HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
As the Nursing department at HTC, we aim to train Nurse Health tutors who will be role models in Nursing and Health care design with education at universal standards.
Nursing focuses on people, family and the society. We therefore support our student Nurse Health tutors and grow them up as strong nurses both in tutorship education and management, and also as lifelong learners.
In the content of their courses, starting from the first year throughout the third year, our student Nurse Health tutors get well grounded in both the biomedical sciences and pedagogical skills with extensive specialised clinical placements in various public hospitals. The reason for this is to produce competent Nurse Health tutors both in class and the clinical area.
In this department, in addition to other crosscutting courses, we specifically offer specialty courses like; Health assessment, Foundations of nursing, Psychiatric nursing, Surgical nursing, Medical nursing, Paediatrics nursing, Gynaecology and obstetrics, Sexual and Reproductive Health. We also encourage our students to carry out nursing related research a requirement before their graduation.
Mr. Kirumira Jimmy
Head of Department
Nursing, profession that assumes responsibility for the continuous care of the sick, the injured, the disabled, and the dying. Nursing is also responsible for encouraging the health of individuals, families, and communities in medical and community settings. Nurses are actively involved in health care research, management, policy deliberations, and patient advocacy. Nurses with postbaccalaureate preparation assume independent responsibility for providing primary health care and specialty services to individuals, families, and communities.
Education for nursing practice
Nurses enter practice as generalists. They care for individuals and families of all ages in homes, hospitals, schools, long-term-care facilities, outpatient clinics, and medical offices. Many countries require three to four years of education at the university level for generalist practice, although variations exist. For example, in the United States, nurses can enter generalist practice through a two-year program in a community college or a four-year program in a college or university. Preparation for specialization in nursing or advanced nursing practice usually occurs at the master’s level. A college or university degree in nursing is required for entrance to most master’s programs.
Community health nursing practice
Community health nursing incorporates varying titles to describe the work of nurses in community settings. Over the past centuries and in different parts of the world, community health nurses were called district nurses, visiting nurses, public health nurses, home-care nurses, and community health nurses. Today community health nursing and public health nursing are the most common titles used by nurses whose practices focus on promoting and protecting the health of populations. Knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences informs community health nursing practices. In many countries, ensuring that needed health services are provided to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups is central to community health nursing practice.
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