FINS, currently is offering four LONG academic programs AND two short programs from which students choose which one suits their needs. Briefly, these are:
- LONG PROGRAMS
- Enrolled Nurses: This enrolls students who have completed their ‘O’ Level and have passed sciences i.e physics, Chemistry, Biology, English and Maths. It is a 21/2 years course which leads to the award of a certificate in midwifery of Uganda Nurses and Midwives Council.
- Diploma in Nursing(in-service); This course enrolls students who have a certificate in nursing, midwifery, or enrolled comprehensive nursing. Its main aim is to help practicing enrolled nurses improve on their skills without resigning their jobs. Lectures are normally done on weekends and the other information is accessed through e-learning mode.
- Diploma in Midwifery (in-service):. This program takes the same training mode like Diploma in Nursing as explained above. Both programs only allow practicing nurses who hold a certificate in nursing, midwifery or enrolled comprehensive nursing. It intends to help practicing nurses upgrade their skills, without affecting their work places.
- SHORT PROGRAMS
We also have two short programs
- Six months course in midwifery for enrolled comprehensive nurses. It was realized that enrolled comprehensive nurses did not get enough training in midwifery, and as such FINS was requested by ministry of health with the support from intra-health capacity program to train all enrolled comprehensive nurses in midwifery. This course has both face to face and skills practice under the supervision of our skilled midwifery tutors.
- Certificate in accredited Drug selling for drug shop owners, and nursing assistants working in drug shops. Upon realizing that many nursing assistants were selling drugs and many times making wrong prescription to patients due to lack of enough skills. Ministry of health with the support from MSH-UGANDA requested that we train the above mentioned people in pharmacy.(ADS). This program is done in partnership with Makerere University School of pharmacy. The course takes five weeks. It involves both theoretical and practical sessions. Each participant pays six hundred thousand Uganda Shillings.