Bachelor of Nursing Science (Diploma Holders)

The BNS completion program shall prepare a multi-skilled and equipped nurse who will meet the following competencies;

Biomedical and Nursing Knowledge

  • Demonstrate the ability to recall knowledge of human structure, function, development, and pathophysiology.
  • Understand epidemiological and social-behavioural 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.
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Overview

Code KND
Duration 3 Years
Study time Weekend
Intake August

Entry requirements

Diploma in Nursing, or Mental /Psychiatric Nursing, or Comprehensive Nursing, or Paediatrics and Child Health Nursing from a recognized institution; plus Two-year experience

Fees structure

Tuition Fees per Semester (East African) Tuition Fees per Semester (Non East Africans)
UGX 1,180,000 $630

Functional Fees

Application fee 50,000
Registration fees (per Academic Year) 20,000
Late Registration (per semester; after the deadline for official registration) 30,000
Examination fee (per semester) 50,000
Research fee (per Academic Year) 20,000
Student Manual (Payable once in the 1st Semester) 20,000
Computer Laboratory fee (per Academic Year) 30,000
Identity Card (Payable once in the 1st Semester) 20,000
Library fee (per Academic Year) 20,000
Medical (per semester) 15,000
Development Fund (per Academic Year) 100,000
Late Payment of Fees (after the deadline for official fees payment) 50,000
Replacement of Admission Letter (per Issue) 5,000
Retake/Supplementary/Missed Exam fee (per course) 50,000
Special Exam (per course) 30,000
Student Games Union fee (Academic Year) 20,000
Student Guild fee (per Academic Year) 20,000
Contribution to the Uganda National Students’ Association (UNSA) (per Academic Year) 2,000
Graduation fee (Payable on Completion of Studies) (Including: Transcript, Certificate, Convocation) 150,000
Certification (per copy) 3,000
Contribution to National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) Collections (per Academic Year) 20,000
Training materials (for Students of Engineering only) (per Semester) 50,000
Skills Laboratory Fee (for Students of DEHS, BNS, BEHS, MBChB only) (Per semester) 200,000

Fieldwork, Study, Industrial Training/ Attachment, Internship, School Practice fee

Master of Science in Environment and Natural Resources 500,000= (per Sem)
Bachelor of Agribusiness Management 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture 300,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Agriculture and Land Use Management 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Industrial and Applied Physics 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Applied Design and Fine Art 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Arts in Economics 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Business Administration 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Civil Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Computer Science 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Education (school practice) 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Electrical Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Environmental Health Science 200,000= (par year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Environmental Science 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Information Technology 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Library and Information Science 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery 300,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Nursing Science 150,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of/Diploma in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Med 150,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of Procurement and Logistics Management 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Public Administration and Mgt 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Records Management 100,000= (per Year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Social Work and Social Admin 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Social Sciences 100,000= (per year)
Bachelor of /Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality 150,000= (per year)
Bachelor of Catering and Hospitality 150,000= (per year)
Diploma in Medical Records Management 100,000= (per Year)
Diploma in Hotel Management 150,000= (per year)
Language Enhancement (for Students of French) 200,000= (per year)
Study trips (for Students of Geography) 100,000= (per year)
Study trips/Transport fee (for DEHS, BNS, BEHS, MBChB, BACM) 170,000= (per Sem)

  1. The University Council reserves the right to adjust the fees without prior notice.
  2. These Programmes are run over Weekends, during Fulltime, or in Recess/Holiday Sessions.

Contribution to NCHE should be deposited using a payment reference number generated via www.ura.go.ug


Fees Structure 2024-2025

Course details

  • LH Lecture Hours
  • CH Contact Hours
  • TH Tutorial Hours
  • CU Credit Units
  YEAR ONE SEMESTER I
  CODE COURSE NAME STATUS L H P H C H C U
  BNS 111  Anatomy &physiology  

Basic

45 30 45 3
  BNS 112 Foundations of Nursing Core 60 00 60 4
  BNS 113 Health Assessment Core 60 30 60 4
  BNS 114 Biochemistry Basic 60 30 60 4
  BNS 115 Computer Skills Service 45 30 45 3
  BNS 116  Communication Skills Service 45 30 45 3
  TOTAL CREDIT UNITS 24
     
     
   

YEAR ONE SEMESTER  II

  CODE COURSE NAME STATUS L H P H C H CU
  BNS 121 Pharmacology I ( General Pharmacology)

 

Basic 45 00 45 3
  BNS 122 Microbiology Basic 45 30 45 3
  BNS 123 Pathophysiology Basic 45 00 45 3
  BNS 124 Professional Nursing Issues Core 45 00 45 3
  BNS 125 Advanced Nursing Skills Core 45 30 45 3
  BNS 126 HIV/AIDS and Palliative Care Core 45 00 45 3
  BNS 127  Health Psychology Core 45 00 45 3
  BNS 128 Sociology of health core 45 00 45 3
  TOTAL CREDIT UNITS 24

 

  YEAR TWO SEMESTER I
   
  CODE COURSE NAME STATUS L H P H C H CU
  BNS 211 Medical / Surgical Nursing I Core 60 30 60 4
  BNS 212 Child Health Core 60 30 45 4
  BNS 213 Reproductive health Core 45 30 45 3
  BNS 214 Midwifery (Normal) Core 75 60 75 5
  BNS 215 Traditional and complementary therapies Core 45 00 45 3
  BNS 216 Pharmacology II ( CNS pharmacology , therapeutics  and toxicology ) Core 60 00 60 4
  TOTAL CREDIT UNITS 23

 

  YEAR TWO SEMESTER II
  CODE COURSE NAME STATUS L H P H C H CU
  BNS 221 Medical / Surgical Nursing II Core 60 60 60 4
  BNS 222 Nursing Research  I Core 45 00 45 3
  BNS 223 Epidemiology Basic 45 00 45 3
  BNS 224 Biostatistics and Demography Basic 45 00 45 3
  BNS 225 Women Health Care and Gynecology Core 45 30 60 4
  BNS 226 Nursing Informatics Core 45 00 45 3
  BNS 227 Abnormal Midwifery Core 45 30 60 4
  TOTAL CREDIT UNITS 24

 

 

YEAR THREE SEMESTER   I

  CODE COURSE NAME STATUS L H P H C H CU
  BNS 311 Mental Health Nursing Core 45 60 75 5
  BNS 312 Nursing Education Core 30 60 60 4
  BNS 313 Nursing Research  II (research project) Core 00 90 45 3
  BNS 314 Midwifery Domiciliary Core 30 60 60 3
  BNS 315  Specialized Care Nursing Core 75 60 60 5
  BNS 316 Child health II Core 30 60 60 4
  TOTAL CREDIT UNITS 24
  YEAR THREE SEMESTER II
  CODE COURSE NAME STATUS L H P H C H CU
  BNS 321 Community Health Nursing Core 30 180 75 5
  BNS 322 Principles of Management & Health economics. Core 45 30 60 4
  BNS 323 Gender and health Service 45 00 45 3
  BNS 324 Entrepreneurship Service 45 00 45 3
  BNS 325 Communicable diseases Core 45 00 45 3
   
  TOTAL CREDIT UNITS 19

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