Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences

Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences

The Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences (FAMS) was established in Albaha University in 1426H in response to the needs of the community of the specialized cadres in Applied Medical Sciences. The Faculty relies on the latest academic standards based on the scientific method and the development of developmental and analytical approaches and Psychomotor skills, and not just acquiring and retrieving specific information through lectures, panel discussions, scientific teaching, practical training, and developmental research to cope with medical developments and the pace of economic development. The Faculty has five study programs offered by five academic departments: Laboratory Medicine Department, Dental Health Department, Nursing Department, Optometry Department and Community Health Sciences Department (public health). Although, Optometry program was stopped from accepting new students and has now been under activation.

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Bachelor of Nursing


The Nursing program aims to prepare a generation of scientifically and practically qualified nurses to work to meet the growing needs of nursing services at the local and international levels. Students should be part of the medical team; they will promote their involvements in the nursing profession and contribute to the development and expansion of their awareness about treatment.


Goal 1: Provide an opportunity of distinguished education for students to become competent, and responsible nurses.

Goal 2: Graduate highly qualified nurses who are able to work in all nursing work settings.

Goal 3: Provide an opportunity for research in nursing fields which contribute to enhanced students’ abilities

Goal 4: Provide community services through engaging students and faculty members in community field work.

Goal 5: Develop competent faculty members in education, research and scholarly activities.

Goal 6: Keep in touch with technological advances and recent evidences in the field of health care and education.

Program learning Outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

K1: Describe concepts, theories and principles of nursing sciences and medical and social sciences that support nursing process.

K2: Identify physical, psychological, sociocultural and spiritual needs of individuals, families and communities in relation to disease prevention, health promotion and health education.


S1: Implement essential nursing procedures safely to various gender and age groups from different cultural background at healthcare settings.

S2: Apply critical thinking and clinical judgment based on evidences from nursing sciences and other disciplines in the provision of safe and quality care to individual, family and community.

S3: Conduct research projects and scholarly activities through critiquing, analyzing, interpreting and disseminating the findings.

S4: Communicate effectively with patients, families and other healthcare professionals.

S5: Construct and provide competently patient-centered and culturally sensitive comprehensive nursing care plan based on best practices and prioritized patients’ actual needs and potential risks.

S6: Utilize current and evolving technologies and information systems to support safe delivery of nursing practice and improve patient outcomes.


V1: Adhere to principles of safety, ethics, rules and regulations of nursing practice and quality nursing care at various healthcare settings.

V2: Take the responsibilities and accountabilities for own actions, decisions, and professional conduct according to the scope of nursing practice in Saudi Arabia

V3: Demonstrate leadership, professional autonomy, accountability, commitment and collaboration to enhance nursing care and self-development (lifelong learning)

Potential Jobs

The Nursing Program provides graduates with ideal career opportunities for a prosperous career in all areas of health care, there is a steady increase in the demand for nursing professionals in primary health care centers and hospitals throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, allowing the graduates to find rewarding and diverse job opportunities such as Nursing specialist and researcher.