Introduction

The master of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing program at Fakeeh College for Medical Sciences is intended for registered nurses wishing to undertake a specialist qualification in Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing; it is designed for students who are seeking advanced practice roles in this field of nursing. The program also provides opportunities to study issues and topics of particular interest such as psychological and psycho-educational interventions, mental health care for illness management, recovery and mental health in primary care. The Master of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing program prepares nurse practitioner to enter workplace with knowledge, skills and abilities essential to implement the full scope of nursing practice or as nurse educator.

Program Objectives and Outcomes

  • Prepares nurse specialists and nurse educators who meet the requirements of nursing practice.
  • Improve nursing care practice by implementing the advanced of nursing knowledge.
  • Provide opportunities for students to develop skills in evidence-based, holistic practice.
  • Integrate theoretical and scientific concepts that influence leadership in advanced practice roles consistent with education, practice and research.
  • Provide high quality health care services to the community through a range of nursing activities with diverse populations in a variety of settings.
  • Enhance the quality of health care across a variety of clinical settings.
  • Apply the tools and methodologies to obtain current and advanced knowledge in nursing profession.

Master of Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Study Plan

  • The master degree requires successful completion of (40) credit hours.
  • The master degree requires two years of study (4 semesters), and each semester is 15 weeks duration.

Courses

MSN 111 - Nursing Theories - Level1 – First Semester of the First Academic Year
MSN 112 - Advanced Health Assessment - Level1 – First Semester of the First Academic Year
MSN 113 - Advanced Pathophysiology - Level1 – First Semester of the First Academic Year
MSN 114 - Eipdemiology & Biostatistics - Level1 – First Semester of the First Academic Year
MSN 115 - Research Methodology - Level1 – First Semester of the First Academic Year
MSN 211 - Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing I - Level2 – Second Semester of the First Academic Year
MSN 212 - Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing I Practicum - Level2 – Second Semester of the First Academic Year
MSN 213 - Psychopharmacology - Level2 – Second Semester of the First Academic Year
MSN 214 - Counseling and Family Therapy - Level2 – Second Semester of the First Academic Year
MSN 311 - Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing II - Level3 – First Semester of the Second Academic Year
MSN 312 - Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing II Practicum - Level3 – First Semester of the Second Academic Year
MSN 313 - Seminar - Level3 – First Semester of the Second Academic Year
MSN 314 - Elective Information Technology & Health Care - Level3 – First Semester of the Second Academic Year
MSN 315 - Nursing Education & Leadership - Level3 – First Semester of the Second Academic Year
MSN 411 - Thesis - Level4 – Second Semester of the Second Academic Year

 

Admission Requirements for the program

  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing from a regional accredited program.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher in bachelor’s degree of nursing program.
  • TOFEL with a minimum score of 450 or equivalent test according to MOHE.
  • Submit two satisfactory academic and professional recommendations.
  • A license from Saudi Commission for Health Specialists (SCFS).
  • BLS certificate.
  • Submit a copy of CV.
  • Personal interview with faculty.