School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Phone: +263 4 701555/7 Ext: 2218
Fax: +263 4 706627

Parirenyatwa School of Nursing is a School of Nursing at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals and is responsible for the provision of academic and life-long nursing education. It serves a clientele base which mainly involves nursing students at basic and post basic level.

The School is also responsible for in - Service and continuing nurse education.

Opening Hours:
09:00 TO 16:00 HOURS (FRIDAY)

The School of Nursing falls under the Director of Clinical Services Department. Hence the overall goal is to improve the quality of service provided to clients/patients, through adequate training/education. The Principal Tutor is the immediate Supervisor of the Nurse Trainee Department. The School also has Tutors, Clinical Instructors and Librarian as part os the School team.

The broad goals of the School of Nursing are-:
1. To provide the best possible basic Internationally recognized training for general nurses.
2. To train highly skilled nurses at basic and post basic level.
3. To improve the quality of patient/client nursing care through in-service education and research.
4. To conduct curriculum evaluation continuously, thus ensuring its relevancy to societal needs.

Our vision is to be the School of choice in the provision of quality education and training for nurses who will provide comprehensive quality nursing care who are skilled, have the right attitude and critical thinking skilled Centre for continuing education for trained nurses.


The School of Nursing Librarian

The School of Nursing Library
The Librarian serves as the reference person in the library and assists users with general to specific enquiries regarding the catalogue, location of specific subject information and documents. The other task is comprehensive literature searches and computer searching on CD-ROM and other databases in various subjects on offer at the School of Nursing.

The Library offers a conducive study facility for up to fifteen genuine readers. Testimony: "It's a stimulating environment when you are studying surrounded by a wealth of information. Meet the joy of reading for study in a quite environment."

General induction is given to first year students during the first introductory week and to new members by arrangement. The Librarian can organize Special Subject Seminars and Library tours for visitors throughout the year.

Membership to the library

All registered Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals staff members and student nurses are eligible for membership to the library.

New staff members need a letter of introduction from the head of the department in order for them to complete a Library Registration Form.

Nursing students and Post-Basic students must produce their name tags for registration and access to the library. A Library Registration Form must be completed at the beginning of the programme. Membership is valid for the period of studentship, thereafter other arrangements must be sought.


When and how do I apply to the Nursing Program?

Interested applicants are advised to be on the lookout for an advert in the local daily press around the second week of September annually. Only respondents to the advert would be considered in the selection process.

What are the minimum requirements for the nursing programme?
Five Ordinary Level subjects at grade C or better [1 or 2 sittings].
TO INCLUDE English Language and a Science subject Plus 3 other relevant subjects EXCLUDING Building, Fashion Fabrics, Metal Work, Woodwork.

How are applicants selected for admission?
Students meeting the criteria and who apply by the application deadline will be considered for selection.
A committee selects students based on admission criteria. Initial short listing is done about 3 months ahead of intake. Invitations to interview posted 4 weeks pre-interview after interview. A final selection for the Group is done and these students are notified personally.

After selection, students will be required to show proof of the following:
• Medical examinations,
• finger print clearance and
• collection of various documents is done.
A list of Requirements is provided to accepted candidates.

How many years does it take to complete the Nursing Program?
Following admission to the nursing program and after passing the interview, the RGN Training Program is a three years program and post duration of training basic course.

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