The School of Nursing offers two main programmes; Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (direct entry and upgrading). These two programmes prepare the students to serve the community compassionately. The School has grown immensely with a current population of 74
students in the undergraduate programme. This academic year, the School will graduate its first cohort of Bachelor of Science (Nursing) students. The School, with support from the University Management has endeavoured to attract and retain dedicated lecturers who have vast speciality ranging from nursing education, midwifery, general medical and surgical nursing, ICU, mental health/psychiatry and epidemiology. Apart from being involved in teaching, the
lecturers are highly engaged in community affairs, clinical supervision of students and research work.
2018 Nursing Graduands
Our students are well prepared to tackle emerging, reemerging and dynamic health problems in our community and in the world at large. Prior to undertaking clinical placement, our students engage in skills lab activities. Our highly equipped skills lab exposes our students to the expected challenges and problem-solving they expect to encounter in the clinical area. In addition, the School with the help of the University management has signed MoUs with key health facilities to ensure our students are exposed to ultra-modern facilities and technology in their clinical areas. In its endeavour to engage with health care workers whose practice is evidence-based, the School of Nursing upholds research in the clinical and community areas. To further achieve this, the School aims to start its first master’s programme in public health. Master’s in Public Health will have four major specialities which will prepare graduands to work in a diverse and dynamic society with multiple health issues. In addition, the School also intends to scale up the undergraduate programmes being offered to encompassed demand areas such as nutritional health. Towards achieving the 2030 sustainable development goals, the School strives to train and produce for the local and international market competent, dedicated and compassionate health workers who will be involved in alleviating the major disease burden through treatment, promotive, preventive and rehabilitation of major communicable and non-communicable diseases.