Arua School of Comprehensive Nursing

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Arua School of Comprehensive Nursing is a Government founded health training institution. It is located 530 kilometers from Kampala in North Western Region (Nile) of Uganda, in Arua District within Arua Municipality Eastern side and adjacent to Arua Regional Referral Hospital.

VISION: ‘To be a reputable training institution for training competent Health Workers’

Offices/Departments Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports Office of the Principal Uganda Nurses and Midwives Examinations Board Office of the Academic Registrar Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council Office of the Dean of Students Uganda National Council for Higher Education Procurement and Contacts Management Institution ICT ServicesArua School of Comprehensive Nursing was established in 1972 to train 20 Enrolled Nurses and 20 midwives. In 2001, the course was converted to Enrolled Comprehensive Nursing Course for the award of a Certificate in comprehensive Nursing, and this has continued up to date. This was inline with the Government policy to train a holistic Nurse in the fulfillment of Primary Health Care goals. In 2009 the School also started to train Extension in Diploma comprehensive Nursing, General Nursing and Midwifery.

[related_posts]MISSION: To train Comprehensive Nurses and Midwives to provide high quality services for sustainable socioeconomic development.

VALUES: The core values of the School include; Transparency, Efficiency, Effectiveness, Professionalism, Commitment, maintaining discipline and Integrity.

OWNERSHIP: Arua School of Comprehensive Nursing is a Uganda Government owned Health Training Institution under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and sports.


Arua School of Comprehensive Nursing runs a two and half years Comprehensive Nursing program for the award of Certificate in Comprehensive Nursing. It also runs a two and half years Midwifery program leading to the award of Certificate in Midwifery. The School also runs upgrading courses of one and half years for the award of Diploma in Comprehensive Nursing, Diploma in Nursing and Diploma in Midwifery Regular and two years Diploma in Midwifery E-learning.

Arua School of Comprehensive Nursing

The Course exposes students to all areas of learning which includes; Community, Medical, Surgical, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and General Nursing, Midwifery, Nursing/Health Service Management, Microbiology, Sociology, Psychology, Computer and Research. All these are taught in classrooms, clinical areas and community fieldwork.

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