GTNI Gouna Technical Nursing Institute
About Us
Admission & Selection Processs

How to enroll?
1. Through Egyptian Selections Office for universities & institutes
2. Direct enrollment through Gouna Technical Nursing Institute.

Who may enroll?
1. Selections Office:
Only high school graduates from the Scientific Division who are nominated by the Selections Office of universities and institutes. Only fresh high school graduates are accepted.
2. Direct Enrollment:
Students already enrolled in colleges and wish to transfer to GTNI provided that the applicant holds a high school certificate from the Scientific Division. A transcript from the applicant's college is also required.

Admission requirements:
1. The applicant must be Egyptian holding an Egyptian ID.
2. A high school score qualifying for admission is required as defined by the Selections Office of universities and institutes.
3. The applicant has to pass all admission tests and meet GTNI conditions of the selection process.
If are looking for an exciting and rewarding career in nursing, helping to advance the quality of health care in the new Egypt please  contact us.

The Selection Process  

Applicants are selected to perform admission tests at the Institute including: Arabic language exam, English language exam and Mathematics, as well as, a personal interview. The main goal of these tests is to measure the ability of the applicants to pass and absorb the educational process at the institute as well as the ability to work in the field of nursing.

Candidates would have to meet the following conditions:-

1. The applicant must be a user of English language
2. Must be motivated and enthusiastic to study nursing
3. Must be capable and able to communicate with all forms of the society
4. Must be in good health and free of diseases
5. Must have good behavior and good reputation.

Please note the GTNI accepts both male and female students.
Clinical Education & Overview of Courses
Clinical Education

Each semester students undertake between 135 and 225 hours of clinical practice in approved hospital settings. Students also carry out clinical consolidation each summer to practice their skills. Students are accompanied by a Clinical Instructor during clinical teaching to provide clinical supervision and maximize learning opportunities within the hospital setting and instruct students in the principles and application of theory to practice.  After successful completion of the academic program, students also complete a clinical internship for a period of 3 months in a leading hospital within Egypt before graduation.  The GTNI also works in conjunction with its stakeholder hospitals to improve the quality of nursing through offering continuing professional development education for nurses.​​
Overview of Courses

The GTNI team employs international teaching and learning strategies to present both the theoretical and clinical content of courses in order to deliver a student centered approach to learning. All teaching is face to face, taught over five semesters. The sixth semester is the internship period which is undertaken at an approved hospital in Egypt.

Credit Hours

The GTNI works on a credit hours system. The Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) begins with semester 1.
  • One (1) hour of classroom instruction/week = 1 course credit
  • Two (2) hours of non-nursing course laboratory hours/per week = 1 course credit
  • Three (3) hours of nursing course clinical laboratory experience/week = 1 course credit

Preparatory Semester (15 Weeks)

The preparatory semester offers basic sciences, English language and mathematics, as well as, computer science and study skills to ensure that students have the required knowledge and skills before commencing nursing subjects.

Semester 1 (15 Weeks)

The focus of the first nursing course is health promotion, restoration and maintenance.

Semester 2 (15 Weeks)

The second nursing course emphasizes the knowledge and skills essential for the nursing management of adult medical and surgical individuals and their families in structured settings as they adapt to changes in the health/illness spectrum.

Semester 3 (15 Weeks)

The third nursing course focuses on developing the professional role of the nurse in providing nursing care to women, children and their families.

Semester 4 (15 Weeks)

The last nursing course focuses on the knowledge, skills and abilities required to care for adult individuals and is directed toward assisting individuals and families to adapt to complex stressors in the health/illness spectrum.

Internship Period (12 Weeks)

After successful completion of the five semesters, students undertake a clinical internship for a period of 12 weeks before graduation to consolidate their knowledge and skills.

Sawiris Foundation, Facilities & Scholorships
The GTNI is committed to providing students with the best possible facilities to support them in their studies. The institute boasts a simulated clinical skills laboratory which provides specialized facilities and equipment to enable students to develop their skills and gain practical experience to supplement their theoretical knowledge. Moreover, the GTNI has an up to date library plus a computer laboratory with internet access for all students, as well as, access to online health related research databases.  The GTNI also provides a virtual learning program for students to aid their learning.  A good standard of accommodation is also provided as part of the SFSD scholarship which is situated within close proximity to the GTNI. Separate living quarters are provided for male and female students and House Supervisors oversee students out with class time. A modern canteen area is also situated within the GTNI which provides meals for students seven days per week
Mission, Philosophy & Nursing
Mission Statement
Gouna Technical Nursing Institute, through the delivery of quality nursing education, aims to empower young men and women to challenge themselves academically, to serve and to lead, promote improved health within communities and to contribute to society within Egypt.

Program Goals
The purpose of the Gouna Technical Nursing Program is to prepare the graduate to:
1. Assume the professional nurse role at the level of a beginning practitioner by fostering health promotion, restoration and maintenance, leading to adaptation of individuals and families.
2. Value every individual’s totality, uniqueness, rights and freedom of choice. 
3. Provide comprehensive, compassionate and safe patient and family-centered care guided by evidence-based nursing practice.
4. Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team using communication, critical thinking skills and evidence-based knowledge in the development and implementation of culturally competent therapeutic nursing interventions.
5. Demonstrate commitment to the community by active involvement in health promotion, health care delivery and social issues.
6. Accept responsibility for continued professional growth by pursuing formal and informal avenues of learning.

The Nursing Program is an integral component of Gouna Technical Nursing Institute. Founded as a non-profit organization and situated under the Ministry of Higher Education and the Ministry of Health, Gouna Technical Nursing Institute is committed to excellence in scholarship and service. In concurrence with the mission of the institute, the nursing faculty accept the responsibility of providing an environment in which the learner can gain a breadth of knowledge in the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences as well as an in-depth understanding of one sector of learning. The faculty believe that by fostering professional growth, they encourage the student to become a positive influence on the nursing profession and society.

The Nursing Program is committed to the education of nurses from the undergraduate through the graduate level, including the two mandatory year period post graduation. The faculty believe that multiple levels of nursing practice exist. The nursing education program at Gouna Technical Nursing Institute implements a Technical Diploma level curriculum and provides opportunities for BSc Degree level study through its collaboration with other colleges in Egypt.  The program builds a solid foundation for future endeavors in professional development and educational mobility.

The nursing faculty believe the central concepts of the discipline of nursing are person, environment, health and nursing. These four concepts are viewed generically. The concept of person may refer to individuals, families, groups, communities, organizations or society as a whole. The person is a unique biopsychosocial, cultural, spiritual being who continuously interacts with the environment throughout the lifespan. Every person has inherent dignity, worth and individuality, and a right to comprehensive, compassionate health care. Environment refers to all the conditions, circumstances and influences surrounding and affecting the development of the person. It refers to all possible internal and external stimuli that may influence behavior and adaptation. It may be considered past, present and future, but is always seen in the context of the present. Health is a dynamic state of being and becoming integrated and whole in which the individual adapts to changes in the environment. Nursing, as an art and science, is a developing system of knowledge about persons, health and their environment. Further, nursing is unique in the way it synthesizes the liberal arts and the physical, biological and social sciences through the use of nursing process in the design and delivery of therapeutic nursing interventions for individuals, families, groups, the community and society.

The concepts of adaptation, nursing process and professional role explain the relationships and interactions between and among person, environment, health and nursing. Adaptation is a dynamic process by which the person responds to stimuli in the environment while maintaining personal integrity. The adaptive potential of the person involves flexible adaptation, stability, growth and change. Nursing promotes adaptation through the systematic, deliberate, intellectual application of the nursing process. Professional role encompasses caring, teaching, advocacy, leadership, management and enquiry based research to implement evidence based practice. Therapeutic nursing intervention, critical thinking and communication are instruments used to promote adaptation, implement nursing process, and develop professional role. They also provide a framework for program outcome assessment.

Nursing education provides opportunity for the student to learn the art of caring based on a scientific body of knowledge that gives direction to nursing practice. Through the curriculum, the student learns to value a holistic approach to the individual, recognizing the person’s capacity to participate in decision making and to make informed choices. Through a sequence of planned theoretical and clinical experiences, including student self-evaluation and faculty feedback, the student is prepared to assume the role of a professional nurse.

Learning is a continuous, lifelong process that guides the learner in the acquisition of knowledge and the development of values and beliefs about people and their needs in an ever- changing society. Learning is the active process of acquiring knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and abilities that results in behavioral change. The student learns best in an environment that fosters open communication and mutual respect. Such an environment motivates and encourages participation in the educational process. This climate of the academic setting offers opportunities to become more reflective, compassionate, caring and socially responsible.
Testomonials & Alumni

Peter is 19 years old and is from El Menia, Egypt. He is currently in his second semester. Peter says “I really enjoy studying at the GTNI…'s really different to anywhere else I have studied. The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development scholarship means that all the equipment and books I need are provided and my accommodation and meals are also free and are of a good standard. El Gouna is also a lovely place to live. It is one of the best places on the red sea and attracts tourists from all over the world so there are lots of things to do out with class time to relax with my friends”.
Elaria is 19 year old and is from El Menia, Egypt. Elaria says “It is a real pleasure to study here at the GTNI and it is totally different to anywhere else I have studied. All of the courses, both nursing and non-nursing, enhance my learning of which the outcome will help me prepare for my future career..all of my learning here will equip me with the knowledge and skills required to contribute to the improvement of quality nursing care and practice within Egypt. Moreover, the GTNI also provides great opportunities to work in professional health care organizations in Egypt after graduation”.
Abdallah is 19 years old and is from south Sinai, Egypt. Abdallah says “Studying at the GTNI is a great opportunity… is really hard work but it's worth it! All subjects are taught in English which was quite difficult at first but I got lots of support from my lecturers and we also had intensive English classes at the beginning of the course, as well as, throughout the duration of the program to help us improve our level of English. I was also a bit nervous about leaving my family and living away from home for the first time but we have a House Supervisor, as well as, a Student Affairs Advisor who looks after us which is great. I have made really good friends here who come from all over Egypt and we all support each other with our studies”.
GTNI Gouna Technical Nursing Institute