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Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS), Jumla

PCL Nursing (Staff Nurse)

Affiliated To: Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS)


Staff Nurse

Course Level



3 Years

Study Mode

Full Time

Total Seats





Nepal Nursing Council


Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) offers 3 years of full-time Proficiency Certificate  Level PCL in NURSING (Staff Nurse) programs for total of 40 seats. In accord with the national goal of education and the institution's philosophy, the KAHS Certificate Programs courses curriculum is intended to develop a self-reliant and committed health professional as well as a responsible citizen and a contributing member of society. Through a systematic process of study and experiences, evidence-based knowledge is gained, skills are developed and attitudes are inculcated through providing a conducive learning environment. The self-directed learning methodology will develop committed nurses as lifelong learners.

Certificate programs of KAHS develop manpower in Nepal, especially for the students residing in remote areas and desiring to serve in rural communities is of urgent necessity in order to provide quality  health care services throughout the country as skilled health care professionals, capable of rational, analytical and critical thinking can make sound judgment and render health care services with kindness, empathy, and compassion

The community-based approach aims to assist all people to have access to health care that is scientifically and technologically sound and economically feasible.

Community-based Teaching Learning takes into consideration the ethnicity, traditional beliefs, and existing health practices of people. The involvement of the community is essential in the identification of health care problems: the planning, management, and evaluation of health services.

The health professionals courses conducted by KAHS collaborate not only with members of the health care team but also with other sectors to help individuals, family groups, and the community to meet their basic health needs. The goals and activities of other developmental sectors of the community should be understood for co-ordinations of the efforts to meet the needs of the community in an evidence-based manner.

This program will provide the basis for further advanced education in nursing practice, teaching, research, and administration.

Objectives of the Certificate Programs

The general purpose of this basic education program is to prepare a competent and self-reliant health professional, who will be able to care for individuals, groups, and communities according to the principles of primary health care.

Upon completion of the program the graduate will:

  • Utilize a sound knowledge base in giving care to well and sick individuals, families, and communities.
  • Perform preventive and therapeutic measures directed toward the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health.
  • Utilize communication skills effectively with individuals, and groups in a variety of settings.
  • Utilize the modern medical process in providing and improving health care.
  • Assume leadership for planning, directing, and evaluating care given by health workers.
  • Teach and supervise individuals, families, groups, and communities including health care workers.
  • Collaborate with multi-sectoral groups to develop a healthful environment, including safe drinking water, sanitation, and other basic needs of the community.
  • Mobilize the community to participate in the activities of the grass root health institution.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and respect for cultural values in working to meet the needs of the community.
  • Continue to seek new knowledge for personal and professional growth.
  • These overall objectives are used each year to create specific objectives which guide the learning experiences from simple to complex.

Seats Available (40)

  • Full Scholarship:- 20%
  • Partial Scholarship:-20%
  • Collaborative Scholarship:-20%
  • Full Tuition Fee:- 40%

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The candidate must be a Nepali Citizen.
  • Candidates who have passed SLC/TSLC/SEE examination or equivalent with a minimum grade 'C' in English, Science & Mathematics as principle subjects and have a minimum GPA 2 are eligible to apply for a certificate in a general medicine program or
  • All candidates who have passed SLC/SEE/TSLC with English, Science, and Mathematics as a principle subjects are eligible to apply for a certificate program or
  • Candidates, who has completed CMA/ANM after SLC/SEE/TSLC and scored a minimum of 40% in aggregate with full registration in the related Councils.

​​​​​​​Duration of Course:

The course of studies leading to the Certificate programs degree of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences shall last for a minimum of 3 academic years. The maximum limit of the study period of this course will not be more than 6 years from the date of admission.

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