Arabian Gulf University Opens Admission to the B.Sc. in Nursing Programme for the Next Academic Year

The Arabian Gulf University (AGU) has opened admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme for the academic year 2024-2025 for citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). It is a new four-year academic programme intended to teach nursing science at the bachelor’s level. Applicants must have a high school diploma from the Scientific section or its equivalent, with an overall average of at least 80% or 3.20 on the grade scale out of 4. Those interested in joining the programme can register through

On the occasion, Mr. Abdulhamed Marhoun, Head of the Admissions and Registration Unit at AGU, stated that the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences (CMMS) developed this programme to meet the growing demand for skilled nurses in providing healthcare services across the GCC countries.

He explained that The programme’s curriculum focuses on theoretical knowledge and practical clinical experience to ensure that graduates are well-prepared to address the region’s healthcare challenges, while it also emphasises cultural and health considerations specific to the Arabian Gulf region, enabling graduates to deliver quality care to patients from diverse backgrounds.

Mr. Marhoun noted that the university is committed to offering innovative academic programmes at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels to meet the future labour market needs in the GCC countries.

“The Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme aligns with the university’s vision and strategy of providing high-quality academic programmes in the fields of health, science, education, environment, and technology to meet the current labour market needs and future demands,” he commented.

On his part, Prof. Abdelhalim Deifalla, Dean of the CMMS, mentioned that the programme aims to enhance students’ leadership abilities, research skills, and clinical competencies. Prof. Deifalla further stated that graduates will be prepared to take on leadership roles in the nursing profession and contribute to advancements through evidence-based research. He highlighted that the programme emphasises person-centred care, requiring graduates to acquire new competencies to deliver healthcare services in different settings. Prof. Deifalla underscored the importance of increasing the number of qualified Gulf nurses to meet international standards and reduce the reliance on non-citizen nurses in the GCC countries.

He added: “Achieving the third goal of comprehensive sustainable development requires increasing the number of qualified Gulf nurses to meet international standards (31 nurses per 10,000 people). Currently, statistics from the World Health Organisation show that the percentage of non-citizens in the nursing profession in the GCC countries ranges from 50.5 percent to 98.9 percent. This educational programme in nursing aims to train graduates to deliver advanced nursing care, focusing on patients and the advancement of healthcare in Gulf society.”

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