Critical Care Nursing, M.Sc. | An-Najah National University | Nablus, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
24 months
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The Critical Care Nursing program of the An-Najah National University consists of 51 Ch. of study offered over 2 years. Courses in the specialty area of Critical Care Nursing have been developed specifically to enable Registered Nurses to extend knowledge and skills to confidently and competently manage the nursing of critically ill patients across the lifespan.


Courses allow students in the Critical Care Nursing program of the An-Najah National University to identify policy and practice issues in critical care nursing, and explore health team collaboration in their field of study. The thesis provides students with the opportunity to be involved in research which explores evidence that substantiates their practice. The nurse completes a minimum of 528 hours working clinically in the critical care area for the duration of the programme.

Teaching and Learning

Problem-based learning is the educational method used and it has the following characteristics:

  • Real-life situations constitute the basis for working through problems and are a foundation for learning.
  • Self-directed learning, the student’s own studies, activities, and responsibility for his/her own learning.
  • Group work. During his/her education the student should develop self-knowledge, which involves understanding and being able to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes in interplay with others.
  • Working in a tutorial group (consisting of 6-7 students and a faculty tutor) is the fundamental method of studying in problem-based learning. Other methods include lectures, seminars, resource opportunities, field studies and other types of skill practice.

Career Opportunities

Expected graduates may work in:

  • Neonatal Intensive Care Units.
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
  • Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU).
  • Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
  • Critical Care of the Burn Patient.
  • Emergency Departments.

Or as:

  • University teachers.
  • Nursing instructors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Pharmacolog for Critical Care Nurse
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • ECG& Cardovascular Dysrhythmia - Interpretation and Managment
  • Advanced Anatomy & Physiology for Critical Care Nurse
  • Advanced Pathphysiology for Crictical Care Nurse
  • Chemistry / Physics Related to Critical Care Nursing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




38 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective applicant should have a Bachelor degree from An-Najah National University or its equivalent from a Faculty or university credited by An-Najah National University.
  • A Placement Test for the major he/she is applying to.
  • Prospective applicant should be willing to meet with the Supervising Committee for a personal interview if the Specialised Department Council recommends that.
  • Earning a competitive GPA, is a matter usually determined and computed by the Specialized Department by the following formula: An applicant’s Bachelor’s GPA counts 70% and the applicant’s results on the Skills / Placement Exam and personal interview counts 30%.
  • An original or official transcript or copy of certified from both the university from which the applicant graduated and the Palestinian ministry of higher learning.
  • A certificate of work experience, if available.
  • Two recommendation Letters from faculty members or professionals.
  • Personal photo.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Nablus

1790 - 2357 ILS /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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