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Bachelor of Nursing Sciences (DIRECT)

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
  • Foundations of Nursing and First Aid
  • Microbiology I
  • Anatomy and Physiology II
  • Ethics & Integrity for Nurses
  • Sociology of Health


  • Health Communication and Counselling 
  • Introduction to Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology and Environmental Sanitation
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Microbiology II
Second Year
  • Clinical Nursing Skills     I
  • Health Assessment
  • Pharmacology I
  • Pathology
  • Clinical Nursing Skills II


  • Pharmacology  II
  • Principals of Teaching and Learning
  • Reproductive Health I
  • Medical Nursing I
Third Year
  • Paediatric Nursing  I                          
  • Surgical Nursing II                                                     
  • Community Nursing II
  • Critical Care Nursing


  • Psychiatric Nursing                                                     
  • Paediatric Nursing  II                         
  • Specialized Medical-Surgical Nursing                
  • Nursing Trends and Issues
Fourth Year
  • Research Methods and Proposal development       
  • Gender and Women’s Health                                      
  • Midwifery I
  • Midwifery II
  • Leadership and Management for Health Professionals                   
  • Gynaecological Nursing                                             
  • Community Based Midwifery (Domiciliary)
  • Research Project
  • 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.

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

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting in


Diploma in Nursing from a recognised Institution and must be certified by the Uganda Nurses & Midwives Council (UNMC)