RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


All nursing education programmes are accredited by RCSI Bahrain, the National University of Ireland (NUI), and licensed by the Bahrain Higher Education Council. The programmes also have been granted full confidence from Bahrain’s National Authority for Qualifications & Quality Assurance of Education and Training (NAQQAET).

Quality Assurance

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is listed on the approved schools of the EMRO, WHO. All programmes meet education standards specified by the Ministry of Health in Bahrain, Nursing Standards for GCC Countries, and those of the EU Bologna Accord. It is also mapped against the Bahrain National Qualification Framework (NQF) and the Irish and European Qualifications Framework (ECTS). In fulfilling the requirements for the BSc (Hons) award, the programme incorporates 240 ECTS credits / 480 NQF credits (4 year BSc (Hons) in Nursing. The BSc (Hons) in Nursing Bridging Programme incorporates 60 ECTS credits / 120 NQF credits. The MSc Nursing incorporates 120 ECTS/240 NQF credits.