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Higher Diploma in Nursing

This programme aims to produce professional nurses who will be able to practice both
locally and internationally. The students will be trained by an experienced panel of lecturers who are academically qualified and have nursing experience and experience in nursing education.

  • Duration : 3 Years
  • Entry : June 2019
  • Location : Malabe
  • Delivery : Weekends*/ Weekdays

*Subject to a minimum number of students

Further Opportunities

Those who successfully complete the Higher Diploma could proceed to complete a BSc (Hons) in Nursing from SLIIT or high ranking universities from the UK or Australia.

Entry requirements

● Passes in three subjects at the G.C.E Advanced Level examinations (Local or London or equivalent) obtained at one and the same sitting in the Science stream and
● A pass in the aptitude test conducted by SLIIT
    And
● Successful passing at an Interview conducted by a Board of Academic Panel

Code Module Credit
Semester 1
EN1073 Communication Skills 03
NS1012 Human Anatomy 02
NS1022 Human Physiology 02
NS1032 Biochemistry 02
NS1042 Microbiology & Parasitology 02
NS1052 History, Ethics & Professionalism in Nursing 02
NS1062 Introduction to Study Skills 02
NS1073 Fundamentals of Nursing 1 03
Semester 2
EN1083 English for Academic Purposes 03
NS1082 Pharmacology 1 02
NS1092 Nutrition & Dietetics 1 02
NS1102 Psycho Social Aspect in Nursing 02
NS1114 Fundamentals of Nursing 2 04
NS1123 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 1 03
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
EN1092 Advanced English Skills 02
NS2012 Pathology 02
NS2021 Nursing Research 1 01
NS2032 Pharmacology 2 02
NS2042 Adult Nursing 1 02
NS2052 Women’s Health Nursing 1 02
NS2062 Community Health Nursing 1 02
NS2072 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 2 02
Semester 2
NS2082 Nursing Research 2 02
NS2092 Biostatistics 02
NS2101 Management & Leadership in Nursing 1 01
NS2112 Adult Nursing 2 02
NS2122 Women’s Health Nursing 02
NS2131 PediatricPediatric Nursing 1 01
NS2143 Mental Health & Psychiatric Nursing 03
Code Module Credit
Semester 1
NS3012 Mini Research 02
NS3022 Nutrition & Dietetics 2 02
NS3032 Pediatric Nursing 2 02
NS3044 Community Health Nursing 2 04
NS3053 Adult Nursing Practice 1 03
NS3062 Pediatric Nursing Practice 02
Semester 2
NS3072 Trends, Issues & Professional Development in Nursing 02
NS3082 Teaching and Learning 02
NS3092 Emergency and Disaster Nursing 02
NS3102 Adult Nursing 3 (Specialty areas) 02
NS3113 Adult Nursing Practice 2 03

* Electives to be chosen with the prior approval of the Academic Department

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