The Department of Nursing has played a pioneering role in the academization of the profession in Israel, by first introducing the B.A. program and later the M.A. degree. The mission of the Department is to provide future nurses with a broad foundation in nursing, medicine, and the social sciences, as well as the skills gained from extensive clinical experience. Nearly 1200 students are enrolled in our programs, and our Department trains them to contribute to society, the university, and to the profession of nursing in Israel and abroad.
Currently, we offer these programs:
- A 4-year B.A. program leading to a Registered Nurse diploma (R.N.) and a Bachelor degree in nursing (B.A.)
- The PISGAH program for IDF soldiers, which grants a Registered Nurse degree (R.N.) and a Bachelor degree in nursing (B.A.)
- A second Professional B.A. in Nursing for students who already hold a B.A. degree
- A 2-year M.A. program with majors in Nursing Education, Administration and Advanced Clinical Practice
The Department of Nursing offers a course titled " Development of research and advanced scientific writing" designed to help Registered Nurses candidates for future doctoral studies, to formulate the doctoral research question and plan and write a research proposal in order to submit it to the Graduate School of Medicine. The requirements for doctoral students can be found on the University's website at https://med.tau.ac.il/midrasha/Phd-students.
In addition, the Department offers continuing education courses on a variety of relevant topics.
The Department puts emphasis on research conducted by faculty and advanced students. Nursing students may choose to complete individual Master theses and Doctoral dissertations, or join research projects within one of several cluster studies taking place in the Department.