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Quality Nursing Care

Quality nursing care calls for formulation of comprehensive training goals, objectives and different teaching methods.

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  • Background

    The School of Nursing and Midwifery started training State Registered Nurses (SRN) in 1963 and State Certified Midwives (SCM) in 1968.

    In1980, together with the schools of Agriculture, Education and Public Health, the school formed The Gambia College. Since its inception, it has been training State Registered Nurses and Midwives in The Gambia. It started training Male midwives in 1984 to meet the demanding needs for midwives. Graduates of this school have developed their academic careers to PhD level and are currently occupying senior positions in the delivery of health services and in academic institutions in the country and beyond. They are also making valuable contributions in nursing abroad especially in The United Kingdom and The United States of America.

  • Mission

    Provide opportunities for students to understand their role as nurses, become acquainted with the dimensions of nursing as a profession, the health care system as an environment, and the concepts of health adaptation that affects clients.

    Acquire competence to develop and perform functions that promote and maintain health as well as the prevention of illness.

  • Vision

    The Gambia College, School of Nursing and Midwifery aims to provide an education programme to ensure that nurses and midwives who are trained and registered meet the needs of society in the 21st Century and beyond.

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Academic Calendar

Academic Year 2023/2024

This calendar notes important dates throughout snm academic year 2023/2024. School of Nursing and Midwifery year is divided into two main semesters – Semester I and Semester II. Classes are held Monday through Friday.

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semester I

Academic Year 2023/2024 - semester I
Activity Date
Some of the above dates are subject to change. Please contact the admin officer of your school.
Students orientation Sunday 03 January 2021 – Thursday 07 January 2021
Start of classes Sunday 10 January 2021
Last day to add/drop courses Thursday 14 January 2021
Spring break Sunday 28 March 2021 – Thursday 01 April 2021
Last day of classes Thursday 06 May 2021
Final exams Saturday 08 May 2021 – Monday 10 May 2021
Grade announcement Thursday 20 May 2021

semester II

Academic Year 2023/2024 - semester II
Activity Date
Some of the above dates are subject to change. Please contact the admin officer of your school.


Criteria and procedure

Each program has a minimum entry requirement, please see the programme list for more details.

Programme List

Office of Admission dispatches call for admissions between early November every year. For more information about the admission procedure, please contact the Office of Admissions via email or by phone.

Our phones are attended from Monday to Friday
10:00AM to 4:00PM

Phone: (+220) 3207551
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Admissions Office

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Staff at the School of Nursing and Midwifery

  • Mrs. Fatoumata Bah
    Head of School
    Mrs. Fatoumata Bah pass photo
  • Mr. Lamin Suwareh
    Principal lecturer
    Mr. Lamin Suwareh pass photo
  • Mr. Alkali M. Jabbi
    Senior lecturer
    Mr. Alkali M. Jabbi pass photo
  • Mr. Omar Bojang
    Mr.  Omar Bojang pass photo

Student Careers

Your Careerpath

Admission to the School of Nursing and Midwifery is one of the most prestigious dream for any secondary school leaver, thanks to its quality outputs. The rigor in pedagogic experience in every course in conjunction with the student centred approach put our graduate at a vantage point in the job market.

School of Nursing and Midwifery graduates would have upon completion of their programmes been sophisticated with the knowledge and skills sought after for all round managerial and decision-making positions.