The purpose of the nursing program is to prepare nurses who are able to assist individuals, families, and communities to achieve desired health outcomes through the provision of nursing care and collaboration in a multidisciplinary environment. In addition it will prepare leaders in nursing, education and research who will affect positive change in health care and the development of the profession. The product of BNS program will have competencies to design, manage, coordinate, provide evidence-based care, and function as a member of the profession. In addition, professional nurses are leaders who teach research, advocate, consult, collaborate across sectors, and manage health care system.
Students entering at this point should possess a Ugandan Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) or A’ level with a principal pass in Biology and Chemistry and a subsidiary pass in any other science subject or its equivalent as shall be determined by the National Council for Higher Education and FMU. Direct entrants shall cover four years of training.
This category of students shall cover three academic years before the mandatory internship as organized by the Ministry of Health.