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Faculty of Nursing and Public Health (KGUMSB)


Institution Name Faculty of Nursing and Public Health (KGUMSB) Institution Type Public
Location Thimphu Contact Address Thimphu; Tel: 02-322031
Establishment Year 1974 Total Acreage 0
National Accreditation International Accreditation
Description: The Faculty of Nursing and Public Health is one among three faculties under the newly established Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan. It started as Health School in 1974 in the then, Thimphu General Hospital (TGH. Its main mandate was to train Health Assistants (HA) and Basic Health Workers (BHW) who, at that time were the frontiers of the health service delivery in the country. In 1975, the Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) was introduced and together with other two categories of health workers, they formed the Primary HealthCare (PHC) team to man the newly established Basic Health Units in the country. Besides offering these courses, the school also conducted in-service training for compounders and vaccinators and in 1978, the training of Assistant Nurse, which had been provided by the matron of the TGH was brought under the school. In 1982, the training of General Nurse Midwife (GNM), a diploma level program was started followed by introduction of certificate courses for medical technicians. The school was then upgraded and renamed as the Royal Institute of Health Science in 1989, after the completion of new institute building at its present location.. In 2003, it became one of the constituent colleges of the Royal University of Bhutan and in the year 2013, it was renamed as Faculty of Nursing and Public Health under the new university. Recently, the faculty has been accredited by the National Accreditation Board Currently, the faculty offers four years bachelor degree program in Clinical Counseling, two year in-service bachelor degree programs in Nursing and Midwifery; and in Public Health; three years diploma program in Community Health, Medical Technician and in General Nursing and Midwifery. Besides, it also provides short-term trainings in various areas for in-service health professionals and takes up consultancy services for the Ministry of Health. The current student enrolment is around 500 full time. The faculty has adequate provisions in terms of hostel, classroom, library and computer services, and games and sports facilities to provide holistic education to its students.

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Institution Details as of 2017
Programmes Offered
Programme Award Level Mode Affiliation Discipline Tuition Fee
Clinical Couseling Bachelor Full Time KGUMSB Allied Health Professional 93000
Community Health Diploma Full Time KGUMSB Public Health 93000
Dental Hygiene Diploma Full Time KGUMSB Allied Health Professional 93000
Dental Technician Diploma Full Time KGUMSB Allied Health Professional 93000
Foundation Diploma Full Time KGUMSB Allied Health Professional 93000
Medical Laboratory Technology Diploma Full Time KGUMSB Allied Health Professional 93000
Nursing and Mdiwifery Bachelor Full Time KGUMSB Nursing 93000
Nursing and Midwifery Diploma Full Time KGUMSB Nursing 93000
Pharmacy Diploma Full Time KGUMSB Allied Health Professional 93000
Physiotherapy Diploma Full Time KGUMSB Allied Health Professional 93000
Public Health Bachelor Full Time KGUMSB Public Health 93000
Radiography and Medical Imaging Diploma Full Time KGUMSB Allied Health Professional 93000
Fee Structure
Hostel (Annual) Mess (Annual) Admission (One-time)
Registration (One-time) Library (Annual) Exam (Annual)
Security Deposit (One-time) Miscellaneous (Annual) Others (Annual), if any
Academic Staff (Numbers)
Male Female
Bhutanese: International:
Contract Contract
Regular Regular
Age Group-wise:
Below 30 yrs. Between 31-45 yrs. Between 46-60 yrs.
61 yrs. or Above
Qualification-wise:
Doctorate (PhD, MD, etc) Master Bachelor
Diploma
Years of Teaching Experience-wise:
5 years or less 6 to 10 years 11 years or more
Non-Academic Staff (Numbers)
Male Female
Qualification-wise:
Doctorate (PhD, MD, etc) Master Bachelor
Diploma Certificate and below
Facilities
Facility Number Capacity
Accomodation Guest 0 0
Accomodation Staff 3 0
Accomodation Student 4 100
Auditorium/MPH 1 250
Basketball Court 1 0
Classrooms 4 50
Conference Hall 1 50
Football Grounds 0 0
Laboratory 6 60
Lecture Theatre 0 0
Library 1 0
Service Centre 1 0
Academic Year-Wise Student Details (more than 50% of funding provided through following sources)
Programme Year RGoB Funded Students Self Funded Students Other Funded Students Grand Total
Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total
Clinical Couseling Bachelors-1st Year 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Clinical Couseling Bachelors-2nd Year 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Public Health Bachelors-2nd Year 1 0 1 1 3 4 0 0 0 5
Nursing and Mdiwifery Bachelors-2nd Year 0 0 0 5 3 8 0 0 0 8
Clinical Couseling Bachelors-3rd Year 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
Nursing and Midwifery Diploma-1st Year 20 28 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 48
Foundation Diploma-1st Year 50 49 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 99
Community Health Diploma-2nd Year 10 14 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 24
Dental Hygiene Diploma-2nd Year 1 3 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
Medical Laboratory Technology Diploma-2nd Year 8 4 12 0 4 4 0 0 0 16
Physiotherapy Diploma-2nd Year 3 2 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 6
Nursing and Midwifery Diploma-2nd Year 17 29 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 46
Pharmacy Diploma-2nd Year 7 4 11 2 3 5 0 0 0 16
Radiography and Medical Imaging Diploma-2nd Year 7 3 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Dental Technician Diploma-2nd Year 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 5
Dental Technician Diploma-3rd Year 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Radiography and Medical Imaging Diploma-3rd Year 6 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Pharmacy Diploma-3rd Year 7 8 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 15
Nursing and Midwifery Diploma-3rd Year 22 26 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 48
Community Health Diploma-3rd Year 10 15 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 25
Physiotherapy Diploma-3rd Year 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Medical Laboratory Technology Diploma-3rd Year 8 8 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
Dental Hygiene Diploma-3rd Year 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Bulk Student Details (Numbers)
Females Males
Boarders Day Scholars
RoGB Funded Students Other Funded Students Self Funded Students
Age Group-wise:
18 yrs. or below Age Between 19-23 24 yrs. or above
Differentially Abled Students
Dzongkhag-wise:
Bumthang Chhukha Dagana
Gasa Haa Lhuentse
Mongar Paro Pemagatshel
Punakha Samdrup Jongkhar Samtse
Sarpang Tashiyangtse Thimphu
Trashigang Trongsa Tsirang
Wangdue Phodrang Zhemgang
No. of International Students:
International Students 0