Mrs. Leolin Swift-Castillo

As you embark in your journey of higher education, let me welcome you to our faculty. We offer you a unique opportunity to pursue education that is linked with practice. Our programs allow students to put into practice what they have learnt in class through the internship portion of each program. It is our hope that students who complete studies in our faculty take full advantage of both the classroom and internship experiences. As you explore our website, let us provide you with additional information on our programs.

Our faculty has three Departments: Allied Health, Social Work and Nursing. The Department of Allied Health offers two Associate Degrees: Associate degree in Pharmacy (APHA) and Medical Laboratory (AMLT), both offered through the Belmopan campus. The Social Work department offers one Associate and one Bachelor’s degree through its Belize City Campus. These degrees are as follows: Associate Degree, Social Work (ASOW), and Bachelor Degree, Social Work (BSOW). The APHA and AMLT programs are for students enrolled on a full-time basis while the ASOW and BSOW programs are for part-time students. Each program has an internship component.

The Department of Nursing offers three certificate programs through its Belmopan Campus – Certificate, Midwifery (CMID), Certificate, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP) and Certificate in Practical Nursing (CPRN). The Department also offers two Baccalaureate programs– Bachelor Degree, Nursing (BNUR) and Bachelor Degree, Public Health Nursing (BPHN). These programs target full time students and have several internship components. At times, these components are offered simultaneously with theory classes. Students are engaged in theory classes for 10 weeks of the semester and internship for the rest of the semester. These programs prepare you for a wonderful and satisfying professional career in the health field. Based on the needs of our country, certificate programs such as Operating Room (CORNT) and Nurse Anaesthetist (CRNA) are offered.

It is our hope that you join us as we continue to contribute to the development of our human resources in health. Once again, welcome to the University of Belize and welcome to the Faculty of Nursing Allied Health and Social Work.

Mrs. Leolin Swift-Castillo
Dean, Faculty of Nursing, Allied Health and Social Work


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