Bachelor of Nursing – Primary Health Care

Course Overview


The course intends to develop critical thinking and leadership in nursing practice. Those entering this course are registered nurses with considerable experience in nursing practice. They already have strong practice knowledge in nursing. Therefore, the role of this course is to use their experience to develop a deeper theoretical knowledge and the critical thinking and clinical reasoning required of an advanced practitioner. The course equips graduates to demonstrate effective assessment diagnosis and management of health and health problems for patients/families and communities. They will be able to apply principles and concepts of primary health, management, prevention and health promotion in community nursing practice and effectively manage population health with emphasis on family and village health.

Admission Requirements


The normal entry criterion for this degree is University Entrance. Registered Nurses may enter directly into the 4th year of the degree if they meet the following criteria;

  1. Is a practicing Registered Nurse (RN) with a minimum of 2 years post registration practice plus one of the following ;
  2. Holds a Diploma in Nursing in SICHE or equivalent or;
  3. Holds a Certificate of Nursing, plus has completed an In-service Diploma, a bridging programme or equivalent course or;
  4. Has completed another 3 year nursing programmes plus has completed an In-service Diploma, a bridging programme or equivalent courses.

Course Structure


Course Code: HBNPH
Course Name: Bachelor of Nursing – Primary Health Care
Duration: 1 year
Core Units: 8 Units
Total Credit Points: 120
Campus: Kukum

Unit CodeUnit TitlePrerequisitesSemester offeredCredit Points
BN711Applied Science & Pharmacology115
BN721Assessment & Diagnostic Investigation115
BN741Practicum 1115
BN781Research & Evidence Based Practice115
PC731Primary & Population Health215
BN731Leadership & Management215
PC761Child Health ManagementBN711, BN721 & BN781215
BN742Practicum 2BN741215