Dovecot College of Nursing Trust

Welcome to Dovecot college of Nursing (DCN), the college for the nurse of tomorrow. We at DCN are moving quickly to meet the health care needs of our country and the region, come and be part of us. Zambia, like many other countries in the southern hemisphere, has been critically hit by shortage of nurses and midwives. Currently Zambia has only 8,369 nurses and midwives out of the recommended establishment of 22, 32 (Ministry of Health 2006). Recognising the crucial contribution nurses and midwives make to the health care delivery systems and the communities they serve, we at DCN felt compelled to be part of our Ministry of Health strategic plan (2006-2010) which aims at scaling up the production of nurses and midwives in Zambia.

DCN has been established in line with the General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNC) Nurses and Midwives Act which provides for the establishment of private Nursing Colleges for the training of nurses and midwives in Zambia. The college has recruited high level and competent academicians in the areas of their specialty in order to execute this programme, and to provide the much needed guidance to students and staff in the practicum areas where students will go for practice. The reason why you should choose to study at DCN.

Academic ProgrammesThe college offers a nationally and internationally recognized competence based, curriculum leading to the award of :Registered Nursing diploma for Direct entry by the General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNC).Registered Nursing diploma for Inservice Nurses, who wish to covert from Enrolled nurses to Registered Nurses by the General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNC).Clinical Medicine Diploma accredited to the Health Professions Council of ZambiaIn order to execute this programmes, the college has recruited high level and competent academicians in the areas of their respective specialties. This has been deliberately done to provide the much needed guidance to students and staff in the practicum areas where students will go for practice.

Admission Requirements

All candidates are required to meet the following entry requirements;

A grade 12 Certificate with 5 ‘O’levels, with a minimum credits(6), in English, Mathematics, Biology/Human Biology and any other two subjects from Science, Commerce, Geography, History, Religious Education, Chemistry, Agricultural Science, Physics, Physical Science, Food and Nutrition. and any other two, but not Zambian language.In addition all candidates are required to sit and pass our entry exams. Selection is done strictly on merit. Possession of basic qualifications does not guarantee entry into the Nursing College.

The training that we offer is not only relevant but also focused as we use a number of different learning and teaching strategies across our various courses and programmes.

School Environment

  1. Spacious garden
  2. Spacious classrooms.
  3. A Library and we are in the process of introducing internet facilities.
  4. Skills Laboratory which is intended to enable students have hands-on  experience before they go to Clinical areas.
  5. Newly built self-catering hostel to give students a feel of home away from home.

Enrolls two intakes per year, January and July.

  • +260 211 261730, +260 955 261730, + 26 0955 767372, +260 977 375686
  • Lot 3583m Leopards Hill Road, Lusaka, P.O. Box 50507, Zambia