General Nursing and Midwifery


The basic Diploma course in General Nursing and Midwifery is geared to the health needs of the individuals, family, community and the country at large.

The aims of the Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery programme are:

  • To prepare nurses with a sound educational programme in nursing to enable them to function asefficient members of the health team, begining with the competencies for first level positions in all kinds of health care settings.
  • To help nurses develop an ability to co-operate and co-ordinate with members of the health team in the prevention of disease, promotion of health and rehabilitation of the sick.
  • To help nurses in their personal and professional development, so that they are able to make maximun contribution to the society as useful and productive individuals, citizens as well as efficient nurses.
  • To serve as a base for further professional education and specialization in nursing.
  • To prepare nurses to keep pace with latest profissional and technological developments and use these for providing nursing care service.


The nurse on completion of this course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competency in providing health care to individual, sick or well, using nursing process.
    - Assess the nursing need of clients from birth of death.
    - Plan and carry out appropriate action to meet nursing needs.
    - Provide effective nursing care for maintain best possible level of health in all aspects.
    - Promote self care in people under their care.
    - Apply problem solving techniques in nursing practice.
    - Evaluate effectiveness of nursing care.
  • Apply knowledge from the humanities, biological and behavioral sciences in functioning as a nurse.
  • Function effectively with members of the health team and community applying the knowledge of human relations and communication skills in her work.
  • Participate as member of the health team in delivery of curative preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health care service.
  • Mobilize community resources and their involvement in working with the communities.
  • Demonstrate use of ethical values in their personal and professional life.
  • Demonstrate interest in activities of professional organization.
  • Recognize the need for continuing education for professional development.
  • Demonstrate basic skills in teaching patients and giving nursing care to them.
  • Demonstrate basic skills in administration and leadership while working with other members of health team and community.
  • Assist in research activities.



Course Duration 3 Years
Weeks Available 52 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks
Examination (including preparatory) 2 weeks
Available weeks 46 weeks
Hours per week 40 Hours
Hours available per academic year (1st & 2nd Year) 1840 (46 wks ☓ 40 hours) ☓ 2=3680
Hours available for 3rd Year (Part I) 960 (24 wks ☓ 40 hours)
Internship (Part II) 1248 (26 wks ☓ 48 hours)
3rd Year 2 weeks vacation
2 weeks Examination
Total 5888 hours

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