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Bsc Nursing with IT


PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
Good health, which is fundamental to the optimal performance of a human being, is a human right that must be preserved and protected. Nurses are charged with the professional responsibility of preventing ill health and caring and supporting those who are physically, socially and psychologically afflicted in order to achieve dignified living.  The School of Medicine aims to produce graduate nurses who are capable of applying professional expertise in caring for the sick, preventing ill-health and promoting good health thus enabling individuals, families and the general society to cope with changing situations in life.
OBJECTIVES
The objective of the BSc in Nursing programme is to train and produce nurses who are able to:
a)Apply professional skills in caring for patients and their families in a variety of settings

b)Foster commitment, accountability, decision making and critical thinking in developing the nursing profession.

c) Participate in health systems and nursing research with a view to developing the nursing profession

d)Design and implement nursing education programmes in health facilities and communities

e) Observe legal, professional and ethical requirements and standards in nursing

f)Pursue relevant postgraduate and professional studies

First Year      
1st Semester


SCS 101 Introduction to Computers    
SCS 102 Discrete structures            
SCS 103 Programming in Pascal           
SCS 104 Electronics                    
SCS 105 Engineering Maths I         
SCS106 Electronics I Lab            
SCS 107 Engineering Drawing          
SCS 108 Electrical Principles

2nd Semester                        
SCS 109 Assembly Language Programming

SCS 110 Digital Electronics I
SCS 111 Digital Electronics I Lab
SCS 112Desktop Publishing
SCS 113 Data Communications
SCS 114 Introduction to Spreadsheets & Databases
SCS 115 Engineering Maths II
SCS 116 Programming in C

Second Year      
1st Semester                          

SCS 201 Digital Electronics II
SCS 202 Object Oriented
Programming in Java I
SCS 203 Information Systems Analysis and Design
SCS 204 Operating Systems
SCS 205 Computer Networks I
SCS 206 Computer Networks I Lab (Cisco I)
SCS 207 Web Design and Publishing
SCS 208 Engineering Maths III

2nd Semester
SCS 209 Computer Arithmetic
SCS Project
SCS 211 Visual Basic Programming
SCS 212 Database Systems
SCS 213 Engineering Maths IV
SCS 214 Management Information Systems
SCS 215 Unix Operating System
SCS 216 Computer Networks Lab II (Cisco II)
SCS 217 Database Systems lab
SCS 218 Object Oriented Programming in Java II

Third Year
1st Semester
Computer Technology Option
Core:
SCS 301 Data Structures and Algorithms
SCS 303 Computer Architecture 1
SCS 307 Project 1
SCS 311 Design of Digital Systems
SCS 335 Database Administration

ELECTIVE
SCS 304 Automata Theory
SCS 305 Distributed Computing
SCS 306 Internet Computing
SCS 308 Object Oriented Programming in C++
SCS 310 Multimedia and Graphics
SCS 312 Digital Signal Processing
SCS 313 Design of VLSI CMOS Digital Circuits
SCS 331 Printed Circuit Board Design
SCS 333 Introduction to numerical methods

CORE:
SCS 304 Automata Theory
SCS 305 Distributed Computing
SCS 306 Internet Computing
SCS 307 Project 1
SCS 335 Database Administration

ELECTIVE
SCS 302 Probability and Statistics
SCS 303 Computer Architecture 1
SCS 306 Internet Computing
SCS 308 Object Oriented Pogramming in C++
SCS 309 Computer Aided Design
SCS 310 Multimedia and Graphics
SCS 332 Software Project Management
SCS 333 Introduction to numerical methods


2nd Semester
Computer Technology Option Core:
SCS 317 Computer Architecture II
SCS 320 Project II
SCS 326 Design and Analysis of Real- Time Systems
SCS 329 Network Administration

ELECTIVE
SCS 314 Computer Graphics
SCS 315 Principles of Programming Languages
SCS 316 Computer and Information Systems Security
SCS 318 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
SCS 319 Inteligent Systems
SCS 321 Logic Programming in Prolog
SCS 325 Digital Communications Systems
SCS 327 Digital Design with VHDL Hardware Description Language
SCS 328 Process Measurement and Control
SCS 334 Object Oriented analysis and design with UML Computer Science Option

CORE:
SCS 315 Principles of Programming Languages
SCS 318 Design and Analysis of Algorithms
SCS 320 Project II
SCS 329 Ntwork Administration

ELECTIVE
SCS 314 Computer Graphics
SCS 316 Computer and Information Systems Security
SCS 317 Computer Architecture II
SCS 319 Inteligent Systems
SCS 321 Logic Programming in Prolog
SCS 322 Electronic Commerce
SCS 323 Bionformatics
SCS 324 Statistical Analysis with SPSS
SCS 330 Multimedia Web Design
SCS 334 Object Oriented Analysis and Design with UML

Fouth Year
1st Semester
Computer Technology Option Core:
SCS 408 Design Project 1
SCS 410 Microprocessor Systems
SCS 411 Advanced Computer Architecture
SCS 412 Computer Design Lab

ELECTIVE
SCS 401 Computer Construction
SCS 402 Software Engineering
SCS 403 Neural Networks
SCS 404 Principles of functional Programming
SCS 405 Compiler Construction Lab
SCS 407 Computer Networks Lab III (Cisco III)
SCS 409 IT and Society
SCS 411 Advanced Computer Architecture
SCS 414 Intelligent Agents
SCS 415 Program Verification
SCS 435 Computer Networks II
SCS 418 Business Management

Core:
SCS 401 Computer Construction
SCS 402 Software Engineering
SCS 405 Compiler Construction Lab
SCS Design Project I

ELECTIVE
SCS 403 Neural Networks
SCS 404 Principles of functional Programming
SCS 407 Computer Networks Lab III (Cisco III)
SCS 409 IT and Society
SCS 411 Advanced Computer Architecture
SCS 414 Intelligent Agents
SCS 415 Program Verification
SCS 435 Computer Networks II
SCS 418 Business Management
SCS 436 Internal Controls and Security Issues

2nd Semester
Computer Technology Option Core:
SCS 422 Special Topics in Computer Engineering
SCS 423 Desing Project II
SCS 424 Microprocessor Interfacing
SCS 425 Advanced Microprocessor Systems

ELECTIVE
SCS 416 Human Computer Interaction
ABS Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
SCS 419 Project Planning and Management
SCS 420 Computational Science
SCS 421 Computer Networks Lab IV (Cisco IV)
SCS 426 Computer Integrated Manufacturing
SCS 427 Social and Professional Issues in Computing
SCS 428 Data Mining
SCS 429 Fibre Optics: Theory and Applications
SCS 430 Information Retrieval
SCS 431 Parttern Recognition
SCS 432 Natural Language Processing
SCS 434 Introduction to Expert Systems.

Core:
SCS 416 Human Computer Interaction
SCS 417 Special Topics in Computer Science
SCS 423 Desing Project II

ELECTIVE
ABS Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
SCS 419 Project Planning and Management
SCS 420 Computational Science
SCS 421 Computer Networks Lab IV (Cisco IV)
SCS 426 Computer Aided Manufacturing
SCS 427 Social and Professional Issues in Computing
SCS 428 Data Mining
SCS 433 Advanced Database Systems
SCS 434 Introduction to Expert Systems
SCS 437 Information Systems Applications

 

 



Admission Requirement

Admission requirements for BSc in Nursing

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

a)       A minimum of Grade C+ in the following subjects at Kenya Certificate of Secondary (KCSE) Education

§  Biology                                                                                                                     

§  Chemistry                                                                                                                

§  Maths or Physics                                                                                                                    

§  English or Kiswahili                                                                               

OR

b)       Diploma in Nursing from the Kenya Medical Training College or other institutions recognized by the University Senate

OR

c)       Kenya Certificate of Education with a minimum of “O” level Division II or its equivalent

OR

d)        Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) or its equivalent: 2 Principals in Science subjects (One must be Biology) + 1 Subsidiary
Programme Duration

The BSc. in Nursing with IT programme shall normally extend over a period of four (4) academic years.
Credit Transfer System for Registered Nurses

Transfer of credits may be allowed for candidates who are holders of a Diploma in Registered Nursing from a credible institution, recognized by the University Senate provided they meet the following:

o   The student must have attained a credit or distinction at diploma level in nursing.

o   The student must successfully complete 10 units of pre-clinical courses

o   Satisfy the School and Senate acceptability and number of the diploma courses for credit transfer.

o   If awarded credit transfer, the period of training may be shortened by a maximum of one academic year.

Bsc Nursing with IT

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