• ABOUT THE FACULTY
  • DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES
  • SWOT ANALYSIS
  • PROGRAMMES
  • FUTURE PLANS

OUR HISTORY

Islamic University in Uganda school of nursing and midwifery was established in 2010 with the cardinal objective of being the best Nursing School in Eastern Region.

It provides training to students who wish to study a diploma in nursing, certificate in general nursing and midwifery. For the last four years the school has admitted over 300 students in various disciplines and it has progressed in academics nationally.

The school has well qualified teaching staff about 11 tutors with 09 full time staff and 3 part time staff. The school works closely with the university administration, the Nurses Council, Uganda Nurses Examinations Board (UNMEB), Ministry of Education (MOE), and Ministry of Health (MOH) among others.

The school started with three (3) students and the number has gone on increasing that at present the school is registered with a capacity of three hundred seventy one students (371).

VISION

To be a center of excellence in nursing recognized internationally.

MISSION

To produce God fearing professional nurses/ midwives with good morals, values and attitudes to enable them provide holistic quality services to clients and the general community.

ACHIEVEMENTS

We have had a lot of activities as seen below

  • 1. Staff that meets at least the minimum requirement by Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council and Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination Board.
  • 2. Academic excellence: students have been participating in the Uganda National Association of student Nurses and Midwives (UNASNM)
  • 3. Community participation.
  • 4. Hosted marking of UNMEB exams in the eastern region
  • 5. Games & Sports: Our students won a Gold medal in the National Games & Sports for Nurses in Uganda.
  • 6. Secured scholarships from intra-health Uganda, Ministry of health and friends of doctors from Karamoja
  • 7. Secured donations ie Human Anatomy and Physiology, Nurses dictionary, text book of Midwifery and reproductive Health Nursing worth 3 million from intra health Uganda and a delivery Manikin and a baby worth 10 Million from Ministry of Health.
  • 8. We have a Vice President at UNASNM national level.
  • 9. There is active participation of students in UNASNM

DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES

The programme consists of a number of activities which includes of the following;

REGISTRATION OF STUDENTS WITH UNMEB

Students are registered with the Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examination Board so that they can sit for the Nurses/National exams. The registration involves of verification of academic documents by Ministry of Education Board and after satisfaction, students are given a Nursing Students Identification Number (NSIN).

STUDY BLOCK

This involves class room teaching following the UNMEB curriculum per a semester as well as having OSPE/OSCE practicum exams in the skills labs.

WARD ALLOCATIONS

All students have to go for clinical placements in Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for 45 days per a semester under the supervision of the nursing tutors and ward mentors. The tutor in charge has to make a booking at the beginning of every semester

The allocations may include Day and Night shifts where by day shift starts from 8:00 am to 4:00pm and Night shift starts from 8:00pm to 7:40 am.

While on wards, students are expected to transform the theoretical knowledge of nursing into practice still under supervision. There are a number of procedures that are carried out and when proficiency is confirmed by mentors, case books and tool books are signed.

SPECIALISED WARD ATTACHEMENTS

There are specialized ward allocations for only Diploma students; They go to Butabika National Psychiatric Hospital for mental health. They also go to Mulago Referral Hospital (only nurses) for specialized units

DOMICILIARY

Students carry on domiciliary allocations around Mbale for one month. This involves following up mothers from the hospital to home for a period of one week.

SWOT ANALYSIS

OUR STRENGTHS
  • Low manpower cost (1:46)
  • Lobbying scholarships and donations
  • Successful marketing strategies (from other schools like Nsambya)
  • Reputation for innovation (re-usable sanitary pads, modification of the tip-tap)
  • Experienced teaching staff
  • Trained, adequate staff
  • Availability of Resources (laboratory instruments)
  • Strong relationship with teaching hospitals
  • Support from administration
  • Strong commitment by the nursing staff
  • Good relationships among teaching staff
OUR THREATS
  • Competitors have launched similar programs
  • Miss information
  • Limited funds (Students admitted may not complete the course)
  •  Need for more teaching hospitals
  •  Threats from government (stopping enrolling certificate students 2020)
OUR WEAKNESSES
  • Delayed approval of funds
  • Understaffed
  • No transport (limited vehicles)
  • Work overload
  • Poor internal communication
  • Lack of income diversification
  • Poor record keeping
  • Currently struggling to meet deadlines-too much work
OUR OPPORTUNITIES
  • Coordination with NGOs (Intra Health Uganda, Friends of Doctors)
  • New business (expansion of the nursing school)
  • Improved internet access
  • Students demand for BSN
  • Increased community awareness through community initiates

PROGRAMMES IN OUR SCHOOL

Certificate Programs
  • Certificate in General nursing (CIN)
  • Certificate in Midwifery (CIM)
Diploma programs
  • Diploma in General nursing Direct (DIN)
  • Diploma in general nursing extension (DNE)
  • Diploma in midwifery extension (DME)

OUR FUTURE PLANS

We have the following in plan

  • Expansion of the nursing school to kabojja
  • Appointment of a deputy principal
  • To acquire our own premises aside from the university buildings
  • To start other programs eg clinical medicine
  • To acquire a bus for the school to assist in transportation of students to the ward and the community
  • Enroll more students and staff
  • Enroll students for diploma in Midwifrey direct
  • Allocate the school space for construction of an independent nursing school