teaching/learning process and evaluation techniques in the school of nursing.
  20. Demonstrate the need for continuing learning for professional and personal enrichment.
  21. Perform health promotion, disease prevention and treatment, control and restoration activities at any health setting and community level.
  22. Make the care of the patient her/his first concern, treat patients with politeness and consideration, respect their dignity, privacy and point of view without regard to background, culture, language, religion, race and point of view.

Professional Profile

Graduate professionals are expected to give quality patient care by applying ethical and legal principles and also counseling and teaching of patient with regard to existing health problem of the community. Beside to this they have to involve in teaching and learning process, conduct research, take leadership and managerial role and contribute for the development of profession. Generally, they are expected to provide curative, preventive and rehabilitative services at primary, secondary and tertiary level of health care system.

Program Profile

For completion of this baccalaureate-nursing program, a total of four years study duration is required. There are 49 courses clustered in to 18 modules with a total of 248 ECTS. On the first year of study module 1-6 in semester base and on the second year of study period module 7-11 will be covered. On the third clinical and theoretical course in module 12-14 will be covered in year base. Finally, for the fourth year, modules 12-18 will be covered. After student finish, this all module National comprehensive examination will be given before engaging to industry or health care practice.

Admission Requirements

A. Generic

• Candidates must be a natural science student in secondary school & preparatory classes and full fill the following criteria
• Meet the set criteria of the Ministry of Education for degree students to join higher learning institution
• Physically and mentally fit for nursing service.
• Preferably, those who choose to enter the profession.

B. Standing/Post Basic

The applicants for advance standing program should fulfil the following screening and admission criteria:

• To be eligible for admission into the advance standing Nursing B.Sc. program, a candidate should:
• Fulfilled the stated criteria by the Ministry of Education;
• Have graduated from an accredited college/school of nursing with diploma in nursing.
• Have obtained a minimum of 2 or 60% cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) in previous diploma program.
• Have served in nursing for a minimum of two years but sponsoring organization may raise this within their custody.
• Should bring COC certificate where it applied.
• Present letter of sponsorship. If self sponsored, it will be based on the rules and regulations of the registrar.
• Age not more than 45(As per the legislation of the College)
• Physically and mentally fit to practice nursing
• Entrance examination more on professional subjects

C. Procedure for Application

The applicants should apply to the office of registrar. The office of the registrar will send the applicants to the department The department will select the eligible candidates and notify to the office of the registrar and will be approved by academic commission through the office of registrar. After admission candidates have the right for course drop and add according to the rule of the registrar if they fulfil the prerequisite courses Candidate can be exempted from non-professional courses if s/he scored A or B on that specific course.

Quality Assurance

It will be assured by regular assessment of student performances according to the components of quality assurance.

Structure evaluation: focus on the environment in which care is provided (skill lab facilities, equipment, Units [Fundamentals of Nursing, Adult health nursing, Mental health nursing, community health nursing], Policies, Procedures etc...).

Process evaluation: focus on the nature & sequence of activities carried out in training Nurses as stipulated in the curriculum and course syllabus

Outcome evaluation: Focus on measurable changes in the student's status and change. In addition to these, examination (oral, written & practical exam.) will be given in regular bases that is:

• In the course of the semester,
• At the end of the semester,

At the end of the year,

• Before starting the intern-ship program
• At the completion of the study years (end of 4th year), the student should pass the comprehensive exam before passing (starting) to the internship program and at the end of the program, the student should complete the requirement in the log book to present in the external examination and national qualification examination.
• Internal and external examination (oral, written & Practical examination) will be given.
• Sitting for the national qualifying examination
• Tracing graduates performance at their work place for effectiveness evaluation.

Graduation Requirements

A student cannot graduate with a grade of less than 2.0 out of the 4-scale grading system. Therefore, he/she should at least score a minimum of C grade for the major/Professional course

• A student with ‘C-‘can pass to the next semester if it is first semester period and it increases with level/year of students. A student with a good stand can graduate if he/she scores ‘C-‘in any course under module. However, if the ‘C-‘grade is for a Module or for a course as a module, he/she must re-sit for another exam to remove ‘C-
• A student with all ‘Ds’ cannot pass to the next semester. A student with a good stand can pass to the next semester and even can graduate if he/she scores D in any course under module. However, if the ‘D’ grade is for a Module or for a course as a module, he/she must re-sit for another exam to remove ‘D’.
• A student with F must repeat the course/module for two times and the grade will be any of what a student can score
• The students should complete the skills and activities written in the logbook which annexed at the end curriculum.
• The details of all of the above will be done in the harmonized Academic Policy.

Degree Nomenclature

Upon successful completion of this program the graduate will be given "THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING" in English and “የባችለር ሳይንስ ድግሪ በነርስነት” in Amaharic.

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for the program is English Language

Duration of the study

Will be Four (4) years

Assessment and Evaluation Methods

The program follows a combination of various assessment and evaluation techniques. Considering the very nature of the course and the expected learning outcome from each course, the assessment and evaluation methods include continuous assessment like assignments; quizzes, tests, individual and group projects, paper based and practical exams, presentations, and the like

Teaching /Learning Methods and Mode of Delivery

Mixed Approach will be used; parallel for English language and Civics and Ethical Education module and Block for the rest. Semester base for module 1 up to 6 to be given on year I Module 7 up to 18 will be provided on year base on second, third and fourth year Full time four year regular program.

Core Courses and Clinical Practices

Theoretical professional Nursing courses include:

• Fundamental of nursing
• Medical-Surgical nursing
• Obstetrics and gynecology nursing
• Pediatric nursing
• Psychiatric Nursing
• Courses with Demonstration Clinical attachments/practicum
• Fundamental of nursing practicum
• Medical-surgical nursing practicum
• Oby/Gyn nursing practicum
• Pediatrics nursing practicum
• Psychiatric Nursing Practicum
• Attachments in professional practice
• Medical nursing professional practice
• Surgical nursing professional practice
• Obstetrics and gynecology nursing professional practice
• Pediatric nursing professional practice

Based on the above identified major courses and clinical attachments the following academic standings should be applied:

• Any student who scores less than C in any of clinical based theoretical core courses (Fundamental of nursing, Medical-Surgical nursing, Obstetrics and gynecology nursing, Pediatric nursing and Psychiatric Nursing) shall repeat the course/s before internship.
• Any student who scores less than C in any of remaining core courses shall clear the course/s before graduation.
• Any Nursing student who scores less than C in any clinical attachment or practicum (Fundamental of nursing, Medical-surgical nursing, Oby/Gyn nursing, Pediatrics nursing and Psychiatric Nursing) shall repeat the attachment/s with the same duration before internship.
• Any Nursing student with less than C in any internship practice (Medical nursing practice, Surgical nursing practice, Obstetrics and gynecology nursing practice and Pediatric nursing practice) shall repeat the same duration of attachment. But can attend graduation ceremony.
• Any nursing student who fails pre-internship exam (Medical nursing practice, surgical nursing practice, Obstetrics and gynecology nursing practice and Pediatric nursing practice) shall repeat each attachment for one month before re-examination pre-internship.

Any nursing student who fails national qualifying examination shall delay for 3 months and take re-examination after 3 months of clinical attachment.

NB: National qualifying examination may include:

• Written examination
• Oral examination on relevant Professional courses
• Practical exams: OSPE/OSCE
• Module and Course List Generic Nursing BSc

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