Nursing Department

The Department of Nursing Sciences is part of the Faculty of Health Sciences. Our major goal is to produce an excellent, compassionate Christian nursing cadre- for competence. In all our activities we adhere to the standards set by the National, Ministry of Health (MOH) and Nurses’ Council policies and regulations. The Department also adheres to the guidelines of Primary Health Care. The Nursing Department is progressing well, we want to thank God for that. This report looks at the following:

Vision

The Department of Nursing shall be in accordance with the vision of the EMCU, which is to strive for excellence through education, training, research, consultancy and community engagement and spiritual growth and development.

Mission:

The mission statement of the Department of Nursing Science is derived from that of the EMCU- that is to excel through education, research, and consultancy and community engagement.

Objectives

  • Prepare nurses at undergraduate, through an educational process that promotes personal and professional development for competent nursing practice of the highest quality and ethical standard;
  • To contribute to professional knowledge and enhance evidence-based nursing practice through relevant and skilled research.
  • To develop and sustain an educational process which is based on a learning approach to foster unity in diversity, caring, critical thinking and self-directed life-long learning.

Specific Outcome objectives

Following successful completion of the programme, the graduate students will be able to demonstrate their acquisition of competencies and proficiencies related to the following:

  • Synthesize knowledge from nursing, the physical, social sciences, arts and humanities in the practice of professional nursing practice.
  • Utilize the nursing process in the provision of cost-effective high quality nursing care to clients with different nursing and health related services.
  •  Apply critical thinking skills in establishing priorities, delegating responsibility, formulating decisions and maintaining accountability in the practice of professional nursing through the application of nursing standards.
  • Utilize the nursing process in the provision of cost-effective high quality nursing care to clients with different nursing and health related services.
  • Incorporate professional, ethical and legal principles, as well as research findings to provide care to clients throughout the life span.
  • Analyse and relate the nursing practice on philosophy, policy, and standards of the nursing profession.
  • Practice leadership skills at the highest level within the political, social and health care systems within nursing profession.
  • Teach and educate clients, members of the community about health promotion and prevention of disease.
  • Collaborate with other health care workers in the delivery of comprehensive nursing, health and related medical care.
  • Integrate care and concern for humanity, with scholarly research and systematic enquiry to deliver evidence based comprehensive and holistic nursing care which promotes health and quality of life.
  • Provide competent, safe midwifery care autonomously for the women and their families.
  • Demonstrate informed decision making skills and the ability to make informed deferential diagnoses
  • Recognize the scope of midwifery practice, initiate appropriate referrals to other health care providers and provide emergency care when required.
  • Promote and support lifestyle choices that enhance the health and wellbeing of women, their families and the wider community.
  • Utilize theoretical and empirical knowledge from previous nursing courses and public health science to gain an understanding of individuals, families, groups and communities.
  • Provide and evaluate nursing care given to clients in the community according to legal, ethical and professional standards of quality care.
  • Examine the needs of rural health care delivery system and function as a liaison between the client and the health care services available in a rural community.
  • Recognize the socio-political and economical issues in the community, which the affect the client’s health and health care and serve as an advocate when appropriate.
  • Produce publications with up-to-date knowledge and relevant modern nursing technology.
  • Keep abreast with up-to-date knowledge and skills through continuous self-development.