BNSc Nursing Science

BNSc Nursing Science

ABOUT BNSc Nursing Science
Enhance your knowledge and practical abilities for comprehensive patient care, while gaining essential leadership and collaboration skills to thrive in a dynamic healthcare setting.
The Bachelor of Nursing Science program at FBIU aims to provide comprehensive, holistic education that emphasizes health promotion, maintenance, and restoration. The program endeavors to elevate the professional academic standards of nursing, equipping students to tackle global health challenges and take on leadership roles. Our graduates are prepared to offer high-quality, culturally-sensitive care to individuals, families, and communities, both nationally and internationally. The program encourages lifelong learning, nurtures administrative and research skills, and paves the way for postgraduate studies and academic careers in nursing.

Course Structure

Program run for five (5) academic years for UTME candidates and four (4) years for Direct Entry candidates.

5 Years Program

Intakes: From June
Year 1 - 100 Level

Mathematics for Health Sciences
Physical Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Behavior of Matter
Practical Chemistry I
General Biology I
General Biology III

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
Physics Practical I
English and Communications
Introduction to French Language I

Year 2 - 200 Level

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 - 300 Level

Gross Anatomy (Head & Neck, Neuroanatomy & special senses)
Genito-urinary Physiology
Neurophysiology (Excitable tissues and Autonomous Nervous System and special senses)
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 - 400 Level

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 - 500 Level

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

Entry Requirements

Entry into 100 Level
Candidate must
- pass Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with minimum required points in Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Use of English.
- pass FBIU Screening/Post UTME.
- have Credit level in 5 subjects (English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics), the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) or together with an appropriate pass in the Joint Admission & Matriculation Board (JAMB) Examination, at not more than two (2) sittings.
200 Level Direct Entry

Candidates for Direct Entry into 200 Level are exempted from the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The candidates are in the following categories:

– Candidates who have satisfied the Senior Secondary School Certificate requirement for admission into this University (i.e. five credits passes as stated in “A” above; and who in addition obtain passes in at least two science subjects (Biology/Zoology, Chemistry or Physics) at Advanced Level – General Certificate of Education (GCE), or Higher School Certificate (HSC), Principal Level Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) Examination, or any other equivalent examination approved by the Senate of the FRANCO-BRITISH INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, KADUNA (FBIU).

– Candidates who are holders of the Registered Nurse (RN) and Registered Midwife (RM) Diploma from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria with pass at credit level in five subjects at ‘O’ level which must include English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology in not more than two sittings.

Transfer to the BNSc. program (Intra/Inter University)

This is applicable for candidates that satisfy entry level and direct entry level above and other regulations of the University as reviewed from time to time.