Objectives

FACULTY OBJECTIVES

The objectives of Eldaein University -Faculty of Nursing are to:

Emphasize the values and ethical heritage of the Sudanese Nation in its curriculum, and follow strategies that lead to strengthening these values, as an important component of the National University’s philosophy and message (see website www.nu.edu.sd).

Graduate a health professional with a Bachelors degree of Nursing (BN), competent in nursing sciences and skills with strong community orientation, social and ethical commitments, utilizing all recent developments in evidence-based nursing education and practice.

Contribute to community development through health services provided in its own health institutions, and other institutions co-operating with it, through the following: (a) partnership in designing health programs and plans, and implement whatever is feasible in utilizing the experience of specialists, (b) contribution in continuous education, through short and long term courses, to overcome the deficiency in the quantity and quality of nursing health workers and (c) provision of essential equipments and supplies to improve the quality of health services offered by the ministries of health.

Strengthen health, medical and health research in nursing, making used of the University’s accessibility and communication privileges.

CURRICULUM OBJECTIVES [Characteristics of the Nursing graduate]

A graduate of the Faculty of Nursing- Eldaein University should be able to:

Adopt the strategies Eldaein University - Sudan and abide by its objectives, rules and regulations stated in the Charter (2014)

Observe, in his/her practice, the health professional ethics which agree with the Nation’s values, beliefs and norms (as stated by Sudan Allied Health Professions’ Council), and maintain good and honest relations with her/his patients, their families, his/her colleagues across all sectors involved in health.

Appreciate the value of diversity and multi-ethnicity in solving nursing problems with emphatic, humane and fair practice.

Integrate basic, community, clinical nursing and laboratory sciences in solving community, family and individual health problems relevant to nursing sciences and practice.

Use scientific knowledge in the nursing management of health problems, according to known methods of problem solving and integration, and show understanding of the scientific structural (anatomical), functional (physiological, biochemical), morbid (microbiological, pathological), and therapeutic (pharmacological) background related to the problem.

Manage emergencies and perform life-saving procedures and critical care, and decide and act properly on cases needing consultation with colleagues or referrals to specialized centers or personnel.

Show patience and tolerate when sitting and/or standing for relatively longer time in doing works, especially indicated by patient condition, well beyond working hours.

Handle chemical, biological and dangerous materials with caution and safety using the scientific approaches stated in procedures for dealing with these materials.

Perform medical history and physical examination according to the standard scheme, and carry out responsibilities of patient hygiene, bed making and vital sign recording according to the prescribed procedure.

Obtain samples from patients in the proper and timely manner and in a professional way.

Accept to work in all settings, urban or rural, served or under-served, according to needs, and acts to improve health service delivery systems both quantitatively and qualitatively.

Encourage community participation in patient and community nursing and help in recruiting various sectors in defining health related problems, planning and providing suitable solutions, recognizing the community beliefs, ethics and traditional practices.

Adhere to the “health team” approach, acting as an efficient member, accepting labor and responsibilities given to its members, and promoting both effectiveness and homogeneity among members.

Continue to consider elements of efficiency, costing and economic implications in her/his nursing management and/or therapeutic choices.

Acquire the skills of teaching, learning and communicating efficiently to carry out her/his duties in health education and in winning the confidence of patients and their families.

Show respect to patients, supervisors, and colleagues, using satisfactory communication with them together with keeping confidentiality in all levels of communication and care.

Acquire the skills of independent learning and contribute to availing opportunities for planning and implementing continuous educational activities to upgrade her/his own abilities and those of her/his colleagues in the health team, benefiting from information technology.

Carry out health, or health-related research, alone or with other members of a team in health or other relevant sectors, using known and approved scientific methods.

Use computers in word processing of (both Arabic and English), presentations, spreadsheets, statistic packages and graphics to achieve success in other objectives of her/his career.

Acquire postgraduate qualification in the discipline of her/his choice, recognizing the needs of the society for certain specialties, particularly emergency, critical care, trauma, and maternal and child health nursing.

EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES AND METHODS

   As stated in the Academic Regulations the learning strategies emphasize the following: (1) early acquisition of basic skills, (2) student-centered learning , and maximum student responsibility in the learning process, (3) problem-based and problem oriented instruction, (4) community-oriented and community-based activities, (5) integration of basic science, community and clinical practice, in a multidisciplinary approach, (6) self- and peer- education and evaluation, wherever relevant, (7) team-work attitude, (8) a range of elective modules, (9) continuous evaluation, (10) preparation for continuous professional development.

The College adopts the following methods in the daily program of activities: (1) problem-based learning (PBL) sessions- one problem/ week at most, (2) seminars and small group discussions –once/ week at least (3) field practice in rural and primary health care settings and societies not less than 1/5th of the timetable, (4) practical sessions (laboratory, clinical, pharmaceutical industries) not less than 1/4th of the curriculum timetable, (5) skill laboratory (weekly) sessions, (6) lectures -not more than 1/3rd of the curriculum timetable (not more than 3 lectures/day). (7) educational assignments, reports and research activities (as many as the program would allow- at least one per module), (8) electives -not more than 10% of the curriculum timetable, and (9) graduation project.