School of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences
The School of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences was founded in January 2022 and before then, it was a Department of Nursing Sciences in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Eden University was registered as a Nursing training institute by General Nursing Council of Zambia in 2015 and was given approval to train Registered Nurses with Diploma. The institution attained another milestone in December 2016, when it was accorded the University status by the Higher Education Authority of Zambia. Considering the demand, for refined knowledge, strong decision-making skills and a high degree of care with a humane attitude that society expects from the Nursing professionals, the University felt obliged to introduce the Bachelor’s degree programme in Nursing in July 2018. In July 2021, the University introduced Diploma in Public Health Nursing programme and later in January 2022, the University introduced Diploma in Registered Midwifery programme.
With the growing demand for advanced skilled midwives, the University felt obliged to introduce Bachelor of Science in Midwifery and the program was approved in July 2022.
The school is affiliated to Higher Education Authority (HEA) and Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia (NMCZ). The school boosts of having highly qualified teaching staff from well recognized Universities in the Country and abroad. The school offers quality Nursing and Midwifery education and has standard classrooms and well-equipped skills labs.
The following programmes are available in the School of Nursing at Eden University:
Founding Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences
Mr.Mwaka Clayson Simoonga
Mr Mwaka Clayson Simoonga is the Founding Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences. He holds Masters of Science in Midwifery, Women and Child Health and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Zambia respectively. He also holds an advanced Diploma in Registered Midwifery as well as Diploma in Registered Nursing. Mr Mwaka has vast experience in academia of over 18 years in both Government and Private Training Institutions in which he has held various positions ranging from being a Ward in-charge, Clinical instructor, Tutor, Lecturer, Senior lecturer, Principal lecturer, Head of Department and now the Founding Dean of the school. Mr Mwaka is also a member of Nursing and Midwifery Council of Zambia Board.
The goal of the school is to provide high quality graduates in the field of Nursing and Midwifery.
1.Department of Nursing sciencesThe department offers the following programmes:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Diploma in Nursing
- Diploma in Public Health Nursing
2.Department of Midwifery SciencesThe department offers the following programmes:
- Bachelor of science in Midwifery
- Diploma in Midwifery
- Research and Grants Office
The Research and Grants Office provides a central portal for support, information and guidance for our external research funders and internal research and support service communities. The office exists to provide expert guidance and services in support of the school’s externally funded research portfolio. The primary purpose of the office is to champion professional standards and consistency in research administration across the school to ensure that institutional governance responsibilities and obligations are met. The office adds value as a support service through the provision of specialist advice, development of systems and training, and targeted information and governance policies.
- Quality Assurance Office
The main responsibility of the Quality Assurance Office (QAO) is to provide administrative and substantive leadership, guidance and support for QA at all levels of the school, and to support the institutional and faculty accreditation processes and contents. The office’s primary mandate is to promote adherence to training standards, garner customer loyalty and produce a competent Nurse and Midwife who will be able to provide quality Nursing and Midwifery care to the public both local and internationally.