The 3 year diploma programme is proposed on a unit basis. The programme operates within the framework of two semesters per year, with each semester comprising of 21 weeks in all.

Duration: 3 years

Mode: Full-time


S5 and Mature Applicants:

  • International Examinations: Grade C or better in IGCSE or equivalent in English (2nd Language), Biology and Chemistry. OR
  • National Examinations: 60% or better in Mathematics.

Mature Applicants:

  • A minimum of 3 years work experience in a health-related field.

Required Courses

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Nursing Profession
  • Legislation and Ethics
  • Principles and practice of nursing
  • Microbiology
  • Statistics & Epidemiology
  • Patient centered care
  • Pharmacology
  • Infection, Prevention and control
  • Young and Middle Adults’ Health
  • Activities of daily living
  • Nutrition
  • Medical & Surgical Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Emergency & Critical Care Nursing
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Maternal , Neo-natal and Child Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Administration & Management
  • Research


Work-Based Experience (WBE)

Learners will undergo work attachment at the different wards of the Seychelles Hospital (i.e. Medical and Surgical, Maternity, SCBU, Pediatric, Psychiatric, Theater, Oncology, Dialysis, ICU & Emergency) and Health Centers (MCH, Treatment room, Emergency Room, Family Planning, Home Visits ) and will be required to complete a total of 52 weeks spread over 3 years.