Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages,
families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. Nursing includes
the promotion of health, promotion of a safe environment, clinical nursing care,
nursing education, nursing research and participation in shaping health policy.
Dean, Faculty of Nursing Sciences, Prof. Awatif Ahmed Osman
The Faculty of Nursing Sciences started in 1999, as an integral part of the University
of Medical Sciences and Technology. It is the fourth faculty in line of establishment.
Until July 2011, the faculty graduated 533 female and male nurses with BSc. and
MSc. Nursing Degrees. These graduates are now functioning effectively and efficiently
in most of the States of the Sudan and abroad.
The UMST faculty of nursing vision is that in a changing world nursing professionals
will offer efficient and effective practice of the highest possible standard, based
on maximum safety and foundation on up to date research and knowledge. They will
meet the present and future health care needs of the people as members of the health
team in a cost- effective manner in a variety of settings, with the ultimate goal
of contributing to the maintenance and / or improvement of life quality.
Our mission is to prepare nurses for meeting the ever changing diverse health needs
of our nation and to enable them to remain dedicated to: Upholding the highest standards
of nursing care, based on evidence. Promoting conditions that allow nurses to practice
their profession to the full extent of their knowledge, skill and values. Shaping
health policy through its expertise and the strength and cohesiveness of its membership.
The nursing programs, undergraduate and postgraduate, are designed to prepare students
within the framework of the philosophy, vision and mission of our faculty to be
- Integrate and utilize principles derived from nursing and allied sciences (bio-physical,
psycho-social. etc) in delivery of nursing care and handling specific situations.
-Demonstrate efficiency in providing holistic, comprehensive nursing care to clients
(individuals, families and community) through the application of the nursing process,
and evidence-based nursing practice.
-Apply professional nursing codes of ethics, conduct and laws.
-Demonstrate ability in interpersonal interaction and communication skills needed
to function effectively as a partner and member of the health team.
-Demonstrate abilities of leadership, creative , critical thinking and making sound
-Utilize educational principles and teaching techniques in the education of clients,
colleagues, coworkers and communities.
-Utilize research findings in the improvement of the nursing profession, conduct
scientific research in nursing and contribute to health research.
-Demonstrate interest in commitment to and accountability for continued growth and
development both as individual citizens and professional nurses respectively.
The faculty offers:
• Three, BSc. N. degree programs
• Eight specialties, MSc. N. programs
• Five specialties, Ph.D. N.Sc. programs
The faculty of nursing sciences is located within the premises of the Academy Charity
Teaching Hospital, where the clinical and field practice mainly takes place, as
well as several other training institutions governmental and private, general and
specialized within the Sudan health care delivery system. Our faculty has successful
and enriching national, regional and international relationships with educational,
health service institutions, nursing councils, U.N. and NGO’s etc. External
examiners, regional and international, are invited annually to evaluate the BSc.
, MSc. and Ph.D. N.Sc. nursing students and programs.
The UMST Faculty of Nursing believes that the nursing profession is taking increasing
responsibility for providing promotive, preventive, restorative and rehabilitative
health care services which contribute to the health and wellbeing of individuals,
families and communities.
The nurse is a full partner with other health disciplines in leading and shaping
health policies and functions, among health care consumers, as an advocate for improving
life quality. Therefore, our nursing faculty is renowned for providing the most
professional and highly qualified nursing experts in the country.
-Bedside clinical nursing (general and specialized).
-Community nursing (Planning, Organizing and delivering community nursing care).
-Nursing service administration.
-Conducting nursing research for the improvement of the quality of nursing care.
The BSc. , MSc. N. and Ph.D. N.Sc. curricula have been accredited by the Ministry
of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Sudan and the Arab Universities League.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSc.N) four years (8 semesters)
This program is designed to graduate professional nurses competent to provide general
nursing care both in hospital and community settings.
Graduation requirements For BSc. Nursing degree:
Successful completion of all courses (theoretical and practical), satisfy the teaching
faculty and the internal and external examiners, attain a GPA of at least 2.5, complete
and submit a nursing research project in partial fulfillment of the BSc. nursing