The Higher Diploma Program in Neonatal Nursing was started in 1994 at Bethlehem University and is the first such program in Palestine. Through a series of theoretical and clinical courses work prepares nurses to be competent practitioners in the care of special and critically ill neonates and their families.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program neonatal nurses will be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in the care of special and critically ill neonates
- Demonstrate competence in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating all aspects of neonatal interventions
- Utilize evidence based practice in planning care for these neonates
- Provide high quality, holistic car for special and critically ill neonates and their families.
- Competent members of the multidisciplinary health team
- Meet the health needs of critically ill neonates and their families
- Demonstrate effective communications skills
- Effectively advocate for the special needs of critically ill neonates and their families
- Demonstrate management skills for this special care unit
- Understand their role as counselors, administrative, educators and researchers.
- Demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional growth and profession through participation in professional organization, workshops, conferences, training programs and community activities.
- Develop policies and strategies related to the neonatal care unit.