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Sri Lanka Nurses will be able to obtain university
degrees through the Post Basic Nursing School in Colombo soon.
Sri Lanka Health Ministry says the government has
decided to uplift a major nursing school, the Post Basic School of Nursing (PBSN)
as a degree awarding university for nursing. The Colombo Post Basic School of
Nursing will be upgraded as a university campus affiliated to the Colombo
Nurses who enter this new faculty can follow
degrees equivalent to state university degrees. The Post Basic Nursing School
will follow the same university entrance procedure as that of other
universities when offering admission to nurses.
A special committee has been set up with the
representation of the University Grant Commission (UGC), the Higher Education
Ministry and Health Ministry to formulate the syllabus, look into outstanding
matters and with regard to other procedures. The degree course will be four
years in duration.
Post Basic School of Nursing which was started in 1960
is the only institution for higher nursing education in Sri Lanka. It provides
the Diploma in Teaching and Supervision for Nursing Tutors and Diploma in Ward
Management and Supervision for Ward Sisters.
In addition, it conducts other short-term courses for
registered nurses including courses on orthopedic nursing, intensive care
nursing, operation theatre and, pediatric nursing.
Post Basic School Of Nursing Regent Street, Colombo 10,
“Nursing is a helping profession and as such provides
services which contributes to the health and well-being of people. Nursing is a
vital consequence to the individual receiving services. It fills need which
cannot be met by the person, by the family or by other persons in the