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Higher National Diploma in Nursing (NVQ Level 06)

Duration: 3 Years
Intakes: June & January
Course Fee: LKR 1,500,000/-


Course Information

The Higher Diploma is a comprehensive programme that prepares you for a global career in  nursing. You will get unparalleled, first-hand experience via the practicals at Durdans Hospital, a leading  tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka. You will also have the option of sitting for the  government NVQ6 Exam. Beyond the essential nursing skills, you’ll build your problem- solving skills and critical  decision making, gaining confidence to work in a high-pressure real-world  environment.

Entry Requirement

A minimum of 3 passes in the GCE  Advanced Level  Examination


  • Fundamental of Nursing
  • Ward Management
  • Information Technology
  • First Aids
  • Pediatrics
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics Nursing
  • Medical & Surgical Nursing
  • Geriatric Care
  • Pharmacology II
  • Research in Nursing
  • Microbiology
  • Community Health
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Pathology
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Professional Adjustment
  • General Science
  • Pharmacology Part I
  • Advancing Career Skills
  • History & Trends in Nursing
  • Palliative Care

Bonus Courses 

Diploma in Multidisciplinary Nursing

  • Care Plan Preparation
  • Training Programs at Durdans Hospital
  • Cardiac Care (Heart Care)
  • Dental Care
  • Dermatology and Cosmetic Care
  • Endocrinology (Diabetes and other Hormone Disorders)
  • Gastroenterology (Stomach and Digestive System)
  • General Surgery
  • Gynaecology & Obstetrics
  • Nephrology (Kidney Care)
  • Neurology (Brain and Nerves)
  • Oncology (Cancer Care)
  • Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
  • Orthopaedics (Bones and Muscles)
  • Otorhinolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
  • Paediatrics (Child’s Care)
  • Urology (Urinary and Reproductive System)

Diploma in English for Nurses

  • English & General Communication Skills
  • Medical Terminology
  • Professional English
  • IELTS Preparation


On completion, students will be awarded the Diploma from Amrak Institute of  Medical  Sciences.  Upon completion of the NVQ  Level 6 examination, the TVEC certificate can be directly obtained.