Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing

1. Course Objective

To prepare Nurse Student with the appropriate knowledge, skills, and attitudes that related to critical thinking, therapeutic nursing interventions, and communication skills in promoting quality of life for persons with complex health needs.

2 Learning Outcomes

Graduates from this program will be able to:

  • Apply the nursing process with emphasis on critical thinking, therapeutic nursing inventions, and effective interpersonal communication skills as they relate for success in nursing profession
  • Integrate knowledge from nursing theory and public health sciences in assessing health care needs of aggregates, communities, and society
  • Apply of ethical, legal, economic, and political concepts, showing a positive attitude and respect for people regardless of economic status, customs and beliefs
  • Apply leadership theories and management skills that needed for professional nurses as well as societal trends for decision-making in health care
  • Apply the gerontology nursing principles and issues related to aging and its impact on society
  • Be responsible for continuing personal and professional development with an awareness of changing health trends
  • Consult with other health professionals when nursing practice / care requires additional expertise
  • Implement research role of the nurse in decision making in clinical practice
  • Apply teamwork approach.

3. Course Requirements

  • The students can leave with school permission for 15% of semester hours or 10% on leave without school permission, but they are not allowed to leave the whole single credit hours (theory and practice hours)
  • The students can leave only 15% of semester hours with or without school permission
  • They have to attend at least 85% or 90% and fulfill at least 70 % of semester clinical requirements before allowing sitting the exam of related semester. The remain 30% of clinical requirements will be completed during their internship or upon arrangement of the school
  • If attendance is within 50-84% of semester hours or 50-89% or fulfilling of clinical requirement is within 50-69%, they are allowed only to sit the 2nd session exam at the end of the scholar year
  • If attendance is less than 50% of semester hours or fulfilling of clinical requirement is less than 50%, they have to repeat class

4. Admission Requirements

In principle, applicant shall fulfill the following criteria:

  • Males / females aged under 25 years old
  • Have High School Diploma or equivalent certification issued by the MoEY&S
  • Have Certificate of Foundation Year
  • Be passed successfully the National Entry Exam
  • Be in a good health

Note: Number of intakes to the BSN Program is limited based on MoH health workforce projection and capacity of production of each training institution

5. Length of Study

The Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing (BSN) Program requires at least 4 years. The students have to start from the Foundation Year Program as preparation year / first year and have to pass the National Entry Exam before continuing another three years for their Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing (BSN).

  • Foundation year – 1 year of study

The Foundation Year Program (FY) is the requirement from the Accreditation Committee of Cambodia that all students have to fulfill before entering to the second year of relevant field in higher education, starting from Bachelor degree up to PhD level. Student, after passing the FY exam, is required to successfully pass the National Entry Exam before entering the 2nd year of BSN program.

  • Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing – 3 years of study including Memoir

6. Validity and transfer of Credits

  • Student could fulfill their BSN credits in 6-year period
  • Before transferring to another school student must fulfill credits of:
    • First year requirement or
    • Each year program The transfer should be based on the agreement set by both sides.

7. BSN Program Total Credits Hours

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8. Clinical Requirement for BSN

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9. Course assessment

The Four-year BSN Course shall be assessed on a basis of continuous assessment. Students will be informed on assessment schedule, assessment process and conditions for successful completion credits of each semester at the commencement of the course. Students will not be graduated unless they pass successfully the school graduation exam by completing all credits (theory and clinical practice) including Memoir. They receive Certificate of Graduation issued by Training Institution. Graduates are required to pass the National Exit Exam in order to receive their Diploma of Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing.

A- Purpose of the course assessment

  • To provide feedback to the student and the teacher as to how learning is progressing that assists the students to determine their strengths and weaknesses (Formative assessment)
  • To measure competence in both knowledge and skills of students at the end of the course (Summative assessment)

B- Assessment process

1. Formative assessment

a – Theory Assessment

The Theory Assessment is the continuous assessment to be conducted during the course and occurred at the end of each semester:

  • Theory exam is credit-based assessment
  • The BSN Course has 8 semesters (including 2 semesters of the Foundation Year Program) and each semester consists of 6 months
  • Theory assessment will be done at the end of every semester
  • The students who failed any credit of the two semesters of each year are allowed to re-sit the 2nd session exam after one month of the 2nd semester exam result
  • If still failed of the 2nd session exam of each year, they have to repeat the same class.

b – Clinical Performance Assessment

The clinical performance assessment will be conducted from the 2nd semester of the 2nd year based on clinical requirements of each semester stipulated in the curriculum:

  • Students shall have their Clinical Logbook for preceptor to monitoring, evaluating, and recording their skill performance progress
  • Clinical instructors and Preceptors will use clinical checklists to evaluate the competency of students
  • Assessment during the internship is aimed to allow the students to complete remaining Clinical requirement in which they could not fulfill in the previous semester and provide more opportunity to students for other skills performance practices.

2. Summative assessment or graduation exam

  • It is the exam of theory and clinical performance at the end of the course
  • Students have to complete clinical requirements and pass all theory credits before sitting the first graduation exam. If requirements could not be completed, they have to sit the second graduation exam
  • Students who do not pass the first graduation exam will be allowed to re-sit the second graduation exam two months after the first graduation exam (theory and/or clinical performance they failed)
  • Students have to present their Memoir after passing the graduation exam. If they fail to present their Memoir, they will not receive the certificate of graduation
  • The graduation exam will be conducted by the training institution under the supervision of relevant authorities.