Overview

The School of Nursing at IHSU as one of its faculties is well positioned to train nurses who are conversant with the health problems of the communities they will serve; and who have knowledge, skills and above all, appropriate attitudes that will make them sufficiently competent to run the health services effectively in an effort to fulfil key sustainable development goals.

In order to achieve our mission at IHSU, the School of Nursing uses community–oriented, evidence and skill based programs, which as much as possible are responsive to the needs of the community in both rural and urban settings. The study programs in the School of Nursing are implemented using modalities that encourage active learning to ensure that the graduates become life-long self–directed learners and are well equipped to make a difference in the healthcare delivery

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  • The goal of the Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNS) program is to prepare a multi-skilled nurse who will competently meet the healthcare needs of the community in all settings by providing preventive, promotive, curative, as well as rehabilitative services to members of society. Similarly, the graduate is also prepared to initiate, participate in and support health research.

    Outcomes:

    Up on successful completion of the program, the graduate shall be expected to:

    1. Provide promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services
    2. Manage health services based in health institutions in rural, peri-urban and urban areas
    3. Generate information through basic and applied research approaches.
    4. Disseminate information through teaching and other health education modalities.
    5. Lead communities in issues related to health and community development.
  • The curriculum model chosen for implementing the Bachelor of Nursing Science and Midwifery degree programs should encourage students to be responsible for their learning process and prepare them for lifelong, self-directed learning.

    These curricular have been designed in such away that they reduce theoretical burden on students and integrate the basic sciences and biomedical courses with clinical courses based on various disciplines, systems, problems and community needs. The courses included in this curriculum are based on sound teaching and learning principles and are aimed at fostering the ability of the student to participate in nursing and health research and above all, to practice the profession of nursing with a great dedication to ethics, integrity and professionalism.

  • Four entry points are available for persons wishing to enter the BNS direct entry program:

    Holders of the Advanced Level Certificate:

    In order to be eligible for admission, a candidate must have sat and passed:

    1. Uganda Certificate of Education examination or its equivalent and obtained passes in at least five science subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and English.
    2. Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education examination or its equivalent and obtained a principal pass each in Biology and Chemistry and one other subsidiary pass.
    3. Holders of certificate of enrollment from the Nursing and Midwifery Council of home country.

    In order to be eligible for admission, a candidate must have sat and passed the Uganda Certificate of Education examination or its equivalent and obtained passes in at least five science subjects including Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and English. At Advanced level obtained a principle or subsidiary in Biology and Chemistry and sat Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examinations. The candidate must also be enrolled with the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council with a minimum working experience of two years from a recognized health facility.

    NB: E/N is equivalent to UACE

    Holders of Kenya School Certificate of Education:

    In order to be eligible for admission, a candidate must have sat and passed:

    1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination with a mean grade of C+ (plus).
    2. Have obtained at least a C+ (plus) in each of the cluster subjects below:
      • Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, English, OR,
      • Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, English.
    3. Upgrading of courses failed in the first sitting shall not be allowed.
    Holders of School Certificates Graded in Percentages and Average Points:

    In order to be eligible for admission, a candidate whose final high school marks are graded in percentages and average point systems such as in Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi must have their grades first equated by Uganda National Examinations Board, before seeking admission at International Health Sciences University, School of Nursing.

    In order to be eligible for admission, a candidate must have sat and passed the high school leaving examinations and obtained at least 55% or Credit 5 in the following Science subjects or their equivalents: Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and English.

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