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Butabika School of Psychiatric Nursing


public training provider


Butabika School of Psychiatric Nursing
P.O.Box 36351,
Kampala Uganda



health, community services and care


BSPN is the only nursing school of its kind in Uganda that trains mental health nurses. Since its inception in 1960, it has trained thousands of nurses who are deployed in Government and private sectors. All female and male Ugandans and across boarders are encouraged to purse the mental health nurses course.

The applicants must have successfully completed ordinary and/or advanced secondary education or its equivalent for external applicants. Ordinary level applicants must have passes in English, mathematics, Biology, chemistry and physics whereas the advanced must have two principle passes in Biology and Chemistry.

Admission is through Business Technical vocational education and training department ministry of education and sports who organise interviews certificate for the certificate course ad joint admission board for Diploma course candidates.

Sports Galla (Jinja School of Nursing, from 18-12-2008 13:52 to 21-12-2008 13:55)
Mental Health
In this department we train nurses who offer specialized care to the mentally sick. The practical skills are done both in the Clinical Skills laboratory and in Butabika Hospital where various therapies are offered to individualized patients depending on the nature of the illness. The nurses are expected to do a thorough assessment of the patient and make a nursing care plan in reference to the nursing process. In the department we believe that mental and physical health are inseparable therefore we train the nurses in the general aspects of nursing as well.
Counselling and guidance
In this department nurses are equipped with skills in offering psycho therapy to the patients who come with or develop psychological problems during \and after the course of illness. It also involves talking and guiding the patients' relatives on how to handle and manage the patient after discharge. It is aimed at helping patients find possible solutions to their problems.
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