The department of Nursing Sciences is found in the school of Medicine of Kabale University, a fully-fledged public chartered university by National Council of High Education (NCHE)
The university started in 2002 and bachelor of nursing science programs started in the academic year 2014/2015 with completion program and direct program in 2016/2017 academic year
To provide Nursing Education that is committed to academic and professional excellence and inspiring lifelong self-directed learners in the Great Lakes Region and beyond.
To provide quality student-centered education for men and women in pursuit of excellence in nursing practice, education, leadership, and research
Aim of nursing programs
The aim of the BNS programs is to prepare holistically-trained multi-skilled nurses;
- Who competently meet the healthcare needs of all the population in all settings
- Who provide preventive, promotive, curative, as well as rehabilitative services to members of society?
- Graduate nurses prepared to initiate, participate and support health research.
The BNS programs shall prepare a multi ?skilled and equipped nurse who will meet the following competencies.
Bio medical and Nursing Knowledge
- Demonstrate the ability to recall knowledge of human structure, function, development and pathophysiology.
- Understand epidemiological and social-behavioral science.
- Apply the bio-medical knowledge to provide care to individuals, families, and society
- The ability to comprehend, analyze, synthesize and apply selected nursing theories with a broad base of knowledge from core nursing sciences and clinical placements to support general nursing practice.
Clinical skills and Practice.
- Effective use of clinical judgment, motor and cognitive skills required for assessment, determining nursing differentials, planning, implementing, and evaluation in the context of nursing care delivery and prevention of common health problems encountered in patient care.
Teaching and Learning – the knowledge and understanding needed to identify and apply basic concepts of teaching and learning in general nursing practice and in the promotion of health and prevention of illness amongst diverse populations.
Leadership and Management.
- The knowledge and ability to use basic concepts of leadership and management, including knowledge of internal and external organizational influences on nursing practice in order to provide continuity of healthcare delivery.
- Provide effective leadership and management to promote an efficient well-functioning health system.
- Understanding the use of scientific theory, methodology, and critical thinking to conduct
research, interpret findings and apply these to improve the health of individuals,
families, and communities
- The ability to identify problems related to clinical research and to apply findings in order to inform the evolution of evidenced-based practice in the discipline of nursing
- Demonstration of a commitment to accountability to self, lifelong learning (LLL) practices, continuing competency, the welfare of health care consumers, and professional standards.
- Demonstration of an appreciation for ethical, legal, and professional accountability for general nursing practice.