Nursing School

Short History

The school was started by Sr. Dr. Theckla Stinnesbeck OSB in 1930. During the second world war in 1939 this School was closed. After the war In 1945 a short course of 18 months was for village Midwives was started and in 1950 the Ministry of Health gave permission to commence a 2 – years training for Midwives. The Nursing Training was started in 1965 as three years course, to Grade B Nursing Registration (Enrolled Nurses). From the beginning since the school was established it was giving a co-education training. In 1970 the two years Training in Midwifery was discontinued and from then on nurses were trained in Midwifery. In 1983 a one year Pre-Nursing Course was introduced which was discontinued in June 1993. In September 1994 a four years Diploma Course in Nursing started.


To train competent and professional nurses capable of delivering quality services to the sick and deep respect for life from Conception to natural death.


To provide an accessible education to diverse students for the development of nursing Care. This will be accomplished through innovative programs that reflect the needs and current trends of society.

Core Values

             •To respect, protect and promote life from Conception to Natural death,

             • To attend equally to all patients regardless of race, tribe, religion, gender, social economical and physical     status,

             • To uphold Christian morals and Catholic ethical principles,

             • To co operate with other stakeholders.

Admission Requirements

The programme is open to candidates who have a minimum of ordinary secondary education (CSEE) in Tanzania with passes in science subject; Biology, chemistry, physics/ mathematics, at least grade D or above, pass in English language is an added advantage.


There are 7 full-time teachers for general Nursing, Mental Health and Midwifery course and one Clinical instructor. There are also 19 supporting staff.


Ndanda School of Nursing ++ P.O. Ndanda ++ Via Mtwara Tanzania