Nurse Training Schools in Zimbabwe (Comprehensive List 2023)

Nurse training schools in Zimbabwe

Below is a list of all the nursing schools in Zimbabwe. Remember, you do not need to physically visit any of these institutions to submit your application anymore. You apply via the e-nursing portal here.

Parirenyatwa Group Of Hospitals School Of Nursing

Parirenyatwa is the largest referral hospital in Zimbabwe, located in Harare. The Parirenyatwa school of nursing has three intakes per year in January, May and September. Due to its sheer size, enrolling at Parirenyatwa school of nursing gives you an opportunity to be exposed to a variety of conditions and experiences.

A big advantage of the Parirenyatwa school of nursing is that accommodation is available for all students throughout the training period of three years. You will also be located close to the CBD and have easy access to all the modern amenities.

Harare Hospital (Gomo)

Harare Hospital is located in the Southern District of Harare and is the referral centre for the northern half of Zimbabwe.  The school of nursing is located within hospital premises.

The nursing school has three intakes per year in January, May and September. The school offers accommodation for its students throughout the three-year training period. There is also a library available at the school.

Chitungwiza Central Hospital School Of Nursing

The hospital is a government referral institution located about thirty kilometres southeast of Harare in Chitungwiza.

The school of nursing is situated on the hospital premises and has a highly qualified staff complement of about twenty-five tutors and can teach about two hundred and thirty students at a time.

It has three intakes per year as well. Accommodation for its students is available throughout the training period.


Mpilo Central Hospital School Of Nursing

Mpilo Hospital is located in the city of Bulawayo. It is the largest referral hospital for Matebeleland, Midlands and Masvingo Provinces. There are three intakes per year and there is free accommodation for students.

 

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United Bulawayo Hospital School Of Nursing

It is a group of hospitals located in the Eastern part of Bulawayo. The school of nursing provides accommodation for its student throughout the training period. There is a library available for students.

Students get an opportunity to do clinical attachment in all departments of the hospital which includes, medical, surgical, pediatric, theatre and ophthalmic departments.

The hospital recruits student nurses three times a year meaning and their pass rate is 100%.


Provincial Hospitals With Nursing Schools In Zimbabwe

These are schools of nursing located within provincial hospital premises and they usually have the least number of students per intake as compared to those schools of nursing found at central hospitals.

For student nurses, the learning environment is conducive, and for clinical attachment, students mostly benefit as they tend to be more involved.

Enrolment is usually three times a year and recruitment is done by the government through the electronic system.

Bindura provincial hospital school of nursing
Chinhoyi provincial hospital school of nursing
Gwanda provincial hospital school of nursing
Gweru Provincial Hospital School Of Nursing

District Hospitals With Nursing Schools In Zimbabwe

These are district hospitals which refer their patients to a provincial hospital. The School of nursing is found within the premises of the hospitals listed. Recruitment is done in small numbers as the hospitals are smaller than the provincial hospital. An advantage of learning at a district hospital is that you learn and the tutors will have a good student-teacher ratio.

However, for clinical experience, you will be referred to a central hospital where the exposure is high. Enrolment is also done three times a year, but graduation is usually done after two years.

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Below are examples of district hospitals;

Kwekwe Hospital School Of Nursing
Tsholotsho District Hospital School Of Nursing

Mission Hospitals With Schools Of Nursing In Zimbabwe

These are Christian-owned hospitals with standards that are regularly reviewed. Recruitment is usually based on the fraternity.

Mission hospitals' school of nursing have their unique way of running programs however the learning syllabus for students is the same as that of government hospitals. There are doctrines, rules and guidelines that differ from the government.

The advantage is that mission hospitals also enrol a certain number of students per year and they are not mandated to recruit three times a year.

Another advantage is that accommodation is available for all students throughout the training program and the pass rate usually beats up to 100%. Adverts are posted in local newspapers.

Below is a list of mission hospitals

Bonda Mission Hospital School Of Nursing
Gutu Mission Hospital School Of Nursing
Karanda Mission School Of Nursing
Mashoko Mission Hospital School Of Nursing
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Musiso Mission Hospital School Of Nursing
Muvonde Mission Hospital School Of Nursing
St Luke’s Mission Hospital School Of Nursing
St Theresa Hospital School Of Nursing

General Hospitals With Schools Of Nursing In Zimbabwe

General hospitals usually operate the way provincial hospitals do. They are run by the government and the recruitment process is through the electronic system.

Below is the list of general hospitals;

Marondera General Hospital School Of Nursing
Masvingo General Hospital School Of Nursing
Mutare General Hospital School Of Nursing
Morganster Memorial School Of Nursing
Hwange Colliery Hospital School Of Nursing
Imbizo School Of Nursing

University Colleges With Schools Of Nursing In Zimbabwe

These colleges offer Bsc in Nursing Science which is a four-year course and is full-time on a desk at a college. The advantages are that you will become a degreed nurse who has more knowledge of administration than clinical area.

You can upgrade quickly unlike a nurse with a diploma, and chances of getting a job after you qualify are high. Another advantage is that you will be guided by the university's terms and conditions. Enrollment depends on the college. A’ Level is a must unless you have a diploma in nursing.

Below are some of the universities that offer a Bsc in Nursing Science.

Bindura University
Chinhoyi University
University Of Zimbabwe

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