Bethlehem University believes that nursing is a professional discipline based on arts and sciences. Nurses operate as an integral part of an open system within the community in which the human being is perceived as a whole being with biopsychosocial and spiritual needs.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Bethlehem University was established in 1976. Its main purpose is to educate professional nurses to meet the health and nursing needs of the Palestinian people regardless of religion, gender or socio-economic background. The graduates are prepared to collaborate with other members of a health team in order to provide quality health care in the community.
The Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bethlehem University seeks to admit students who have the personal qualities of care and concern for people, a willingness to learn and apply creative nursing services, as well as a commitment to practicing nursing in areas to professionally offer significant health services to patients as well as their families. It offers its students a liberal arts education in addition to a broad range of theoretical courses necessary to prepare the student to become a competent practicing nurse, as well as serving as role models for others in health care.