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SLIIT Offers Internationally Recognised Nursing Degree

SLIIT, the nation’s leading non-state higher education institute which is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the International Association of Universities (IAU) provides an opportunity for healthcare professionals to gain a world recognised qualification through the BSc (Hons) Nursing (International) affiliated to the prestigious Liverpool John Moores University in UK, which is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC), Sri Lanka.
The healthcare industry, locally as well as internationally offers significant employment prospects by a wide variety of employers. Moreover, while nursing requires a broad education, the practical knowledge ensures those skilled are better prepared to provide compassionate, high-quality patient care.
Enrolling in the SLIIT Higher Diploma in Nursing, three year program leading to BSc(Hons) Nursing (International) degree offers a professionally-accredited internationally recognised qualification where students complete supervised clinical practice within hospital settings as well as outside hospital environments. The SLIIT Higher Diploma in Nursing, three-year program leading to the BSc (Hons) Nursing program is under the accreditation process of obtaining NVQ level 6 with the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC), Ministry of Skills Development & Vocational Training, Sri Lanka.
Clinical experience and placements for the above mentioned program are offered at theRagama Browns Hospitals (Pvt) Limited. Through a Memorandum of Understanding between the School of Nursing, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, SLIIT and Browns Healthcare (Pvt) limited, students work alongside experienced nurses and are supervised by mentors. Students also have the added support of clinical liaison lecturers and academic-linked staff during their undergraduate sessions. Further discussions are ongoing on with several government and non-governmental hospitals for the advancement of clinical exposure to thestudents.
BSc (Hons) Nursing (International) program which spans 16 months is designed to serve as a higher learning opportunity for students who have either completed the diploma in nursing or already practising nurses who wish to obtain internationally acclaimed training with modules covering additional theory as well as practical knowledge.
“Nursing education has evolved over the years. Through SLIIT’s BSc (Hons) Nursing program, students are focused on professional nursing practice based on theories of nursing and international standards. Also we train the next generation of nurse leaders encouraging more nurses to access a university degree and therefore develop their leadership capabilities,” noted Ms. Chandrika Dasanayake, Senior Lecturer- Nursing, MA (Edu), BSc (Nursing), Dip (teaching and supervision in Nursing).
Additional information on BSc (Hons) Nursing program can be obtained by contacting 011 754 4801, via email [email protected] or website www.sliit.lk.

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