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Oman Programmes

Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies delivers two Nursing Programmes at the Oman Specialised Nursing Institute (OSNI) in Muscat, Oman. The programmes are the result of a close collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Oman.


Bsc (Hons) in Nursing Studies

The BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies (Overseas) is delivered over 42 weeks, It is divided into the following 4 modules:

  • Module 1 - Evidence Based Nursing Practice
  • Module 2 - Person Centred Communication
  • Module 3 - Health Promotion
  • Module 4 - Developing Leadership in Professional Nursing Practice

Students attend the programme at the Oman Specialised Nursing Institute (OSNI) in Muscat, Oman. The taught component of all modules is delivered by Cardiff University, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies (SONMS) staff. The modules are delivered in a linear progression, commencing with module 1 through to module 4. The full time programme is delivered over a 42 week period, the first two weeks of which is an induction/study skills programme. Annual leave is negotiated through the Ministry of Health and included within the timetable.

The programme content is primarily taught by staff from the SONMS at the Oman Specialised Nursing Institute (OSNI) and provides intensive teaching blocks to cover the learning outcomes and content of each module. OSNI staff conduct seminars and provides advice and support to students. Students are expected to undertake self directed study during each of the modules. Personal academic supervision is available throughout each module by a designated personal tutor from SONMS, via electronic supervision. OSNI mentors are also available for formative advice and pastoral support.


BSc (Hons) in Community Health Nursing Practice

This programme has been developed specifically to meet the needs of community nurses working in Oman at the request of the Ministry of Health. The programme is run full time over one year and is equally divided between 50% theory and 50% clinical practice.

The aim of the programme is to provide nurses with a clear understanding of the context of community nursing practice and the evidence base underpinning safe and effective care in community settings. The programme has been developed at a time when healthcare organisations the world over are recognising the importance of primary care and the role of community nurses.

Cardiff University SONMS has a strong track record of preparing qualified nurses to work in community settings and the theoretical elements of this programme will be delivered in the Oman Specialist Nursing Institute (OSNI) by academic staff from SONMS, with the school taking responsibility for overseeing the supervision of students’ assessments, internal and external examination, evaluation and quality assurance of the programme and decisions about the final award.

A programme co-ordinator based in OSNI liaises closely with the CU SONMS with regard to arranging appropriate clinical placements and assessment of clinical outcomes. Application of knowledge within the clinical environment through achievement of clinical learning outcomes will be facilitated with the support of a clinical mentor. Clinical mentors work together with the programme co-ordinator to ensure all students have a high quality clinical experience. Main placements are within primary health care centres and include home visiting experience as well as the opportunity to explore other aspects of primary care.

The programme consists of 4 mandatory modules:

  • Module 1 - Fundamentals of Community Practice 
  • Module 2 - Diabetes Care and Management
  • Module 3 - Promoting Health and Managing Chronic Conditions
  • Module 4 - Advancing Community Nursing Practice (Dissertation)

How to apply:

Applications are welcome from Omani Nurses.  Please visit the University's Online Application Service to apply for the above programmes.

For more information:

Oman Specialised Nursing Institute:osnidget@hotmail.com

Meryl Jones (BSc Nursing Studies): JonesM2@Cardiff.ac.uk 

Judith Carrier (BSc Community Health Nursing Practice): CarrierJA@Cardiff.ac.uk