- About US
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.
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
DERPATMENT: GENERAL NURSING
PROGRAM DURATION: THIS IS A THREE (3) YEAR PROGRAM
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAMME
To prepare a competent, accountable, effective and innovative practitioner who will provide quality nursing care in a variety of settings.
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
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.
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
CORE COURSES LEVEL 1( SEMESTER 1 & 2 )
CORE COURSES LEVEL 2 (SEMESTER 3 & 4)
CORE COURSES LEVEL 3 (SEMESTER 5 & 6)
OPTIONAL COURSES AND ELECTIVES
SEMERSTER 4 (Level 2)
SEMERSTER 5 (Level 3)
SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT COURSES
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.