Higher Diploma in General Nursing

PATHE Academy Higher Diploma in General Nursing will spark your interest and develop your expertise in an exciting field of Science that is progressing rapidly. The modules encompass a broad range of Biological Science, covering everything from nursing disciplines to elevate the successful graduate to rake a nursing job globally.

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Why Higher Diploma in General Nursing?

The modular structure of our programmes allows the study of a broad base of topics during the first two years of the degree. More specialized topics are studied in the final year, and a research project will give you the opportunity to explore a research area you are especially interested in and develop lab-based skills and experience in that area. The curriculum contains business and strategic management theories, which means that our graduates are well-rounded, knowledgeable and eminently employable even in the Science related administrative roles. The programme is best suited for those look at high caliber career opportunities and further education.

The recognition

The qualifications are highly recognized by educational and governmental establishments all around the world. The programmes are accredited by Ministry of Health under PHSRC and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development under TVEC Sri Lanka. We are proud to mention that PATHE Academy health programme graduates are working in more than 20 countries including UK, Italy, Sweden, Germany, France, Finland Dubai and Cyprus. Our corporate clients in health sector includes Sri Lanka NAVY, Asiri Hospitals, Golden Key Hospital, Prarthana Fertility Center, Park Hospitals and other major healthcare providers of the country. Further Education Opportunity! LEAD the healthcare team! Master of Business Administration (MBA) – Healthcare Leadership at Cleary University, USA Nursing MBA students can prepare for and sit their US Nursing license exam in Michigan during their first semester at Cleary University if they are certified in Sri Lanka (or elsewhere). This opens up some fantastic opportunities.

Study abroad

Admission for further studies abroad is possible for Undergraduate and post graduate level in USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Malaysia. Contact PATHE-Study Abroad, professional overseas student placement consultant team for more information.

Programme delivery

The programme is full time based, and delivered with emphasis stressed to 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 / partly 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 Hospitals, a leading private hospital complex in Sri Lanka is the official practical training provider for the Healthcare programmes. The delivery of the programme includes one day compulsory hospital demonstration work at Park Hospital.

Study Modules

  • General English
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Fundamentals of Nursing
  • Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2
  • Nursing ethics and Professional Adjustments 1 & 2
  • Psychology in Nursing 1 & 2
  • General Science for Health Education
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Microbiology 1 & 2
  • Pharmacology & Therapeutics & Practical’s 1 & 2
  • Ward Management in Nursing 1 & 2
  • Pathology
  • Medical & Surgical nursing 1 & 2
  • Maternal and Child health nursing 1 & 2
  • History & Trend in Nursing
  • Sociology
  • Community Health in Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Statistics
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Research and writing
  • Financial Management
  • 2500hrs Internship
Duration: Three years Intakes: February 2019, May 2019

Class times

Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm (the class times and dates for some modules may change)

Admission Criteria

  • A/L 3 passes in Biology or Maths stream with O/L simple passes for Mathematics, Science & English. Or
  • Foundation Diploma in Health Sciences conducted by PATHE Academy, OR
  • Not less than one year working experience in a related filed.
  • RPL: Special consideration and credit exemptions will be given to those who have past experience & a 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 2 color photos, all educational and work experience documents and meet our Counselor or choose the online enrollment option to pay by credit card or through bank. For further information contact the Course Coordinator on +94 721 566 566 / +94 720 239 735

dan Spectacular global opportunities await American Health Care graduates!

Longer life spans, ever improving medical care, and many other factors have greatly increased the global demand for all health care professionals - from Nursing to Health Care Business. As the world leader in health care America offers students the best in education and career development opportunities.

Daniel R. Kelch Director of International Admissions (Asia/Africa/Middle East) Cleary University (USA)