Uganda Nursing School, Bwindi

Bwindi nursing school is co-located with the hospital and was built in 2013

UK consultant neonatologist, Dr Cath Harrison, is part of the team in Bwindi this year and has written a couple of blog posts for the NICHE website:

During preparations for the GIC course, we were fortunate to have a visit to the Bwindi Community Hospital School of Nursing. This was set up in 2013 initially with 100 students. Now 10 years later there are 400 students. The course is 2-3 years long with students graduating with a Diploma in Nursing.

The school is about 3 minutes’ walk from the hospital entrance and is a self-contained facility with communal spaces, lecture theatres, library and on-site accommodation for the students. There is even a football pitch and the women’s team won a national competition last year!

The nursing school has improved nursing staffing for the hospital, with the best students being offered posts at BCH, thereby maintaining workforce and sustainable care provision.

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