How to become a student at SALEM school of Nursing

New recruitments are carried out in March and September every year. The training starts at May and November each year.

To apply at the nursing school candidates have to meet the minimum entry requests of Ministry of Education and Sports. This includes passes in English Language, maths, biology, chemistry, physics at O-Level. The applicant should not be out of school for more than 3 years.

As part of the application program candidates are subjected to both written and oral interviews.

To the interviews the candidate has to bring:

  • Id cards
  • recommendation letter from the former school
  • LC1 letter to prove candidates identity
  • law binding person

Training program

  • the school follows a curriculum set by the MOES and the curriculum is arranged in 5 semester and each semester is allocated specific subjects to be taught
  • each subject is allocated, theory hours and practical/ clinical/ community hours
  • the following are major subjects taught:
    • A/P
    • foundations of nursing which includes:
      • Nursing Ethics
      • Theory of Nursing
      • History of Nursing
      • Nursing process
      • Infection prevention and control
      • Paediatric nursing
    • first aid both theory and practical
    • microbiology both theory and practical
    • socio psychology
    • Personal Communal Health (PCH)
    • Primary Health Care (PHC)
    • Computer
    • Pharmacology
    • medical nursing
    • surgical nursing
    • Palliative care
    • ophthalmology and ENT
    • Paediatrics
    • Gynaecology
    • R/ Health
    • Community Nursing
    • management
    • Mental Health

Assessments and Examinations

  • Students are assessed as follows:
    • thorough Progressive assessments which take place every month during each semester and progressive Assessments marks account for 40% of the end of semester examination, set and marked by school
    • the end of semester examination held at the end of each semester and results of this exams will decide whether the student progress to the next semester or not set and mark by the school
  • UNMEB promotional examinations set for all schools for 1st to 2nd year and 2nd -3rd year
  • state final UNMEB examinations and marked by UNMEB Examiners set at the end of 2 ½ years. Where the candidates are awarded UNMEB certificates

Co-curricular activities for students

  • each student is required to participate in co-curricular activities including netball, football, basketball etc.
  • the school pays a part-time games mistress to coach the students
  • students are also engaged in Music Dance and Drama, these activities are mainly managed by school stuff and students

The students governing council

  • there are two students' governing bodies. Namely:
    • Guild: council which mainly is concerned with general student matters including subtends welfare
    • UNASNM: which is concerned mainly with students' academic matters
  • the representatives of these two bodies are elected annually
  • the two bodies have a patron who is a member of staff who assists the students to manage the affairs of the two bodies effectively

School facilities

  • The school has 3 class rooms, computer lab, library, skills lab, 4 dormitories, dining Hall, recreation hall and a stand by generator.

School transport

  • 50 seater school bus which takes the students to clinical area and community
  • bicycles