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Emergency Nursing Program


The Higher Diploma Program in Emergency Nursing started in 2003, the first program of its kind in Palestine. The main goal of this program is to develop the nursing personnel in the advanced clinical field of emergency nursing in order to improve the quality of nursing care for patients.

Paradigm of Courses

Higher Diploma In Emergency Nursing

First Year





EMER 500

Foundation of E N.


EMER 550

Clinical Emergencies


EMER 510

Pre-hospital Care Mgmt.


EMER 555

Prac.: Clinical Emergencies


EMER 515

Practicum: Pre- Hosp. Care





EMER 520

Physical Examination






Second Year





EMER 530



EMER 560

E.N. Research


EMER 535

Practicum: Triage &Trauma


EMER 570

Teach. & Mgmt in E.N.


EMER 540

Trauma Nursing


EMER 575

Practicum: Teach. & Mgmt.





EMER 585

Clinical Residency



Description of Courses

EMER 500 Foundations of Emergency Nursing (Cr. 2)

This course introduces students to the history of emergency nursing, emergency care team, legal and ethical issues related to this field. Emphasis is on nursing roles. Students are introduced to professional nursing emergency associations.

EMER 510 Pre-hospital Care Management (Cr. 2)

This course concentrates on emergency medical service systems related to stabilization of patients with injuries, methods of transfer both air and ground, preparation of patients, and medico legal responsibility. Emphasis is placed on disaster planning and management. Clinical needed: EMER 515 (2 cr.)

EMER 515 Practicum: Pre-hospital Care (Cr. 2)

This course provides students with opportunities to practice their knowledge about stabilizations and transfer of the victims. This practice takes place in institutions that provide this kind of ambulatory care.

EMER 520 Physical Examination  (Cr. 2)

The emphasis of this course is to promote students skills in the physical assessment process of the patient from head to toe. A thorough examination of specific systems including special maneuvers used for patients receiving care in emergency care facilities.

EMER 530 Triage (Cr. 3)

This course helps students in the classification of patients for the purpose of determining treatment priorities. It also exposes students to the responsibilities of triage nurses and proficiency of several skills, including assessment, communication, organization, and decision making. Clinical needed: EMER 535

EMER 535 Practicum: Triage and Trauma Nursing (Cr. 2)

Students apply their knowledge and skills about trauma nursing in emergency departments. They practice their assessment planning, interventions, and evaluation skills by sorting out their priorities.

EMER 540 Trauma Nursing (Cr. 3)

This course focuses on mechanisms of trauma, patterns of injury, trauma protocols, primary survey interventions, and the nursing process in advanced trauma life support. Clinical needed: EMER 535

EMER 550 Clinical Emergencies (Cr. 5)

This course is designated to help students deal effectively with medical and surgical emergencies of all body systems: nervous, cardio pulmonary, hematology, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal genitourinary, and obstetrics. It covers emergency care for both children and adults. Clinical needed: EMER 555

EMER 555 Practicum: Clinical Emergencies  (Cr. 3)

The main focus of this course is to provide students with experience in dealing with children and adults who are exposed to medical and/ or surgical emergency treatments that involve different body systems.

EMER 560 Emergency Nursing Research (Cr. 2)

This course aims to expand students’ knowledge and skills in the area of nursing research particularly in the emergency field. It also improves the students’ awareness of the particular research evidence that is related to their emergency practice.

EMER 570 Teaching and Management in Emergency Nursing (Cr. 4)

This course exposes students to areas of nursing clinical supervision, preceptorship, and mentoring in the emergency departments. It also emphasizes human resources management, planning, and organization of health services. Students learn about their role in effecting and managing change in their clinical areas. Clinical needed: EMER 575

EMER 575 Practicum: Teaching and management (Cr. 2)

Students practice their role as clinical preceptor or mentor in dealing with newly employed nurses or with students who are practicing in the emergency department. In addition, they assume the role of nursing manager in such a department.

EMER 585 Clinical Residency  (Cr. R)

This an extended practicum course where students practice autonomy in the emergency department in a base hospital. To ensure competence and autonomy in practice when making judgments and decisions, students keep a journal of critical incidents during practice from the outset of the program. The personal journal is an important aspect of the evaluation strategy of the program. To pass this course, students must complete 400 hours in the emergency department.

Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine