HND in NURSING

(While You WORK; For Assistant Nurses/Nurse Aids in TWO YEARS)

INTRODUCTION

Our Nursing Department is very unique and well organized to train world class modern general nurses, who should carry the profession one step further in Africa and the world at large. We train practical and advanced diploma nurses to North America, British and European standards in Africa. Our graduates have gained admission to further their studies in UK, North American, South African and other European Universities and they fit into these systems with great ease.Although at its infancy, we are fast gaining reputation in training the best modern nurses in our region. This is due to the collective efforts of our carefully selected dynamic team that blends talents with experienced and our student centered method of teaching which lays emphases on Enquiry Based Learning(EBL), creating professionals who are life long learners and who focus on Evidence Based Practice (EBP).

Entry Requirements

Two G.C.E. Advanced Level papers excluding Religion or its equivalent

A transcript showing at least one year of full time studies with clinical placement from your previous institution.

An attestation of current nursing assistant or aid employment (all are subject to verification by the institution)

Conversion from HND/HPD/SRN to Bachelors Degree in Nursing

Our HND graduates and other HND, HPD and SRN graduates from other institutions can also enroll for transition to Bachelors degree at HIAMS in 12 months.

 

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Why should i take this program?

Because you need it! It is the only available convenient route to advance your professional career without leaving work. Also you don't want to be left behind others advance in their nursing profession

When does this program start yearly at all HIAMS campus?

First Mondays of September ever year.

When does registration begin?

First week of July to end of September

Why starting in September when other institution start in October?

Because Assistant Nurses/Nurse Aids are Admitted into the second year of our program which gains first Mondays of September every year

How can i take this program when currently a full time practicing nurses assistant/nurse aid and not attend lectures daily?

This program is offered as a Long Distance Learning (LDL) program

What do you mean by Long Distance Learning (LDL)?

It is learning at the convenience of your home with minimal tutoring from an assigned nursing staff

How does the Long Distance Learning work?

Our LDL mainly involves self learning whereby notes (either online or hard copies) for all courses per semester are made available to you. You will be required to do independent Learning. In addition, you will give a weekly feedback during tutoring sessions which will come up mainly on Saturdays or other designated days.Our nursing staff will facilitate the sessions. Assignments, presentations and/or tests will be given during the sessions

Will there be additional clinical placement during the program?

No. Your regular work periods will be considered as clinical placement. However, you will be expected to follow our clinical placement procedure in order to be passed properly.For more information visit campus closest to you.

When will each semester exams be written?

First semester exams comes up 3rd week of December and second semester 1st or 2nd week of May. Ask for a copy of our academic calendar to see exact days and plan accordingly.

How do i get more information if needed?

Stop by any of our campuses or call the numbers anytime

How much is the tuition fees and can i pay installments?

Our tuition is 400,000FCFA per year. We will offer you a 30%

 

Structure of Individual Courses of Study for HND in Nursing Programme

Year One First Semester.

Course Title CV  Lecture  Tutorial  Practice  Total
Maintaining a Safe Environment (Homeostasis) 6 40 20 0 60
Maintaining a Safe Environment (Nature of Nursing 1) 6 40 20 0 60
Personal Cleansing and Dressing  6  40  20  0  60
Maintaining a Safe Environment (Cardiovascular)  6  40  20  0  60
Maintaining a Safe Environment (Organisation of Care 1)  6  40  20  0  60
Information Technology  2  20  0  0  20
Entrepreneurship I 2 20 0 0 20
 Practice 1  32  0  0  320  320
 Personal Study 1          90
 Totals  66  240  100  320  750

Year One Second Semester.

Course Title CV  Lecture  Tutorial  Practice  Total
Eating and Drinking 6 40 20 0 60
Breathing 6 40 20 0 60
Communicating with Others 1  6  40  20  0  60
 Maintaining a Safe Environment (Integral Aspects of Nursing 1)  6  40  20  0  60
Elimination of Body Waste  6  40  20  0  60
Use of English 1  2  20  0  0  20
Entrepreneurship II 2 20 0 0 20
 Practice 2  32  0  0  320  320
 Personal Study 2          90
 Totals  66  240  100  320  750

Year Two First Semester

Course Title CV  Lecture  Tutorial  Practice  Total
Maintaining a Safe Environment (Is my Patient Sick?) 6 40 20 0 60
Maintaining a Safe Environment (Nature of Nursing 2) 6 40 20 0 60
Expressing Sexuality 1  6  40  20  0  60
 Mobilizing  6  40  20  0  60
Controlling Body Temperature  6  40  20  0  60
Use of English 2  2  20  0  0  20
 Practice 3  32  0  0  320  320
 Personal Study 3          90
 Totals  64  220  100  320  730

      Year Two Second Semester

 

Course Title CV  Lecture  Tutorial  Practice  Total
Expressing Sexuality 2 6 40 20 0 60
Maintaining a Safe Environment (Endocrine) 6 40 20 0 60
 Research Proposal and Seminar  6  40  20  0  60
 Work and Play  6  40  20  0  60
 Dying  6  40  20  0  60
 Functional French 1  2  20  0  0  20
 Practice 4  32  0  0  320  320
 Personal Study 4          90
 Totals  64  220  100  320  730

 

 

            Year Three First Semester.

 

Course Title CV  Lecture  Tutorial  Practice  Total
Maintaining a Safe Environment (Drug Administration and Laboratory Technique) 6 40 20 0 60
Maintaining a Safe Environment (Keeping my Patient Well) 6 40 20 0 60
 Maintaining Safe Environment (Organising Care 2)  6  40  20  0  60
 Maintaining a Safe Environment (Nature of Nursing 3)  6  40  20  0  60
Communicating with Others 2  6  40  20  0  60
Functional French 2  2  20  0  0  20
 Practice 5  32  0  0  384  384
 Personal Study 5          90
 Totals  64  200  100  320  794

 

           Year Three Second Semester.

 

Course Title CV  Lecture  Tutorial  Practice  Total
Maintaining  a Safe Environment (Organising Care 3) 6 40 20 0 60
Sleeping 6 40 20 0 60
Maintaining a Safe Environment (Nature of Nursing 4)  6  40  20  0  60
Maintaining  a Safe Environment (Teaching)  6  40  20  0  60
Maintaining a Safe Environment (Special Senses)  6  40  20  0  60
Civics and Ethics  2  20  0  0  20
 Practice 6  32  0  0  384  384
 Personal Study 6          90
 Totals  64  220  100  320  794

                       Hours: 

                      Theory  2382                       Credits:   192

                      Theory 2382                                       Practice 192

                      Total  4764

                                                                                                                                         

 

 

Structure of Individual Courses of Study for One Year Conversion from HND/HPD to BNS  Programme

 

           First Semester

 

Code Course Title CV  Status  L T  P Total
NUS 4001 Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing 8 C 60 10 10 80
NUS 4003 Advanced Critical Care Nursing  8  C  60 10 10  80
NUS 4005 Professionalism and Current Trends in Nursing  6 C  40 10  10  60
NUS 4007 Advanced Maternal and Child Health Nursing  8 C  60 10  10  80
NUS 4009 Advanced Community Health Nursing  6 C  40 10  10  60
NUS 4011  Research Methodology  6 C  40 10  10  60
NUS 4013 Nursing Internship I  28  C  - -  280  280
   Totals  70    260 60  340  700



         Second Semester

 

Code Course Title CV  Status  L T  P Total
NUS 4002 Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing 6 C 40 10 10 60
NUS 4004 Advanced Critical Care Nursing  6  C  40 10 10  60
NUS 4006 Professionalism and Current Trends in Nursing  20 C  - -  200  200
NUS 4008 Advanced Maternal and Child Health Nursing 12 C  - 20  100  120
NUS 4010 Advanced Community Health Nursing  6 C  40 10  10  60
   Totals  50    120 50  330  500


C= Compulsory   L=Lecture T=Tutorial P=Practical

                 Total Number of Credits = 120            Total Lecture Hours   = 380           

Total Practical Hours       = 670           Total Tutorial Hours  = 110

TOTAL CONTACT HOURS = 1200 HOURS

 

 

Contact

Malingo Street/ Lysoka Road P.O Box 412
Buea,
Tel +237 682 71 12 75

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http://www.uiasbuea.org

NURSING PROGRAMME CORE COURSES AND AIMS

Course Title: Maintaining a Safe Environment – Homeostasis

Course Code: NUS 1001

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to introduce the concept of homeostasis and how an imbalance in homeostasis can alter normal physiological functioning.

Course Title: Maintaining a Safe Environment –Nature of Nursing I

Course Code: NUS 1003

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to explore the changing nature of nursing and how nursing practice needs to be evidence based.

 

Course Title: Personal Cleansing and Dressing

Course Code: NUS 1005

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to highlight the role of the nurse in promoting and maintaining personal hygiene for a patient. 

 

Course Title: Maintaining a Safe Environment – Organization of Care 1

Course Code: NUS 1007

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to introduce the nursing process and nursing models and how these can aid a systematic approach to the care of a patient

 

Course Title: Maintaining a Safe Environment – Cardiovascular

Course Code: NUS 1009

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the cardiovascular system and how a homeostatic imbalance in this system can cause cardiovascular signs and symptoms.

 

Course Title: Eating and Drinking

Course Code: NUS 1002

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to introduce the concept of nutrition and its role in disease, ill-health and nursing care

 

Course Title: BREATHING

Course Code: NUS 1004

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to explore the activity of breathing and the role of the nurse in the management of a patient who is experiencing respiratory homeostatic imbalance

 

Course Title: Maintaining a Safe Environment: Communicating With Others

Course Code: NUS 1006

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to explore the nature of human communication and the role of the nurse in maintaining effective communication

 

Course Title: Maintaining a Safe Environment: Integral Aspects of Nursing 1

Course Code: NUS 1008

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to introduce the student to a range of professional concepts and how these are applied to nursing care

 

Course Title: Elimination of Body Waste

Course Code: NUS 1010

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to examine the renal and hepatic system and how a loss of homeostasis can cause ill health in a patient.

 

Course Title: Maintaining A Safe Environment: Is My Patient Sick?

Course Code: NUS 2001:

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to provide students the opportunity to apply the homeostatic principles gained so far in order to recognise and detect a patient’s health status the principles of a recognized system to assess a sick or potentially sick patient

 

Course Title: Expressing Sexuality I

Course Code: NUS 2005

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the reproductive system and how sexuality influences the concept of self.

 

Course Title: Mobilizing

Course Code: NUS 2007

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to examine the concept of muscular and neurological homeostasis and to apply these to ill-health status.

 

Course Title: Controlling Body Temperature

Course Code: NUS 2009

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to explore the concept of immunological homeostasis and to examine the role that bacteria and viruses have on the health of an individual.

Course Title: Maintaining a Safe Environment (Nature of Nursing 3)

Course Code: NUS 2013  

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to develop the skills of nursing through exposure to research methodologies.

 

Course Title: Dying

Course Code: NUS 2002

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to appreciate the unique care needs of a person who is aging, dying and/or who is experiencing a loss

 

Course Title: Maintaining a Safe Environment: Endocrine

Course Code: NUS 2004

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to appreciate the role that the endocrine system has on the health status of an individual

 

Course Title: Work and Play

Course Code: NUS 2008

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to explore the concept of child development and the role of the nurse in this

Course Title: Expressing Sexuality 2

Course Code: NUS 2010

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to examine the physical, social and psychological changes that occur during and after pregnancy.

 

Course Title: Research Proposal and Seminar

Course Code:  NUS 2014.

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to enable the student to identify an area of nursing practice requiring research

 

Course Title: Maintaining a Safe Environment (Drug Administration and Laboratory Techniques)

Course Code: NUS 3001

Course Aim: This course aims at enabling students to acquire knowledge on drug therapy, clinical calculation and basic laboratory investigations.

 

Course Title: Maintaining a Safe Environment (Keeping My Patient Well)

Course Code: NUS 3003

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to improve or sustain the health status in individuals who are well and to promote the health of the public/ community.

 

Course Title: Maintaining a Safe Environment (Organizing Care 2)

Course Code: NUS 3005

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to further the skills of managing nursing care within a team setting.

 

Course Title: Nature of Nursing 3

Course Code: NUS 3013

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to expand on knowledge of the professional issues relevant to nursing and to examine the legal and ethical aspects of the role of the nurse.

 

Course Title: Communicating With Others 2

Course Code: NUS 3015

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to examine the principles of patient education in nursing care, and explore communication in mental health nursing and strategies in stress management

 

Course Title: Maintaining a Safe Environment (Organizing Care 3)

Course Code: NUS 3002 

Aim:  The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the concept and role of the registered nurse and the responsibilities associated with this role

 

Course Title: Sleeping

Course Code: NUS 3004

Aim:  The aim of this course is to examine the concept and role of sleep as a basic human need

Course Title: Maintaining a Safe Environment (Teaching) Course Code: NUS 3008

Aim:  The aim of this course is to introduce the student to the concept and role of teaching as a registered nurse

 

Course Title: Maintaining a Safe Environment (Special Senses)

Course Code: NUS 3014

Course Aim:  The aim of this course is to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge of the special senses and to develop the skills of care planning for patients who have a disorder of the special senses.

 

Course Title: Professionalism and Current Trends in Nursing

Course Code: NUS 4001

Course Aim: To enhance students’ understanding of professional issues and current trends in nursing.

 

Course Title: Advanced Intensive Care Nursing

Course Code: NUS 4015

Course Aim: To enhance students’ competences in the care of a critically ill patient.

 

Course Title: Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing

Course Code: NUS 4017

Course Aim: To enhance students’ competences in the management of patients with medical and surgical problems.

 

Course Title: Advanced Maternal and Child Health Nursing

Course Code: NUS 4019

Course Aim: To develop students’ competences in the provision of quality maternal and child health nursing care.

 

Course Title: Research Methods in Health Sciences

Course Code: NUS 4011

Course Aim: To improve on students’ knowledge of research methodology and help them to independently conduct nursing research. It is also to help the students interpret results in a meaningful manner in health related matters and utilize research findings to improve on nursing practice

 

Course Title: Advanced Community Care Nursing 

Course Code: NUS 4021

Course Aim: To improve students’ competences to deliver nursing care to clients in the community.

 

Course Title: Nursing Management

Course Code: NUS 4002

Course Aim: To enable students to develop expertise in the field of nursing management and to work as a nurse manager in their various specialties

 

Course Title: Teaching and Learning in Nursing

Course Code: NUS 4004

Course Aim: The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the principles and practice of nursing education and the key concepts and strategies required to function as an effective teacher.

 

Course Code: NUS 4014

Course Title: Fundamentals of Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis

Course Aim:  To enhance students’ skills in quantitative and qualitative analysis, to enable them analyze and interpret research data.

STUDENTS PLACEMENT PATTERN

Year 1     

Semester 1: Medical (4 weeks) /Surgical (3 weeks) and Theatre (1 week)

Semester 2: Medical (4weeks) /Surgical (3 weeks) and Theatre (1week)

Year 2                                                

Semester 1: Intensive Care Unit (4 weeks), Outpatient Department, and Theatre (2 weeks each)

Semester 2: Maternity (1week), Labour Ward (2 weeks), Infant Welfare/Antenatal Clinic (1 week) and Pediatrics (3 weeks) 

Year 3

Semester 1: Psychiatry (4 weeks) and Oncology (4weeks)

Semester 2: Community (4 weeks) and Health Centre (4 weeks)

 

Year 4

 

S/N

Semester

Specialty Area

Units

Number of Weeks

  1.  

First

 

 

 

 

 

First

 

 

 

 

First

CriticalCare Nursing

Critical Care Unit

4

 

Emergency Department

2

 

Dialysis Unit

1

 

Maternal and child Health Nursing

Maternity  and Labor Ward

3

 

ANC Unit

2

 

Pediatric  Unit

2

  1.  

Surgical Nursing

Surgical Unit

3

 

Theatre

4

  1.  

Second

Community Health Nursing

Health Center

2

 

Community

3

NB: A placement week is considered to be made up of 40 practice Hours