Nursing Science (BNsc)

Develop the knowledge and clinical skills to assess and manage patients, and acquire the vital leadership and teamwork skills needed to work effectively in a fast-paced healthcare environment.


BNSc Nursing program leads to a professional qualification, registration and licencing with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria. This is a patient-centered program that combines theory and clinical practice to give students hands-on experience in different healthcare settings.

Students will be taught by a team of qualified nursing faculties who will be assisted by other faculty members from the school, through the period of study.  Students will also have access to a world-class practical environment in which they will acquire core clinical skills, such as patients’ assessment and nursing diagnoses, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing interventions using the most appropriate available technology and innovations; this also includes simulation of the critically ill patients using interactive practical models.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Nursing sciences (BNSc) program are well-equipped to pursue diverse and fulfilling careers in the field of healthcare. The Philosophy of the BNSc program of Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria is to train academically and clinically sound graduates of Nursing whose assertion on nursing care will be unequivocal in every aspect of care. The school is committed to providing education that is globally competitive and relevant to the needs of today’s employer and the developing challenges of Nigeria and beyond.

Some potential roles for the graduates include:

Registered Nurse: Provide patient care, administer medications and treatments, and educate patients and their families about healthcare needs and options.

Nurse Practitioner: Assess, diagnose, and treat patients, prescribe medications, and collaborate with other healthcare professionals to develop and implement care plans.

Clinical Nurse Specialist: Work in specialized areas of healthcare, such as critical care, oncology, or pediatrics, and provide expert care, education, and consultation to patients and healthcare teams.

Nurse Educator: Work in academic institutions or healthcare organizations, and design and teach nursing courses and programs, as well as develop and implement staff training programs.

In addition to these specific roles, graduates can also pursue careers in various healthcare settings, such as:

Hospitals: Work in hospital settings, and provide direct patient care, as well as collaborate with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to ensure optimal patient outcomes.

Community Health Centers: Work in community health centers, and provide primary care services to under-served populations, as well as promote community health and well-being.

Long-term Care Facilities: Work in long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes or rehabilitation centers, and provide ongoing care and support to patients with chronic or complex medical conditions.

Home Healthcare: Work in home healthcare agencies, and provide nursing care and support to patients in their homes, as well as educate patients and their families about managing health conditions.

Furthermore, this program also prepares graduates for entrepreneurship and innovation, enabling them to start their own nursing practices or work in the healthcare startup industry. With a strong foundation in nursing sciences, patient care, and healthcare leadership. Graduates of our Nursing program are poised to make a significant impact in the field of healthcare system.

Program Learning Outcomes


Year 1 – Freshmen

Mathematics for Health Sciences
Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Behavior of Matter
Practical Chemistry I
General Biology I
General Biology III
Physics Practical I
English and Communications
Introduction to French Language I
Organic Chemistry
Practical Chemistry II
Electricity and Magnetism
Practical Physics II
General Biology II
General Biology IV
Statistics for Health Sciences
Introduction to French Language II
Use of Library, Study skills and ICT
Nigerian Peoples and Culture

Year 2 – Sophomore

Gross Anatomy (upper and lower limb)
Basic Histology I
General Principle/Cell Physiology
Blood and Immunology Physiology
Gastro Intestinal Tract
Foundations of Nursing I
Developmental Psychology
Clinical Nursing Practice I
General Biochemistry I
Biochemistry Practical I
Philosophy, Logic and Human Existence
French Language I
Gross Anatomy (Thorax, Abdomen, pelvis & perineum)
Histology II
Cardiovascular System
Physiology of Respiration
Foundations of Nursing II
Clinical Nursing Practice II
General Biochemistry II
Biochemistry practical II
Medical Microbiology and Parasitology.
Introduction to Computer and its Application
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 3 – Junior

Gross Anatomy (Head & Neck, Neuroanatomy & special senses)
Genito-urinary Physiology
Neurophysiology (Excitable tissues and Autonomous Nervous System and special senses)
General Cellular Pathology and Cytology
Pharmaco-dynamics and Chemotherapy
Medical- Surgical Nursing I
Community Health Nursing I
Medical- Surgical Nursing Practice I
Medical Psychology
Principles and Methods in Epidemiology
Peace and Conflict Resolution
French Language II
Systemic Pharmacology
Medical-Surgical Nursing II
Medical-Surgical Nursing Practicum II
Community Health Nursing II
Maternal and Child Health Nursing and Family Planning I
Maternal and Child Health Nursing Practice I
Nutrition and Dietetics in Health and Illness.
Nursing Ethics and Philosophy
Fundamentals of Human Behaviour
Environmental Health
Medical Sociology
Venture Creation

Year 4 – Senior

Management of Nursing Care Services
Research Process I
Curriculum Development and Teaching Methodology
Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing I
Medical-Surgical Nursing III
Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice III
Maternal & Child Health Nursing and Family Planning II
Maternal & Child Health Nursing and Family Planning Practice II
General Cellular Pathology & Cytology
French Language III
Maternal & Child Health Nursing and Family Planning Practice III
Medical-Surgical Nursing IV
Medical-Surgical Nursing Practice IV
Maternal & Child Health Nursing and Family Planning III
Research Process in Nursing II
Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing II
Medical Jurisprudence

Year 5 – Senior

Nursing Informatics
Community Health Nursing III
Community Health Nursing Practice I
Maternal & Child Health Nursing IV
Maternal & Child Health Nursing Practice IV
Occupational Health Nursing
Paediatric Nursing
Community Health Nursing Practice II
Community Health Nursing IV
Mental Health & psychiatric Nursing III
Research Project
Health Economics

Dermatology Nursing
Intensive Care Nursing

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