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BSc Nursing (4 yr)

Bhutan's First and Only A+ Accredited Institution      Inspiring Education in Bhutan

BSc Nursing (4 yr) at Royal Thimphu College in affiliation with KGUMSB

 BSc Nursing

Eligibility criteria: Class XII Science with minimum 50% overall aggregate average of English and 3 other best subjects; 45% in Biology and 40% minimum in all other Class XII Science subjects

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Fee structure: For the BSc Nursing (4 yr) programme, the fee structure will include the same fees as the overall RTC fee structure plus a laboratory and clinic fee (Note: the lab and clinic fee is waived for first cohort of students throughout their 4-yr programme).

Mode: Full-time studies over four years at RTC in Ngabiphu and at hospitals including Gelephu.

Curriculum:

All modules shown are 12 credit modules except for RNM401 (24 credits) and INT401 (60 credits)

Yr

Sem

Modules

1

I

ACS101

Academic Skills

ANP101

Anatomy and Physiology

NUR101

Fundamental of Nursing I

BCP101

Biochemistry and Basic Pathology

MPP101

Microbiology and Parasitology

II

BHC101

Health and Bhutan Health Care System

NUR102

Fundamental of Nursing II

NUR103

Fundamental of Nursing Practice

SNP101

Sociology and Psychology

PHA101

Pharmacology

2

III

HAN201

Health Assessment and Nursing Process

NUD201

Nutrition and Dietetics

TME201

Trauma and Medical Emergency

NUR204

Adult Nursing I

LEN201

Law and Ethics in Nursing

IV

NUR205

Adult Nursing II

MHN201

Mental Health Nursing

HPC201

Health Promotion and Health Counselling in Nursing

CHN201

Community Health Nursing

NUR206

Field Posting

3

V

PED 301

Paediatric Nursing

NUR307

Adult Nursing III

MID301

Perspectives in Midwifery and Antenatal Care

MID302

Intrapartum care

MID303

Midwifery Practicum I

VI

NAM301

Nursing Administration and Management

REB301

Research, Epidemiology and Biostatistics,

MID304

Postnatal, Newborn Care and Family Planning

MID305

Complications in Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postnatal and Newborn

MID306

Midwifery Practicum II

4

VII

RNM401

Research in Nursing and Midwifery

NUR406

Global Trends and Issues in Health and Nursing

NUR408

Nursing Education

NAL402

Nursing Administration and Management Practice

VIII

INT401 Internship

“Nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, facilitation of healing, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations” ANA.

The BSc Nursing programme provides the theoretical, practical and clinical knowledge and experience that future nurses will need in order to support health systems in Bhutan and beyond. Nurses and midwives are at the forefront of any health workforce, especially in Bhutan. Bhutan has always placed considerable importance on nursing and midwifery.

With rising life expectancy, non-communicable diseases, persistent communicable diseases a considerable amount of pressure is placed on the health systems both within Bhutan and globally. The BSc 4-yr programme empowers individuals to contribute significantly to the health workforce not only clinically but also promoting healthy practices in communities.

Nursing students will gain a foundation in the basic sciences and significant laboratory and clinical practice.

The programme is in line with the country’s long term objective of “promoting the health of the whole population so as to enable every citizen to lead a socially and economically productive life of the people through better health care in the spirit of social justice and equity.” At the same time, it meets the aspirations of the health workers themselves whose desires are to update themselves as well as have a clear and progressive career path. The programme at RTC will specifically assist students in taking advantage of pathways for studies and careers abroad in countries such as Canada, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and in the Middle East.

Six months of internship in fourth year will provide adequate time to apply theoretical knowledge to the clinical setting by encouraging them to function as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team, enhancing communication and relationship skills, strengthening assessment and clinical skill, leadership and management skills, and beginning the transition from student nurse to professional nurse.

Hours and weeks required (subject to change depending on the teaching hospital):

  • Semester 1 - 695 hours (17 Weeks)
  • Semester 2 - 770 hours (19 Weeks)
  • Semester 3 - 725 hours (18 weeks)
  • Semester 4 - 850 hours (21 Weeks)
  • Semester 5 - 900 hours (22 Weeks)
  • Semester 6 - 935 hours (23 Weeks)
  • Semester 7 - 750 hours (19 Weeks)
  • Semester 8 - 1190 hours (30 Weeks)