School of Nursing

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The value of human life, service to humanity and professional improvement of oneself and rendering nursing care at a level of excellence is considered the Philosophy of Nursing. To become a professional nurse you should also be an efficient communicator with good community service skills.

The School of Nursing of Lanka hospitals was established initially in the year 2001 by Apollo Hospitals, India. Years later the name was changed to Lanka Hospitals School of Nursing when the majority ownership of the hospital was transferred to the Sri Lankan Government. Since its commencement, up to year 2020, seventeen batches have passed out from the school as qualified nurses, and are now employed locally and overseas. The teaching staff of the Lanka Hospitals School of Nursing are experienced tutors. They have received their Diploma in Teaching and Supervision from the Government Post-Basic School of Nursing, Colombo.

The Lanka Hospitals School of Nursing is located at No. 598, Elvitigala Mawatha, Narahenpita, Colombo 05, adjacent to Lanka Hospitals. The clinical training for all nurses is conducted at Lanka Hospitals. It is registered as a training institute by the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC)

The Three Year Nursing Training Programme ( NVQ Level 6 Nursing course )

The training programme in General Nursing conducted by the school will prepare students to become a general nurse. After completion they will be qualified to join the Nursing Department of Lanka Hospitals. In the first year, students will learn about the Main Principles of Nursing, other introductory subjects as well as receive practical training. In the 2nd and 3rd year of the programme students will learn more advanced nursing procedures through clinical and practical training conducted at Lanka Hospitals.

The Diploma in General Nursing will be awarded by the Lanka Hospitals School of Nursing following the successful completion of the three-year programme. The students will be following the NVQ level 6 Nursing curriculum approved by the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) and National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA). Therefore, at the end of the course students will also be awarded the internationally recognized NVQ Level 06 Nursing Qualification by the TVEC.

Selection Criteria

  • Height – Minimum 4’10 healthy unmarried indviduals
  • Age – 18-25 years.(Few male candidates will be accommodated)
  • Passed the G.C.E Ordinary Level Examination including Sinhala/Tamil, Science, Mathematics, English Language and
  • Possess a minimum of three passes in G.C.E Advanced Level examination in any stream or
  • Possess a minimum of one or two passes in G.C.E Advanced level examination in the science stream

Course Schedule

01st Year 01st Semester Subjects 02nd Semester Subjects
Fundamentals of Nursing Fundamentals of Nursing
Anatomy and Physiology Information Technology
Sociology Nutrition
Psychology Anatomy and Physiology
Nutrition Pharmacology Part (I)
History and Trends in Nursing Advance Career Skills
Professional Adjustment First Aid
Advance Career Skills – English


02nd Year 01st Semester Subjects 02nd Semester Subjects
Medical Nursing Pediatric Nursing
Surgical Nursing Gynecology and Obstetric Nursing
Pharmacology Part (II) Medical Nursing
Community Health Surgical Nursing
Pathology Research in Nursing


03rd Year 01st Semester Subjects 02nd Semester Subjects
Psychiatric Nursing Ward Management
Geriatric Care Medical Nursing
Research in Nursing Surgical Nursing
Medical Nursing Research in Nursing
Surgical Nursing Geriatric Nursing
Palliative Care

Theory and Practical Examinations will be conducted at the end of each semester.

Lanka Hospitals’ Dedication to Clinical Training

Lanka Hospitals is the first hospital in Sri Lanka to be awarded some of the most prestigious accreditations in the world for its healthcare service standards including the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation 06th edition and the world respected Medical Tourism Certification from the Medical Travel Quality Alliance (MTQUA)

Furthermore Lanka Hospitals Diagnostics (LHD) is the only Sri Lankan laboratory to be accredited by the prestigious laboratory accreditation body, The College of American Pathologists (CAP)

For further details please contact:

Ms. G.G.S. Sarojani
School of Nursing
No. 598, Elvitigala Mawatha,
Narahenpita, Colombo 05