Advanced Diploma in General Nursing

A modern career opportunity in the employees dominated market! Though there is high demand for the nursing service in the medical field, very few are gifted with the privilege of being a trained nurse due to competition for admissions in the state sector.

Pathway to USA

Why Advanced Diploma in General Nursing?

A nurse with a qualification blended with experience of one year can get more than Rs.50,000/- in Sri Lanka and between 1000USD to 3000USD abroad according to the survey done by PATHE research team. Opportunities are ample starting from hospitals crossing down to medical centers and care homes.

The recognition

The Advanced Diplomas are highly recognized by educational and governmental establishments all around the world. We are proud to mention that PATHE health programme graduates are working in more than 20 countries including UK, Italy, Sweden, Germany, France, Finland, Dubai and Cyprus. PATHE Advanced Diploma is recognized by the Ministry of Health under PHSRC and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development under TVEC Sri Lanka. The Advanced Diploma students with 5 years’ experience in the private healthcare sector will be registered as Enrolled Nurses in the health ministry with a registration number.

Further education opportunities – Be a Nurse and MORE!

Higher Diploma in Health Sciences – General Nursing TOP UP Leading to MBA

The successful Advanced Diploma students can enroll to Higher Diploma in General Nursing TOPUP programme which leads to guaranteed admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Health Care Leadership programme at Cleary University (USA)

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Health Care Management

Get your Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Health Care Management -Under a partnership agreement Cleary University USA will enroll Advanced Diploma Nursing students to the final year of BBA programme. PATHE has been successful in getting a special Scholarship programme available to Asia by the USA to be committed to PATHE where PATHE students going through this programme will benefit with 20% scholarship in tuition fees.

Graduate abroad as nurse

Admission for 2nd year/Credit exemptions of Degree programmes in UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Belarus, and Malaysia. Contact PATHE-Study Abroad for more information.

Programme delivery

The programme is full time based. The programme is delivered with emphasis stressed on vocational aspect of the course but not limiting to class room theory, assignments, exams, class room practices, demonstrations ,job training and internships. Some of our modules may be delivered fully or party online or through video presentations. PATHE Academy reserves the right to change the venue, date and time for some modules and practical which will not be more than 30% of the whole programme.

Park hospital, a leading private hospital complex in Sri Lanka is the Official practical training provider for the nursing programme. The delivery of the programme includes one day compulsory hospital demonstration work at Park Hospital.


  • General Science For Health Education
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology
  • Maternal & Newborn Nursing
  • Medical Surgical Nursing
  • Nursing Ethics
  • Ward Management in Nursing
  • English
  • Information & Communication technology
  • 2500hours CPT
Duration:Two years

Intakes: Feb 2019, May 2019


Lecture Schedule Days – Full Time
  Monday to Friday – 9.00 to 4.00

Admission criteria:

  • A/L 3 passes with O/L simple passes for Mathematics, Science & English. Or, not less than
  • Foundation Diploma in Health Sciences conducted by PATHE Academy, OR
  • Not less than one year working experience in related filed.
  • RPL: Special consideration and credit exemptions will be given to those who have past experience & qualification in the health sector.

Enroll to the programme

Deadline for applications are 2 weeks before the commencement date:

To enroll you are required to come in person with a passport size colour photograph (with the softcopy), all educational and work experience documents and meet our counselor or chose the online enrollment option to pay by credit card or through bank.

For further information contact the Course Coordinator +94 721 566 566 / +94 720 239 735

Official clinical training provider

Park Hospitals, a leading private hospital in Sri Lanka is the official practical training provider for the PATHE healthcare programmes. The delivery of the programme includes one day compulsory hospital demonstration work at Park Hospital