Department of Nursing and Midwifery

BACKGROUND

It was established in 2016. It is registered with the Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES), and has examination Centre Number Uganda Nurses Midwifery Examination Board (UNMEB).

Courses licensed

Course Duration Basic Entry Requirements Award Admission time
Diploma Nursing/Midwifery (Direct) 3 years ‘A’ level sciences with a Principal Pass in Biology and a subsidiary pass in Chemistry Diploma November
Diploma Nursing/Midwifery (up-grading) 1 ½ years Certificate in Nursing or Midwifery Diploma May
Certificate in Nursing or Midwifery 2 ½ years ‘O’ Level standard with at least passes in sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, English, and Mathematics) Certificate May/November

Teaching staff

Nursing and midwives ………………………………………….. 9

Non Teaching Staff

I. Non Teaching Staff ………………………………………………10

Student’s Practicum Attachment Sites / MOU’s

  • Rubaga Hospital
  • Butabika Hospital
  • Kisubi Hospital

Role of School to Learners

School of Nursing and midwives is designed to develop skills in communication with the client, support persons, other health professionals, and people in the community. While midwives are trained to look after a pregnant women and her baby throughout a phase of antenatal care, during labor and birth and for up to 28 days after the baby has been born.

Curriculum Guiding Training of Learners

The students are trained using Competency based education curriculum that helps students to acquire 70% practical and 30% theory.Competencies are developed in critical areas such as Foundation of nursing, Microbiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Socio-Psychology, Primary Health Care, Information Communication Technology (ICT), Entrepreneurship, First Aid, Research Method, guidance & Counseling, medical nursing, surgical nursing, palliative care, mental health, pediatrics pharmacology, personal and communal health, midwifery, gynecology, reproductive health, community health, teaching methodology, management and leadership, disaster prevention preparedness and response, occupational health, health services management and applied research. Assignments, Practical work, Research Projects, directed self-study, active learning and attachments are used to build student’s competencies. Those seeking to upgrade, often take unique undergraduate nursing and midwifery courses at the Indian institute.

Practicum Attachments Site and Study Tours

Students usually have two months attachment every semester. The school is affiliated to Butabika Hospital, Lubaga Hospital and Kisubi Hospital. Others where the school has applied for practicum attachment include Mulago National Referral Hospital, Kampala Capital City Authority Health centers and Cancer Institute.

Teaching Hours For Upgrading Learners Only

Evening program: 3pm – 9pm (every day)
Weekend program: (8am – 9pm) every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Week days; practicum attachment

Responsibilities After Completion of Nursing and Midwifery Course

As a midwife, you’ll be involved in:

  • monitoring and examining women during pregnancy;
  • developing, assessing and evaluating individual programmes of care;
  • providing full antenatal care, including screening tests in the hospital, community and the home;
  • identifying high risk pregnancies and making referrals to doctors and other medical specialists;
  • arranging and providing parenting and health education;
  • providing counseling and advice before and after screening and tests;
  • offering support and advice following events such as miscarriage, termination, stillbirth, neonatal abnormality and neonatal death;
  • supervising and assisting mothers in labour, monitoring the condition of the foetus and using knowledge of drugs and pain management;
  • giving support and advice on the daily care of the baby, including breastfeeding, bathing and making up feeds;
  • liaising with agencies and other health and social care professionals to ensure continuity of care; participating in the training and supervision of junior colleagues.

As A Nurse, One’ll Be Involved in:

  • Preparing rooms, and decontaminating equipment’s and instruments.
  • Preparing patients for examinations.
  • Educating patients’ families about the disease and its treatment.
  • Assisting doctors during surgery.
  • Resolving patients’ problems and fulfilling their requirements by applying multifaceted team strategy.
  • Interacting with the healthcare teams for maintaining harmonious relationships.
  • Attending educational workshops for enhancing professional and technical knowledge.
  • Performing lab work and giving complete information to the physician about patient’s condition during anesthesia.
  • Recommending drugs and other forms of treatment, like inhalation therapy, physical therapy, etc.
  • Observing and recording patients’ behavior.
  • Coordinating with physicians and other healthcare professionals for creating and evaluating customized care plans.
  • Maintaining reports of patients’ medical histories, and monitoring changes in their condition.
  • Carrying out the requisite treatments and medications.
  • Checking the stock on a regular basis for maintaining the inventory level, and placing orders if required.
  • Changing patient’s medication as indicated by their conditions and responses.
  • Maintaining hygienic and safe working environment in compliance with the healthcare procedures.
  • Conducting research for improving the nursing practices and healthcare outcomes.
  • Providing instant care during medical emergencies, like car accidents, burns, heart attacks and strokes.
  • Discussing treatment with pharmacists and physicians in the critical cases.
  • Providing necessary guidance on health maintenance and disease prevention.
  • Keeping an eye on each and every aspect of patient care that includes physical activity plus proper diet.

Career Prospects for Midwives and Nurse

As a Midwife one could become a clinical specialist in an area such as:

  • Public health
  • Parenting education
  • Intensive care neonatal units
  • Ultrasound and foetal medicine.
  • A consultant midwife
  • Occupational hygienist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Hospital doctor
  • Healthcare scientist
  • Medical physics
  • Music therapist
  • Community pharmacist

As A Midwife or Nurse One Could Become A Clinical Specialist in An Area Such As:

  • Hospice and palliative care nursing
  • Neurosurgical nursing
  • Research nursing
  • Perianesthesia nursing
  • Perioperative nursing
  • Environmental health nursing
  • Forensic nursing
  • Obstetrical nursing
  • Occupational health nursing
  • Oncology nursing
  • Orthopaedic nursing
  • Ostomy nursing
  • Pediatric nursing and others

STAFFING:

The school is appropriately staffed with qualified and experienced professional trainers, minimum qualification – Bachelor in Medical Education or Midwifery or Nursing

STUDENTS ASSOCIATION:

Students have an association namely; Indian Institute of Health and Allied Sciences Medical Laboratory Students Association. This association organizes students’ seminars, presentations, study tours, links laboratory students to other laboratory students.

TRAINING FACILITIES:

On additional to the practicum sites. The school has a well-equipped skills laboratory for practical