The nursing programme at the University of Human Development (UHD) is designed for those who wish to be highly skilled and qualified nurses in the future. The nursing programme prepares students to provide direct care to patients in acute and long-term care, and health promotion in many diverse settings. The nursing programme is composed of general medical science and nursing sciences modules. The courses of nursing are taken in sequences and must achieve a minimum of 50% of overall marks in each module. UHD nursing programme is approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
Students who fulfil the university and college requirements and pass all of the offered courses will be awarded a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
The B.Sc. programme will be completed in 8 semesters which takes 4 years. In each semester the student will be offered 30 ECTS.
The teaching system will be carried out on the basis of theoretical and practical classes. Students will be given the opportunity to practice and gain skills in realistic environments in highly equipped modern laboratories and hospital internships. Teachers and students will play an equally active role in the process of learning, in which teachers will facilitate student learning and overall comprehension of materials. The students will be assessed by teachers through different ways of assessment paper-based exams and class activity and participation.
- Preparing nursing leadership and providing affordable and accessible education for enhancing health and healing.
- Experiential learning, evidence-based standards, and collaborative strategies to build effective interprofessional teams to ensure high-quality healthcare delivery for a diverse population.
At UHD Nursing Department, our vision is to be a pioneering institution in the field of nursing education, setting the standard for excellence and innovation. Our core focus is on enhancing the skills and knowledge of nurses to meet the ever-evolving healthcare landscape, where updated scientific advancements and robust problem-solving abilities are essential.
Excellence in Education: We strive to provide a world-class nursing education that empowers our students with the latest knowledge and practical skills required in contemporary healthcare settings. Our commitment to excellence ensures that our graduates are equipped to deliver the highest quality patient care.
Cutting-edge Scientific Integration: Our vision incorporates a dedication to integrating the most recent scientific developments and evidence-based practices into our curriculum. We are committed to staying up-to-date with the latest research and medical advancements, ensuring that our nursing programs are at the forefront of healthcare education.
Nurturing Problem Solvers: We envision our nursing graduates as problem solvers who can adapt to complex healthcare challenges. Our educational approach emphasizes critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and creative problem-solving skills. We believe that nurses should not only be proficient in providing care but also in identifying and addressing healthcare issues effectively.
Leadership in Healthcare: We aspire to produce nursing professionals who are not just practitioners but also leaders in the healthcare industry. Our graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to take on leadership roles, advocate for patients, and contribute to the advancement of healthcare policies and practices.
Diversity and Inclusion: Our vision encompasses a commitment to diversity and inclusion in nursing education. We aim to create an inclusive and welcoming environment that reflects the rich diversity of the communities we serve. We believe that a diverse student body and faculty enrich the educational experience and prepare nurses to provide culturally competent care.
Community Engagement: We envision our department as an integral part of the healthcare community. We actively engage with healthcare institutions, community organizations, and industry partners to foster collaboration, research opportunities, and clinical experiences for our students. Through these collaborations, we aim to positively impact healthcare outcomes in our region and beyond.
Lifelong Learning: Our vision extends beyond graduation. We see ourselves as a lifelong learning partner for our alumni, providing ongoing professional development and support to ensure that our nurses remain at the forefront of their field throughout their careers.