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The Master of Science in Critical Care Nursing - [MSc CCN] program at FCMS has been established in 2019. The program intended for registered nurses wishing to undertake a specialist qualification in Critical Care Nursing. The MSc CCN program aims to prepare future leaders in Critical Care Nursing who provide safe, comprehensive evidence-based care to the critically ill patients who are competent in adding to the body of knowledge of critical care nursing practice through research and scholarly activities. These graduates will be able to provide high standard, ethical, holistic and culture-sensitive nursing care in the area of Critical Care Nursing, as well as in relevant education and research.

Program Goals

Goals of the MSc in CCN program are to achieve the following:

  • Goal 1: Prepare future leaders in Critical Care Nursing who provide safe, comprehensive evidence-based care to the critically ill patients;
  • Goal 2: Add to the body of knowledge of Critical Care Nursing practice through research and scholarly activities.

Program Objectives and Outcomes

  • Prepares Critical Care nurse specialists and nurse educators who meet the requirements of evidence-based Critical Care Nursing practice.
  • Develop future Specialist Nurses who are prepared to offer leadership and excellence.
  • Provide high quality health education services to the community through a range of health education strategies.
  • Apply effective tools and methodologies to obtain current and advanced knowledge in nursing profession by adopting advanced research methodology and evidence- based holistic practice.
  • Prepare students to be able to add to the body of Critical Care knowledge to ensure publications for the dissemination of research findings.

Master of Science in Critical Care Study Plan

  • The master’s degree requires successful completion of 42 credit hours.
  • The master degree requires two years of study (4 semesters), and each semester is 15 weeks duration.

Program Courses

Nursing Theories (MSNC 111)
Advanced Health Assessment (MSNC 112)
Advanced Pathophysiology (MSNC 113)
Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MSNC 114)
Advanced Research Methodology I (MSNC 115)
Critical Care Nursing I (MSNC 211)
Critical Care Nursing Practicum I (MSNC 212)
Pharmacology (MSNC 213)
Research Methodology II (MSNC 214
Critical Care Nursing II (MSNC 311)
Critical Care Nursing Practicum II (MSNC 312)
Seminar (MSNC 313)
Information Technology & Health Care (MSNC 314)
Nursing Education & Leadership (MSNC 315)
Infection Control (MSNC 316)

 

Admission Requirements for the program

  • A Bachelor of Nursing degree from a regional accredited program.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.75 out of 5 or higher in the Bachelor of Nursing degree.
  • Proficiency English test must be as one of the following international recognized bodies:
    - TOFEL paper-based test (PBT): 600
    - IELTS English test: 6.5
  • A valid professional Licensure from Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS).
  • Three satisfactory academic and professional recommendation letters.
  • A letter from current employer.
  • Priority for the candidates who have experience in Critical Care Nursing.
  • The candidate must pass the personal interview conducted by the college council.

(refer to FCMS website www.fakeehcollege.edu.sa)

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