General Nursing

Developing countries including Rwanda experience a shortage of nurses (for example according to Ministry of Health (2010) ratio of Nurses/population is 1 nurse/1,476 inhabitants), this handicaps implementation and achievement of certain health programs. The program is designed to prepare professional general nurses with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes required for delivery of health care. The overall aim of this program is to train competent general nurses who can contribute to effective planning and delivery of health care based on patient-centered approach.

At Kibogora Polytechnic, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, we are committed to designing an integrated curriculum in which student engagement in the classroom and in clinical placement supports the development of critical thinking skills that will support a higher level of professional practice. We thus welcome all prospective undergraduate students to our Department.

Nursing students who successfully complete this program will be equipped enough to practice safely, competently and effectively in community and in general clinical area including maternity, paediatric, medical and surgical units by meeting national and international standards of nursing practice.

ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN GENERAL NURSING - LEVEL I

Philosophy, Ethics & Rwandan Culture Anatomy & Physiology II
Introduction to Communication Skills & IT Fundamentals of Nursing II
Human & Social Sciences Biomedical Sciences
Anatomy & Physiology I Clinical Placement I
Fundamentals of NursingI

ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN GENERAL NURSING - LEVEL II

Adult Health Nursing I Adult Health Nursing II
Tropical & Communicable Diseases Health Measurement & Research Methods
Community Health Nursing Clinical Placement III
Clinical Placement II

ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN GENERAL NURSING - LEVEL III & IV

Child Health Nursing Leadership, Management & Quality
Midwifery Sciences I Reproductive Health
Clinical Placement IV Clinical Placement V

Key Facts

Award Type: Advanced Diploma in General Nursing
Level: Undergraduate
Study mode: Daytime
Course Length: 3 years
Language of teaching: English
Start Month: September
Entry requirements: Successful completion of secondary L6 in MCB or similar program of study, with primary passes in biology and chemistry and secondary passes in maths or physics. A2 nurses considered for admission to Level One. Ability to study in English

In line with our policy of continual improvement of all programs, program details may change