Courses Catalogue

Foundation Of Nursing Ii (theories In Nursing)

COURSE CODE: BNS 1201
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Nursing Sciences (Direct Entry), B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Nursing Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


Foundations of nursing II builds on the concepts taught in Foundations I as a prerequisite. It exposes the student to theories of health, wellness and illness; and provides a platform for describing, explaining, predicting, and prescribing professional nursing interventions. It also describes the Legal and Ethical aspects of Nursing and the holistic approach to care involving the physical, physiological, psychological and spiritual health care needs of the patient Course Aim

The course aims to equip the student with the art of providing care with compassion, respect and dignity while maintaining the standards of professional and ethical practice. 

Course Objectives  

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  •  Define the concepts of health, wellness and illness
  •  Define the Nursing Process and critical thinking
  • Describe the theoretical basis of nursing practice, education, research and administration  Discuss the Legal and Ethical aspects of Nursing.
  •  Discuss the Psychological and spiritual health care needs of the patient

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of this course, the students should be able to demonstrate the scientific basis of nursing care and provide holistic and safe nursing care to clients and patients in all settings.