Government nursing schools in Zambia

The general nursing council of Zambia (GNCZ) approved a list of approved government nursing schools.

The list also includes midwifery schools.

In this article, you will know all the government nursing schools in Zambia including the programmes offered, duration, and the addresses of the learning institutions.

1. University of Zambia – School of Nursing

The School of Nursing Sciences was established as an independent School of the University of Zambia on 1st January 2017 following the Division of the former School of Medicine.

Previously, the school of Nursing Sciences was a Department within the school of Medicine known as the “Department of Nursing Sciences”.

Programmes offered
ProgrammeDuration
Masters – Nursing2 years
Master’s Degree
Bachelor of Science – Nursing4 -5 years
Bachelor’s Degree
HIV Nurse Practitioner1 year
Certificate
Address

Department of Nursing Sciences
P.O Box 50110
Lusaka
Telefax: 25264

2. Lusaka School of Nursing and Midwifery

Programmes offered

ProgrammeDuration
Registered Nurse-Midwifery (Pre-service)3.5 years Diploma
Registered Nurse-Midwifery (In-Service)1 year Certificate
Registered Operating Theatre Nursing1 year Certificate
Registered Critical Care Nursing1 year Diploma
Registered Paediatric Nursing3 years Diploma
Clinical Instructor1 year Diploma
Registered Public Health Nursing3 years Diploma

Address

The Principal Nurse Education Officer
P.O Box 50366
University Teaching Hospital
Lusaka
Tel: 211 252940

3. Defence School of Nursing

Defence School of Health Sciences (DSHS) was established in 2006 under the Ministry of Defence to support Government efforts in improving health care through training of health care providers. It has since expanded to train Registered Nurses and is accredited by the General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNC).

Programmes offered

ProgrammeDuration
Registered Nursing3 years Diploma

Address

The Principal Tutor
Defence College of Health
Sciences
Plot 119, Kalanga Road
Emmasdale
Lusaka Tel: 211 240556
Fax: 211 846057
Email: dfshs@iconnect.zm

4. Chainama College of Health Sciences

Chainama College of Health Sciences is the only Health Institution that offers training for Clinical Officer

General, Clinical Officer Psychiatry, Environmental Health Technologists, and Registered Mental Health Nurses. It is situated approximately 10 Kilometers East of Lusaka on the Great East road.

Programmes offered

ProgrammeDuration
Registered Mental Health Nursing3 years Diploma
Clinical Officer General3 years Diploma
Clinical Officer Psychiatry3 years Diploma
Environmental Health Technologist3 years Diploma
Optometry Technologist3 years Diploma
Clinical Instructor1 year Diploma
Registered Public Health Nursing3 years Diploma

Entry Requirements

  • Form Five Zambian School Certificate ‘O’ Levels or equivalent (Credits and better) in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Science, and any other subject.

Address

The Principal Tutor
Chainama College of Health Sciences
P.O Box 30043
Lusaka
Telefax: 211 283827

5. Kafue School of Nursing

Kafue School of Nursing is the place to be if you want value for your money as the college is committed to providing High quality competitive and value for money.

The School provides training to Clinical officers, Environmental health technologists, Registered Nurses, and Teachers on a financially viable and self-sustaining basis through qualified Degree /Masters holders and motivated lecturers.

The purpose of establishing it is to assist the Government of the Republic of Zambia in training Clinical Officer Generals, Environmental technologists, Registered Nurses, and Teachers.

Programmes offered

ProgrammeDuration
Anatomy and Physiology3 years Diploma
Clinical Officer General3 years Diploma
Clinical Officer Psychiatry3 years Diploma

Address

The Principal Tutor
Kafue District Hospital
P. O Box 360025
0211 311531
Kafue

6. Kabwe School of Nursing and Midwifery

Kabwe School of Nursing is located in Kabwe, central province of Zambia.

Programmes offered

ProgrammeDuration
Registered Nursing3 years Diploma
Registered Nurse-Midwifery (In-service)1 year Certificate

Address

The Principal Tutor
Kabwe General Hospital
P.O Box 80784
Kabwe
Tel: 05 222301
Fax: 05 223213

7. Chitambo School of Nursing

Chitambo School of Nursing is located in Serenje at Chitambo mission hospital.

ProgrammeDuration
Registered Nursing3 years Diploma

Address

The Principal Tutor
Chitambo Mission Hospital
P.O Box 850024
Serenje
Fax: 05 382186

8. Mwachisompola Health Demonstration Zone

Mwachisompola Health Demonstration Zone (HEDEZO) is located 8 km from Landless corner off Great North Road along old Mumbwa road and 500 meters off old Mumbwa road.

Programmes offered

ProgrammeDuration
Registered Public Health Nursing3 years Diploma

Address

The Director
Mwachisompola Demonstration Zone
Kabwe

9. Kitwe Schools of Nursing and Midwifery

Kitwe College of Nursing is the oldest nursing institution in Zambia.

The college has been providing the much-needed manpower in the health sector since that time.

It has been expanding both in a number of training programmes and student enrollment.

Programmes offered

ProgrammeDuration
Registered Nursing3 years Diploma
Registered Nurse- Midwifery(In-service)1 year Certificate
Registered Operating Theatre Nursing1 year Certificate
Registered Public Health Nursing3 years Diploma

Address

The Nurse Education Officer
Kitwe Central Hospital
Box 21994
Kitwe
Tel: 02 210313 Fax: 02228604

10. Ndola Schools of Nursing and Midwifery

ProgrammeDuration
Registered Nursing3 years Diploma
Registered Nurse- Midwifery(In-service)1 year Certificate
Registered Operating Theatre Nursing1 year Certificate
Registered Paediatric Nursing1 year Diploma

Address

The Principal Nursing Education Officer
Ndola Central Hospital
P A Ndola
Ndola
Tel: 02 614859
Fax: 02 61044

Conclusion

There are a number of government nursing schools in Zambia. For a complete list of the schools, download the document.

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