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Learn how to safely and effectively deliver quality nursing care with one of the Zambia's leading providers of health and social care education. After successfully completing this degree course, you’ll be a Registered Nurse, with all the skills and knowledge you need to make a real difference to people’s lives.

The curriculum addresses National Benchmarks and is split between 50% theoretical study - including time spent in small groups with other students who’ve chosen the same branch of nursing as you - and 50% practical clinical experience, working with a local health centre on a variety of placements to build your confidence and develop the hands-on nursing skills you need.

At the end of the programme of study the student will be able to:

  1. Use their interpersonal skills to engage with people in order to deliver effective health and social care.
  2. Analyse the diverse needs, values and beliefs of individuals, groups and communities when delivering nursing care.
  3. Establish, maintain and promote the safety of individuals and groups taking into account environmental, social and personal factors.
  4. Demonstrate competent practice in assessing, formulating, delivering and evaluating evidence-based care and interventions for clients to promote recovery, health and well -being.
  5. Obtain, access interpret and disseminate a range of information in order to inform nursing practice and care delivery.
  6. Working in partnership with inter-professional groups and as part of a team, supporting and leading health and social care decision making in collaboration with patients and their families.
  7. Facilitate their own personal development in leadership to enhance professional practice.
  8. Identify and utilise all opportunities to promote health well-being and prevent illness.
  9. Apply principles of health education and promotion with individuals, groups and communities, to influence health and Use their interpersonal skills to engage with people in order to deliver effective health and social care.

Year 1

  1. Fundamental Skills for Nursing Practice
  2. Learning to Learn
  3. Contemporary Influences on Health
  4. Ethics, Law and Professionalism
  5. Introduction to Medicines Management
  6. Concepts of Human Anatomy and Physiology

Year 2

  1. Body Systems, Health and Long Term Conditions
  2. Body Systems, Health and Acute Illness
  3. Nursing the Older Person
  4. Public Health and Wellbeing
  5. Medicines Management for Adult Nursing

Year 3

  1. Transforming Evidence into Nursing Practice
  2. One option module (several choices)
  3. Applied Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology for Adult Nurses
  4. Medicines Management for Professional Registration (Adult Nursing)
  5. Nursing the Acutely Ill Adult
  6. Internship: includes a 12 week placement which prepares the student for registration