University of Nursing, Yangon

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University of Nursing, Yangon
သူနာပြု တက္ကသိုလ် (ရန်ကုန်)
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Type public
Established 1986[1]
Rector Myat Thandar
Location 677-709 Bogyoke Aung San Road
Lanmadaw 11131, Yangon
Yangon Division, Myanmar

Coordinates: 16°46′46.2″N 96°08′38.88″E / 16.779500°N 96.1441333°E / 16.779500; 96.1441333
Affiliations Ministry of Health
Website University of Nursing, Yangon
University of Nursing, Yangon Logo.svg

The University of Nursing, Yangon (Burmese: သူနာပြု တက္ကသိုလ် (ရန်ကုန်) [θùnàpjṵ tɛʔkəθò (jàɴɡòʊɴ)]; formerly The Institute of Nursing, Yangon) is a nursing university, located in Lanmadaw Township, Yangon, Myanmar. It is one of three universities in the country that offers a four-year bachelor's degree program in nursing (i.e. B.N.Sc (Generic)).[2] The UON - Yangon also offers a master's degree program in nursing and diploma programs in dental, EENT, mental health, pediatrics, critical care, and orthopedics.[3] Moreover, there is a two-year B.N.Sc (Bridge) program for in-service nurses who have earned a nursing diploma.

The university, which admits only 150 students per year for generic program, is one of the most selective universities in the nation. Nursing is one of few professions in Myanmar that provides decent job opportunities—inside or outside the country. The matriculation marks required for admission in 2013 was 440 out 600, slightly below[citation needed] what was required to go to medical school.[1] For in-service nurses who want to enroll for the B.N.Sc (Bridge) program must have at least two-year service for the government and need to sit selection exam which is usually held in October/November of every year.

History[edit]

The Yangon Institute of Nursing was established as the Nurses Training Center in 1986, and was upgraded to university status in 1991. In 1994 it became the first medical training facility in the country to offer a four-year, full-time BNSc degree program.[1]

Programs[edit]

The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in various fields of nursing.[3]

  • Bachelor of Nursing Science (BNSc)
  • Master of Nursing Science (MNSc)
  • Diploma in Speciality Nursing (dental, EENT, mental health, pediatrics, critical care, orthopedics)

Courses undertaken at the University of Nursing are eligible for credit transfers towards courses taken at the Open University of the UK. [4]

See also[edit]

Each of the following nursing universities also takes in 100 students per year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Khin Yadana (2006-09-18). "Nursing programs attracting more students". The Myanmar Times. Archived from the original on November 17, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Prime Minister addresses opening of Myanmar Nurses Association Conference". The New Light of Myanmar. 2004-02-25. Archived from the original on 2005-04-30. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  3. ^ a b "Health Statistics" (PDF). Ministry of Health, Myanmar. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-11-08. Retrieved 2008-12-06. 
  4. ^ "Credit transfer". Open University. Retrieved 2015-04-26.