University Of Swaziland Faculty Of Nursing

University Of Swaziland Faculty Of Nursing

Mission

The mission of the Department of Health Nursing Science is to prepare graduates who will be able to serve in diverse societies, with particular attention to the Swaziland context, in the prevention of diseases and injuries promotion, maintenance and restoration of health/mental health of individuals, families and communities. It strives to ensure that the graduates acquire the necessary competence which will enable them to carry out effective assessment of health/mental health concerns and problems; planning for interventions; implementation, and evaluation of the outcome.

Objectives

1.   Top produce graduates who are capable and competent in utilizing the nursing process in assessing, planning implementing and evaluating nursing interventions.

2.  To enable students and staff to consistently and constantly discharge holistic and culture sensitive health care service to individuals, groups and families.

3.  To promote the concept of primary health care in promoting the health status of communities.

4.   To promote the prevention of diseases and injuries by utilizing the principles of health education at all levels of care.

5.  To produce competent counselors in a bid to minimize health/mental health concerns and problems.

6.  To foster the utilization of the strategies of collaboration, co-ordination, communication and co-operation, in rendering care to clientele.

7.  To facilitate the demonstration knowledge and skills of scientific inquiry and the utilization of the findings thereof, in improving the quality of nursing and caring.

8.  To promote professional excellence through the provision of continuing education opportunities.

Department of Community Health Nursing Science Courses

 

Certificate in Community Health Nursing Science Courses

 

NUR 333 Research Methods
HSC 103 Community Health Dynamics
NUR 201 Aspects of Community Health Nursing Science
NUR 402 Health Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment
L 305 Aspects of Law for Health Practice
NUR 303 Health Services Management
NUR 309 Practicum for HSC103, NUR201, NUR402 and NUR303
NUR 102 Ethos and Professional Practice of Community Health
Certificate in Community Mental Health Nursing Science Courses
NUR 333 Research Methods
NUR 311 Community Mental Health Nursing I
NUR 312 Community Mental Health Nursing II
NUR 402 Health Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment
L 305 Aspects of Law for Health Practice
NUR 303 Health Services Management
NUR 313 Practicum for NUR311, NUR312, NUR402 AND NUR303
NUR314 Nursing Ethos and Professional Practice of Community Health
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

Department of General Nursing

Mission

The mission of the Department of General Nursing is to provide general nursing education, utilizing scientific knowledge and encouraging creative and critical thinking in order to prepare graduates to offer high quality nursing care to human kind. The Department will endeavor to enrich this knowledge through research by staff and students.

Objectives

1. To produce graduates who are able to apply theories from nursing, biological, behavioural, and social sciences in the management of prevailing health problems.

2.  To foster the utilization of the primary health care approach in the primitive, preventive curative and rehabilitative aspects of health care.

3.  To collaborate with other health care delivery persons and related sectors in the coordination of health care.

4.  To conduct research and utilize research findings in nursing practice as a means to improving the quality of nursing care.

5.  To inculcate positive attitude and commitment to life long learning among graduates and staff in order to maintain and improve nursing practice.

6.  To support the provision of quality nursing care to individuals families and communities utilizing relevant nursing theories and skills

Department of General Nursing Courses

 

Year 1 CHS100 Computing for Health Sciences
ACS Academic Communication Skills
NUR101 Nursing Science and Fundamentals
HSC104 Community Health Dynamics
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology
NUR102 Nursing Ethos and Professional Practice
NUR103 Clinical Practicum
HSC101 Human Anatomy and Physiology
Year 2 NUR202 Nursing Science and Arts I
NUR201 Aspects of Community Health Nursing Science
HSC201 Integrated Basic Sciences
HSC202 Physiology
HSC102 Introduction to Parasitology, Microbiology,& Immunology
NUR203 Pharmacology
HSC203 Psychology
NUR205 Practicum for NUR 201 and NUR 202
Year 3 NUR301 Normal Midwifery
NUR302 Nursing Science and Arts II
ST132 Descriptive Statistics
NUR332 Research Methods
NUR303 Health Services Management I
NUR304 Practicum for NUR301, NUR302 and NUR303
L305 Aspects of Law for Health Practice
NUR307 Ethos and Professional Practice of Midwifery
Bachelor of Nursing Science Courses
Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing
Year 4 NUR400 Advanced Medical and Surgical Nursing Science I
NUR401 Health Services Management II
EHS307 Health Statistics
NUR402 Health Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment
NUR404 Practicum for NUR400, NUR402, NUR401, NUR305 and NUR306
CHS100 Computing for Health Sciences
ACS Academic Communication Skills
NUR305 Abnormal Midwifery
NUR306 Community Midwifery
NUR403 Health Systems Research Methods
Year 5 NUR500 Advanced Medical and Surgical Nursing Science II
NUR501 Health Services Management
NUR503 Clinical Practinum for NUR500, NUR501
NUR502 Research Project
DEM101 Introduction to Demography
NUR506 Ethos and Professional Issues
NUR504 Theoretical basis of Nursing
L305 Aspects of Law for Health Practice
Community Health Nursing
Year 4 NUR406 Community Health Nursing I
NUR401 Health Services Management II
NUR305 Abnormal Midwifery
EHS307 Health Statistics
NUR402 Health Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment
NUR407 Practicum for NUR406,NUR401,NUR402,NUR305 and NUR306
CHS100 Computing for Health Sciences
NUR403 Health Systems Research Methods
NUR306 Community Midwifery
ACS Academic Communication Skills
Year 5 NUR505 Community Health Nursing II
NUR501 Health Services Management III
NUR502 Research Project
DEM101 Introduction to Demography
NUR506 Ethos and Professional Issues
NUR504 Theoretical Basis of Nursing
NUR507 Practicum for NUR505, NUR501
L305 Aspects of Law for Health Practice
Nursing Education (to be offered at a later date)
Year 4 NUR408 Nursing Education
NUR401 Health Services Management II
EDC100 Teaching Principles and Practice
EDC120 Educational Technology and Practice
NUR402 Health Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment
NUR410 Practicum for NUR408 and NUR401, NUR402
ACS Academic Communication Skills
CHS100 Computing for Health Sciences
Year 5 L305 Aspects of Law for Health Practice
NUR512 Nursing Education
NUR504 Health Services Management
NUR502 Research Project
EHS307 Health Statistics
DEM101 Introduction to Demography
NUR516 Educational Administration Practicum
NUR501 Health Services Management III