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salcc dhs nursesThe Associate Degree in General Nursing Programme is a three (3) year programme that combines course work on campus with guided clinical experiences in various health care agencies. Upon successful completion of the programme the graduate is able to apply the nursing process in the provision and management of safe and effective nursing care to individuals, families and communities; and, function as a member of the nursing profession and multidisciplinary health team in a variety of health care settings. The graduate is also eligible to sit regional and international licensing examinations for entry into the professional nursing practice both here and abroad. 


On successful completion of this programme of studies, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply principles of physical, biological, behavioral, social, health sciences to provide nursing care to clients in a variety of health care settings.
  2. Incorporate professional nursing standards and accountability by practicing within the legal, ethical, economical and regulatory framework of nursing and health care.
  3. Demonstrate professionalism, emotional maturation and a commitment of collegiate practice and lifelong learning.
  4. Use the nursing process, critical thinking, and technical skills to provide quality, holistic, client and family centered care aimed at promoting, maintaining, restoring and optimizing health.
  5. Use effective interpersonal communication skills to develop caring relationships with clients across the life span.
  6. Use teaching learning and counseling process to promote self-care and optimal health.
  7. Apply the principles of leadership and management to promote cost effective and improved health care outcomes in collaboration with members of the health team.
  8. Participate in and use current research findings in nursing practice.



  • General Associate Degree Entry requirements plus at least one pure science subject (Biology, Chemistry and Physics preferred).
  • No more than two (2) Access Courses; and, only one (1) Access Course in the compulsory subjects (English, Mathematics, Science) may be offered as entry qualifications.
  • Eligibility to practice at clinical training sites in St. Lucia.
  • Interview required.


Course Code   Course Title Credits 
 COM 103  Language and Communications   3-6
 COM 209  College Level Writing  3
 BIO 215  Anatomy & Physiology I  4
 BIO 216  Anatomy & Physiology II  4
 BIO 217  Introduction to Microbiology  4
 PSY 101  Introduction to Psychology  3
 PSY 102  Human Relations  3
 PSY 103  Developmental Psychology   3
 SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology or equivalent   3
 CIT 101  Computer Information Technology  3


Course Code   Course Title Credits 
 HEA 106  Nutrition & Diet Therapy   3
 NUR 101  Introduction to Nursing  3
 NUR 201  Introduction to Pharmacology  2
 NUR 210  Adult Health Nursing I  4
 NUR 211  Adult Health Nursing II  4
 NUR 212  Adult Health Nursing III  4
 NUR 220  Nursing Care of Children  3
 NUR 230  Nursing the Childbearing Family   3
 NUR 240  Mental Health Nursing  3
 NUR 310  Community Health Nursing  3
 NUR 320  Introduction to Nursing Research   2
 NUR 330  Introduction to Nursing Management   2


Students are assigned to all General Hospitals, Health Centers and health related agencies across the island. Candidates are required to finance the transportation costs associated with completing the programme. 

Course Code   Course Title Credits 
 NUR105  Fundamental of Nursing Practice   2
 NUR 115  Nursing Process in Practice I  3
 NUR 205  Nursing Process in Practice II  3
 NUR 215  Nursing Process in Practice III  3
 NUR 305  Nursing Process in Practice IV  4
 NUR 315  Nursing Process in Practice V  4
 NUR 325  Nursing Process in Practice VI  5
 NUR 325  Integrating General Nursing Practice  4


Students are required to complete two (2) elective courses selected from any of the courses which satisfy the General Education requirements except Lifetime Fitness and Wellness.

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Sir William Arthur Lewis

Sir William Arthur Lewis
(Our island's first of two Nobel Laureates)


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