Livingstone school of nursing was opened in 1957, at that time the institution used to train Enrolled Nurses. In 1999, the institution stopped training enrolled nurses and converted to a Registered Nursing training school. To date the school is still offering the Registered Nursing Programme.
In July 2013, a Registered Midwifery Program was introduced. The institution has also been allowed to start training HIV Nurse Practioners in January 2014.
The teachers at the institution are referred to as tutors; the head of the institution is the principal tutor. There are 10 tutors. The tutors are trained at the University of Zambia school of Medicine and hold either Bachelor’s degrees in Nursing and or Masters of Nursing Sciences) there are 6 clinical instructors (Qualified as RN/RM).
Livingstone school of nursing and midwifery is a public institution in Livingstone city. The faculty, administrators, staff and students actively participates in an academic community that focus on provision of quality nurse education. We dedicated to yield graduates who are proficient with good moral standards. We believe that competent nursing practice occurs when professional nurses demonstrate the values and ethics of the profession in their roles as care giver, communicators, critical thinker, researcher, leader, manager and teacher. Students begin as novice and graduate as advanced beginners with potential to become nurse experts. Our graduates develop the flexibility and creativity needed to adapt their expression of the seven competencies to the context of care. Livingstone Schools of Nursing and Midwifery with its unique mission and vision as a liberal teaching institution provides a rich learning environment to students.
It is the mission of Livingstone school of nursing and midwifery to prepare nurses who will provide competent and compassionate health care to individuals, families and communities. The nursing faculty values teaching/learning of students through student centred approach with variety of teaching methodologies. Livingstone school of nursing is dedicated to empower student with knowledge and skills to create new knowledge and understanding through the process of research enquiry
Our vision is to be a premier provider of nursing training through a commitment to quality education for students. The school will provide learners with tools for success through student’s centred learning.