Foundation in Science Certificate Program

Foundation in Science Certificate Program

Program Description:

The Foundation in Science Certificate Program will be offered to Level O entrants of the Brunei Educational System. The one-year certificate program is aimed at preparing students with Level O qualification to be eligible for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

The Foundation in Science Certificate Program consists of general education and preparatory courses for the BSN curriculum. These courses are spread through in sequential progression from the first to the second semester with emphasis on biological, chemical, and life sciences.

The Foundation in Science Certificate Program aims to provide completers with competencies necessary either to enter into the BSN Program or to assume healthcare jobs that do not require a bachelor’s degree or a license to practice (healthcare aide, care giver, etc.)

Program Outcomes:

  • Demonstrates scientific competence in specific allied health work
  • Effectively communicates orally and in writing
  • Engages in self- directed lifelong learning
  • Participate in the conduct of research
  • Develop skills in the area of:
      • critical thinking
      • creative problem solving
      • intellectual curiosity
      • digital citizenship

Perfomance Indicators:

Program Outcomes Program Indicators
1. Apply knowledge of physical, social, natural and health sciences and humanities in managing clients, teams and programs in any setting.

a) Integrate relevant principles of social, physical, natural and health sciences and humanities in a given health situation.

b) Apply appropriate scientific concepts and actions holistically and comprehensively.

2. Apply the guidelines and principles of evidence-based decision making a) Provide appropriate evidence for decision making based on:
  • Variety of theories and standards relevant to scientific decision making
  • Research
  • Safety standards
3. Make decisions in accordance with existing laws, legal, ethical and moral principles. a) Adhere to ethico-legal considerations when providing safe & quality service b) Apply ethical reasoning and decision-making process to address situations of ethical distress and moral dilemma. c) Adhere to established norms of conduct based on the Brunei Law and other legal, regulatory and institutional requirements relevant to safe practice. d) Implement strategies/policies related to informed consent as it applies in multiple contexts.
4. Communicate effectively in speaking, writing and presenting using culturally appropriate language to clients and teams a) Ensure a working relationship with the client and/or support system based on trust, respect and shared decision-making using appropriate communication/interpersonal techniques/strategies.
5. Conduct research with an experienced researcher a) Participate in preparing a research proposal complying with the ethical principles in nursing research. b) Conduct a research study as a member of a research team. c) Determine if the research problems/questions, learning outcomes and/ or hypotheses are clearly and logically linked to the research purpose, concepts and relationships, and propositions generated from the study framework. d) Analyze if the conceptual framework the summary review of related literature, research design and data analysis procedure are logically linked with the research purpose, problems/questions, and hypotheses. e) Establish if the interpretation, implications and recommendations are consistent with the results considering the limitations of the study. f) Analyze the research study/report for adherence to standards of writing mechanics, ethical principles and guidelines in all phases of the research study. g) Present the research study conducted in partnership with a recent team.
6. Engage in lifelong learning with a passion to keep current with national and global developments in general. a) Assume responsibility for lifelong learning, own personal development and maintenance of competence. b) Demonstrate continued competence and professional growth. c) Model professional behaviour. d) Engage in advocacy activities to deal with national and global concerns and adopts policies that foster the growth and development of the population.
7. Apply techno-intelligent care systems and process in decision making. a) Use appropriate technology to perform safe and efficient activities. b) Implement system of informatics to support the delivery of services

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Block 2C, Jalan Ong Sum Ping
Bandar Seri Begawan, BA1311
Negara Brunei Darussalam

Step 1

Register online through this link:

Step 2

Wait for the initial results of admissions application.

Step 3

 Settle the registration fee of BND 115.00 and acceptance fee of BND 115.00. Send the proof of payment to

Step 4

Wait for the Acceptance letter, enrollment schedule and interview with the Academics Team.

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