The government has decided to uplift the Colombo Post Basic School of Nursing as a degree awarding university for nursing.
Accordingly, the will be upgraded as a university campus affiliated to the Colombo University.
Normal z-score procedure will be followed for the admission for the nursing faculty and the students can obtain a degree following a three-year course.
Post Basic School of Nursing which was started in 1960 is the only institution for higher nursing education in Sri Lanka. It provides the Diploma in Teaching and Supervision for Nursing Tutors and Diploma in Ward Management and Supervision for Ward Sisters.
In addition, it conducts other short-term courses for registered nurses including courses on orthopedic nursing, intensive care nursing, operation theatre and, pediatric nursing.