GOALS OF THE PROGRAMME

The goals of the nursing program are:

  1. Outstanding Nurse:To produce high quality, respectful, competent and humble nurse professionals for practice, academia, research and health management abilities in all respects.
  2. Teamwork: To produce a class of nurse professionals who are dynamic and can apply critical thinking all the time while discharging their professional responsibilities within a multidisciplinary team.
  3. Technically innovative nurse:To create nurse professionals fully equipped with theoretical knowledge and practical skills and who exhibit proficiency and can apply evidence-based result-oriented principles in a variety of health professional settings both locally and internationally.
  4. Strengthening Nurse Scholarship:To create professional scholars who are able to pursue graduate studies in nursing and midwifery and be able to conduct research in health industry and provide high level of leadership and management in health sector.
  5. Societal Transformation nurse:To create professionals who will act as agents of change and actively participate in professional activities of health for community empowerment of the nursing profession while upholding the nursing code of ethics and enhancing quality in healthcare services.
  6. Nurse without boundary:To produce graduate nurses who are patriotic and practical in their professional orientation with sufficient hands-on experiences and can provide culturally appropriate healthcare services in any environmental conditions.
  7. Capacity:To produce graduates who can participate in the future review, design, development and implementation of health training curricula and help strengthen institutional capacity to deliver on their constitutional mandates.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the program, a nursing graduate will be able to:

  1. Utilize the nursing process and demonstrate knowledge, competence and professionalism in provision of care to patients in a variety of settings.
  2. Develop guidelines and policies for implementation of appropriate nursing care.
  3. Participate in the design, development and implementation of training curricula.
  4. Utilize evidence based practice during delivery of services.
  5. Participate in education and mentoring of other nurses and health personnel.
  6. Demonstrate competence in utilization of available resources to meet identified needs of individuals, families and communities.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to co-ordinate activities and provide professional leadership in provision of health care services to individuals, families and communities.
  8. Participate in policy formulation in matters related to health sector reforms in Kenya’s health care systems.
  9. Promote, adhere to and uphold professionalism and ethical principles in nursing practice.

MODE OF LEARNING

The program intends to use different modes of learning to include:

  • Face to face learning
  • Open distance Learning
  • E- Learning
  • Problem based Learning
  • Self-Directed learning
  • Clinical and community placements

TEACHING STRATEGY AND METHODOLOGY

The program will be conducted in various ways, which include:

  • Lectures
  • Group discussions
  • Demonstrations
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars/Oral presentations
  • Apprenticeship and mentorship
  • Supervision of clinical and community attachments, and research reports

1st Year Courses (Level l)

1st Semester

Course

Code

 Course Name

Theory

Practicals

Total

Hours

Credits

Hours

Credits

Hours

Credits

NUR 1100            

Counseling and Communication Skills                                        

45

3

0

0

45

3

NUR 1101             

Human Anatomy I (Cell biology, excitable tissues, and genetics,

Neurolocomotor & endocrine)

90

6

45

1

135

7

NUR 1102            

Human Anatomy II (Blood body fluids and Cardio-respiratory systems)   

90

6

45

1

135

7

NUR 1103            

Medical Physiology I (Cell biology, excitable tissues, and genetics,     Neurolocomotor & endocrine)

90

6

22.5

0.5

112.5

6.5

NUR 1104            

Medical Physiology II (GIT, GUT, Blood body fluids and Cardio-respiratory systems)

90

6

22.5

0.5

112.5

6.5

NUR 1105

Medical Biochemistry I    

45

3

22.5

0.5

67.5

3.5

2nd Semester

NUR 1206

Medical Biochemistry II   

45

3

22.5

0.5

67.5

3.5

NUR 1207

Foundations of Nursing I

45

3

90

2

135

5

NUR 1208            

Psychology

45

3

-

-

45

3

NUR 1209            

Medical Sociology

45

3

-

-

45

3

NUR 1210            

Medical Anthropology

45

3

-

-

45

3

NUR 1211                                                                                     

Pathophysiology     

135

9

-

-

135

9

2nd Year Courses (Level ll) 

1st Semester

NUR 2100                              

Clinical Chemistry

45

3

15

0.25

67.5

3.25

NUR 2101                                                                                              

Heamatology           

45

3

15

0.25

67.5

3.25

NUR 2102                                 

Medical Microbiology and Parasitology

135

9

60

1.25

195

10.25

NUR 2103                                                

Immunology

45

3

15

0.25

67.5

3.25

NUR 2104                              

Human Pathology

90

6

45

1

135

7

NUR 2105                              

Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

180

12

45

1

225

13

NUR 2106            

Biostatistics

45

3

-

-

45

3

2nd Semester

NUR 2207

Foundations of Nursing II and Health Assessment

45

3

90

2

135

5

NUR 2208                              

Medical-Surgical Nursing I: Theory

100

6.7

350

7.8

450

14.5

NUR 2209                              

Medical-Surgical Nursing II: Practicum

90

6

270

6

360

12

NUR 2210

Midwifery I: Theory

75

5

15

0.25

90

5.25

NUR 2211

Midwifery II: Practicum

105

7

30

0.5

135

7.5

NUR 2212                              

Community Health I (Theory)      

100

6.7

170

3.8

270

10.5

3rd Year Courses (Level lll)

1st Semester

NUR 3100                              

Gender and Health

45

3

-

-

45

3

NUR 3101                              

Paediatric & child health Nursing

90

6

120

2

210

8

NUR 3102                              

Gynaecological Nursing

45

3

-

-

45

3

NUR 3103                              

Trauma & Emergency

45

3

-

-

45

3

NUR 3104                              

Critical Care Nursing (ICU & Renal, Theatre)

120

8

420

9.3

540

17.3

2nd Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUR 3205            

Midwifery III       

105

7

30

0.5

135

7.5

NUR 3206                              

Med-surgical III (Eye, ENT, Orthapedic, Oral Health)

90

6

120

2

210

8

NUR 3207                              

Nursing Research I (Methodology)

45

3

-

-

45

3

NUR 3208                                                

Community Health II Practicum & Diagnosis

45

3

135

3

180

6

NUR 3209            

Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics

45

3

15

0.25

67.5

3.25

4th Year Courses (Level lV) 

1st Semester

NUR 4100                                             

Nursing Research ll (Project)

-

-

90

2

90

2

NUR 4101                                                

Nursing Leadership & Management

60

4

210

3.5

270

7.5

NUR 4102

Medical Surgical Nursing IV          

45

3

135

3

180

6

NUR 4103

Midwifery IV       

105

7

30

0.5

135

7.5

2nd Semester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUR 4204                                                

Mental health and psychiatric Nursing

45

3

135

3

180

6

NUR 4205

Community Health Nursing III    

45

3

135

3

180

6

NUR 4206                                                

Curriculum and Instruction in Nursing

60

4

210

3.5

270

7.5

NUR 4207            

Education Psychology

45

3

-

-

45

3

NUR 4208

Sexual and Reproductive Health

90

6

45

1

135

7

NUR 4209                                                

Professionalism, Ethics and Integrity

45

3

-

-

45

3

Grand total

 

3125

208.4

3220

66.9

6375

275.3

N/B: Credit hours are considered as per week. A semester has a minimum of 15 weeks and each course unit is ONLY taught within one semester, implying that each course unit is ONLY taught for a minimum period of 15 weeks. Total number of instructional hours for the programme therefore = 275.3 Total credit hours x 15 weeks = 4129.5 hours against the CUE’s recommended 3960 minimum number of total instructional hours.

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