Bachelor of Nursing

Batterjee Medical College
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
5 years
Total tuition fee (local)
$ 50,000
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 12,845

About this course

Nursing is humanistic profession concerned with providing care to individuals, families and communities, to maintain or recover their optimal health.

Historically, Florence Nightingale is known as the first nurse in the world. However, nursing was older than that; it goes back to the Sahabiat who were caring of injured victims during war. Nursing profession is vital and there is a demand for nurses all over the world and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The number of qualified nurses does not meet the need of the population and health care system.

The nursing program at Batterjee Medical College was established in the academic year 2009-2010. This program aims to provide a unique innovative educational service that will lead to graduate qualified nurses who can meet the demand of the community and the health care system.

Nursing is a profession within the health care sector focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities so they may attain, maintain, and recover optimal health and quality of life. Nursing is the backbone of health care provision in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

The ANA states nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations. 
(American Nursing Associations, 2020) 

Students who choose nursing as a career are those who enjoy making a difference to people’s lives. It’s a career that helps you save lives, bring happiness to individuals and their families, and comfort to those in need. From mental health and aged care to rehabilitation and midwifery, there are many areas where you can make a positive impact. If you’re a compassionate, strong-valued person with an urge to help others, studying nursing is a great career move. While caring for patients fighting for their life can be a challenging experience, nurses still report a high level of job satisfaction. 

Entry Requirements

Requirements for Saudi High School Graduates (Saudi Curriculum):
- Applicant must have high school certificate in science.
- High school certificate must not be older than 5 years. 
- Applicant must have Qudrat and Tahsili results.

Requirements for International High School Graduates (International Curriculum):
- Applicant must have high school certificate with science subjects attested by the concerned ministries.
- For British curriculum: “O level” transcript must include the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematic, Physics and English. ”AS/A level” transcript must include 2 subjects Biology & Chemistry/Physics 
- High school certificate must not be older than 5 years.

- High school applicants will join Preparatory Year. After that they will be accepted in the program based on their choices, merit and availability of seats.
- There is no Preparatory Year for Health Administration program.

Requirements for Transfer Applicants from Other Colleges and Universities:
Transfer students from other colleges or universities can apply to any Bachelor’s degree program at BMC.

- High school certificate.
- Academic transcript.
- Course specification for completed subjects by applicant.

Requirements for bridging applicants:
BMC accepts applicants with diplomas in all programs except Medicine program.
Bridging applicants can only join the programs in which they have earned their previous diplomas. 
Applicants having diploma of 3 years or more may join from the 3rd year of program.
Applicants having diploma less than 3 years may join from the 2nd year of program.

Documents required:
- High school certificate.
- Certificate and transcripts of earned diploma.    
- Certificate of Professional Accreditation from Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (with valid date).
- No objection letter from the applicant employer (if the applicant is working).

TOEFL, ILETS or STEP scores as indicated in the following table:
1. TOEFL Paper-based Test  --  113
2. TOEFL Internet-based Test (IBT)  --  30
3. IELTS Exam  --  3.5
4. STEP  --  67


1. Preparatory Year

2. Second Year

  • Fundamentals of Nursing I
  • Health Assessment 
  • Communication and Human Relation   
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology    
  • Fundamentals of Nursing II
  • Psychosocial Aspects
  • Professional Nursing Ethics
  • Nutrition
  • Microbiology & Parasitology
  • Pathology

3. Third Year

  • Adult Medical Surgical Nursing I  
  • Maternity & Gynecology Nursing
  • Pharmacology
  • Adult Medical Surgical Nursing II
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Nursing Informatics 
  • Health Counseling 
  • Epidemiology

4. Fourth Year

  • Critical and Emergency Care Nursing
  • Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing   
  • Geriatric Nursing  
  • Scientific Nursing Research I   
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Health Education   
  • Nursing Management   
  • Scientific Nursing Research II   

5. Fifth Year: Internship

  • Intensive Care Unit   
  • Coronary Care Unit    
  • Emergency or Causality Room    
  • Pediatric for Female Students only 
  • Maternity & gynecology for Female Students only
  • Psychiatric Unit for Male Students only
  • Medical Ward
  • Surgical Ward
  • Operating Theater 
  • Dialysis Un
  • Other   


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