B.Sc Nursing: (Four Year Generic Program)&Post Basic B.Sc Nursing: (Three year Program):

The Bachelor of Nursing program is designed to provide an innovative education which is responsive to society needs and demands, while not compromising both learner and professional needs and demands. The student is the central focus of the nursing educational program. Within a learning environment, the learner will acquire knowledge, professional attitudes and competencies.

The generic B.Sc Nursing program is a four year (eight semesters) program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree of this University. The training is followed by a one year internship program at a hospital approved by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.

The post-basic B.Sc Nursing program is a three year (six semesters) program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree of this University.The entrants must be nurses registered with the Tanzania Nurses and Midwives Council.

The biomedical courses are taught mainly during the first four semesters are:

  •  Anatomy
  •  Biochemistry
  •  Physiology
  •  Microbiology, virology and immunology
  •  Parasitology
  •  Developmental studies
  •  Clinical Pharmacology
  •  Pathology

Along with biomedical courses the students are made to learn different subjects related to their development in profession like;

  •  Leadership and Management
  •  Language and writing skills
  •  Behavior Sciences and Biostatistics
  •  Professional communication skills

Nursing courses are done in a concentric manner over the entire training they are;

  •  Community Health Nursing
  •  Fundamentals of Nursing
  •  Nursing Research
  •  Mental Health Nursing
  •  Medical and Surgical Nursing
  •  Pediatric Nursing
  •  Principles of Nursing
  •  Advocacy Counseling

The main aim of the program is:

  •  To offer higher educational and professional training in nursing care of patients, family and community care in order to produce competent nurse practitioners and the role models in clinical practice, administration, teaching and research.
  •  To produce graduates who will demonstrate sound knowledge, skills and attitudes pertaining to nursing and midwifery care utilizing evidence based practice; exhibit managerial communication, reflective and creative skills in order to handle the growing health care needs nationally, regionally and internationally in a professional, moral and ethical manner.

The curriculum design for both programs is a competence-based curriculum. The curriculum model / framework of the Faculty of Nursingdepict the essential components of nursing that the learner will assimilate and integrate as she / he evolves through the three / four years of the program.