BACHELOR OF NURSING
The three-year undergraduate degree of Bachelor in Nursing prepares the student to provide professional nursing care. The programme enables the nurse to function competently in a variety of healthcare situations, to provide promoting, preventive, curative and rehabilitative nursing practice within a culturally appropriate framework, to provide nursing care that is conducive to sustaining a healthy environment, and to be eligible for registration by the Samoa Council of Nursing and Midwifery in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Act 2007.
REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF NURSING (2014)
1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing if that applicant has:
a Foundation Certificate (Nursing) or other relevant Foundation Certificate or completed at a recognized tertiary institution, a programme or courses of study which is equivalent
to that required of students seeking admission under 1a,
a) Or on account of age, academic background and the nature of his/her employment or occupation, a reasonable chance of completing the
b) qualified for Admission with Standing – see Statute on Recognition of Prior
2. MODE OF STUDY
Full-time or part-time
Not less than six semesters
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HAS112 or
HSA154 or HSA155 in order to graduate. Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of twenty-four Courses. The courses are: Year 1 HNS112, HNS151, HNS161, HNS163, HNS165, HNS166, HSA100 and HAN100 or HSA151.
Year 2 HNS251, HNS253, HNS254, HNS255, HNS261,HNS262,HNS263, HNS264
Year 3 HNS351, HNS352, HNS353,HNS361, HNS362, HNS364, HNS365, HNS366.
5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, four courses per semester; part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean of Health Science or the dean’s designated staff member.
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Bachelor of Nursing a student must pass twenty-four courses as prescribed above in 4.
7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2014.
Note: Not offered, hence no new enrolments accepted until further notice