ACCESS began training community health workers and assistant nurses in 2004 in response to the shortage of health workers in Central Uganda and lack of access to health care in Nakaseke District. To date, ACCESS has trained 97 health workers through our community health worker training programs. We are now excited to begin training nurses in order to increase access to health care in rural Uganda.
Our health worker graduates currently work in over seven districts in Uganda, and throughout the East Africa Region providing care to thousands of East Africans, mostly in rural communities. On average, an adult living in Nakaseke makes $30/month. Our graduates will make more than $200/month working as nurses in clinics and hospitals.
In November, 2015, ACCESS welcomed its first class of students to the new Health Training Institute. The 2½ year nursing and midwifery certificate program includes courses in nursing skills and clinical judgment, health system delivery and management, and community health.
ACCESS School of Nursing and Midwifery – Nakaseke is located on ACCESS compound in Nakaseke. The school aims at producing competent Nurses and Midwives that are able to function independently and within a multi-disciplinary healthcare team providing safe, sensitive, ethical care meeting the physical, psychological, spiritual, cultural and religious needs of people and their families.
The school has a well-stocked Library with a conducive environment for all library users. It also has a well-equipped computer laboratory that enables students do their practice.
Aside from the class training we also equip our students with different skills like weaving and crafts making and the school also participated in the Nursing and Midwifery sports gala up to the quarter finals which means we also train sports women and men.
The school has well qualified tutors for all course units offered and clinical instructors who are full time in both the Nurses’ and Midwifery skills laboratories
The school also has a close partnership with Nakaseke District Hospital where students gain valuable clinical experience and contribute to the delivery of healthcare at the hospital facilities.
The school provides unique educational opportunities for young people in rural areas who cannot otherwise attend university. Through their training, our students gain valuable nursing and leadership skills leading to meaningful jobs in rural healthcare. Our graduates provide and income for their families and build a secure future for their children and the Nakaseke community.
The Nursing school is empowering young people in rural Uganda, and providing invaluable health professionals to Uganda’s healthcare system.
We welcome whoever is interested in training with us to fill the application form and submit it to the firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the school administration. Shortlisted candidates will be conducted for interviews