The Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme at the University of Nairobi is an integrated programme that aims to develop an adequately educated and self-directing professional nurse who is prepared to provide leadership in Nursing Practice, Administration and Education. The Bachelor of Nursing graduate will be expected to carry out Research and Publication. He/She should also be able to function effectively in a variety of setting where the sick are cared and the health of individuals,families and communities is promoted and maintained.
The Bachelor of Nursing graduates should be able to demonstrate clinical competence of nursing practice and be equipped for flexibility in employment.
The Bachelor of Nursing programme at the University of Nairobi prepares graduates who can lead a productive life as professional persons. They should demonstrate an educational basis upon which post-graduate studies for further specialization as clinician, educator, administrator or researcher in nursing may be built. The bachelor of Nursing graduates should be eligible for post-graduate work at any recognized University. They should also be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya and be capable of functioning universally.
The bachelor of Nursing programme at the University of Nairobi aims to:
To prepare nurse clinicians, educators, administrators and researchers capable of providing leadership in different fields of nursing.
The development of the Bachelor of Nursing curriculum at the University of Nairobi will be kept under constant study so that appropriate changes may be made in line with other developments.
The course structure leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing shall extend for a period of not less than 16 quarters of 11 weeks each or total 176 weeks of study.
Except in special cases approved by the University of Nairobi Senate on the recommendation of the school board, all degree candidates shall enrol in each level for all the subjects of that level.
If a candidate is unable to continue with studies, he/she may be allowed to take time off or to register for fewer units with the level of study provided that his/her stay in the University does not exceed 8 Calender years.
All nursing course shall include intensive experience in both theory and practice.
Candidates shall present themselves for University examinations at the end of each level of at such time as the school may determine with approval by the senate.
Human Anatomy, Medical Physiology, Biochemistry, Nutrition and Health, Fundamentals of Nursing, Psychology, Community Health, Introduction to Sociology, Introduction to Anthropology.
Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Medical/Surgical I, Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics, Biostatistics, Family Health Nursing and Immunology.
Educational Communication and Technology, Medical/Surgical Nursing II, Paediatric Nursing, Community Health Nursing, Mental Heath and Psychiatric Nursing, Obstetrics/Midwifery and Gynae Nursing, Research Methodology, Educational Psychology.
Medical/Surgical Nursing III, Management & Administration of Nursing Services, Curriculum & Instruction in Nursing Research Project, Community Health Nursing.