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Diploma of Nursing (NVQ 6)

Diploma of Nursing (NVQ 6)

Diploma of Nursing (NVQ 6)

The Nursing Diploma offered by AAHS is a comprehensive three-year programme where students follow the NVQ level 6 Nursing curriculum approved by the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) and National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA). The course, which is conducted in English, comprises structured learning modules coupled with mandatory practical training over the course of the three years to provide students with the skills, behaviours and attitudes needed to be a fully fledged general nurse.

In the first year, students learn about the Main Principles of Nursing along with mandatory practical training on the fundamentals of nursing. The 2nd and 3rd year of the programme focus on more advanced nursing procedures through clinical and practical training on certain key disciplines such as surgical and EMT, psychiatric nursing, palliative care, obstetrics and gynaecology and paediatric nursing. AIEI being part of the largest private healthcare provider in the Country, nursing students benefit from practical exposure at one or more of the Asiri Health hospitals.

Program Details

As per the NVQ Operation Manual, minimum no. of credits required for NVQ level 06 is 120. One credit is equal to 25 notional hours.

List of Modules

No. Name of Module No. of credits
1 Fundamentals of Nursing 60
2 Ward Management 2
3 Information Technology 2
4 First Aid 2
5 Pediatric 12
6 Gynecology and Obstetrics Nursing 12
7 Medical & Surgical Nursing 42
8 Geriatric Care 5
9 Pharmacology II 2
10 Research in Nursing 2
11 Microbiology 2
12 Community Health 3
13 Psychology 2
14 Sociology 1
15 Nutrition
16 Pathology 1
17 Psychiatric Nursing 3
18 Anatomy and Physiology 8
19 Professional Adjustment 1
20 General Science 1
21 Pharmacology I 1
22 Advancing Career Skills 10
23 History & Trends in Nursing 1
24 Palliative Care 2
Total 180

Post qualification outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will have the opportunity to be employed at Asiri Health as a general nurse, or work in a private sector hospital in Sri Lanka, should they wish to do so. The students will also be eligible to apply for the private sector nursing registration through the Private Health Services Regulatory Council (PHSRC). From an academic view point, many students who complete the course qualify to apply for a Bachelor of Nursing “top-up” degree.