KANYE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST COLLEGE OF NURSING

General Nursing

Mrs. Tonic. T Wetsho

Head of Department General Nursing

The program exists to prepare a competent, accountable, effective and innovative nursing practitioners who will provide quality nursing care in a variety of settings. Upon completion of the General Nursing Programme the learner will be able to utilize the Nursing process, communication skills, information technology skills, and learning principles to provide comprehensive care to individuals, families, groups and communities through a Primary Health Care approach. The nurse student will be able to demonstrate appreciation of research through utilization of research findings in the provision of Care.

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GENERAL NURSING

Health Sciences

BACKGROUND

Kanye SDA College of Nursing was the first school of nursing to be developed in Botswana (1947), graduating its first class of three (3) in 1950. The college offered Enrolled Nursing Programme in 1965, which discontinued in 1983. Henceforth the college continued with the General Nursing Programme. In 1989, Kanye SDA College of Nursing was affiliated to the University of Botswana.

From that time on the number of graduates gradually rose yearly from three (3), ten (10), twenty (20),  thirty-five (35) and remarkable number of fifty (50) or more from the period 2000 up to the present.

 

LECTURERS QUALIFICATIONS:            DOCTRATE

                                                            MASTERS DEGREE

                                                            BACHELOR’S DEGREE

DERPATMENT: GENERAL NURSING

PROGRAM DURATION: THIS IS A THREE (3) YEAR PROGRAM

 

                              DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAMME

AIM

To prepare a competent, accountable, effective and innovative practitioner who will provide quality nursing care in a variety of settings.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of the General Nursing Programme the learner will be able to :

Utilise the Nursing process, communication skills, information technology skills, and teaching learning principles to provide comprehensive care to individuals, families, groups and communities through a Primary Health Care approach.

Demonstrate appreciation of research through utilisation of research findings in the provision of Care

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • General Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse Researchers
  • Nursing auditors

CAREER ADVANCES

  • Nurse Midwives
  • Family Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse Anaesthetics
  • Community Health Nurses
  • Community Mental Health Nurses

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The programme runs over three years (six semesters), which integrates both theory and clinically based assessments.  The sixth semester is purely clinically based compulsory internship that reinforces theory taught and prepares the learner for the work field as they exit the program.

Each semester comprises a total of 20 weeks; of these 16 are teaching weeks, a week for registration, a week of semester break, a week of revision and a week for examinations. The learner is expected to take a minimum of 16 credits and a maximum of 21 credits per semester.

ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION

Continuous Assessment (CA), end of semester examination and clinical evaluation.

PROGRAMME CONTENT

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

  • Communication and study skills
  • Introduction to computer skills

CORE COURSES LEVEL 1( SEMESTER  1 & 2 )

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Applied Chemistry for the Health Sciences
  • Applied Physics for the Health sciences
  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Professional Basis for Nursing Practice
  • General Microbiology
  • Foundation of Nursing Practice
  • Introduction to Sociology and Social Anthropology
  • Introduction to Psychology

CORE COURSES LEVEL 2 (SEMESTER 3 & 4)

  • Health Assessment
  • Introduction to Adult Health Nursing
  • Parent and Child Health Nursing
  • Introduction to Pharmacology
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Demography
  • Introduction to Community Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing
  • Adult Health Nursing
  • Chid Health Nursing
  • Introduction to Community Health Nursing
  • Introduction to Research
  • Introduction to statistics

CORE COURSES LEVEL 3 (SEMESTER  5 & 6)

  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Adolescent Health Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Leadership and Management
  • Community Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Practicum
  • Adult Health Nursing Practicum
  • Parent and Child Health Nursing Practicum
  • Community Health Nursing Practicum
  • Leadership and Management Practicum

OPTIONAL COURSES AND ELECTIVES

SEMERSTER 4 (Level 2)

  • Quality assurance
  • Nutrition in Health and Illness

SEMERSTER 5 (Level 3)

  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Introduction to public Relations

SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT COURSES

SEMESTER  (1&2)

  • Christian Beliefs
  • Life and teachings of Christ

INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

 The programme integrates courses from other related disciplines including but not limited to public health sciences, natural sciences, social sciences, ethics and spirituality to produce a well rounded nurse with a diverse background.

The minimum qualification is Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) or its equivalent with a minimum of grade D in English Language and a minimum of grade C in Mathematics, Biology, physics/chemistry, Science Double Award, Combined science and Additional Combined Science, or any other suitable combination.

Full Time

  • General Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse Researchers
  • Nursing auditors