Nursing programs

Bachelor of Science In Nursing Program (BSN)

Nazarbayev University School of Medicine offers a premiere, state-of-the-art undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program that

  • integrates international education, training, and qualifications for both the European Union standards and the U.S. requirements for baccalaureate education for professional nursing practice.
  • is the only BSN program of its kind in all of Kazakhstan.

This 4-year Bachelor of Science program in Nursing is offered through the Nazarbayev University School of Medicine (NUSOM) and provides:

  • the unique opportunity to study and work alongside medical school students, faculty and medical professionals.
  • a program built upon a core foundation in sciences and humanities and a core nursing-specific curriculum
  • learning opportunities where you will have both classroom and simulation training in our Simulation Center and direct patient-care, clinical focused learning in hospital settings.
  • student progression from classroom focus to a more clinical patient-care focus by the fourth year.
  • opportunities for research as throughout the program, students will have an opportunity to work on faculty and/or student research projects.

The final year will require the completion of a Senior Capstone Project.

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Why Nursing?  Nurses make a difference.  Be a nursing student at Nazarbayev University!

Having a career as a nurse and in the healthcare field, provides you with:

  • exciting opportunities to truly make a difference in the lives of local citizens and communities
  • make a difference in lives at national and international levels.

What do nurses do? The vision and mission of nurses is to lead societies toward better health, to promote healthy lifestyles, healthy workplaces, and healthy communities.

  • Nurses lead change and positively impact the health of Kazakh citizens and beyond
  • Nurses provide care in various settings locally and globally.
  • Nurses are employed in a variety of settings besides the traditional hospital setting:
    • Administrative or management positions
    • Education and Research
    • Consulting
    • Community and public health centers
    • Social work
    • Specialization areas
    • Governmental and non-governmental settings (WHO, Project HOPE, Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders, for example)

 Preparing You For A Profession in Nursing

In addition to the core undergraduate curriculum that prepares you to be a Nazarbayev University graduate, Nazarbayev University and NUSOM will prepare you for the nursing profession through a rigorous academic program.

Courses with a science focus:

  • Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, Genetics, Pharmacology

Courses in social and behavioral sciences:

  • Sociology, Psychology

Courses with a research focus:

  • Statistics, Research Methods, Data Analytics for Quality Improvement

Courses that focus on Nursing Science include:

  • Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Nutrition
  • Foundations of Nursing Practice, Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Obstetric Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Geriatric Nursing

 After Graduating with a BSN Degree

  • Begin your career! Nurses are in high demand locally and globally.
  • The BSN program provides a foundation for graduate education in nursing and other health-related fields.
  • Serves as a stimulus for continuing professional development and life-long learning.