Uganda Nursing School Bwindi opened in 2013 as the only advanced-level program in a rural region of one million people.
Before Uganda Nursing School Bwindi (UNSB) existed, this area of Uganda had only one registered nurse to serve 40,000 people. Compare this to the U.S., where there are, on average, more than 350 registered nurses to serve 40,000 people.
Supporters like you help provide scholarships, operational costs, and other needs for this thriving institution:
- Provided high quality advanced-level nursing education to 85 students at three levels
- Distributed full scholarship support to more than 20 nursing students
- Purchased a 40-seat school bus and extended water and power availability to the school
- Launched an ultrasound training program in partnership with University of Vermont and Imaging the World Africa, the first of its kind in the region
- Achieved the outstanding result of 100% of students passing rigorous national nursing exams for the second year in a row
- 2 full-time Ugandan instructors lead the teaching and 16 Bwindi Community Hospital staff members teach part time in their specialty areas.
- Students access textbooks on iPads, and interactive whiteboards are used in the classrooms.
Your partnership is needed to ensure that the school can continue to overcome challenges and improve student services, such as web access and transportation. In addition, most students at UNSB come from lower-income families, so scholarships and financial support are crucial. Many more students are eligible for scholarships should funds become available.
How can you help?
Provide a Nursing Student Scholarship
A gift of $1,500 a year provides everything required for a student to receive an outstanding nursing education. Gifts can be made online or by check. You or your group may pay once a year, or make monthly or quarterly gifts.
Become a Nursing School Champion
Do you have contacts who may be interested in hearing about nursing in rural Uganda? Learn more about advocating for UNSB students.