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The Master of Science in Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing (MSc in Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing) - [OPCN] provides the registered nurses who wish to undertake a specialist qualification in Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing with the required skills and clinical training to succeed in their endeavors to deliver healthcare within the Kingdom and beyond.
The MSc in OPCN program aims to prepare future leaders in Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing who provide safe, comprehensive, evidence-based care to the oncology patients who are competent in adding to the body of knowledge of oncology nursing practice through research and scholarly activities. These graduates will be able to provide a high standard, ethical, holistic, and culture-sensitive nursing care in the specialist area, as well as in relevant education and research.

Program Goals

The goals of the MSc OPCN program are to achieve the following:

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

Program Objectives and Outcomes

  • Prepares Oncology and Palliative Care nurse specialists and nurse educators who meet the requirements of evidence-based Oncology and Palliative 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 Oncology and Palliative Care knowledge to ensure publications for the dissemination of research findings.

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

MSNO 111- Advanced Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing I - Level1 – First Semester of the First Year
MSNO 112 - Advanced Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing Practicum I - Level1 – First Semester of the First Year
MSNO 113 - Advanced Health Assessment - Level1 – First Semester of the First Year
MSNO 114 - Advanced Research Methods - Level1 – First Semester of the First Year
MSNO 211 - Advanced Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing II – Level2 – First Semester of the First Year
MSNO 212 - Advanced Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing Practicum II – Level2 – First Semester of the First Year
MSNO 213 - Seminar – Level2 – First Semester of the First Year
MSNO 214 - Ethics and National and International policies in Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing – Level2 – First Semester of the First Year
MSNO 215 - Quality Improvement and Patient Safety – Level2 – First Semester of the First Year
MSNO 311 - Advanced Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing III – Level3 – First Semester of the Second Year
MSNO 312 - Advanced Oncology and Palliative Care Nursing Practicum III – Level3 – First Semester of the Second Year
MSNO 313 - Psychosocial Aspects of Oncology and Palliative Care – Level3 – First Semester of the Second Year
MSNO 314 - Advanced Nursing Leadership and Management – Level3 – First Semester of the Second Year
MSNO 315 Information Technology & Health Care – Level3 – First Semester of the Second Year
MSNO 316 - Biostatistics – Level3 – First Semester of the Second Year
MSNO 317 - Infection Control – Level3 – First Semester of the Second Year
MSNO 411 - Thesis- Level 4 – Second Semester of the Second Year

 

Admission Requirements for the program

  • A Bachelor of Nursing degree from accredited university.
  • 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 Academic 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.
  • Registration fees.

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

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