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BSc (Hons) Nursing

Nursing is the unique function of nurse that is to assist the individual, sick or well in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to a peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge’ (ICN, International Council of Nurses).

Recognized by the University Grants Commission under the Universities Act

Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities

Member International Association of Universities (IAU)

The art of nursing is the practical knowledge which tells how to work to produce certain results; the other meaning is to develop the hands-on skills of nurses. The science of nursing is the body of knowledge based on many laws and principles of biological and physical nature as well as social and behavioral sciences. Nursing as a service requires a broad education. Professional nursing is a service devoted to the promotion of human social welfare. Nursing helps to attain this objective by giving care to the sick and injured, promoting and restoring health and preventing disease.

After the 20 th century nursing has undergone tremendous changes and developments. A broader and more varied field of work has been opened for nurses recently with greater opportunities for higher studies. Moreover, current nursing professionals are exposed to national and international professional contacts which lead to experience that are applicable worldwide. Specialty areas such as critical care, operating theater, emergency, urology, and paediatric advanced training are included in the profession. Furthermore, novel intellectual practices including but not limited to nursing research, evidence based nursing, nursing process, nursing audit, and quality nursing are also experienced.

1 Year Top-Up (Final Year Entry) - Entry Requirement

Eligibility for the programm are as follows:

  • Registered Nurse of SLNC/ SLMC
  • Completed three year Diploma in Nursing - Ministry of Health
  • Awaiting for SLNC registration
  • Working nurses with at least one year working experience in the government health sector and having competency in English Language

Study method

Part Time (Weekends Only)

Study mode



October 2018


1 years - 4 months

Code Module Credit Core/ Non core
5001SLT Developing academic study skills 40 Core
5002SLT Professional development for practice 40 Core
Code Module Credit Core/ Non core
Semester 1
6501HEAL Nursing within a global context 20 Core
6503HEAL Research in nursing 20 Core
6500HEAL Dissertation 30 Core
Semester 2
6502HEAL Leadership development through action learning 10 Core
6500HEAL Dissertation - Core
6504HEAL Systematic health assessment 20 Option
6506HEAL Ethical & legal issues in nursing 20 Option

* Dissertation will be continued in both 1st and 2nd semesters
*Lecturers for next level 5 programme will be decided later

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