KSAU-HS’s branch in Al Ahsa opened its
doors in in February 2009, represented by the College of Nursing as a first
step, with a temporary building, which soon developed gradually due to the
increasing demand of female students. Though, The College of Nursing in Al-Ahsa
is the third college in terms of establishment after Riyadh and Jeddah.
In 2013, the college moved to a
university campus that is equipped with all the material and human capabilities
to enhance the theoretical and laboratory educational process.
The College of Nursing awards the
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) for female high school graduates, a
standard four-year program; the first two years of the curriculum are
pertaining to the Pre-Professional Program which is shared with all health
sciences students. It focuses on providing the foundation for professional
health-care related education.
the third and fourth years are pertaining to professional nursing education,
where students acquire knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for
complex health problems of individuals, families or communities; there is an
emphasis both on theory, laboratory skills, and clinical learning.
Following the completion of the
curriculum, students must complete one year of Internship successfully prior to
receiving graduation certificate. The internship training is 12 months of
intensive clinical training.
The College of Nursing is located in
the campus of King Saud Abdulaziz University for Health in Al Ahsa, Saudi