BSc of Science in Nursing

The Faculty of Nursing offers a three-year undergraduate program leading to the award of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSc. N) degree of Tumaini University.  The program aims at educating nurses and midwives who have already undergone a basic training program in Nursing Midwifery and Psychiatry it is designed to educate and produce nurses who will be able to address the contemporary and future needs of Tanzanians.

 Overall Program Objectives

  • The graduate nurse will be equipped to work within the health care system and his/her roles will be to:
  • Engage in professional nursing practice, utilizing a recognized nursing philosophy.
  • Utilize the nursing process effectively in the delivery of health care services to all clients across their life-span and all settings.
  • Provide leadership and managerial skills for the improvement of health and nursing care within her/his scope of practice.
  • Engage in experiential learning through reflective practice and peer evaluation. Recognize the need for continuous personal and professional development to maintain competence in her/his practice. Conduct relevant research and publish findings to enhance education, practice, and management in nursing. To critique and utilize research results in improving nursing and health care.
  • Apply scientific, political, economic and social science knowledge in analyzing and addressing professional and societal problems.
  • Demonstrate professional knowledge, skills, and competence in health promotion, risk prevention and reduction, and the management and care of clients.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of personal and professional values and recognize their impact on decision making and professional behavior as they relate to the provision of care of clients.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how health care delivery systems are organized and financed and their effect on patient care services.
  • Demonstrate competence in the teaching, planning, implementation, and evaluation of educational and health programs for a variety of clients in different settings.

Duration

The three-year program is divided into six semesters and each year is comprised of two semesters.

The program is tailored to meet the needs and challenges of the students.  In Semesters 1 and 2, students are introduced to the Basic Biological Sciences and Communications Skills.

In Semesters 3 and 4 students are introduced to Nursing Leadership and Management (theories and processes), the Social Sciences (Anthropology, Sociology, Development Studies, and Psychology), Community Health Nursing, Research Methodology and Advanced Nursing Science (Medical Ethics, the use of the Nursing Process and Health Assessment).  During semester 4 through 6 learners continue with advanced concepts of Nursing Leadership and Management, Nursing Science and Entrepreneurship, Community Health Nursing, Research Methodology, Nursing Education and Advance Nursing Science (Oncology, Pain Management, and Maternal and Neonatal Health)…

Entry qualifications

Three principal passes in Chemistry, Biology and either Physics or Mathematics or Nutrition with a minimum of 6 points. Whereby one must have at least C grade in Chemistry and at least a D grade in Biology and E grade in Physics or Mathematics or Nutrition.