Bachelor of Nursing Sciences

4 Year Programme

The curriculum is designed to meet the challenges of healthcare delivery. The course is highly demanding and designed to use community-orientated, evidence and skills-based approaches in order to be highly responsive to the needs of urban and rural communities.

Graduates will gain:

  • The ability to apply a broad base of knowledge, theory and scientific research to the real life practical context. 
  • The community educational skills to manage people of diverse backgrounds and adapt effectively to a given situation. 
  • The leadership and management skills needed to fully manage a variety of healthcare scenarios and provide effective healthcare delivery.
  • Necessary knowledge to adapt their skills to a particular situation and develop competencies in leadership, case management and health promotion. 
  • The professional attitude, commitment and accountability to deliver healthcare to high professional standards and demonstrate ethical, legal and professional accountability in practice.
Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.


First Year

Anatomy and Physiology I
Nursing Foundations
Microbiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Ethics and Integrity for Healthcare Professionals
Sociology of Health
Business and English Communication Skills (BECS)
Introduction to Statistics
Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Health Communications: Theory and Practice
Introduction to Psychology
Microbiology II

    Second Year

    Clinical Nursing skills I
    Fundamentals of Nursing
    Pharmacology II
    Clinical Nursing skills II
    Pharmacology II
    Medical Nursing I
    Reproductive Health
    Principles of Teaching and Learning for Healthcare Professionals
    Surgical Nursing I
    Community Nursing I

      Third Year

      Paediatric Nursing I
      Surgical Nursing II
      Community Nursing II
      Critical Care Nursing
      Psychiatric Nursing
      Paediatric Nursing II
      Specialised Medical-Surgical Nursing
      Medical Nursing II
      Cardiology Nursing

        Forth Year

        Research Methods and Proposal Development
        Gender and Women’s Health
        Midwifery I (obstetric anatomy and antenatal)
        Midwifery II (intra natal and postpartum)
        Leadership and Management for Healthcare Professionals
        Gynaecological Nursing
        Community-Based Midwifery
        Research Project Report
        Palliative Care and Oncology Nursing

          There are a seemingly infinite number of areas that a graduate nurse can go into, ranging from clinics and hospitals to home healthcare, outpatient care centres, social services, schools and government positions. Some organisations may employ graduate nurses for health planning, consulting or policy development, while there is always a need for nurses to support ongoing teaching and research projects.

          Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

          Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting in Physics, Chemistry or Biology.
          Diploma in Nursing from a recognised Institution and must be certified by the Uganda Nurses & Midwives Council (UNMC).

          Note: A candidate who completed a previous degree without a science background will need a science foundation.