Karoli Lwanga School of Nursing & Midwifery was established in 1971 as the Karoli Lwanga School of Nursing. Originally the School offered training for Enrolled Nurses who served in Karoli Lwanga Hospital, the mother institution. Progressively, the School opened its training services to other Hospitals and smaller non-governmental health units in the southwest region of Uganda. Following this expansion, the School also began recruiting and training private candidates. In 1999, a School of Midwifery offering Enrollment in Midwifery was established with the purpose of addressing the maternal and child health issues in the southwest region of the country, such as maternal and infant mortality rates. To date, Karoli Lwanga School of Nursing and Midwifery offers the following courses:


Karoli Lwanga Institute of Health Sciences-Nyakibale is Licensed by Ministry of Education & Sports The School code is U027 Accredited by National Council for Higher Education for Diploma courses TI.PL.0134

Academic Calendar

1. The School has Two Intakes per Year for Certificate Courses i.e. January and July Intakes
2. One Intake per Year for Diploma Courses for both Nurses and Midwives Diploma-extension.

courses offered




Certificate Nursing

2 1/2 year

Certificate Nurse.

Certificate Midwifery

2 1/2 year

Certificate Midwife.

Diploma in Nursing EXT

18 months

Diploma Nursing

Diploma in Midwifery EXT

18 months

Diploma Midwifery

Certificate in Pharmacy

2 year

Cetificate Pharmacy

Certificate in Theatre

2 year

Cetificate in Theatre Techniques

Entry Procedure

Entry requirement for certificate Nursing and Certificate Midwifery

1. You must have sat for UCE or UACE.
2. Minimum Entry at least Pass in Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics & English
3. Passed Pre entry exams (Oral & written) of Karoli lwanga Institute of Health Sciences-Nyakibale
4. Age limit 18 Years above

Entry requirement for Diploma Nursing Diploma Midwifery

1. You must have served for a period of not less than 2years
2. If your are Government Employee you should be confirmed in service
3. Passed Pre entry exams (Oral & written) of Karoli lwanga Institute of Health Sciences-Nyakibale

Non Ugandan

1. For non Ugandan Documents Must be verified by Uganda Nurses & Midwives Examination Board (UNMEB)
2. Uganda Nurses & Midwives Council (UNMC)
3. Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB)
4. Ministry of Education and sports (Health Education training (HET dept)).

Karoli Lwanga Hospital Nyakibale