School of Nursing

After many short informal courses were run by the government to help and build people to care for the sick, in 1963, with the help of WHO, a three-month course was started to teach nursing with a properly written curriculum. The Allied Health Services Training Center was established in 1973 as a special center for nursing education. The center was under the Ministry of Health. In 1991, Allied Health expanded the training offered and the center was renamed the Institute of Health Sciences (IHS) and the first nursing diploma in the country was launched. With the establishment of Maldives Higher Education (MCHE) on 1 October 1998, the custody of IHS changed to MCHE and the name of the center was changed to Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS). With the establishment of MCHE campuses in the north and south of the country, FHS expanded its nursing training. In 2002, Advanced Certificate in Nursing training started at Kulhudhufushi and Hithadu campuses. In 2004, training started at Thohdhoo Campus. With the start of training at the L. Gan campus in 2013, nursing studies expanded further and the opportunities offered increased. The first undergraduate program launched in 2011 was the first Nursing degree program in the country and the Masters in Nursing program launched in 2013 became another program that entered the history of nursing. In 2017, a separate center for nursing education was established and named the School of Nursing.


Rahdhebai Higun, Machangolhi, Male’, 20371, Maldives
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Life at School of Nursing

The MNU School of Nursing (SN) has been at the forefront of nursing education in the Maldives, equipping students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and practical experience to excel in the field. Our commitment to excellence is evident in our dedicated faculty members and creating a vibrant learning environment that nurtures the growth and maximizes the potential of our students. With a range of programs tailored to meet the diverse needs of students, from the Advanced Certificate in Nursing to the Master of Nursing Administration, we provide comprehensive options for individuals at different stages of their nursing journey. Our specialized nursing courses, including Midwifery and Critical Care Nursing, offer students the opportunity to delve deeper into their areas of interest and elevate their careers to new heights. In order to make nursing education accessible throughout the Maldives, we have established regional campuses and an outreach center alongside our main campus in Male'. Our flexible program options allow students to learn at their preferred pace, while our supportive community of fellow students and faculty members offers essential guidance and assistance, creating a collaborative learning environment.

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