North Batinah Nursing Institute has a student library with one librarian available for the users. Teaching/learning materials are available in the library. It include books, journals, audio, video materials, anatomy and physiology models of body organs.
The books are classified under 3 categories:
- Lending book
- Reference book
- Student class set
The number of books in the first two categories is a total of 1722, while the number of books for student class set is 1051 which will be handled to the students at the beginning of each semester depends on the subjects registered for that semester. The books will be collected back from the students at the end of each semester and secured in the library again for future re-use.
Currently the Ministry of Health provides students with allowance .The amount vary according to the distance of the students’ location from the Institute. Students are provided with free education, learning materials and uniforms.
North Batinah nursing institute strives to employ a variety of teaching methods and approaches in its academic activities. Student-centered learning, problem-based learning, case-based teaching and reflective learning are among the approaches that the institute should adopt to promote the facilitation role of teaching staff and enhance students’ sense of responsibility and accountability towards their learning. Such approaches require teaching staff to shift their focus from teacher-centered approaches to student-centered approaches, have adequate time to prepare learning activities, students to have sufficient time for self-directed learning and sufficient resources for interactive simulation and e-learning.
To achieve these NBNI classrooms and MML are provided with great speed Internet.
A systematic process for laboratory inventory and maintenance is followed every year to make sure that Laboratory is equipped with all needed furniture, supplies, Mannequins and models for the demonstrations and return demonstrations of the lab courses. At present there are six beds, Mannequins and other models available with which students can practice in different groups simultaneously under the supervision of teachers. Return demonstration is conducted for all the students to make sure that each student go to real patients in wards with confidence, adequate skill, knowledge and right attitude.
CAREER AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
The graduates are fully equipped with the necessary lifelong skills that will enable them to be competent and professional nurses empowered to face new challenges as they embark on their chosen fields of specialization. In the final year, representatives from health care institutions are invited to the institute to meet the students and share prospective career pathways and future scope of activities.
The institute receives a list of student names from HEAC every year to be registered at the institute. Students Affairs staff with the help of an admin staff are responsible for contacting the students and asking for the required details and papers for records. The year coordinators in collaboration with course teachers track students’ absenteeism electronically.