Nazarene College of Nursing
The proposed degree programme is very attractive to high school graduates who desire to become nurses. The programme is also attractive to registered diploma nurses who may wish to advance in nursing and midwifery. The baccalaureate programme incorporates more research study and activities which should improve integration of research in the provision of nursing care. Besides contributing to research, the student should experience more intellectual and spiritual growth and acquire advanced critical nursing skills.
The Bachelor of Nursing Science (Mid) Programme is formed from an eclectic framework utilizing Orem’s and Newman’s theories integrated into the nursing process. According to the above mentioned scholars, an individual has potential to perform self care to maintain life, health and well-being. A disturbance in harmony of the environment requires an intervention of a God empowered leader to restore the balance.
The goals of the B. N. S. programme are as follows:
- To prepare graduates who practice from a holistic perceptive in order to respond to changing health care needs.
- To prepare the graduates who recognize the need for a life-long learning process and to stimulate the quest to continued personal and professional growth and development.
- To stimulate interest in research and technology and promote its utilization in nursing practice.
- To prepare graduates who will be able to create a quality working environment to enable the delivery of a required standard of care which will meet the professional values of nursing, midwifery, and community health services.
The characteristics of the B. N. S. programme are as follows:
- The curriculum is logically organized and internally consistent.
- The majority of learning experiences of nursing theory and practice are at the upper division level.
- The curriculum content focuses on the discipline of nursing and is supported by other sciences as well as the arts and humanities.
- The curriculum provides learning experiences in health promotion and maintenance in illness care, and rehabilitation for clients from diverse and multi-cultural population throughout the life cycle.
- The legal, historical, political, social, economical, and ethical aspects of nursing are included in the curriculum.
- The research process and its contribution to nursing is included in the curriculum.
- The curriculum provides for the development of skills in leadership and management for beginning professional practice.
- The curriculum emphasizes the development of critical thinking, decision—making and independent.
At the completion of the programme, the graduate of the Nazarene College of Nursing will be able to:
- Synthesize knowledge from relevant theories, concepts and principles from nursing, social, behavioral, natural sciences, and general education as a basis for making professional nursing judgment.
- Participate in research projects, conducting seminars and advance to higher education.
- Value self directed learning as a life long process in the interest of personal and professional growth.
- Integrate concepts and theories portrayed in the theoretical framework into the practice of nursing.
- Use the nursing process to identify potential and actual stressors and assist the individual, family and community to achieve the maximum health potential.
- Act as a change agent in influencing dynamic processes of the total environment and its sub-system.
- Evaluate performance and situations of persons to determine potential for promoting, maintaining, and restoring health.
- Integrate Christian principles and ethical professional values in decision making in nursing and health care.
- Co-ordinate and collaborate health care activities with persons, health workers and other health related disciplines to effect change in the health delivery system.
- Demonstrate leadership strategies to advance nursing through application of relevant theories, concepts, and principles.
- Exercise professional accountability and responsibility including the actions of others for whom they are responsible.
- Integrate economic, political, legal and ethical issues to nursing practice and health care.
- Participate in research and utilize information communication technology and research results to improve the quality of persons and nursing care.
- Apply critical thinking skills in making independent judgement and decision making in the interest of persons.
General Nursing Programme
The goals and objectives of the General Nursing Science programme are to prepare graduands who will:
- Acquire knowledge and skills in different settings including home based care.
- Maximize the potential of collaborating with team members and stake holders.
- Emphasize the importance of wholistic care in meeting the needs of families and communities.
- Improve the quality of life for the terminally ill including those suffering of HIV and AIDS in the families and communities.
- Incorporate Christian principles in the process of caring and counselling.
- Conduct research and utilize findings in nursing practice.
- Utilize leadership and management skills to promote nursing care.
- Participate in professional organizations in order to promote the profession of nursing in Swaziland.
- Demonstrate a desire for continued education.
- Utilize the nursing process and theories (concepts) to enhance holistic approach to client care.
At the completion of the programme, the graduand shall:
- Functions competently in various health and community settings.
- Motivate individuals and communities to participate in the prevention of illness through health teaching and health promotion.
- Assess the health status through interviewing, conducting a situational analysis, counselling and assessment.
- Collaborate effectively with health professionals and stake holders in the delivery of health care.
- Function as a change agent to improve health care.
- Demonstrate responsibility for continued self-development.
- Keep appraised of current events which affect or impact on the health field.
- Apply knowledge of care to individuals from diverse backgrounds.
- Utilize the nursing process/ICNP as the scientific basis for creative nursing intervention.
- Participate in the development of nursing theory and utilize research findings.
- Offer services to adequately address the crisis situations including HIV and AIDS and Disasters, OVC’s.
Post Certificate Diploma in Midwifery Science
The Post Certificate Diploma in Midwifery Science Program is designed to train midwives capable of delivery sexual reproductive health services in various settings.
The college produce a midwife who will:
- Provide adequate sexual and reproductive health services.
- To provide safe motherhood services in various settings.
- Provide comprehensive family centred maternity.
- Participate in professional organization in order to promote the midwifery practice in Swaziland.
- Demonstrate a desire for continued learning and use their midwifery education to continue their upward mobility in the profession.
- Participate and utilize research findings in midwifery practice.
- Incorporate Christian principle in the delivery in midwifery care.
- Provide comprehensive family centred maternity car to families during the antenatal, intra-natal, postnatal and pre interconception phases.
- Advocate for quality services to prevent maternal and infant mortality and morbidity rate in mother and child health.
- Promote pre and post counselling for HIV/AIDS among childbearing families.
At the end of the course the learner will be able to:
- Identify the potential and actual health stressors in the child-bearing client, families and communities using interviewing and physical assessment skills.
- Identify high-risk conditions during the pre conception, perinatal and post natal periods in mother and child.
- Demonstrate clinical competence in providing comprehensive midwifery care.
- Demonstrate advanced leadership and Management skills in the midwifery care settings.
- Collaborate and communicate effectively with various members of society as well as health professionals.
- Integrate nursing theories, concepts of professional responsibility and accountability into midwifery care.
- Utilize the nursing process as the scientific basis of intervention and integrate relevant models when providing midwifery care.
- Participate in conducting research and utilize findings to develop the science of midwifery.
Nazarene Higher Education Consortium
- P. O. Box 6800, Manzini M200, Swaziland Southern Africa