Bachelors of Nursing Sciences

4 Year Program

The curriculum is designed to meet the challenges of healthcare delivery. The course is highly demanding and designed to use community-oriented, 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.

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
  • Biochemistry

Second Year

  • Clinical Nursing skills I
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Pharmacology II
  • Pathology
  • 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

Four 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.