Why Study at Chikankata College Nursing and Midwifery?

In line with the WHO resolutions and a combination of the dynamic social and  economic environment, together with complex patient and community needs and challenges, it became imperative that our nursing program reflected these requirements. We strongly believe that our current academic and practical programme produces qualified and well trained nurses with the appropriate knowledge, skills, acceptable attitudes and competencies. The revised curriculum offer courses which address health issues of the 21st century and as such, are the principals that the college was founded on by the Salvation Army and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Teaching Staff Members

The college is managed by dedicated well qualified lecturers and clinical tutors with different specialties in midwifery, theatre nursing and mental health. The college is headed by the Head of College assisted by two Principals one for general nursing and the other midwifery; lecturers, Clinical Tutors and a pool of support staff. The college also incorporates staff from the hospital to produce quality nurses who will meet the needs of the Zambian people and beyond

Student Life

Chikankata has one of the best learning environments in Zambia and student life is no exception.

The College aims at delivering a quality holistic training service to support and enable the health service of our nation. It is situated in the newly approved Chikankata District which is 60 kilometers east of Mazabuka, and is a  district of the Southern province, about 125 km from Lusaka the capital city of Zambia. The Salvation Army, Chikankata Mission Hospital runs the school in partnership and with the strong support of the government through the Ministry Of Health.  The college has library which seats 84 students at once. The library is equipped with over 600 latest textbooks in various courses of nursing such as Anatomy and Physiology, Fundamentals of Nursing, Medicine and Medical Nursing, Surgery and Surgical Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacology just mention a few. The library is managed competent staff and is open from 08:00hrs to 22:00hrs during working days.


The college offers accommodation to a limited number of students within its campus. Those not offered accommodation will have to rent from available boarding houses in Chikankata. Most of the boarding houses are well equipped with modern facilities and charges are dependent on prevailing economic dynamics.

We do not make arrangements with owners of boarding houses, however the college can direct the students to the owners of such facilities. The boarding houses must be descent befitting the status 

As a college we participates in sporting activities such as football, netball, volleyball, pool. The college participates in the annual Southern-Western Province Colleges of Nursing Tournament, which sees about 10 colleges of nursing come together to compete in various games and sports.

We also undertakes study tours as determined in various courses such as Public Health Nursing where the students are taken to look at health problems related to occupation, implementation of public health act in various food industries etc.

     Computer Lab 

There is a modern full functional computer lab with internet connection for students to use and do their research. 10 computers running the SmartCare program were kindly donated to the college by Jepigo through the Ministry of Health


The college boasts of state of the art skills laboratories, which are equipped with various models and equipment for student teaching and practice. The skills laboratories are managed by lecturers and clinical tutors trained in skills laboratory management.


The college is located within the grounds of the Chikankata Mission which houses Chikankata Mission General Hospital where the students are placed for their clinical practice. the students are also taken out for specialty placements to General Nursing Council of Zambia accredited health institutions such as the Lusaka’ University Teaching Hospital, Cancer Disease’s Hospital, Levy Mwanawasa Univsersity Teaching Hospital and  Chainama Hospital. The students are also taken to rural clinics for primary health care and public health nursing practice these include Mbayamusuma, Chivuna, Nadazwe and Chikombola Health Centres