Welcome to the School of Nursing and public Health; this is part of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Namibia. I trust that you will find our new site much improved and informative - whether you are a student seeking information about undergraduate degrees or postgraduate study and research opportunities, or a member of the public or an interested stakeholders and a potential collaborator.
The School is home to four academic departments, and offers a wide variety of educational, research and career options within the context of health care. These range from clinical nursing science, midwifery science, allied health to public health and are clustered around four main themes, namely undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, clinical services and research.
As a profession, health service is enormously rewarding - from bringing new lives into the world, to rehabilitating accident victims and performing lifesaving interventions. It takes hard work and dedication to become a competent caring general nurse, midwife, radiographer, operating room nurse and or an intensive care nurse.
The path of the healthcare professional is not an easy one, but the rewards by far outweigh the disadvantages. You have the satisfaction of knowing that you are caring for and making people feel better - helping them to recover or live more comfortably with their condition.
As a School, we are committed to be responsive to the national and international needs and disease profile as they emerge and we continue addressing challenges faced by the health systems in the Sub-region. We take strengths and learn from our clinical exchange programmes, education and extensive research collaborations reaching across the length and breadth of Africa and beyond. With these links we keep perfecting our programmes.
We commit ourselves to strengthen our research profile and seek to advance evidence based health care provision for decision making in the health system. As an institution we value the strengths as imbedded in our staff component with various competencies - along with the demographic profile of our students; and our diversity only adds to dynamic environment that we share for advancement of equity in health.