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Bachelor of Science Nursing Program program

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Bachelors Degree Program 4years

Course Details

Course Overview

Bachelor of Science Nursing Program at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) designed to prepare a nurse who will have professional competence, the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to function effectively.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Bachelor of Science Nursing Program at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) has the following minimum entry requirements;

mean grade of C+ in KCSE or its equivalent with C+    in each of the following cluster subjects: English, Biology/Biological Sciences, Chemistry Mathematics or Physics.

RN to BScN Upgrading
•    KCSE aggregate C plain plus Diploma in Nursing
OR
•    KCE/EACE Division 2 plus Diploma in Nursing
OR
•    KACE 1Principal and 2 Subsidiaries plus Diploma in Nursing

•    At least 2 years working experience after attainment of the Diploma in Nursin

Course Objectives

The graduates of Bachelor of Science Nursing Program at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) are highly marketable locally and across the borders. Job opportunities in the local market include among others:
•    Ministry of Health
•    Private and Mission Hospitals
•    Non-Governmental Organizations
•    Research Institutions

Course Program

Bachelor of Science Nursing Program at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology(JKUAT) has the following course structure;

YEAR ONE
Trimester 1                                       14 units
1. INS 2101 Human Anatomy  I   135hrs –  3 units
2. INS 2102 Medical physiology I  135hrs  – 3 units
3. INS 2105 Fundamentals of Nursing practice 135hrs -3 units
4. INS 2205 Community Health Nursing  90hrs  – 2 units
5. INS 2106 Communication and Counseling  45hrs – 1 unit
6. INS  2113 Medical Sociology & Anthropology 45hrs- 1unit
7. INS  2104 Nutrition and Health – 45hrs – 1unit

Trimester 2                                  12units
1.    INS 2107  Human Anatomy II  135hrs – 3 units
2.    INS 2108  Medical Physiology II  90hrs –  2 units
3.    INS 2103  Medical Bio-chemistry  135hrs –  3 units
4.    INS 2110  Medical Micro-biology  135hrs – 3 units
5.    HRD2101  Communication Skills     45hrs – 1 unit

Trimester 3                                         10.5 Units
1. INS 2109  Immunology 60hrs – 1 ½ units
2. INS 2204  Clinical pharmacology 180hrs – 4 units
3. INS 2111  Pathophysiology   135hrs – 3 units
4. INS 2206  Clinical Chemistry  45hrs – 1 unit
5. INS2209 Hematology -1 unit

Year TWO
Trimester 1                                       11.5 Units
1. INS 2112  Psychology    45hrs -1 unit
2. INS 2201  Medical- surgical Nursing 1 45hrs -1unit
3. INS 2207  Medical- Surgical Nursing II 45hrs -1 unit
4. INS 2202  Human Pathology  135hrs – 3 units
5.  INS 2203 Sexual & reproductive health issues  45hrs -1 unit
6. INS 2208  Medical Parasitology  60hrs -1 ½ units
7. INS 2210  Community Health Nursing II 90hrs – 2units
8. INS 2211  Family Planning & Emergency Contraception 45hrs -1unit

Trimester 2                                            Total    14 weeks
INR 2101-   Clinical Rotation 1 (13 Units)
MCH-            2 weeks
MEDICAL-   6 weeks (with assessment)
SURGICAL – 6 weeks (with assessment)

Trimester 3                                                11 Units
INS 2301    Biostatistics                                                          1 Unit
INS 2302    Paediatrics & Child Health Nursing               2 Units
INS 2310    Midwifery II                                                         3 Units
INS 2304    Medical Surgical Nursing III                            1 Unit
INS 2305    Midwifery I                                                           2 Units
INS 2306    Epidemiology and Demography                      1 Unit
INS2311     Environmental & Occupational Health           1 Unit

YEAR 3
Trimester 1                                               8½ Units
INS 2307    Medical-Surgical Nursing IV                            1 Unit
INS2308     Gynaecology                                                         1 Unit
INS 2402    Midwifery III                                                        2 Units
INS 2403    Leadership & Management in Nursing           2 Units
INS 2408     Communicable & Vector Borne Diseases      1½ Units
INS 2407    Research in Nursing                                            1 Unit

Trimester 2
INR 2201    CLINICAL ROTATION II                    (14 UNITS)

Antenatal Ward                    – 2 wks
Paediatrics                             – 4 wks ( ward mgt assess)
Labour Ward                          – 3 wks
Labour Ward Theatre          – 1 wk
NBU                                         – 3 wks (with assessment)
Gynaecology                          – 2 wks
Field Visits                              – 1 wk
Total                                        16 wks

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