Makerere University Department of Nursing

By | February 18, 2020

Undergraduate Level Program
Duration of Program : 4 years

Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree can be the first step in starting an exciting career in health care. Nursing students learn the basics of patient care, physical examination, medication administration and in-depth human anatomy.

Courses Offered

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree classes may include pharmacology, advanced biology, human anatomy and nursing theory. Clinical experiences are an important part of earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.

This hands-on practicum gives nursing students real-life experience prior to starting their first jobs. Clinical experiences often include learning skills such as taking blood pressures, starting intravenous lines and giving injections. Clinical experiences may take place in the hospital or in community settings such as schools, elder service

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Basic Nursing programme
•    One of the youngest Departments in the College of Health Sciences
•    Has been in existence for 16 years – since 1993
•    Programme is for 4 years
•    Current student population – 65 and over 160 students have graduated to-date